West Gainesville lies directly west of UF’s campus, extending to the very edge of the city until it gives way to surrounding towns and Haile’s Plantation. This area is filled with apartment complexes appealing to everyone from students to locals and the surroundings reflect this diversity. This area enjoys all the benefits of UF’s West Campus gems. The Phillips Center for the Performing Arts puts on some amazing shows, while the Harn Museum of Art provides a smorgasbord of aesthetic pleasures. The Florida Museum of Natural History is also much beloved in the area, particularly for its pleasant Butterfly Garden. For shopping, Oaks Mall is the top pick, followed at a close second by Plaza Royale. Whether you’re gong out for a movie, a shopping trip, or a bite to eat, you’re bound to find something that strikes your fancy in West Gainesville. If you’re looking for more natural wonders, you can head right on over to the Cofrin Nature Park, an old horse farm turned nature trail, to enjoy the beautiful wetlands and wildflowers along Beville Heights Creek. This lovely scenery is smack dab in the middle of a more urban area, making it feel just that much more magical.
If you're not sure how much an apartment will cost, the table below shows the average price by size.
Welcome to the September 2022 Gainesville Apartment Report. In this assessment of the local rental market, Rentable data scientists and rental experts break down the September 2022 key findings and figures for the Gainesville rental landscape.
Our experts analyze the pricing trends — one-bedroom, two-bedroom, year-over-year and month-over-month — in Gainesville and surrounding areas and provide comparisons to the entire metro area, nearby cities and some of the most desirable and expensive cities in the United States. Take a look at the last 12 months of Gainesville average rent prices in the chart below.
Gainesville rent prices increased over the last month. From August to September, the city experienced a 1.37% increase for the price of a one-bedroom apartment. The rent price for a Gainesville one-bedroom apartments currently stands at $888.0.
When we take a look at the two-bedroom comparison from August to September, Gainesville experienced a 5.51% increase for the price of a two-bedroom apartment. The rent price for a Gainesville two-bedroom apartments currently stands at $1,244.0.
Rent prices have increased in Gainesville over the last month. But how have the surrounding areas fared when it comes to the recent volatility in apartment prices? Rent prices in 0 of the Gainesville suburbs increased last month. On the other hand, 1 local areas experienced a decrease in the price of a one-bedroom apartment.
More key findings include:
Rents did not increase in any of the Gainesville suburbs
Rent decreased in Newberry, FL.
1 suburb is currently priced higher than the city of Gainesville.
Rent growth in Gainesville over the past year has been on the rise. When compared to major cities nearby, along with some of the most expensive cities in the country, Gainesville average rent prices appear to be relatively affordable for local residents.
The price for a Gainesville one-bedroom apartment remains vastly more affordable than four of the largest cities in the United States — New York City, Washington, D.C. San Francisco and Los Angeles. And pricing compares quite similarly to nearby Midwest cities.
You can view the full rundown of Rentable's September 2022 National Apartment Report and data set here.
For more information about Gainesville and surrounding area rent prices, take a look at the complete data set below.
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Each month, using over 1 million Rentable listings across the United States, we calculate the median 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom rent prices by city, state, and nation, and track the month-over-month percent change. To avoid small sample sizes, we restrict the analysis for our reports to cities meeting minimum population and property count thresholds.