University of Florida (UF) is a large state University located in suburban Gainesville, a college town surrounded by beautiful nature preserves. UF has top programs in Engineering, Agriculture, Business, and Law. There are a wide variety of professors here who utilize many different teaching styles. Regardless, all of the programs at UF are known to be academically challenging. The University has been ranked one of the Top 50 Educational Institutions in the country.
When students aren’t studying, they’re having a ton of fun. Partying is alive and well at UF no matter what day of the week. Whether you’re crashing house parties, going to a campus event, or heading out for a night on the town, there’s always something to do after classes. The student body here is anxious to make new friends, so don’t be afraid to just start introducing yourself to people! Greek Life is popular, with about 15% of the students being involved in some sort of Greek organization. Though the Greeks certainly throw parties, they also do a lot of community service and help students network.
Sports are a huge part of the campus social life at UF. All teams compete in Division I and are renowned across the country for their athletic talents. The Gators football team attracts many students to their games in The Swamp, the loving name given to the University stadium. Football season riles up the most school spirit and sparks many parties across campus and beyond. Basketball is also beloved. This school is known for absorbing its students into the sports culture, even if you’re not a sports person.
When to Search
UF students must compete with their peers and Santa Fe students for an apartment, so it’s essential to begin your search as soon as you’re able. This is especially important if you’re looking for an undergrad-friendly apartment complex or home. Most students begin browsing for apartments in November, though the search tends to peak around May. Many students are starting to sign their leases around this time.
Welcome to the February 2023 Gainesville Apartment Report. In this assessment of the local rental market, Rentable data scientists and rental experts break down the February 2023 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 January to February, 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 January to February, 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.
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.