Living in Gainesville

Welcome to our guide of activities to do, places to go, and where to eat, and how to get around town.

Arts and Entertainment

Gainesville offers a variety of venues for those interested in the performing arts, museums, music, and festivals


Cultural Opportunities

The University of Florida provides a wealth of cultural opportunities to allow student to expand their understanding of different cultures, engage with their own identities and find a home away from home.


Groceries and Farmers Markets

Here you will find information on buying groceries and fresh produce and such in the Gainesville area.

Farmers market

Natural/Outdoor Activities

Florida has incredible state parks— springs, ocean, forests, sinkholes, etc.

Bat house


Gainesville has an array of ways to unwind after a long week of work.

mic night

Sports and Recreation

With an active student body and an abundance of Florida sunshine, sports recreation are a big part of life on campus.

gator chairs

Things to do around Florida

Enjoy learning about the places to visit and the things to do in Florida!


RTS Regional Transit System

RTS – Bus service

RTS Public Transit Vision – To be the transportation mode of choice for the Gainesville Metropolitan area.


Cost of Living in Gainesville

Gainesville is affordable! Analysis by Gainesville based moving company, 2CollegeBrothers