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.