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West Gainesville

A Gainesville Neighborhood

Summary

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.

Budget

If you're not sure how much an apartment will cost, the table below shows the average price by size.

$654
Studio
$974
1 Bedroom
$1,109
2 Bedrooms
$1,722
3 Bedrooms
$2,300
4 Bedrooms
$2,823
5+ Bedrooms
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Gainesville:
July Rent Report

Welcome to the July 2020 Gainesville Apartment Report. In this assessment of the local rental market, ABODO data scientists and rental experts break down the July 2020 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 rent prices in the chart below.

Monthly Rent Report

Gainesville Rent Prices Increase From June to July

Gainesville rent prices increased over the last month. From June to July, the city experienced a 0.63% increase for the price of a one-bedroom apartment. The rent price for a Gainesville one-bedroom apartments currently stands at $963.0.

When we take a look at the two-bedroom comparison from June to July, Gainesville experienced a -1.91% decrease for the price of a two-bedroom apartment. The rent price for a Gainesville two-bedroom apartments currently stands at $1,129.0.

July Prices: Gainesville vs. Surrounding Areas

Rent Prices in Gainesville and Surrounding Areas

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.

July 2020 Pricing Trends: Gainesville vs. National Comparisons

Gainesville Rent Prices More Affordable Than Major Cities

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 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 ABODO's July 2020 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.

Data set for Gainesville and suburbs

1 BR July 1 BR M/M % Change 2 BR July 2 BR M/M % Change
Gainesville, FL $957.0 0.74% $1,151.0 -3.84%
Newberry, FL $1,577.0 -0.51% $1,904.0 -0.05%

Methodology

Each month, using over 1 million ABODO 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.