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Over 1.5 million student rooms across the US, UK, Ireland, & Australia
The world's largest student housing provider
Trusted by students in 177+ countries
24x7 personalised support, Lowest price guaranteed, No booking fee, Free cancellation
Safe stays and flexible bookings + cancellations with Unilodgers Pandemic Shield. Read more
Student-certified: on Trustpilot

The world's largest student housing provider

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About student housing in Gainesville

With tons of choices of student apartments in Gainesville, FL, it certainly is a challenge to find the perfect student home. But not with Unilodgers! With us, you get to choose from 5000+ student housing options which include furnished ensuites, studios, shared rooms, student halls and 1 and 2 bedroom student flats that offer amenities students love- all in one place! You can choose from tons of student housing in Gainesville, FL that fall in your budget from apartments starting from US$534 per month on Unilodgers.

Looking for off-campus housing near the University Of Florida or Warrington College Of Business? We’ve got you covered with the best student apartments in Gainesville, FL near these universities that are well-equipped with all the facilities you need. With amenities like WiFi, outdoor courtyards, parking spaces and more, you will never feel bored at these accommodations. So scroll down and browse through the best options of student home to choose the one made just for you!

Living in Gainesville as a Student

  • Cost of living: This city is a moderately expensive city to live in as a student. To give you an idea, a meal at an inexpensive restaurant would cost you somewhere around $15.
  • Student-friendly locations: The city has tons of student-friendly and safe neighbourhoods for you. These areas are not just near the universities but are also well-equipped with all the facilities. Some of these areas are Fifth Avenue and University Heights.
  • Rent for students: Gainesville is one of the most budget-friendly locations in the US, and with Unilodgers finding the best student accommodation is a breeze. Our affordable flats to rent in Gainesville start just from US$534 and have offers up to US$300.

Student Life in Gainesville

You will love this city for its beautiful museums around the local culture and art and natural history. The city also has some very beautiful parks and restaurants for you to have the time of your life! Here are all the things you should do in this city:

  • Parks and Gardens: Go for a hike or just a quiet picnic in the beautiful open spaces in the city. Some of the best ones to visit are Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park, Kanapaha Botanical Gardens, Devil's Millhopper Geological State Park, and Ichetucknee Springs State Park.
  • Museums: Explore the local art, history and culture at museums like Florida Museum of Natural History, Harn Museum of Art, Butterfly Rainforest at the Florida Museum of Natural History and Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention.
  • Restaurants and Cafes: Indulge in mouth-watering food from all around the world at the affordable restaurants in town. Some of these are La Tienda, Flaco's Cuban Bakery, and Blaze Pizza.

Student Travel in Gainesville

  • Local Buses: You can ride the local bus to access all corners of the city. A one-way fare is just $1.5.
  • Biking and walking: get some Florida sun and buy or rent a bike to make use of the safe biking lanes across the city. You can also walk around and utilize the safe walkways here.
  • Student Discount: You can avail a student discount and ride the bus for free. Check for the discounts on your university website.

Are you convinced yet? Take your first step to your student life by scrolling down and booking the best student accommodation in the city!

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Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the average rent for student accommodation in Gainesville FL?


On average, student homes in Gainesville FL rent for about US$615 per month. With Unilodgers, you can find options starting at just US$439 per month.

How to find housing in Gainesville?

To find student houses for rent in Gainesville FL that has everything you want and fit your budget, you can use Unilodgers’ search filters. You can choose the type of apartment, the location, as well as the maximum rent. 

What are some of the most popular neighbourhoods for students in Gainesville FL?


Gainesville FL has many contemporary and elegant neighbourhoods that are close to its many college campuses, as well as fun to live in. Students especially like Fifth Avenue and University Heights where you can find a variety of comfortable and affordable student housing options.


What are the different types of student accommodations available in Gainesville FL?


Houses for rent in Gainesville FL offer a wide range of options. You can choose shared or private rooms where you will share common spaces such as kitchens, bathrooms, and living rooms. Alternatively, if you prefer more privacy, you can opt for a studio flat. You can also find many apartments for rent in Gainesville FL that you can share with friends.

Does Unilodgers have short-term stays in Gainesville FL?


Yes, some of the student accommodations for rent in Gainesville FL on Unilodgers do offer short-term stays. You can filter these accommodations using the Tenancy Duration filter and find what you’re looking for.

Does Unilodgers have any offers on accommodation in Gainesville FL?


Yes, we have a lot of great value deals and bonus add-ons available with our student homes in Gainesville FL. For details, you can visit the property page and look at the offers listed.

What’s the best mode of transportation in Gainesville FL?

Getting around the city and surrounding areas is easy in Gainesville FL thanks to the fleet of buses available conveniently. The compact nature of the city centre also makes walking a popular choice.

What anti-COVID measures are in place at student accommodations in Gainesville FL?


Many of our Gainesville FL properties are covered under Unilodgers’ Pandemic Shield, which protects you from any COVID-related uncertainties. The features of Pandemic Shield include deep cleaning, social distancing markers, temperature checks, staff PPE kits, and more. For accurate details on what Pandemic Shield facilities are offered at a particular property, you can refer to the property page. Alternatively, you can use the Pandemic Shield filter options or shortlist properties that offer the facilities you are looking for.

Do these accommodations provide WiFi to all residents?


Many of our student accommodations offer WiFi at no extra cost or include it in the rent. For details, you can check the property pages.

Are these accommodations secure?


Our properties ensure your security with features like CCTV and secure door entry. Many of them also have on-site staff to keep you safe. You can find specific details about security features on individual property pages.

What all is included in the rent?


Our Gainesville FL accommodations include utilities such as electricity, water, and gas in the rent, while some also offer WiFi and insurance at no extra cost. However, for specific rent inclusions, please refer to the property pages.