Life in Gainesville

Ben Hill Griffin StadiumThe combination of UF Health Shands Hospital, the city of Gainesville, and North Central Florida provides a unique mix of academic and professional opportunities, culture, athletics, and outdoor recreation to our faculty, residents and staff.

Come explore our facilities and what the surrounding community has to offer.

The city of Gainesville and our surrounding North Central Florida communities are among the nicest places you’ll ever live.

The area offers a sophisticated and scholarly environment within an academic enclave built with the future in mind. Living here, you’ll enjoy enlightening and engaging cultural and arts activities, high-energy  University of Florida sporting events, andLake Wauburg Paynes Prarie Preserve State Park a centralized location that puts you within comfortable driving distance of famous beaches and attractions.

But you don’t have to go far to enjoy the true nature of Gainesville, as there are parks, lakes, and springs less than an hour away in any direction. You’ll also have access to impressive educational opportunities at our three local community colleges and the University of Florida.

You’ll truly enjoy the best of all worlds here. Learn more now about this special place you can call your own!

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