Gainesville Relocation

  1. Hi All

    I'm from South Florida, but had to search out, and finally get got an offer in Gainesville. Although it is 5 hours away, I'm nervous, but know this move is significant to my professional future. I've done some research online, but would like insights from members with knowledge on this place, as well as any relocation advice. I really mean any other relocation advice, even if it is buy one pot and 2 curtains. Is it better to use a realtor for rentals (if yes, which company or website). Which apartments/ areas are safe and nice to live (less college students is best as I need my rest without constant noise). From my online search, I realize that many of the rental listings are for shared occupancies. Is $600 - 700 realistic for a non-shared one bedroom unit? Best places for shopping and entertainment?

    On a side note, please share a concise book/ resources for rehab nursing. I've found some info on this site; but is there something, just anything else someone may wish to share about this specialty. Thanks
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  3. by   meanmaryjean
    Trulia is a great online source for homes. I know you're looking to rent, BUT you can search nearby home for sale and see crime reports and much more. We are relocating to Lake City in a couple years for semi-retirement, and have looked at Gainesville extensively. All in all, it looks like a great city.
  4. by   Beachesandthrees
    Quote from meanmaryjean
    Trulia is a great online source for homes. I know you're looking to rent, BUT you can search nearby home for sale and see crime reports and much more. We are relocating to Lake City in a couple years for semi-retirement, and have looked at Gainesville extensively. All in all, it looks like a great city.

    Thanks, I will look into those options

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