The Swamp (What the locals call the city, home of the FL Gators)
Traffic in G-ville has been increasing rapidly, along with the areas' growth.
Housing prices are good. My home is twice the size of my sister's home in Orlando and a third of the price. Houses start around 90,000 for existing homes and 110,000 for newly built homes.
Crime rate depends on what area you are in.Most crimes are property crimes alot caused by pranks and parties. The City of Gainesville is actually
small in area, the non-students usually live in the communities surrounding Gainesville and the crime rates are lower.
Weather here is hot and humid. We are an hour and a half from the Alantic Ocean(St.Augustine) and a hour and a half from the Gulf of Mexico.
There are numerous natural springs in the area. Great riding trails(horse, bike or walk.)
There are four hospitals in the area. Three are great to work at one should be avoided. Numerous ALFs and rehabs(suprising since we are a major university town.)
Just like anyplace there are great things about it and some not so great.
Ocala is thirty minutes south of us.
If you have children and are interested in moving anywhere in FL go to the MyFlorida web site and request a copy of the state's Blue Book. It gives all the information you need to make sure that your child attends a good school.
The book breaks down ever public school in the state. You can find out the schools achievement scores,special programs,charter programs,student crime rates.