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Why Gainesville?

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Florida Trend‘s recent Business Review of Gainesville goes in-depth on Gainesville’s leadership, economy, community, nature and culture.

While Gainesville is widely recognized as the home of the Gators, it is quickly becoming known as a center for innovation and a place with a lifestyle that’s comfortable for families, yet attractive for young professionals. In 2013 the financial website NerdWallet deemed it the #1 fastest growing city in the U.S.

When it comes to K-12 education, the public and private schools around Gainesville provide children with a challenging academic environment that’s geared towards achieving success in the classroom and beyond. The greater Gainesville area also has a variety of quiet neighborhoods that offer the ideal setting to raise children and form strong community bonds.                               

For a more vibrant and lively pace, downtown Gainesville is overflowing with music, art, night spots, and restaurants. An evening stroll downtown will change any preconceived notion that this is just a sleepy college town.

MindTree, a global IT and product engineering company and Sid Martin, the world’s #1 ranked biotechnology incubator, are located right here. Also calling Gainesville home are the fast-growing medical tech firms, Exactech and Axogen, both are the result of technology developed on campus. Add in the many start-up companies formed thanks to the breakthroughs discovered by the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering, and Gainesville, much like UF, is a community on the rise.

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