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Finding a Place to Live

As a true college-town, Gainesville follows a predictable movement of residents. There are plenty of rental units in the Gainesville area and close to campus. Prices of rental units vary to match its amenities. We encourage you to live close to campus. The Levin College of Law does not endorse any particular apartment complex, however; listed below are some possible resources for students who are beginning their apartment search.

The University of Florida Housing and Residence Education has various apartment complexes on campus for graduate students and students with families. These apartments vary from one to two bedrooms as well as flat and town-house units. Contact the Housing and Residence Department through their Website or call them at (352) 392-2161.

For off-campus housing information, visit Off-Campus Life to access the Gator Guide to Off-Campus Life.  Off-Campus Life also offers students a “ housing locator” to search for housing and to find roommates.

UF Law Housing Forum

The University of Florida Levin College of Law Office of Admissions is pleased to offer a new private, secure, Web-based discussion board exclusively for currently enrolled and newly admitted Levin College of Law J.D. and LL.M. students to assist with the roommate and/or apartment search. A Gatorlink username is required to register for access to the new UF Law Housing Forum. Please note that the Levin College of Law is not responsible for information posted through this Forum. Contact the Admissions Office at or (352) 273-0890 with any questions.

The City of Gainesville

Gainesville, home of Florida’s largest and oldest university, is one of the state’s centers of education, medicine, cultural events and athletics. The University of Florida and Shands Hospital at UF are the leading employers in Gainesville and provide jobs for many residents of surrounding counties.

Known for its preservation of historic buildings and the beauty of its natural surroundings, Gainesville’s numerous parks, museums and lakes provide entertainment to thousands of visitors. Gainesville continues to rank as one of the best places to live in the United States. Because of its beautiful landscape and urban “forest,” Gainesville is one of the most attractive cities in Florida.

The City of Gainesville is the largest city and county seat of Alachua County. It serves as the cultural, educational and commercial center for the North Central Florida Region. For more information and resources dealing with Gainesville’s history and culture, visit Gainesville’s Department of Cultural Affairs.

Contact Housing

For information regarding on and off-campus housing, contact the University of Florida Housing and Residence Education, P.O. Box 112100, Gainesville, FL 32611-2100; Phone: (352) 392-2161; Fax: (352) 392-6819; E-mail:

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