Gainesville isn’t like any other place in Florida. Our combination of college-town vitality and protected natural beauty makes us one of a kind—a place “where nature and culture meet.” Gainesville is home to the University of Florida, the nation's fifth-largest university campus by enrollment, as well as to Santa Fe College. Gainesville has been ranked as one of the "best places to live and play" in the United States by National Geographic Adventure.
While not only having the beauty of the land the people are amazing as well. Gainesville is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 43.15% of adults in Gainesville have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.