Gainesville Ranked 5th Best Place to Live in Florida

Locals have everything to gain from living in Gainesville, according to the Movoto Real Estate Blog. The blog ranked Gainesville the fifth best place to live in Florida. The city’s unemployment rate, cost of living, commute time, climate and proximity to the University of Florida were major factors in its rating.

Gainesville’s unemployment rate was the third lowest on the list at 7.9 percent, and the cost of living was ranked 10th best. At a mere 20 minutes, Gainesville’s commute time is pretty spectacular compared to other cities in the state. With average summer temperatures at a mere 79 degrees, locals can even enjoy a nice stroll to work.

The city’s sunny outlook on life is one of the reasons it scored so high on the list. Home to the University of Florida, Gainesville offers the college town atmosphere with great music, bars, and an electric culture and arts scene. If it’s fun, lively or takes a lot of heart, Gainesville probably has a hand in it. Gainesville’s slogan “every path starts with passion” is the most fitting way to describe the city. 


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Nick Banks

Nick created Front Street Commercial Real Estate Group in 2002 and spent the first eight years developing and acquiring office and retail projects in South Florida as well as North Central Florida. In 2010 the focus of the firm was shifted to primarily serve third party clients and perform brokerage, property management and mortgage banking functions. Nick has personally developed and acquired nearly 200,000 square feet of office and retail properties in markets throughout Florida. Prior to founding Front Street, Nick was the Director of Finance and Dispositions for Stiles Corporation in Fort Lauderdale where he financed and sold over $500 million in commercial real estate. Before joining Stiles, Nick was an Associate Director at GE Capital Real Estate where he sourced over $200 million in financing throughout Florida. Nick is a graduate of the University of Florida with a degree in Finance and a concentration in Real Estate. He serves as a board member and current vice-chair for the United Way of North Central Florida where he also chairs the Development Committee. Nick is actively involved with the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce where he serves as a board member and committee member for the Council for Economic Outreach. He is also a recent graduate of Leadership Gainesville which is a year long leadership program hosted by the Chamber. He is a member of Grace United Methodist Church where he has served as finance chair and as a member of the leadership council. Nick serves as an advisory board member of the University of Florida Bergstrom Center for Real Estate Studies. Nick was recently named chair of the Gainesville committee for the North Florida chapter of Urban Land Institute (ULI). He is a licensed real estate broker in the State of Florida and is a long time member of the International Council of Shopping Centers.

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