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.