Homes for Sale in Gainesville FL - Gainesville FL Real Estate

You have found the right website if you are searching for homes for sale in Gainesville FL. Our website has EVERY Gainesville FL home for sale listed in the Multiple Listing System (MLS). Additionally, it provides valuable information about the Gainesville, Florida area.

Buying a Gainesville Home

If you are a buyer, our foremost goal is to provide you with exceptional customer service. Our goals are to:

  • Help you purchase the right home for you.
  • Make sure you do not miss out on any homes that meet your needs.
  • Find a home at the right price for you.

Please use our Gainesville FL real estate expertise to make your home search and buying experience as stress free and rewarding as possible.

Selling a Gainesville Home

If you considering selling your Gainesville FL home, we utilize the latest, cutting-edge, real estate marketing tools to expose your property to the widest range of potential buyers by:

  • Aggressively marketing your home to sell as quickly as possible at the best price.
  • Put you in the strongest negotiating position as possible.
  • Make your home sale easier for you and reduce surprises.

New Homes for Sale in Gainesville FL

Are you interested in buying one of the new Gainesville new construction homes? Offered by some of the greatest Florida builders, we are familiar with all home builders in Gainesville. We can help you navigate the maze and help you meet your real estate goals when it comes to building and buying Gainesville new construction homes for sale.

First Time Home Buyers

If you are a first-time home buyer – defined as anyone that has not owned a home in the past three years – we can help you learn about how $500 moves you in for Gainesville’s First Time Home Buyers program.

Gainesville Foreclosed Homes

Are you looking to buy a Gainesville foreclosure home for sale or Gainesville real estate for sale at prices below market value? We can help you search for a Gainesville foreclosed home with our professional real estate service.

About Gainesville

Gainesville is the county seat of Alachua County, Florida and largest city in the region of North Central Florida. It is also part of the Gainesville-Lake City Combined Statistical Area, which had a population of 337,925 in 2013 Gainesville, Florida is home to the University of Florida, the nation's ninth-largest university campus by enrollment, as well as to Santa Fe College. The presence of a large student population means a lower median age for the population and a lower cost of living. Numerous studies and guides mention Gainesville's low cost of living.

Additionally, the median home cost remains slightly below the national average. Gainesville residents, like all Floridians, do not pay state income taxes. The United States Census Bureau states that Gainesville has a total area of 189.5 square miles – 187.7 square miles land and 1.8 square miles water. Zip codes for Gainesville include: 87102, 87104, 87105, 87106, 87107, 87108, 87109, 87110, 87111, 87112, 87113, 87114, 87120, 87121, 87122, and 87123. Gainesville has been recognized by the National Arbor Day Foundation every year since 1982 as a "Tree City, USA" with a tree canopy both dense and species-rich – broadleaf evergreens, conifers, and deciduous trees.


Gainesville has an extensive road system served by Interstate 75, and several Florida State Routes, including State routes 20, 24, and 26 and others. Gainesville is also served by US 441 and nearby US 301, which gives a direct route to Orlando. Jacksonville, and Ocala. The city's streets are laid out a grid system, with four quadrants (NW, NE, SW, SE). All streets are numbered, except for a few major thoroughfares, which are often named for the towns they lead to such as:

  • Archer Road (also SR 24)
  • Hawthorne Road (SR 20)
  • Newberry Road (SR 26))
  • Waldo Road (SR 24),
  • Williston Road (SR 121)

Streets ending in the suffixes Avenue, Place, Road or Lane (often remembered by use of the acronym APRiL) generally run east-west, while all other streets generally run north-south, making it easy for one to find their way around the city. In addition to easily navigable and extensive road network, Gainesville is served by Gainesville Regional Transit System, or RTS, the fourth-largest mass transit system in Florida. The area is also served by Gainesville Regional Airport in the northeast part of the city.


On average, there are 224 sunny days per year in Gainesville, Florida. Gainesville is warm for most of the year with no measurable snowfall. The climate is defined as humid subtropical and, because of its inland location, experiences wide temperature fluctuations for Florida. During the hot season, from about May 15 to September 30, the city's climate is similar to the rest of the state, with frequent afternoon thunderstorms and high humidity. Temperatures in Gainesville, FL range on average in July from the low 70s at night to around 92 during the day. From November through March, however, the Gainesville area has a climate distinct from much of peninsular Florida with an average of sixteen days of freezing or below freezing temperatures and sustained freezes every few years. The daily average temperature in January is 54.3°.

People and Demographics

As of 2014, Gainesville’s population was 128,460 with an average population density of 2,666 people per square mile. The median age is 25.8 years, which is lower than many cities of the same size, due to the presence of the University of Florida and its large student population. Only 28% of the people living in Gainesville are married and 8.1% are divorced. The average household size is 2.2 people.

Hospitals and Healthcare

Gainesville has numerous state-of-the-art medical centers. Some of the top hospitals include:

  • Alachua General Hospital (provides emergency services)
  • Gainesville Hospital
  • North Florida Regional Medical Center
  • Shands Hospital at The University of Florida

In April 2003, Gainesville was named the "Healthiest Community in America" when it achieved the "Gold Well City" award given by the Wellness Councils of America (WELCOA).

Finding a Home for Sale in Gainesville FL

Depending on where you are in the city of Gainesville, the types of Gainesville homes for sale will be different. The University of Florida not only offers a large number of higher level education opportunities in a variety of subjects, but is also surrounded by a variety of Gainesville homes for sale in this region. The area immediately north of the University of Florida is seeing active redevelopment. There are also large-scale planned communities on the far west side, most notably Haile Plantation, built on the site of a former plantation. Gainesville and Alachua County both offer remarkable choices of options when it comes to the place you can call home. You will find homes and home sites in downtown urban, rural farmstead, and everything in between. Short commutes make it possible to live and work any place appealing to you. Select from historic neighborhoods, planned communities, subdivisions, small surrounding towns, or downtown condos. Regardless of where you live, you will be only minutes away from work, recreation, and sophisticated urban shopping and dining. Our extensive knowledge of the Gainesville real estate market allows us to guide our clients intelligently for buying, selling, and investing. Please call us today and let us know how we can best serve your Gainesville real estate needs. We look forward to speaking with you!

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