Where Gatorade was created, where Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers started, and where natural springs surround the city with a cool place to swim and canoe, Gainesville is consistantly voted one of the best places to live in Florida! The heart of the city of Gainesville is a college town, with plenty of bars, restaurants and nightclubs intermingled with university buildings. For a quainter lifestyle, you can escape to Micanopy, just over 10 miles outside of Gainesville, with historic homes and the Herlong House bed and breakfast. You may also consider the Duckpond area, located northeast of downtown Gainesville and largely residential, this was Gainesville's first neighborhood. It is full of sidewalks for pedestrians and Victorian style homes, with close to 300 of them being designated historic. Depending on where you're moving from, you'll see a significant reduction of costs when moving to the area.
Over the last 5 years, home values in Gainesville have appreciated by 138%. Selling a home is serious business, make sure that your agent is capable, experienced and has sold homes in the same price range and location as your home. As of February, 2020 the average home value in Gainesville is $182500. Gainesville has an average housing inventory of approximately 1,000 listings, there are roughly 1,058 licensed real estate agents working in this competitive market. EffectiveAgents approved real estate agents sell homes in this market in just 28 days, on average.
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