Tired of the dorm life? Need a space separate from school and considering moving off campus? Then look no further and check out the best off-campus housing options in Gainesville for University of Florida students.

Royal Village  

Run by American Campus in partnership with the University of Florida, Royal Village has three and four-bedroom, fully furnished apartments with two baths and equally-sized bedrooms. You don't have to worry about going to the laundromat, either, because full-sized washers and dryers are included. The kitchens have a full-sized refrigerator, dishwasher, and microwave with plenty of cabinet storage. Internet, cable TV, trash, water, and sewage are included as is electricity on a monthly allowance; a parking decal is $100. Amenities for this off-campus housing options include two pools, poolside cabanas, a fitness center, and an Academic success center with printing available. Just a 10-minute drive from campus, Royal Village is the best place to live if you want to be close to the University of Florida. Individual leases are available with rates starting at $649 per person for a four-bedroom apartment and $699 per person for a three-bedroom apartment.

Gainesville Place

Only 1.2 miles from the center of campus, Gainesville Place is the premier off-campus housing choice for those seeking personal space. Their apartments are available furnished or unfurnished with two bedroom/two bath and four bedroom/four bath options including a kitchen, full-size refrigerator, dishwasher, and an open living space. Washer and dryers are included as well as modem internet in each room, extended cable, and a 42-inch plasma screen TV for the living room. Complex amenities include 24-hour study rooms, a fitness center, sports courts, a soccer field, a putting green, fitness trails, and two resort-style pools. For transportation, Gainesville Place has a private bus that picks up inside the complex and drops off at several Gainesville locations. Two-bedroom apartments start at $659 per bedroom and four-bedroom apartments start at $529 per bedroom. Utilities are not included in rent.

The Looking Glass 

The Looking Glass apartments are located a short walk from Ben Hill Griffin Stadium at the University of Florida and sit opposite of Library West and most classrooms. In the standard A two-bedroom/two-bath apartment, the bedrooms are the same size, and there is a substantial living room (11 feet x 23 feet) along with a dining area and kitchen. Most floor plans include bay windows, and upgrade options are available. Kitchens include dishwashers, microwaves, and full-size refrigerators. Full size washers and dryers are also included in each apartment. Studios start at $905 a month, two-bedroom/one-bath apartments start at $1275, and two-bedroom/two-bath apartments start at $1340. A parking space is included in rent. 

The Standard 

The Standard offers several floor plans from studios to six-bedroom apartments, so you’ll be sure to find the apartment that best suits your needs at this off-campus housing option. Each apartment offers fully-furnished, customizable furniture packages. Kitchens include dishwashers, microwaves, and full-size refrigerators. Washers and dryers are also included in every unit along with high-speed internet and cable. Water utility is included in the rent. Community amenities include a rooftop pool, a VIP pool, fitness facilities, a golf simulator, an arcade, study rooms, an internet café, and free tanning beds. Located just across University Avenue from the University of Florida, The Standard is the perfect place for students who want a short walk or commute to campus.

University Commons 

This off-campus University of Florida-run housing offers floor plans with two-bedroom/one-bath and four-bedroom/two-bath options. All apartments are fully furnished and include a washer and dryer. University Commons also offers parking throughout the property, and the bus stop is nearby, so you’ll never have a problem getting anywhere. Community amenities include a pool, fitness center, a game room, and sports courts. Individual leases provide peace of mind at $595 for the two-bedroom/one-bath apartments and $460 for the four-bedroom/two-bath apartments.

College Park Apartments 

College Park Apartments offers floor plans from studios all the way to houses that are pet-friendly; pets can be up to 80 pounds, and there are no breed restrictions. With 97 floor plans to choose from, you’ll be sure to find the place that’s right for you just across the street from the University of Florida. Kitchens are fully-equipped, the walk-in closets are spacious, and master suites with private bathrooms are available. Rent includes trash collection, pest control, and maintenance. With a community pool and parking for an additional fee, this complex goes beyond off-campus living to home.

This list of the best off-campus housing in Gainesville has plenty of choices for you to find your home away from the University of Florida Campus.

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