Gainesville is a hub of young professionals. With the University of Florida and Santa Fe College in town, there is no shortage of young adults in the area, so there are many apartment complexes marketed towards students and young professionals. There are so many options in Gainesville that it can begin to feel overwhelming. We’ve made it easy for you by creating a list of the best young professional housing in Gainesville. 

The Ridge  

The Ridge offers everything for the young adult looking for a home that will provide experiences. The complex is equipped with everything you need, so you almost never have to leave; it even has one of the best apartment gyms in Gainesville. If an active lifestyle isn’t your thing, you can float down the lazy river!

The apartments are townhouse style and were built within the last three years. It's located near Celebration Point and Butler Plaza in Gainesville so restaurants, bars, and grocery stores are all insight from the complex. 

The Standard

The Standard’s location can’t be beaten because everything is within walking distance of this complex. It’s located on University Avenue right across from the Heavener School of Business.

Inside the building, there are several restaurants and a Target. The rooftop pool offers a birds-eye view of Gainesville, and other amenities include a gym, racquetball court, golf simulator, arcade room, free tanning, and study lounge. 

The Retreat at Gainesville

If you prefer to not be in a sky-rise building, The Retreat is a great option. The apartments are townhouse style and are some of Gainesville’s newest apartments. The complex is located close to the University of Florida and Shands Hospital.

The complex has numerous amenities including a clubhouse, multiple covered cabanas, volleyball court, and three pools, making it the perfect place for a pool party. They also have a luxurious gym, golf simulator, sauna, tanning bed, and computer room. 

2nd Ave Centre

2nd Ave Centre is a great option for students as the apartment complex is luxurious and has a great location. The bus routes to the University of Florida campus are easy and convenient. There is also covered and gated parking garage, so parking is easy as well as free.

2nd Ave Centre also offers great amenities for students like a game room, study lounge, pool, and gym. The only downside is the apartments are smaller, but they do offer furnished units.

The Enclave

Located near Archer Road, the Enclave is a more relaxed place for young adults but doesn’t lack amenities as they have a basketball court, resort style pool, gym, computer lab, and game room. 

There’s plenty of parking and bus routes to campus are convenient, and as far as the apartments themselves go, the units are spacious and clean.

Gainesville has plenty of options to choose from when it comes to apartment complexes, and with the city's growth, new complexes are popping up just about every month. The best apartments for young professionals in Gainesville offer comfortable living and state-of-the-art amenities so you can feel right at home.

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