Livability, a site focused on highlighting "America's best places to live and visit", has ranked Gainesville the third best college town in the nation. Citing the vibrant community, thriving business climate, vast entertainment options, and near tropical climate, Livability claimed Gainesville the "cultural center of North Central Florida". Liveability also had Gainesville ranked in its other measures, "Top 10 Cities for BBQ" and "Top Farmer's Markets". The low costs of living and doing business in Gainesville, according to Livability, are the key attractors of flourishing industries such as health care, agriculture, and retail, while Gainesville residents enjoy plenty of attractions and restaurants.
Below is an exerpt from Livability's article:
The University of Florida is the focal point of the City of Gainesville, with a 2,000-acre campus and just over 50,000 students making up about 40% of the population. UF, which is constantly ranked in the top public universities nationally, is a mecca for innovative research. Livability mentioned the university's HiPerGator supercomputer, the fastest computer in the state of Florida, and its ability to create job opportunities and help lure businesses to the city.
The Baugmann Center on UF campus.
TRIMARK PROPERTIES | STAFF | 6-August-2013