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Gainesville Fl

Gainesville, Florida
Alachua County
Population: 104,554

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Gainesville, Florida is the largest city in Alachua County and is also the county seat. Home of the University of Florida, Gainesville can boast it is one of the largest universities in the Unite States.  This city truly is a place where culture and nature walk hand in hand. The University influences the cities emphasis on fine arts and is an umbrella school for the School of Music, Theatre and Dance, Art and Art History. The college hosts many performance events and lectures, many which are offered at low cost, or many times, for free.

Music lovers will feel right at home here in Gainesville. Named the “Best Place to Start a Band in the United States” by Blender Magazine, Gainesville is well known for lots of college students, inexpensive rent, and great venues.

You will be happy to know that you will never run out of places to go and things to do right in the heart of the city. Museums, raceways, gardens, lakes, parks, shopping malls, media centers, golf, and so much more await your arrival. With so much entertainment to occupy your time, you will feel as though you are on a permanent vacation. Experience nature close up and personal, visit the fine arts in the evenings, and choose among e finest restaurants in the whole state of Florida.

Why consider living anywhere else? Your new life is calling!

General Information

  • 48.2 square miles of landmass
  •  2170 people per square mile
  • Average age: 38
  • Average Household income: $35, 005
  • Median house or condo valued at $193, 500
  • Average rent: $813
  • Cost of living index: 90.6
  • Over 42% of residents have completed a Bachelor’s Degree or higher
  • Average travel time to work:  minutes
  • 35% of residents are married
  • Time zone: Eastern Time
  • Average property taxes: $1,818
  • Average summer temperature: 91 degrees
  • Average winter temperature: 43 degrees
  • Average precipitation: 49.45 inches per year

Employment Industries

  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Health care (7%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)


Employment Opportunities

  • Postsecondary teachers (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Computer specialists (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (3%)

 

North Regional Medical Center and Shands Hospital at the University of Florida service the areas health and emergency needs. These share in the responsibility with three medical centers within 24 miles.

15 private schools, 20 public schools, and 12 colleges and universities will provide a quality education for your children and college bound graduates. Over 87% of all high school students receive their diplomas and almost half of these move to a higher education.

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Alachua

Alachua, Florida
Alachua County
Population: 9,306

Alachua, Florida draws you back in time to an era when mom and dad sat on the front porch, sipping lemonade, watching Jr. play ball in the front yard. Tree lined streets paint even the down town area, bordering unpretentious family owned businesses, and quaint small town café’s.

Restaurants serve traditional southern fare and a full service coffee bar resides in an old but absolutely beautiful southern home. To make sure all your taste buds are tempted, you’ll be able to visit a fine Italian establishment and of course, there’s good ole’ American fare available!

For an unusual adventure, Alachua offers cave diving. Natural springs flow from the ground and caves in the area provide crystal clear, 72 degree temperature year round waters.

Rolling hills and picturesque horse farms surround Alachua, Florida and you will be only 16 miles from the University of Florida. The best of country living and city life will be yours to embrace here in our city! Visit us today, and make your own decision.

General Information

  •   28.9 square miles of landmass
  •   322 people per square mile
  • Average age: 37
  • Average Household income: $52, 217
  • Median house or condo valued at $205, 189
  • Cost of living index: 82.8
  • Over 26% of residents have completed a Bachelor’s Degree or higher
  • Average travel time to work: 24 minutes
  • Over 51% of residents are married
  • Time zone: Eastern Time
  • Average property taxes: $1,141
  • Average summer temperature: 73 degrees
  • Average winter temperature: 44.5 degrees
  • Average precipitation: January – 2.50  inches  July – 7.36 inches

Employment Industries

  • Construction (12%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Health care (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Metal and metal products (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
    Employment Opportunities
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3%)

Shands Hospital at the University of Florida and North Florida Regional Medical Center are both located in near by Gainsville. Also within 17 miles driving distance is Ramadan Hand Institute at Lake Butler.

14 schools, colleges, and universities are in the area. These include the choice of private schools, and 2 community colleges.

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Ocala

Ocala
Marion County
Population: 54,801

Arriving in Ocala, Florida, is just like returning home again. Gentle, rolling green pastures rival with the meandering rivers and glassy lakes that compete with pure and clear springs. Dotting the landscape. Horse lovers will fall in spell bounding delight as they stroll around the hundreds of horse farms that dominate the countryside.

Your family will never want for things to do. Museums, shopping malls, parks, lakes, and so much await you in the central part of Florida. Yes, an unending diversity of out door activities rises to the occasion for your choosing. There is hiking, bird watching, kayaking, biking for you to enjoy. Southern hospitality is a way of life here in Ocala.

Don’t just vacation in Ocala. Relocation packets are available to help you make all the right choices. Plan more than a visit. Come home to us. We are waiting!

 

General Information
• 38.6 square miles of landmass
• 1418 people per square mile
• Average age: 39
• Average Household income: $38, 842
• Median house or condo valued at $165,
• Cost of living index: 85.9
• Over19 % of residents have completed a Bachelor’s Degree or higher
• Average travel time to work: 19.8 minutes
• Over 48% of residents are married
• Time zone: Eastern Time
• Average property taxes: $739
• Average summer temperature: 92 degrees
• Average winter temperature: 45 degrees
• Average precipitation: 49.68 annually

Employment Industries
• Construction (14%)
• Accommodation and food services (7%)
• Health care (6%)
• Public administration (5%)
• Educational services (5%)
• Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
• Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)

Employment Opportunities
• Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
• Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
• Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
• Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
• Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
• Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
• Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)

Two major medical centers are located in Ocala. MUNROE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER and OCALA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER are both located in the city limits while three area hospitals also cater to all your health needs.

Ocala International serves as the major airport for the city, and 11 smaller airports and heliports are also in the local area.
For all your educational needs, Ocala hosts 46 schools and colleges! Major universities, community colleges, specialty schools, public and private schools, all are located in close proximity. Now, there is no excuse for unfinished classes!

OCALA STATS http://www.city-data.com/housing/houses-Ocala-Florida.html

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