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Retire To Gainesville, FL
City Report

Gainesville, Florida is one of the great places in the U.S. to live in retirement. Find city facts on home sales prices, air quality, water quality, medical care, cost of living, taxes, weather and other demographics.



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Read the city profile and recent blog posts from local real estate and community experts. The EPA map on page 3 shows superfund cleanups in the area and the interactive map below provides a birds-eye view of the city.

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Gainesville, Florida
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Gainesville, Florida


Gainesville Population
. 1990 2000 2010
Alachua County blank blank 247,336
Gainesville 84,770 95,447 124,354



Gainesville
Home Sales Prices
(new & existing homes)
. Monthly Average Annual Average Yr-Over-Yr Change
2014 .$162,975-0.7%
Jul $177,876 . .
Jun $156,534 . .
May $159,955 . .
Apr $163,831 . .
Mar $151,650 . .
Feb $142,566 . .
Jan $165,241 . .
2013 .$164,10612.8%
2012 .$145,459-4.9%
2011 .$152,888-12.9%
2010 . $175,436 -7.7%
2009 . $190,083 -6.0%





Home Sales Price to Big City Comparison
(2014)
. Gainesville GPTR 99 City Avg
Home Price $162,975 $354,000
Nearest Big City Jacksonville na
Home Sales Price in Jacksonville $185,000 $251,000
Home Sales Price Bargain Index 71% of Jacksonville home prices 137%



Home Sales Price to Renting Comparison
(2014)
. Gainesville GPTR 99 City Avg
Home Price $162,975 $354,000
Monthly Rent $1,180 $1,363
Price/Rent Index 9.3 times the annual rent 17.0



Gainesville
Cost of Living (2014)
80% GPTR 99 City Average
118%



Gainesville Taxes
(2013)
blank Tax Rate Days Worked to Pay State Rank Tax Rate
(99 City Avg)
Days Worked to Pay
(99 City Avg)
State and Local Sales Tax 6.6% -- 29* 6.8% --
Federal, State and Local Tax -- 105 days 19* -- 105 days
* State rank of 1 pays the highest taxes



Gainesville Building Permits
(single family homes)
2013 63
2012 70
2011 43
2010 45
2009 45



Gainesville Interactive Maps


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