A visitor and new residents guide to Gainesville
||Gainesville Florida has many fun
things to do such as, enjoy tennis, sightseeing, fishing, lodging,
beautiful beaches, real
estate and don't forget the wonderful
weather, we look forward to seeing you here. The quaint
shops, fantastic restaurants,
and Breakfasts,! If you want
it, our site probably has it!
Relocate to Gainesville Florida. With the unique
location of Gainesville, you can have a custom
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golf course, the ocean or river and in gated
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of Florida Florida's premier landgrant college
Hill Griffin Stadium Home field for the Florida Gators
Center Inclosed arena for sports and entertainment.
Botanical Gardens * Alachua General
Hospital.........................2 mi N * North Florida
Regional Medical Center.....1/2 mi E * Shands Medical
Center.........................10 mi SE * VA
Hospital......................................10 mi SE
Bear Museum Museum and factory of Bear Archery
Millhopper Geological State Park 120 ft deep sinkhole
and botanical attraction.
Museum of Natural History
Nature Center Living History Farm
Mall 22,000-acre preserve featuring hiking, boating and
Prairie State Preserve Cool summer tubing down three
mile icy river.
Sports Park 18-acre sports field for baseball,
softball, and soccer.
Felasco Hammock 9 miles of nature trails on 6,034-acre
Park 1.5m trail,playground,pool,picnic area, athletic
Springs 8 Springs featuring
P. Harn Museum of Art
of Natural History
M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Community Play House
Gainesville is a good place to live.
Not far from the northern border of Florida and a little more than an
hour's drive from either coast, the city has a pleasant climate.
Although it is predominantly warm, in summer the temperature
generally drops about 20 degrees at night, in winter there are short
but stimulating cold spells, and the seasons change. In spring, the
dogwoods are spectacular. The mean temperature is 70.1 (degrees F),
ranging from 57.7 in January to 81.1 in August. The average amount of
sunshine per day is nearly 7.75 hours and the annual rainfall is
49.97 inches. The coast is not so near that the area is in much
danger from tropical storms.
Spanish explorers traversed what is
now Alachua County as early as 1529. Gainesville and the University
had their separate beginnings in 1853, when the first state college
(the East Florida Seminary) was founded in Ocala, and the Alachua
County Commission decided to move the county seat and build a new one
on the route to be taken by the Florida Railroad. The new city was
named for General Edmund Gaines, captor of Aaron Burr and victorious
commander in the Second Seminole War. The state college, after
several moves, was merged with the Florida Agricultural College of
Lake City to form the University of Florida, which moved to
Gainesville the following year. The present urban population of the
city is more than 85,000.
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