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Overview of Alachua

Located in Alachua County, Fla., Alachua is a quaint city where residents enjoy a tight-knit atmosphere where everybody knows one another's name. People living in Alachua truly prefer simpler times. The family-friendly nature of the city, park system and local community center make it a perfect place to raise children, and empty nesters can find their place here too. Alachua is considered to be a part of the Gainesville metropolitan area, so residents here have plenty of modern amenities just a short drive away. Over the past two decades, more people have been attracted to this region, as the population has grown from 4,200 to roughly 9,150 today. Those looking for Alachua apartments for rent will love this quiet community in north central Florida.

Living in Alachua, FL

The city of Alachua was officially incorporated in 1905, and by 1912 the it already had two banks, three hotels, a department store, ice plant, electric light plant, two cotton gins and more. Like many other towns, Alachua felt the repercussions of the Great Depression, which caused banks to close their doors, but the watermelon, corn, cucumber, bean and squash farms in the area were able to produce large amounts of food for the region.

Some residents still make a living on the farm, but there are many other employment opportunities throughout the county as well. Some of the largest employers include UF, Shands Healthcare, Santa Fe College and Veterans Affairs. There is also an increasing amount of tech and biotech industries heading to the area.

Alachua Attractions and Special Events

There are several annual events where residents in Alachua gather to celebrate. Some of the most beloved events that take place around town are the Fourth of July celebration, Trick or Treat on Main, Harvest Festival and the Christmas Parade.

When these or other events aren't taking place, residents can often be found strolling along historic Main Street, where there are plenty of dining and shopping options.

To find your next rental apartment or house in Alachua, take a look at our listings on Rent.com®.

The Polos of Gainesville - Gainesville, FL 32608
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(35)

Gainesville, FL 32608

$774 - $1139

1-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Greenwich Green - Gainesville, FL 32608
39
(14)

Gainesville, FL 32608

$919 - $1079

2-3 Beds 2-3 Baths

Gainesville, FL

(14)

$919 - $1079

180 Units 2-3 Beds 2-3 Baths

The Crossing at Santa Fe - Gainesville, FL 32606
54
(17)

Gainesville, FL 32606

$329 - $399

3-4 Beds 3-4 Baths

Social 28 - Gainesville, FL 32601
9

Gainesville, FL 32601

$699 - $1080

2-4 Beds 1-2 Baths

Gainesville, FL


$699 - $1080

169 Units 2-4 Beds 1-2 Baths

Campus Club - Gainesville, FL 32608
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(17)

Gainesville, FL 32608

$380 - $474

3-4 Beds 2-3 Baths

Gainesville, FL

(17)

$380 - $474

252 Units 3-4 Beds 2-3 Baths

Treehouse Village - Gainesville, FL 32601
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(2)

Gainesville, FL 32601

$729 - $759

2 Beds 2 Baths

Gateway At Glades - Gainesville, FL 32608
30

Gainesville, FL 32608

$334 - $429

3-4 Beds 2-3 Baths

The Courtyards - Gainesville, FL 32601
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Gainesville, FL 32601

$549 - $765

2-5 Beds 1 Bath

Madison Pointe - Gainesville, FL 32605
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(16)

Gainesville, FL 32605

$799 - $1254

1-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Gainesville, FL

(16)

$799 - $1254

226 Units 1-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Legacy At Fort Clarke - Gainesville, FL 32606
69
(193)

Gainesville, FL 32606

$859 - $1709

1-4 Beds 1-2 Baths

Gainesville, FL

(193)

$859 - $1709

444 Units 1-4 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Laurels - Gainesville, FL 32608
43
(8)

Gainesville, FL 32608

$899 - $1309

0-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Gainesville, FL

(8)

$899 - $1309

254 Units 0-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

College Park - Gainesville, FL 32603
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Gainesville, FL 32603

$559 - $1339

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Gainesville, FL (University Park)


$559 - $1339

539 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cobblestone - Gainesville, FL 32605
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(19)

Gainesville, FL 32605

$1119 - $1225

2-3 Beds 2-3 Baths

Gainesville, FL

(19)

$1119 - $1225

168 Units 2-3 Beds 2-3 Baths

Uptown Village at Townsend - Gainesville, FL 32605
24
(11)

Gainesville, FL 32605

$895 - $1280

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Tiger Bay Court - Gainesville, FL 32641
9

Gainesville, FL 32641

$695 - $795

2-3 Beds 2 Baths

Aspen Ridge Apartments - Gainesville, FL 32608
25
(3)

Gainesville, FL 32608

$739 - $909

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

College Manor Communities - Gainesville, FL 32601
32
(9)

Gainesville, FL 32601

$619 - $1365

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Reflections - Gainesville, FL 32607
14
(5)

Gainesville, FL 32607

$684 - $990

1-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Gainesville, FL

(5)

$684 - $990

291 Units 1-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Arbor Park - Gainesville, FL 32601
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(11)

Gainesville, FL 32601

$585 - $830

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Gainesville, FL

(11)

$585 - $830

202 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Lewis Place at Ironwood - Gainesville, FL 32609
20

Gainesville, FL 32609

$630 - $730

2-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

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