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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®.

266

Gainesville, FL 32606

$950 - $1550

1-4 Beds1-2 Baths

Gainesville, FL

(266)

$950 - $1550

1-4 Beds1-2 Baths
11

Gainesville, FL 32607

$675 - $900

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

15

Gainesville, FL 32601

$569 - $785

2-5 Beds1 Bath

53

Gainesville, FL 32601

$1405 - $2420

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Gainesville, FL

(53)

$1405 - $2420

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
2

Gainesville, FL 32601

$729 - $759

2 Beds2 Baths

Gainesville, FL 32606

$1099 - $1895

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

17

Gainesville, FL 32606

$349 - $599

2-4 Beds1-4 Baths

15

Gainesville, FL 32606

$1059 - $1989

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

19

Gainesville, FL 32605

$1179 - $1454

2-3 Beds2-3 Baths

Gainesville, FL

(19)

$1179 - $1454

2-3 Beds2-3 Baths
14

Gainesville, FL 32609

$482 - $975

1-4 Beds1-4 Baths

Gainesville, FL

(14)

$482 - $975

1-4 Beds1-4 Baths
10

Gainesville, FL 32607

$579 - $1530

2-3 Beds2-3 Baths

Gainesville, FL

(10)

$579 - $1530

2-3 Beds2-3 Baths

Gainesville, FL 32603

$634 - $2559

Studio-4 Beds1-2 Baths

Gainesville, FL (University Park)


$634 - $2559

Studio-4 Beds1-2 Baths

Gainesville, FL 32603

From $639

1-5 Beds1-5 Baths

Gainesville, FL (University Park)


From $639

1-5 Beds1-5 Baths

Gainesville, FL 32608

From $829

1-3 Beds1-3 Baths

9

Gainesville, FL 32601

$649 - $1499

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Gainesville, FL

(9)

$649 - $1499

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
17

Gainesville, FL 32608

$519 - $599

3-4 Beds2-3 Baths

Gainesville, FL

(17)

$519 - $599

3-4 Beds2-3 Baths
3

Gainesville, FL 32608

$805 - $959

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

14

Gainesville, FL 32608

$949 - $1099

2-3 Beds2-3 Baths

Gainesville, FL

(14)

$949 - $1099

2-3 Beds2-3 Baths
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19

Gainesville, FL 32608

$564 - $737

2-4 Beds2-4 Baths

Gainesville, FL

(19)

$564 - $737

2-4 Beds2-4 Baths

Gainesville, FL 32608

$447 - $529

3-4 Beds2-3 Baths