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For many who live in the Sunshine State, Gainesville is the cultural, recreational and main business center for north central Florida. The city experiences very mild winters and warm summers, with an average of 2,800 hours of sunshine each year, making it a very pleasant place to call home.
The city is also home to the oldest and largest college campus in the state, the University of Florida, so there are many prestigious academic, athletic and cultural happenings that go on throughout the city, giving Gainesville a very youthful and collegiate vibe. UF is also the city's biggest employer.
There are more than 126,000 residents living in Gainesville, according to a 2012 U.S. Census estimate. The city is growing at a rapid pace as well. According to City-Data, the population jumped by more than 32 percent from 2000 to 2012, so many people are looking to Gainesville as their new residence.
Activities and attractions in Gainesville
If you are a sports fan, consider yourself lucky, because Gainesville is one of the best sports towns in the South. The Gainesville Raceway is a popular place for residents to enjoy year-round for competitive car racing, while you'll be hard-pressed to find anyone in Gainesville who isn't either tailgating or attending a UF football game at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium - also known affectionately as "The Swamp" - in the fall.
However, there is more to Gainesville than just sports. The city is surrounded by some of Florida's best outdoor recreational hotspots, including Morningside Nature Center to the east and Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park to the south. Both of these locales can have you hiking, kayaking and traversing the wild terrain of Florida to your heart's content.
Moving to Gainesville
Gainesville is a major intersection in north central Florida, so getting around town here is usually painless and easy. U.S. Highway 441 as well as Interstate 75 run straight through town, giving you access to almost any neighborhood in the city. However, as easy as Gainesville is to navigate, it can get pretty crowded here at the beginning and end of UF's semesters, so you may need the assistance of a Gainesville moving company. With North American Van Lines, an agent can set you up with great amenities like clean-up and self pack materials sales.