Retire in Gainesville, FL

Livability Score
47
** The AARP Livability Index scores neighborhoods and communities across the U.S. for the services and amenities that impact your life the most.
Total Population
126465
Median Househould Income
32108
Median Age
25.1
65 Years and Over
10687
Median Home Value
145700
Unemployed
6197
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. Maple Street Biscuit Company

Who would have thought there could be so much flavor on my plate. I went there after visiting my sister who goes to UF. This place was rated the top...

2. Public & General

I've been here quite a few times now and it's always been consistently delicious! This is such a hidden gem in Gainesville, in city full of chain...

3. Beque Holic

Service --- amazing Environment --- comfortable Food ---- super amazing delicious and a lot of fresh grills and sides!!! Recommend!!! Have to try BF...

4. Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza

I had Blaze pizza for lunch last week and can't wait to go back. My pizza was fairly simple, with spicy red sauce, mozzarella cheese and Italian...

5. Manuel's Vintage Room

The location is very unexpected. It's between Sweet Mels and Simons Night Club. It almost seems like the restaurant has history and has been in Gainesville...

Golf
1. Ironwood Golf Course

Giving a more recent review to Ironwood! If you are looking for an unpretentious place to play golf in the area, Ironwood is your place! The small group...

2. Lakeside Links Golf Club

Great golf course, really starting to get back to where it used to be. If you haven't been here in a while it's definitely worth playing again!

3. Grand Lake RV and Golf Resort

A very large RV park located between Ocala & Gainesville FL. Not far from access to I75 and highway 441, in a peaceful rural setting.

4. West End Golf Club

It's been in Gainesville forever, and it's in much better shape than many of the local larger courses. Plus it's the only lighted course in Gainesville....

5. Meadowbrook Golf Club

Was here visiting my parents and went golfing with my dad here. Great course. They are recently under new management who is re-doing the entire back 9. The...

Active
1. Zen Fitness

Zen has completely transformed our lives. My wife and I have been working out here for 6 months and we have seen the most amazing results. I've been...

2. La Chua Trail

If you have not been to the La Chua Trail you should go! I will go with you! It is one of the coolest and most unique things in Gainesville. The trail is...

3. Amelia Island Kayak Excursions

Such an amazing time!! Mark was our tour guide, along with Keisha (sp)! They both were so knowledgeable about the area and extremely easy going! Mark is...

4. Alfred A Ring Park

Out of all of the Gainesville parks that I have visited in my life, this is by far my favorite. I believe it is fairly new, and they have recently cleared...

5. Devil's Millhopper State Geological Site

This has quickly become one of my favorite places in Gainesville. I come here about once a week to recharge. There is a small trail loop that is just lovely...

Arts
1. Florida Museum Of Natural History

This museum is free for students and reasonably priced for non students. They always have good exhibits (both recurring and rotational). Very family...

2. Ben Hill Griffin Stadium

Going to games at this stadium just doesn't get better here at UF. When football season is in session, the feeling of being together with thousands of your...

3. Hippodrome State Theatre

Having worked at the Hipp and having been a patron for years before/after, there is not a single bad thing I could say about it. The shows are spectacular....

4. Kanapaha Botanical Gardens

If you want to visit Gainesville, this botanical garden is a good spot to be. Please allow minimum two hours to enjoy the garden. This garden is wheel chair...

5. The Bull

I love the energy of this place. It feels like a neighborhood tavern in Williamsberg without the snow BUT it's more than that. Positive vibes and great...

Shopping
1. uBreakiFix

Broken iPhone 6 speaker diagnosed and replaced within 20 min. Courteous and knowledgeable service.

2. The Friends of the Library

So do yourself a solid while you do some good for everyone else - come check this place out. This is an awesome place where people donate books, that are...

3. Sunshine Plumbing and Gas

Recently had a drain issue with left us without bathroom facilities on a weekend. While they were willing and able to come out, the laid out the options for...

4. The Grab Bag Co

I've been to two other shops and they don't carry smores anymore. :( But I came here today and bam! They had it and at a nice price too for the 120ml....

5. Alachua County Humane Society Thrift and Pet Supply Store

The Humane Society does our community a wonderful service by helping to connect us with dogs and cats in need of a home. We've adopted three animals (2 dogs...

Health
1. John French Massage Therapy

I recently moved to Gainesville and stumbled upon John French Massage Therapy by trusting the reviews online and I am so glad I did! From the moment I...

2. Cruz Davis Family & Cosmetic Dentistry

Who doesn't hate going to the dentist....but Dr. Cruz-Davis is so comforting, friendly, and best of all, he's got mad skilz. Highly recommended.

3. Chiropractic Solutions of Gainesville

After my first two visits, I want to express my thanks to both doctors for their professional concern for my condition and treatment options. They listen!...

4. Day Dental

Ok. Lets face it, I don't like going to the dentist. In my mind, it is as bad as ... as ... going to the dentist. Usually, for me, anyway, I spend more time...

5. Quinn Eye Center

Awesome, awesome, awesome service!!?Im not from the area and found this place through my health insurance. I looked up reviews first because I'm huge on...

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