Houses are about 1500-2000 per month plus utilities. 775 for a studio is too expensive imo, but I have a pretty sweet deal in the condo I'm in. I know people that are paying about 750 a month for 1/1's. Does Continuum have a washer/dryer in every unit or is it a facility? That would be a HUGE deal breaker for me, but again, I'm spoiled.
I'm a late admit to UF, and have spent much more time exploring the likelihood of my future as a Seminole (which is tough to swallow given that I grew up a Gator fan, but went UG out-of-state). From what you are saying and from my own research, it sounds like rental prices in Gainesville are substantially higher than those in Tallahassee. This has always been a factor in my law school search. Housing prices (along with tuition) was one of the key issues that knocked Miami out of the running. As someone who is contemplating a visit down to UF to compare it with my recent visit to FSU, are prices really this high? Do things get cheaper as you get away from campus? If the answer is a resounding "no" I guess that it means Gainesville is merely more evidence that the further south you travel in Florida the more expensive it becomes to live
LOL at the bolded. There are plenty of places in "south" florida that I would bet are cheaper than Tallahassee. That rule only really holds true in the tri-county area of Palm Beach, Broward and Dade. The housing near campus is definitely more expensive than the housing farther away, but then you have to buy gas more often, so it depends on your priorities. I fill up my tank maybe once every month because I live so close. From what I recall of my FSU housing search when I was thinking about going there, the same was true there as it is here, but I want to say the cost of living was slightly higher there(although I can't say for sure since it has been over a year).