gatorfan787 wrote:Those of you going to UF Law in the fall looking for housing, I will be renting my furnished 4 bed, 2 bath house located in Golfview Estates on SW 27th St. and SW 2nd Ave. It's located on UF's golf course and according to Google Maps it's 0.2 miles from UF Levin College of Law.
Check out a picture tour at: http://www.golfviewuf.com
PM me for more details.
If I was staying at UF, I'd be very interested. Nice location, walk to almost everything, only downside is really bad traffic if you have to drive somewhere else during rush hour. I'm not sure about how much houses are renting for, but it appears a good deal cheaper than a comparable apartment.
General info for those looking for housing (nothing meant to knock the above, it looks like a reasonable deal): Gainesville is very over supplied right now. You should expect one month free/no deposit at minimum for most apartments. Shop around, compare rents, and definitely negotiate. Anyone who says rents will go up or everywhere will fill before August is lying.
The law school is on 2nd ave, east of 34th st. There's grocery, restaurants, and shopping at this intersection and walking is the easiest option. Your best choices for housing are:
1-house east of 34th st, north of 2nd ave, west of the football stadium. Walk to class, not as noisy as the area farther east.
2-apartment on bus route 34, which stops at the law school. (check http://www.go-rts.com/apartments.html).
3-drive from the NW or SW areas of town, get there early to park close.
Feel free to PM me w/ specific questions.