Gainesville Place is a luxury apartment community, so there will be
quite a few differences between us and a dorm room. For one, each
of our floorplans offer private bathroom suites, so that means no
sharing! And not to mention, the TON of other resident perks and
amenities our community has to offer. The main difference between
an apartment home and a dorm on campus is our legally binding
contract, or lease. This is a basic agreement between you and the
owner of the community, but is enforceable through the legal
What differs between an apartment and a dorm? What should I know
before my son/daughter chooses a new apartment home?
What floor plans do you offer?
We offer 2-bedroom/2-bathroom, and 4, 4-bed 4-bath, fully furnished
floor plans of differing upgrades. Many of our upgrades are
equipped with superior furnishings such as granite countertops,
stainless steel appliances, wood plank flooring, renovated fixtures
and lighting, and an upgraded furniture package. Or choose our
beautiful classic floor plan, which, at over 1400 square feet,
offers the same large suite-style living as our exclusive units!
Unfurnished options are also available.
What utilities are my
Gainesville Place is a direct bill community, so all utilities,
including electric, water, and sewer, will be billed directly to
you, and they will be responsible for paying their entire utility
package each month, in addition to their monthly rent. As an added
convenience, Gainesville Place includes high-speed internet,
refuse, and pest control service for all residents at no additional
Who do I contact with questions about
To make it easier for our residents, your will pay your utilities
monthly to Gainesville Place. Gainesville Place receives a bill
through our local utility company, Gainesville Regional Utilities
(GRU). For questions about the meter or to have an energy audit
completed, please contact GRU directly. You will not have to set up
your own account, but will be required to pay a one-time utility
setup fee prior to moving in. Residents will still receive a bill
each month from our third party billing company, which will break
down what they owe each month prior to paying their rent. This bill
will already be split among all roommates for the convenience of
Who is my internet provider?
The internet provider for Gainesville Place is Cox Communications.
All troubleshooting questions, or issues with service should be
directed to them. However, the GP leasing team is here to assist in
What are the lease terms?
Please see our floor plan page for the most up to date lease terms.
Rent for August is not due until your move-in day. You will need to
bring the rental payment in certified funds only (cashier’s check
or money order) and a state-issued photo ID to pick up keys. Once
money is collected, keys will be issued to your new apartment,
which will be freshly cleaned, steamed, and painted. Move-In day is
extremely busy so get here early, and come prepared! Ask us about
our short-term lease options for a small premium!* *Limited
short-term leases available.
Is your community student-only? Do you
offer roommate matching?
Gainesville Place is not student only, but is very student friendly
in that we offer by-the-bed living close to both the UF and Santa
Fe campuses. However, anyone that meets our financial criteria and
passes our background check is eligible to live here. We do offer
roommate matching. In the case you have preferred roommates, we
will do our very best to accommodate you living together in the
same apartment. However, placement is never guaranteed. If
you do not have roommates in mind, we provide roommate matching
services, and it is required that each resident fill out a roommate
matching form closely, so we can do our best to find a perfect
match! We do not do coed matching, but we do allow coed apartments
assuming the apartment is fully occupied and we have the consent of
Is renter’s insurance required to live
Renter’s insurance is not required but is strongly encouraged. In
the case of fire, flood, or other natural disaster, renter’s
insurance can protect your belongings. It comes at a low monthly
cost from most car insurance providers.
How close is Gainesville Place
Apartments to UF and Santa Fe?
Gainesville Place is 1.2 miles from the center of the University of
Florida campus and about a 10-15 minute drive from Santa Fe
College. We have great interior buses (the only property in
Gainesville!) that pick up inside the complex and drop off at all
the central locations on the UF campus. We also have city buses
that can take you all over Gainesville including grocery stores,
restaurants, and downtown on nights and weekends!
Do you allow pets?
As much as we would love to welcome your furry friends, Gainesville
Place does not allow any pets within the community.
What deposits and fees are
A damage deposit of $1,000 is required at the time of application
to our community. This is a refundable deposit, and is strictly
used to deduct damages and any other balances after your child
moves out. It can never be used towards rent or other fees accrued
during the lease term.
You also have the option to sign on as a guarantor, or co-signer,
to your lease. To apply as a guarantor, a full background and
credit check will be required, and a minimum monthly income of
three times your child’s rent is part of our financial
Should you be approved as a guarantor at our community, the deposit
will be entirely waived. In addition to our required deposit or
guarantor, we require a one-time utility setup fee of $75 per
resident, a $50 application fee, and additional leasing fees to
reserve a spot. For a breakdown of these fees, please contact our
Don’t forget to ask about our leasing specials.