Get to Know Gainesville, FL
A Remarkable Town
A health conscious community rich in history, culture and nature; Gainesville is the gem of Florida.
Gainesville, FL received the only “Gold Well City” award given by the Wellness Councils of America in April 2003. This proud community continues the charge by offering an exciting range of fitness-based activities for all ages. Combine that with access to acclaimed medical and research facilities such as UF Health, The Veteran’s Administration, and North Florida Regional Medical Center, it’s no wonder that Gainesville, FL achieved the award for “Healthiest Community in America”.
Thanks to the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL has a unique and varied culture. Historical preservation and an appreciation for art and nature co-exist alongside of growth and development for a budding hub of innovation. The old downtown post office was restored to what is now the Hippodrome State Theatre, the region’s only professional theater that both entertains and educates audiences young and old. Gainesville, Fl is known as a supporter of the visual arts and has many cultural facilities and events.
The inland central location allows residents of Gainesville, FL to enjoy easy access to the state’s most sought after travel destinations like Disney World, Tampa Bay, or St Augustine. Enjoy a day away, but come home to 1995 Money Magazine‘s winner of “The most livable city in America ”.
Check out this great overview of our city on Livability.