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National Freedom Day!

Mar 04, 2021

On February first, The Retreat at Gainesville celebrated National Freedom day. We hosted a virtual educational event on Instagram highlighting the significant events that led to the nation’s freedom from slavery on February 1, 1865. We had over two-hundred and fifty residents join us and…
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Should I Live In An Apartment or House?

Jul 28, 2017

One of the most common questions that students have when planning on moving to a new city is whether they should rent a house or an apartment. Each student will be different, and the best type of housing will depend on what they’re looking for. 
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What is Roommate Matching & How Does it Work?

Jul 21, 2017

Most Gainesville apartments for rent offer students individual leases. Individual leases allow for residents to pay for only their room and part of the utility costs, rather than the entire unit. This is a great option, since you’ll only be responsible for your share, even if your other roommates leave or rooms 
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Apartment Hobbies & Crafts

Jun 29, 2017

Many people are forced to drop hobbies when they move to college because of the limitations of apartments. Apartments provide less space than houses and without garages or yards, many larger projects are near impossible to do indoors.
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Budgeting for Your Off Campus Apartment

Jun 15, 2017

Many students don’t realize how many expenses they will have on a monthly basis when moving to college. As a student, you need to take into consideration unforeseen costs and allow leeway for any expenses that end up costing you more than expected.
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Choosing a Student Apartment: Factors to Consider

May 31, 2017

No matter how much you like the inside of your UF housing, the location matters. It is one of the most important factors in finding the right fit for you.


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