Freshman Student Housing

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Close To Campus

Live just a short walk, bike ride, or drive away from campus! When you choose our community you can skip out on a long daily commute and get the most out of your free time.

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Friendly Staff

At The Retreat, our team of professionals is always available and happy to help with any questions, comments, concerns, or maintenance requests our residents may have.

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On-Site Amenities

Lounge around in style or get a headstart on coursework — at The Retreat you’ll have access to a wide array of premier amenities, including a resort-style pool and an expansive clubhouse.


Controlled Access

Our electronic controlled-access system is built with our residents’ security in mind. With an electronic key fob system, residents have individualized access to our community.

Premier Student Living Starts Here

Gain access to a 24-hour fitness center and cardio studio, computer lounge, expansive greenspace, and more!

When students choose our off campus apartments near UF as their home, they’re getting more than just a place to live. Located just down the road from campus, our community offers a plethora of deluxe amenities. Relax, unwind, and socialize with fellow residents around our resort-style pool or head to the clubhouse and challenge your friends in the gaming room. When it’s time to hit the books, our computer lounge is the perfect spot to finish up and print out an assignment. Prefer to work outside? We’ve got you covered! With Wi-Fi available throughout our community, residents can keep up with coursework and enjoy a bit of fresh air in our expansive greenspace. A healthy body is integral to a student’s success, which is why we also offer a premier 24-hour fitness center, complete with a cardio studio and weight-training machines. When you call The Retreat your home, enjoy student housing conveniently close to campus with everything students need for a well-balanced lifestyle.

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Furnished, Move-In Ready Cottages

Contemporary Homes With Premier Interior Furnishings And Modern Decor!

Our apartments have been designed with the needs of students in mind. We offer a myriad of deluxe floor plans, including two-bedroom apartments, three-bedroom apartments, four-bedroom apartments, five-bedroom apartments, and six-bedroom apartments, so residents can find the perfect furnished or unfurnished floor plan that suits their lifestyle needs. After a long day of classes, come home to a private bedroom with a spacious en-suite bathroom and unwind in a lavish apartment full of premier interior features. Every one of our cottages comes complete with lavish high-end finishes, including hardwood-style flooring, granite kitchen countertops, stainless steel appliances, and more. Host an exciting get-together with friends and neighbors in your apartment’s spacious common area, or prep for a final exam in your personal bedroom. Skip out on the dorms, and experience student housing how it was always meant to be at The Retreat.

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Close Proximity To Campus – Walk To Class Or Ride The Bus

Residents of our community don’t have to worry about long commutes to class — The Retreat is just a short bike ride away from campus and many other Gainesville staples, including restaurants like La Tienda, Adam’s Rib Co., and Halo Potato Donuts. For those who enjoy an afternoon in nature, the Colclough Pond Nature Park and Depot Park are just a five-minute drive away. All these and more are located conveniently close to our community

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5-Min Bike Ride To UF

Stay connected to on-campus life while still enjoying all the benefits of off-campus housing — our community is within close proximity to UF, so residents can walk, bike, or drive to campus and make it to class in record time.

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Less Than 2 Miles To Shopping

Looking to host a dinner party or in need of a few essentials? You don’t have to go far to get your shopping done — Publix and Target are just up the road. If you’re not in the mood to cook, there are a plethora of local restaurants just a few minutes away.

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4-Min Drive To Depot Park

One of Gainesville’s newest urban parks, Depot Park is the perfect location for a relaxing weekend outside. Grab a quick bite to eat at pop-A-Top, enjoy some fresh air on the open lawns, or enjoy a community event on the hill.

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