Grad Students

Grad Student Housing Near UF In Gainesville

The Retreat at Gainesville offers contemporary graduate student housing in a luxury community near the University of Florida main campus and professional schools for business, medicine, and law. As a resident of The Retreat at Gainesville, you can enjoy the full range of benefits associated with living in a professional environment. Furnished suites with up to six bedrooms and multiple common areas provide you with ample space to work at home as well as live comfortably with your colleagues in UF’s graduate programs. While resort-quality amenities featured in our community allow you to lead an active lifestyle and experience pure relaxation.

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Fitness Facilities

From a few minutes of cardio to a full-body workout, healthy living comes easy in our extensive fitness facilities.

Expansive Greenspace

Toss around a football with friends, take your pet for a walk, or lay out and sunbathe on our massive greenspace.


Whether you’re performing research for a thesis or dissertation or grading papers, the clubhouse is a comfy place to work.


Nothing melts away the stress of a long day quite like a soothing session in our incredible steam sauna.


Even when the weather is cloudy in Gainesville, you can still tan in our safe and efficient tanning beds.

The Best Way Of Living

As an all-inclusive community, where the only criteria for acceptance is a desire to live in comfort, The Retreat at Gainesville offers the best way of living for UF grad students. What distinguishes our accommodations from those found in ordinary off-campus apartments is that every detail of The Retreat at Gainesville is meticulously designed to complement your lifestyle as a busy professional.

From the variety of floor plans we offer for our cottage-style townhomes to the interior furnishings that provide all the creature comforts, everything about our grad student apartments is exceptional. Consider also that The Retreat at Gainesville is an amenities-driven community with a dedicated management team, and it’s easy to see why the quality of life here is remarkable.


Modern Living

The furnished multi-level townhomes at The Retreat at Gainesville provide such a complete living environment that the only thing you need to bring with you is high expectations. Private bed and bathrooms guarantee your comfort. Dedicated study areas allow you to be productive on a whim. And bright and airy common areas provide spaces to relax or socialize with your fellow grad students. Plus you have the luxury of a parking place on-site.

  • Large Bedrooms
  • Common Area
  • Kitchen
  • Dining Area
  • Laundry Room
  • Personal Study Area
  • Personal Bathroom

The Perfect Balance

From the moment you walk out of your apartment door, you’re struck by the arresting beauty of the natural landscape and greenery at The Retreat at Gainesville. We also supply a range of amenities to satisfy all who relish relaxation or crave an active outdoor lifestyle.

  • Clubhouse
  • Pool Area
  • Volleyball
  • Sauna
  • Clubroom
  • Golf Simulator
  • Computer Lounge
  • Cardio Studio
  • Strength Center
  • Expansive Greenspace
  • Multi-Purpose Fitness Facilities
  • Tanning

With 19 floor plans for our 2-, 3-, 4-, 5- and 6-bedroom townhomes, you can choose the perfect lodgings to match your lifestyle.

  • Birchmore 2 Bed | 2.5 Bath
  • Birchmore 3 Bed | 3 Bath
  • Fairview 3 Bed | 3 Bath
  • Oakview 3 Bed | 3.5 Bath
  • Milledge 3 Bed | 3 Bath
  • Milledge 4 Bed | 4.5 Bath
  • Lumpkin A 4 Bed | 4 Bath
  • Lumpkin B 4 Bed | 4.5 Bath
  • Bloomfield 4 Bed | 4 Bath
  • Cloverhurst 4 Bed | 4.5 Bath
  • Springmore 4 Bed | 4.5 Bath
  • Stafford 4 Bed | 4.5 Bath
  • Courtyard 4 Bed | 4 Bath
  • Courtyard 5 Bed | 5 Bath
  • Magnolia 5 Bed | 5 Bath
  • Hawthorne 5 Bed | 5 Bath
  • Rutherford 5 Bed | 5.5 Bath
  • Talmadge 5 Bed | 5.5 Bath
  • Belmont 6 Bed | 6.5 Bath

A Social Community

Residing at The Retreat at Gainesville enables you as a grad student to achieve the ideal work-life balance. In a professional community where you’re living among your colleagues from UF’s various graduate programs, you are able to establish a sense of camaraderie and develop life-long relationships. The amenities we provide also cater to social engagement among residents. From pool parties to game nights to outdoor cookouts, amazing experiences are yours for the making.

  • Flat-Screen TVs
  • Pool Tables
  • Catering Kitchen
  • Resort-Style Pool
  • Pet-Friendly Environment
  • Outdoor Grilling Pavilion
Diverse group of college students

One Amazing Location

If you’re looking for off-campus housing located somewhere that’s convenient for you as a UF grad student, look no further than The Retreat at Gainesville. Whether on foot, by bike, or by car, it’s a noticeably short distance from our community to several of UF’s graduate schools, including the University of Florida College of Medicine, Warrington College of Business, and Fredric G. Levin College of Law. Other noteworthy destinations that are close by to The Retreat at Gainesville include Depot Park, which is hosts outdoor recreation and community events, and Downtown Gainesville, which features a variety of unique restaurants and boutique shops.

Pure Relaxation In Action

Often as a grad student, you may find yourself immersed in your studies, concentrating solely on upcoming presentations, papers, and research tasks. What’s nice about living at The Retreat at Gainesville, though, is you have access to a host of resident amenities that allow you to relax while at home. Time spent enjoying our pool area, fitness room, or sauna, for instance, can provide the much-needed balance to the rigors of your academic duties.

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