If you are looking for housing for students while attending the University of Florida, you will find plenty of choices. You should first start by making a basic decision. Do you want to live on or off campus? Do you have a choice? You see, freshmen and transfer students admitted for Summer B are required to live in campus housing for their first Summer B semester if they secure a housing contract for Fall/Spring.
Housing for students on campus provide mainly proximity benefits. Many of these historic buildings have “Hall” in their names and provide limited privacy. Square footage is at a premium, and bathroom facilities are mostly shared. On-campus living provides a limited real-life-experience since many classrooms can be seen from the windows of these older, traditional dorms. Still, the University of Florida states that 80% of freshmen decide to live in University Housing.
Off campus housing opens up options in floor plans, amenities, number of rooms and housing styles. Off- campus housing choices, for students attending the University of Florida, include single family homes, large duplexes, apartment buildings and apartment communities. There are many off campus housing selections that are convenient to the University of Florida. Cons include that many off campus options have shared leases, requiring roommates to be “on the hook” for roommates who leave prematurely.
Opening in the Fall of 2016, The Retreat at Gainesville is the newest off campus housing option for University of Florida students. It was designed with the needs of the modern student in mind, providing an exceptional living experience convenient to the U of F. If you are in search of housing for students, you owe it to yourself to learn more about the Retreat at Gainesville.
The Retreat is a limited-access community, built with privacy fences and front-door parking. Cottage-style and town home construction limits shared walls and each unit has a security system. There is even 24 hour monitoring available. Floor plans range from two to six bedrooms, and each bedroom has its own private bath and walk-in closet. There are furniture options available.
Kitchens include upgraded counter tops and stainless steel appliances. Each unit includes ceiling fans, a porch or patio and high-speed wireless Wi-Fi is community-wide. But what students will really appreciate is the amount of activities that are available right outside their doors.
The Retreat at Gainesville has a resort-style pool and plenty of green space. There’s a pavilion for cook-outs and tailgate parties and an outdoor volleyball court. This is a pet-friendly community designed to create an atmosphere that is conducive to learning while keeping students active and entertained.
The Clubhouse at The Retreat features a state-of-the-art fitness center, study areas, wide-screen TVs, a game room and coffee shop. The Clubhouse serves as a way for our student-focused community to better enhance residents social lives without needing a trip “into town”.
The Retreat offers it all, including individual leases that make each student responsible for his own share of the lease. Residents are unaffected financially if a roommate would move out. This provides a less-stressful living environment and peace of mind.
If you would like to learn more about The Retreat at Gainesville or to take advantage of our roommate matching service, contact us. Be one of the first to experience a new level of off campus housing for students at The Retreat at Gainesville!