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Gainesville, Florida, a Premier Destination in Central Florida
Gainesville Florida offers an outstanding destination to visit or call home, incredible shopping, championship golf & and Horse Country as good as any in the world.
Gainesville is most famously known for being home to the University of Florida which hosts National Sports Champions across an array of sports such as football, basketball and baseball. Gainesville is a center of culture and education with a growing population and diverse cultural atmosphere, there is a lot to discover in Gainesville and its surrounding areas. A special and unique destination in North Central Florida, Gainesville packs historical state parks, a sports Mecca and booming nightlife into one punch.
Due to the strong student population, the city is at the heart of independent music in Florida, having produced many musical acts from a variety of genres. Gainesville also has a robust theatrical presence in the area, with a variety of productions scheduled year-round. Gainesville plays center stage to a full spectrum of nightlife available. Dozens of nightclubs, bars and restaurants feature live entertainment nightly and cater to residents of all ages and lifestyles.
The natural surroundings, including parks, lakes and the adjacent Paynes Prairie State Reserve provide a green getaway from the bustle of city life. Gainesville was named Florida Tree City of the Year in 1997, one of the many reasons why outdoor enthusiasts regularly head for any of the 40 nature parks within 50 miles of Gainesville to picnic, boat, swim, hike, camp, bike, hunt or fish.