Street in Gainesville, Florida featuring the Hippodrome State Theatre and downtown businesses.

Alachua County

North Florida’s Cultural Hub

Alachua County is the one of largest counties in the North Florida region with  nearly 300,000 residents. While it is known as the home of the University of Florida, one of the top public universities in the nation, Alachua is more than a typical college county.  The area is known for its high-caliber K-12 education, making it an education hub for all ages. With a thriving arts community, hundreds of acres of greenspace, eclectic downtowns and local craft breweries, Alachua County is a vibrant place for every stage of life.

#3 Best County to Live in Florida Niche, 2022
#5 Best County for Young Professionals in Florida Niche, 2022
#5 Best Counties for Families in Florida Niche, 2022