Postdoc Housing

This page is for posting housing availability in Gainesville for or from UF postdocs or UF postdoc alumni.  Please email your submissions for posting to Cheryl Gater (, with a brief description of the housing that is available as well as your contact information, including title (e.g., Postdoctoral Associate in Pathology, Immunology and Laboratory Medicine).  To keep this listings page current, please provide a date for when the listing should be removed.

UF’s Off Campus Life (OCL) Office provides the following resources to students that Postdocs may also find helpful in their housing searches:

Housing Locator: This website service allows you to search for housing off campus including apartments, houses and condos for rent or sublease in Gainesville.  The housing locator also allows you to search for roommates and post subleases for rent.

Gator Guide: The is OCL’s annual publication and provides everything you need to know about living off-campus in the Gainesville community.  Gator Guide content is available through the OCL website     

Individual Appointments: OCL staff provide one on one appointments to help assist you with your off-campus housing search or with any issues or questions you might have while living in the Gainesville community. To set up an appointment complete the online appointment request form and an OCL staff member will contact you to set up an appointment. The OCL office is located in 311 Peabody Hall.


February 2017


We are looking for a replacement of our current lease on a 3 bedroom/ 3 bath condo unit at the Cricket Club II located at 7171 SW 4th Road, Gainesville FL 32607.

We just moved in to the unit and for a personal reason need to move out immediately. Monthly rent is $ 1,200 with a $ 600 security deposit. We'll pay the first month rent if you are willing to replace our current lease.  The application fee is $50 per adult.

This is a top (third) floor condo with about 1,440 Sq. Ft and has a nice view. It has a split floor plan and each room has its own bath. The apartment comes with upgraded kitchen appliances, cherry cabinets, granite counter tops in kitchen and bathrooms, tile flooring in kitchen and bathrooms, crown molding, large screened in balcony, full size washer and dryer, built in microwave, dishwasher and more.

Community features a swimming pool, fully equipped fitness center and business center. It's a pet friendly community.

The apartment complex is centrally located: ~ 5 miles from UF/Shands and Santa Fe College, as well as shopping, dining and entertaining. A short drive to the Oaks Mall and to the Buttler Plaza. There is a RTS bus stop in front of the complex as well.

Please email me, if you would like to see the unit.  Click here for Photos!


Spacious 950 sq ft 1bedroom 1 bathroom located on 2 acres overlooking a private lake in Hawthorne (about 30 minutes east of Gainesville). The property includes a boathouse and dock, and has 30 undeveloped acres next door. In addition to a large bedroom and full bathroom, the apartment has an open floor plan which includes a full kitchen, living area, and guest room or study area. The living/kitchen area opens onto a large screened porch which has an excellent view of the lake. The apartment has two separate entrances and is downstairs from a quiet professional couple who are looking for a quiet, non-smoking tenant.

For more details and photographs:

Rent: $550/month including utilities (to move in: first month + Deposit = Total $1100 / rented on semester-to-semester basis)

Contact: F. Glynn Hayes, Ph.D. -

January 2017


Looking for a mature, female roommate for a 2/1. Well-maintained house in quiet, residential neighborhood 2 mi from central campus. Monthly expenses are about $550 for rent+GRU+internet. Tile floors, central air, washer/dryer in garage, yard. Non-smoking. Prefer dinner parties to house parties.

Prefer someone with no pets, but could negotiate a cat or smaller dog (I already have two cats) Could move in as early as summer, but more likely August. I work on campus as a communications employee.

Contact: for details​

1BR/1BA IN 3BR/3.5BA IN QUIET TOWNHOUSE COMMUNITY – room available February 1st

The unit is a two-story townhouse (more than 1500 square feet) with large bedrooms and bathrooms. The room available is on the lower level with an en-suite bathroom. Washer and dryer are included, the kitchen is a nice size, and there's a half bath downstairs for guests. No pets and no smoking. Rent is negotiable - around $600 including utilities.  

The quiet community has a pool and tennis courts, and is mostly occupied by professionals, grad students, and families. It's close to UF (2 miles from the law school, 3.5 to the Reitz, 4.5 to UF Health Shands, etc. - biking distance to campus), NFRMC, and 75, and the streets are lined with trees for nice scenery. :) 

The ideal roommate will be responsible, quiet (over the party phase, but still sociable - think dinner parties rather than loud parties) and like to keep things clean.

Contact (staff/part-time grad student) for additional information.  


I have a MASTER BEDROOM TO RENT. Located in a quiet NW Area & quiet environment home to a Responsible Non-Smoking Female.  Rent $550.00 will include utilities, cable, Wi-Fi.  kitchen, and washer/dryer available. No pets. Security Deposit $ 500.00.  Bus #8 will take you to UF Shands Hospital. Approximately 6 miles to UF campus.  Street Parking front of house, this a dead end street very quiet. Email me if you have questions.  Available beginning of June.

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November 2016


The apartment has 2 bedrooms, 2 full baths, plus loft (1424 square feet in total), available for subleasing on December 4th, 2016. You can rent it for 6 to 12 months. The unit has a nice gourmet island kitchen and the loft can be used as an extra study room. The apartment is located in one of the most luxury apartment complex in Gainesville, the Park Lane Apartments (5900 SW 76th Court, Gainesville, FL 32608). It is close to UF and Shands Hospital as well as shopping, dining, and entertainment. The quiet community is surrounded by a rolling green landscape with luxury amenities to suit your active lifestyle. It has a pool, spa, state-of-the-art fitness center, indoor air-conditioned basketball court, tennis courts and jogging trails. The complex is mostly occupied by professionals and families. Washer and dryer are included. Rent will be $1300 per month plus utilities.

If interested please call 352-665-9726 or email


Adorable, updated, concrete block home available for rent immediately. This light and bright 729-sq-ft home has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, beautiful terrazzo floors throughout, and ceiling fans in each room. The updated, modern kitchen features brand new stainless steel appliances, including a refrigerator, range, and microwave over the range. There is also a brand new stacked washer/dryer unit on the back screened-in porch. The house features a metal roof and a large, fenced-in backyard. A circular driveway will also be installed soon.  This home is in the Ridgeview neighborhood in NW Gainesville and is close to parks, bus routes, schools, shopping, hospitals, and less than 10 minutes to UF! Rent is $950 per month and includes lawn maintenance. Pets negotiable. Available immediately. Email for more information and to apply.​

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October 2016


1,350 sq. ft. under A/C, fully furnished and offers two bedrooms (queen beds), two full baths (tub/shower combo and shower), a fully equipped kitchen with all the appliances you'd need such as mixer, blender, crock pot, coffee maker, etc., so you can cook to your hearts content. It's ready to go right down to the linens.

The monthly rate is $1,550 which includes 200 channels of cable TV and Internet (wireless). Utilities are not included but run between $125 and $200, depending upon useage. Hot water, heat and the clothes dryer (full-sized as is the washer) are all natural gas for speed and efficiency. Well insulated for your comfort. Physical address is 627 SE Second Place. We'd be happy to show it by appointment.

There's a nice-sized desk in the spacious living room for work or you can sit on the swing in the enclosed sunporch to read or study as well as a full-sized dining room. There is also a bistro set on the exterior porch off the kitchen for dining or basking in the sun. Hardwood floors. Tile in kitchen and baths.

Located within easy walking distance from Gainesville's Downtown with great chef-owned restaurants. Market each Wednesday as well. Owners own and operate a small B&B Inn 100 feet away. Major bus route/stop very close and bike trails connect you to UF main campus and UFHealth/Shands hospital. Convenient, secure storage for bikes. Plenty of off-street parking.

Non-smoking only. Well-behaved children are permitted as well as small animals with prior approval and a separate security deposit. Ideal for a couple with a child or someone who needs some space to relax and think.

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If interested please call 352-373-4535 or email