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.


September 2017

Lovely 2 BD/1BA Furnished Home in Historic Duckpond Neighborhood

Lovely 2 BD/1BA furnished home in historic Duckpond neighborhood downtown available for short or long term stay

This beautiful furnished first story home overlooks the gardens of the Thomas Center, in the peaceful, historic Duckpond neighborhood just a 5-10 minute walk from downtown Gainesville. A large porch provides the perfect place to enjoy a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, while the light, airy living area offers a pleasant, air-conditioned space. Two generously sized bedrooms are accompanied by a spacious hallway bathroom and large living & dining areas with a chef's kitchen. There is wifi throughout, so work can be done from a desk, couch, or on the porch. 

The neighborhood is very quiet and peaceful, surrounded by huge live oaks and the oldest and most distinguished homes in town. In fact, the home just south of ours was built by UF's first president and he was rumored to have given speeches from the second floor balcony that overlooks Roper Park. Though our neighborhood is very quiet with no traffic noise or loud neighbors, just two blocks west is Main Street and five blocks south is University Avenue and the heart of downtown Gainesville. It's incredibly easy to walk (5 minutes) or bike (2 minutes) downtown. UF campus is a 4-7 minute drive away (depending on if you get red lights or green) or a quick 10-15 minute bike ride (whether your pace is quick or leisurely). And, as mentioned above, it's a quick 6-10 minute drive to/from the Gainesville Airport.

There is a high efficiency central heat & air system as well as a full size washer & dryer on site. We ask that folks please not smoke anywhere inside or outside on the property. No pets, please. 

Prefer 1-2 responsible faculty/staff, postdoc(s), resident(s), visiting scholar(s), graduate/business/law/medical/vet student(s). Available immediately, short or long term. Rent negotiable depending on length of stay— includes utilities & internet (there is also an electric car charting station on site, if needed). Email for more information and pictures.

August 2017

2 Bed/1 Bath Apartment for Rent

2 bed/1 bath apartment located at 3461 SW 2nd Ave (Weston Square Apts) will be available from Sep 21 to Dec 31. The apt is close to UF campus (within 5 min drive). 5 min walk to Publix. Rent is $800 per month. No smoking. No pets. For more information and photos please feel free to contact me at or (352)-871-4095.​

2-story Condo, 3 BR 2.5BA Available for Rent

2-story condo, 3 BR 2.5BA located in Hailey Forest, a quiet upscale community, at 4562 S.W . 48th Way, Gainesville, Florida 32608. It is off of Archer Road and west of I-75 exit. Very close to UF Campus, Shands, and Butler Plaza. This end-unit is tiled throughout the first floor. The bedrooms with wood flooring and large closets are located upstairs. The unit includes all appliances (washer, dryer, side-by-side refrigerator with ice-maker, microwave), large eat-in kitchen, open and bright great room, screened patio, and much more. The half-bath is downstairs. No-smoking and no large pets. The rent is $1200 per month plus utilities. First month rent and $1200 deposit will get you in. The condo is partially furnished at this point (1 queen bed, small dining table with 4 chairs, small foldable table with 4 chairs in the kitchen).  We can move the furniture if desired.

Please contact at or 352 672 2394 for more information.  Pictures available here.

Furninshed/unfurnished room for rent, available immediately, short or long term

Large furnished/unfurnished bedroom available in a 2/1 house with office/guest room on 1 acre lot with fenced backyard. It's like living in the woods! It's in an extremely quiet and safe neighborhood on a dead end street south of UF, a short walk from the 13 bus line and IHOP. I have two large dogs and two cats, all very friendly, available for attention/walks/snuggles at no additional charge! I am a postdoc so I appreciate quiet at home, but I have people over for dinner/movies and don't mind if you do the same. Prefer a responsible female, postdoc, resident, visiting scholar, graduate/medical/vet student, or faculty/staff. The house is furnished (possibly can make room for more), with dishes/kitchen stuff available or bring your own. The house has tile floors throughout, central AC and heat, dishwasher/fridge/microwave, and washer/dryer. No smoking in the house! Available immediately, short or long term. Rent is $500/month + half of the utilities (electric/water/garbage totals ~$120-200/month). 10gb/month high speed wifi included (TMobile hotspot). Security deposit $250. Rent and security negotiable depending on length of stay. Email for more information and pictures.

July 2017


Large furnished bedroom available for rent in quiet, clean, non-smoking house located close to the intersection between NW34th St and NW39th Ave (4 miles to UF). Owner has two indoor/outdoor dogs who are independent but will love the attention. Mature postdoc, visiting scholar, graduate or medical student/resident, or faculty/staff preferred. Rent is $500/month + half of the utilities (electric, wi-fi; total is around $100 depending on usage). Wood and tile floors, central A/C and heat. Kitchen and washer/dryer available in the house. Available beginning of August. Security Deposit $ 250.00. For more information and pictures please contact me at

June 2017


The apartment is located at NW 45th Lane 

One bedroom with its own bathroom

Available from now till 5th August, we are ready to work with your budget


Ms Vicki Vanderlaan (​)​

3 BED/1 BATH HOUSE FOR RENT (15 min bike ride to campus, on the 13 bus line).

3 bedroom house for rent in a tranquil and safe neighborhood  less than 10 minutes to campus by car. Ideal tenants are quiet faculty members, postdocs, visiting scholars, doctoral or medical students/residents. Wood floors, central A/C and heat. Wide deck overlooking a large yard. Cats OK. No smoking. Carport with space for two cars.  Available July 1, 2017. Open to semester-by-semester lease. Rent $1200 (excludes utilities). Please send email if interested to Please let me know if I can provide you any additional information!