Postdoc Housing

This page is for posting housing availability in the Gainesville area for UF postdocs.  Please email your submissions for posting to Lily Lewis (, with a brief description of the housing as well as your contact information.  

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.

October 2020

2/1 Home in Historic Duckpond Neighborhood.

Charming historic Duckpond neighborhood home available starting January 2021. House is 1,000 square feet and 2BR/1 Bath. Walk to downtown and shopping. Bicycle to UF and Hawthorne Rail-Trail. Quiet, walkable neighborhood. New oak wood floors in living room, dining room. Pine flooring in hallway, bedrooms. New, highly efficient (low utility bill) central AC/furnace with high-quality filter which removes a lot of dust and allergens. New plumbing with ramped up water pressure. Driveway and on-street parking. Fireplace. Updated kitchen, bath. Storage shed. Outdoor deck, great yard and garden space. Washer and dryer in unit. Storage in shed, attic. Solar water heater on roof. Pets not allowed, although pet may be possible if approved by landlord and pet security deposit paid. Rent is $1545/month and $800 refundable security deposit. $100 more per month for rent if tenant does not agree to handle mowing/landscaping. Average utility bill is $150/month (includes electric, gas, water, wastewater, trash). More information available here:  

September 2020

Recently renovated 4br / 3 ba corner lot home in Sugarfoot neighborhood is minutes from UF, Oaks Mall, and other amenities and is availalble now. The home is versatile and can be arranged as a 4-bedroom, 3-bath home, or the space may be reconfigured to include separate one-bed, one-bath apartment with separate living area. Lovely quiet neighborhood, close to nature trails.

Details: 4br / 3 ba corner lot in Sugarfoot neighborhood


Furnished home for rent spring 2021 - $1,500/month including utilities.

Completely renovated 1930s wooden home on one acre of treed and Florida friendly landscaped yard. 2008 new plumbing, wiring, windows, air conditioning, heating, and roof. Two bedrooms with large walk in closets – two bathrooms – one office – washer and dryer – microwave – dishwasher – open one car garage with plenty of other parking on premises. High speed internet and WiFi included. Original wood floors and eclectic details. Peaceful, set back from the street. Lovely backyard with fire pit and hammock.

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August 2020

$1,175/mo. for private 2/1 townhouse upstairs “suite” with TV room and study. Fully furnished and equipped, all you need are your personal belongings and bedding. Townsend neighborhood:  3242 NW 23rd Rd, Gainesville, FL 32605.

The second floor of this townhouse is being rented as a “suite” that offers 800 sq. ft. of private space and includes two bedrooms and a dedicated bathroom, TV room and study. While you will be sharing common areas and services on the 1st floor with the owner, the upstairs area is your private getaway. Rent also includes garage and street parking, high-speed Internet and access to all the home’s common areas and services on the first floor (living, dining, kitchen, laundry, and outdoor patio).

Brightly lit, energy efficient Kara Bolton home built with premium materials, a modern thoughtful design. Phenomenal view of adjacent park, nature trail and pond. Additional amenities: High-speed internet, 55" Sony X900H smart TV, low maintenance Whirlpool kitchen appliances, advanced LG washer/drier, premium hardwood and tile floors, granite counters. Utilities not included (approx. $50/month).

Great neighborhood! Friendly, safe, quiet – diverse community of professionals and their families. Convenient central location: 4 miles from both UF and Downtown and less than 2 miles from groceries, shopping and full range of services. Convenient access to bus routes and bike lanes.

No pets or smoking. Call or text Raymond at 305-975-3926 to schedule a visit.

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Fully Furnished 3/ 1.5, 10 block from campus, pet friendly.

Our 10th Avenue House is in the heart of Gainesville's up and coming Grove Street neighborhood. Just 10 blocks from campus, in a beautiful quiet treed neighborhood. Walk to Cypress and Grove brewery. Our house has two bedrooms, a sun room with 2 futons, 1.5 baths, fully stocked kitchen, washer and dryer, smart TV. Office - wifi, desk and quality office chair so you can get work done. Bathrooms are Jack and Jill style, where each bedroom has a half bath, with shower in-between. Fenced back yard, dog friendly. Garage available. $1500 a month. Please email

July 2020

$1200 (single occupancy) or $650/room (double occupancy) for Private Loft in Townsend TN

Unique offer – don’t miss out!  Fully furnished and equipped, all you need are your personal belongings and bedding.  While you will be sharing common areas on the first floor with the current owner in this spacious 1866 sq. ft. townhouse, the 800 sq. ft. loft is your private space and get-away that includes 2 bedrooms, large bath, study and lounge or TV room. Rent also includes garage and street parking, WIFI and access to all the home’s common areas and services on the first floor, including living room, kitchen, laundry and patio. Utilities estimated at only $75/month (1/2 of utilities).

Perfect for a busy professional or anyone looking for the right blend of comfort, convenience and community.  Also, the guest bedroom in the loft is yours to use for occasional visits from family or friends or to share the loft and associated costs with a partner, friend or colleague ($650 per person).

Great neighborhood! Friendly, safe, quiet and walkable – diverse community of professionals and their families. Centrally located in Townsend – 4 miles from UF and Downtown. You won’t find a better deal on the market for a furnished, brightly-lit, modern, newly constructed house.

No pets or smoking allowed indoors. First month’s rent and security deposit required for move-in.

Call or text Raymond at 305-975-3926 to schedule a visit.

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Large Master Suite with Private Bathroom Available

$600/Month Includes Utilities, Wifi, Access to Laundry & Kitchen Facilities

Large Private Master Suite (2 rooms combined-fully furnished) w/ private bath in large spacious townhouse condominium available for short-term or long-term rental. The condo is located in Forest of the Unicorn in NW Gainesville off NW 39th Avenue & 24th Boulevard, easily accessible to buses UF/Shands, and downtown. Owner has a cat, and is open to pets with additional deposit.  Single occupancy only.

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Included Amenities:

  • Tennis  & Racquet Ball courts
  • Pool
  • Nice walking/biking trails/paths
  • Easy parking
  • Lovely outside garden area

Responsible and clean grad student/postdoc, faculty/staff or professional preferred.  Security deposit and 1st month’s rent due up front.

Interview required.

Please contact Paige at  OR (352) 316 - 5474 (call or text is best)

*Details:  6 miles to Shands Hospital, 5 Miles to UF Main Campus, 5 miles to downtown Gainesville

*Master Suite Door has keyed lock.  You will have a house key and a room key.

*Bus Routes 8 & 39 easily accessible

June 2020

Female housemate needed for a 3 bed/2 bath house near the intersection of NW 34th and University Ave., about 1 mile from the southwest side of campus.  The rent is $500 plus half of the utilities.  This is a 1950's era house with a fenced back yard and a large deck, hardwood and tile floors, and a large living room.  There is an extra full size bed and some other furniture available, if needed.  The yard is open for gardening, and there is a washer and dryer in the carport.  I have one small dog and would be open to having another dog in the house (but no cats, sorry).  No smoking. Please email if interested.

May 2020

Spacious 4 bedroom house in sought after Cambridge Forest neighborhood.

3100sq. ft. home on 1 acre for rent for academic year 2000/01. Great neighborhood with excellent school district. 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms + large bonus room. Large master suite. Screened in porch and great yard with lots of shade. 3 car garage. Easy commute to UF. Available starting in August for 9-12mo lease (negotiable terms). $3000/mo. 

Please contact for more details.

Pictures and address available on request.

April 2020

Bright house in Oakview near UF

Two bed/two bath home for rent starting June 1. This livable space has a single car garage, fenced-in backyard, and screened-in porch. Tile and laminate flooring throughout. Washer and dryer located in the garage. One bedroom has a walk-in closet and private access to a bathroom. The second bedroom has a large closet and view of the backyard. Getting around is easy with nearby bus lines and bike streets. Close to Cypress and Grove Brewery, Afternoon Restaurant, and Third House Books. This home has been owner-occupied (and loved) for the past two years. Pets are allowed per management approval. For more information and photos, please go to:!/1016983

Lease Transfer in Downtown Gainesville – Move-In Ready 2 bed/2 bath ($1100/month)

Seeking someone to take over a lease at Arlington Square in Downtown Gainesville, now through July 31st with an option to renew. April rent has already been paid!

The apartment: 2 bed/2 bath. Upstairs: master bedroom w/ closet and en suite bathroom. Downstairs: living room, kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, and laundry. Includes in-unit W/D, dishwasher, spacious living room with high ceiling, carpet (except for bathrooms and kitchen). The apartment is on the second floor of the building, and two parking spots included in rent. The complex is pet-friendly.

The neighborhood: located in the Arlington Square apartment complex, in the building adjacent to the Sun Center and the Hippodrome. Walkable to UF (about 1 mile to campus). There is a bus stop on the corner. Steps to all downtown has to offer. Downtown noise does not reach the apartment, which is set back at least a block from the more active streets. It's a quarter-mile walk to Depot Park, which hosts a convenience store (Pop-a-Top), a bar (The Boxcar), a beautiful bike/walk path, and a great schedule of community events. Depot Park also connects to the Hawthorne Trail, which runs all the way out to Hawthorne and leads to several amazing nature spots along the way. On the other side of Depot Park is First Magnitude Brewing, still easily walkable from the apartment. There are several other bike paths and parks within walking distance. Easy access to Publix, which is about a mile north on Main Street.

Prices: per Arlington Square's regulations, this would be a lease transfer, so you would officially take over our lease for the remainder of its term, which ends July 31, 2020. You would be responsible for discussing your renewal options with Arlington (all Arlington leases run on a roughly academic calendar, August 1 through July 31). The lease transfer requires an application fee from the new tenant, but we are willing to pay this fee on your behalf. The monthly rent from Arlington is $1,275, but we would credit you up front with cash (Venmo, ideally) so that your rent would be equivalent to $1,100. ($175 discount/month x 3 months = $525 paid from us to you up front) through the summer. No utilities/cable/internet included in the price of rent. April rent is paid, which adds to the savings!

Text 352-232-0057 or email for photos or inquiries.

March 2020

1/1, 450 sq. ft. fully furnished condo for rent in Destiny at UF for $950/month.

Recently built (2006) and walking distance to campus, midtown, and downtown. Gated building with resident parking on the first level. Water and Wi-Fi included in the rent. Washer and dryer included inside unit. Unit has had kitchen countertops, fridge, and bathroom vanity updated and was recently painted.

Prior to move-in the kitchen sink, microwave, oven/range, light fixtures, and ceiling fans will be replaced. 

Move in date for Summer is May 9th.

For more information please contact Kelly at (954) 496-5166 or Alexander at (321) 338-5462.

February 2020

3 Bed/2 Bath Lakefront Condominium: $1400/month

Lakefront condominium on Bivens Arm, fully furnished, with three bedrooms and two baths with a lovely bright Florida room with spectacular view of lake especially at sunset. Spacious third floor walk-up unit of about 1,700 square feet. Very quiet and private. Abundant parking. Swimming pool with pavilion available, along with a naturalized lakefront garden and walkway.

Located at Bivens South Condominiums, this is an easy bike ride to UF, and on bus lines on 13th, near restaurants and shops and within walking distance of the university, especially near the medical or vet school. Negligible traffic to and from campus. In-unit washer/dryer included.

This is a sabbatical home that is ideal for a visiting scholar (duration is negotiable). Available March 15th to visiting scholar(s). Short term rental a possibility (start date and duration negotiable). No smoking, please.  Rental price: $1,400 per month (internet included; GRU/electricity/landline/ not included).

For more information please contact Betty at

$650.00 Rent a Private Bedroom/Bathroom

Seeking a non smoking Female, Responsible and Clean graduate/Young professional. 2 miles to U.F. -Easy bike ride and bus schedule.  In a nice and quiet environment.  NO PETS 1/2 Util/Wife.  Security deposit $650.00.  For more information photos are available. email: contact number 352 870 1068 please text or email me.  Female applicants only please.

January 2020

Spacious 2-bedroom, 1-bath studio near the intersection of NW 34th and University Ave, $750/month

Graduate students and postdocs only. The studio is available on February 1, 2020. It occupies the first floor of a mid-century modern house and has its own entrance. Numerous windows overlooking quiet backyard with majestic pine trees and live oaks. Shared access to front and backyard. The bathroom is equipped with a shower, a sink and a toilet. Parking for one car available on the property. Terrazzo floor, central air-conditioning and heating. The studio is equipped with a kitchenette and a microwave. Shared washer and dryer. No pets. No smoking. There is an extra full size bed and some other furniture available, if needed. A security deposit of $750 is required. Tenants are required to have their own renters' insurance prior to moving in. Utilities and internet access are not included ($100/month). For pictures, see Please contact Dr. Olivier Walther ( for more information.