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Gainesville is located in Alachua County (is the county seat), southwest of Jacksonville between Lake City and Ocala along Interstate 75 near Newmans Lake. Home of the University of Florida campus.

There is also a Gainesville, Texas.

Gainesville is part of the Gainesville, Florida metro area.

Gainesville, home of Florida's largest and oldest university, is one of the state's centers of education, medicine, cultural events and athletics. It's hard to not notice that aquatics-related activities are typical of a Gainesville's citizen's life. Justifiably so: of it's 965 square miles, more than one in twenty is covered in water, as well as the beaches of two coasts that are quick to access.


Art Sadhya Studios |
Bed and Breakfasts and Country Inns Sweetwater Branch Inn Bed & Breakfast |
Education Santa Fe Community College | Shands at the University of Florida | Tacachale Dahlia Hospital Unit |
History Matheson Museum |
Motels, Hotels and Resorts Red Roof Inn - Gainesville |
Residential and Commercial Real Estate Moeller Realty |
Transportation Gainesville Regional Airport |
Wildlife Viewing College of Veterinary Medicine |

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10/24 Coming to The area
Azalea Festival Valdosta GA March9-10 Free admission to a festival drawing 20,000 people from all over the Southeast and beyond.
Springtime Tallahassee Tallahassee FL April6 The festival includes a lot of fun for families and friends, such as: the Grand Parade, Jubilee in the Park, Children's Park, and the entertainment stages throughout the Jubilee with local and national entertainment acts.
Florida Old Time Music Championship Dade City FL April5-6 FOTMC celebrates Old Time Music in Florida, encompassing musical styles ranging from child ballads to southern dance music of old time string bands. Contests in many old time acoustic instruments, String Band and Old Time Singing contests.
Catfish Festival Crescent City FL April5-6 Since April 1978, the Rotary Club of Crescent City has held its annual 'Catfish Festival the first Saturday of April at Crescent City's Eva Lyon's Park. This massive volunteer effort has one significant purpose: raising money for college/vocational school scholarships for the high school children in our community. After costs are paid, every dollar generated is used for scholarships.
Santa Fe Comm College Spring Arts Festival Gainesville FL April6-7 The festival is one of the three largest annual events in Gainesville and is known for its high quality, unique artwork. It is held in the downtown historic district, nestled amid restored turn-of-the century homes, stately palms and abundant azaleas. More than 130,000 visitors are anticipated each year.
George's Music Springing the Blues Festival Jacksonville Beach FL April5-7 Springing The Blues is a free outdoor blues music festival designed to celebrate America's indigenous musical form and promote support of the arts. The three-day oceanfront event features a number of renowned blues performers as well as numerous displays and activities geared for the entire family.