Livability.com recently ranked Gainesville the Sixth Most Affordable City in Florida. According to Livability’s website, affordability includes “more than just cheap housing options; it indicates a
high quality of life as well as affordable costs of living. Our list is not simply made up of cheap options, but looks at places where you can find community and a sense of purpose: where you would actually want to live.”
Among Gainesville-specific factors of the ranking, Livability.com names the University of Florida and the region’s growing slate of cultural amenities, including Ginnie Springs.