Home to the University of Florida, Gainesville is a quintessential college town. It’s also the largest city and county seat of Alachua County and is the cultural, educational and commercial center for the north central region of Florida. The city's low cost of living and moderate weather make it an attractive place to live, and many students stick around after they graduate.
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