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Gainesville
Gainesville
Florida
67 reviews

Gainesville is the county seat and largest city in Alachua County, Florida, United States, and the principal city of the Gainesville, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA).

The population of Gainesville in the 2013 US Census estimates was 127,488, a 2.4% growth from 2010. Gainesville is the largest city in the region of North Central Florida. It is also a component of the Gainesville-Lake City Combined Statistical Area, which had a 2013 population of 337,925.

Gainesville is home to the University of Florida, the nation's fifth-largest university campus by enrollment, as well as to Santa Fe College. The Gainesville MSA was ranked as the No. 1 place to live in North America in the 2007 edition of Cities Ranked and Rated. Also in 2007, Gainesville was ranked as one of the "best places to live and play" in the United States by National Geographic Adventure.

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The University of Florida, Senior Center, and great Hospitals
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Well Gainesville is mostly a student based city so much of the residents are young but it's very age integrated so it have a lot of different things for every age group to take part in.
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Gainesville is an affordable place to live and has an excellent public transportation system. It also has a broad cultural palette to choose from, including a rich and diverse arts and entertainment scene. Add year round beautiful weather, and Gainesville is hard to beat.
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Quality of life, cultural amenities, and cost of living.
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The city is small feels compacted but alot of people know each other or knows someone who knows a person's u may affiliate with

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How did Florida earn the grade of A? We examined the state taxes based on how age friendly they are. Florida has a state sales tax of 6.00%. Of particular interest is that Florida does not have taxes on social security. There are no estate taxes. There are no taxes imposed on inheritance. Florida has an effective property tax rate of 1.02%. Weighing these taxes and other taxes most likely to impact the aging population is how Florida earned its state tax grade of A.

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