Welcome to Gainesville

Originally a whistle-stop along the Florida Railroad Company's line chugging from Cedar Key to Fernandina Beach, Gainesville soon thrived as a citrus-producing community until repeated frosts in the 1890s drove orange-growers south. Today, it's an energetic, upbeat city, routinely ranked among the country's best places to live and play, and home to the nation's second-largest university, the sprawling University of... Read More

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