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Best Places To Live In Alachua, FL

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  • Alachua, FL
  • Your matching location
  • Population: 9,553
Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score70
  • Archer, FL
  • 17.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,397
69
  • Gainesville, FL
  • 14.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 128,610
  • Gainesville is a good place to be if you are a college student, as UF has some of the best programs in the nation, and even the community college here is number one in the country. Not only that, but
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  • Newberry, FL
  • 12.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 5,410
68
  • Trenton, FL
  • 23.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,315
67
  • High Springs, FL
  • 5.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 5,678
67
  • Micanopy, FL
  • 23.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 636
66
  • Waldo, FL
  • 19.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 846
65
  • Spring Ridge, FL
  • 13.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 421
64
  • Fort White, FL
  • 15.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 817
62
  • La Crosse, FL
  • 7.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 259
59
  • Brooker, FL
  • 11.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 463
57
  • Raiford, FL
  • 24 miles away (City)
  • Population: 170
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  • Worthington Springs, FL
  • 10 miles away (City)
  • Population: 550

Listed above are the best places to live in Alachua, FL for 2018. The list of best places is compiled using the AreaVibes Livability Score which is calculated from a score out of 100 and based on various categories. These categories include: amenities, cost of living, crime rates, education, employment, housing and weather. Displayed first is the matching location - Alachua, FL, followed by the best places to live near Alachua, FL, sorted by Livability Score.

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