Population: 37,906Median home value: $150,200 71 Ranks better than 64% of areas
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A+ Gainesville Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
C+ Gainesville Cost of Living Cost of living is 4% higher than Georgia
973% less expensive than the US average
937% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Gainesville cost of living
D Gainesville Crime Total crime is 19% higher than Georgia
Total crime
3,82339% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2739% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-6%Year over year crime is down
Gainesville crime
D Gainesville Employment Household income is 21% lower than Georgia
Median household income
$40,32127% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$20,38432% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
3%39% lower than the US average
Gainesville employment
B Gainesville Housing Home value is 1% lower than Georgia
Median home value
$150,20019% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$82413% lower than the US average
Home ownership
35%45% lower than the US average
Gainesville real estate or Gainesville rentals
F Gainesville Schools HS graduation rate is 18% lower than Georgia
High school grad. rates
66%20% lower than the US average
School test scores
30%38% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
17:16% higher than the US average
Gainesville K-12 schools or Gainesville colleges

Living in Gainesville, GA

Gainesville, Georgia is a mid-sized city with a population of 37,906 inhabitants. According to the most recent Census, 68% of Gainesville residents are White, 16% Black and 3% Asian. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Gainesville are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 39% of the population also speak Spanish. Gainesville could be a great place for young adults and students as the average age of 31 years old is below the nation’s average.

Are you trying to figure out if living in Gainesville is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a great experience before moving to any new city in Georgia, you will probably want to make sure that you check all of the most important boxes. To help you find the best places to live in and around Gainesville, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like crime, cost of living, weather, education, employment and more.

With a livability score of 70/100, Gainesville is ranked #10,258 in the United States and #134 in Georgia. There are seven total categories that form the livability score. Gainesville scores well for amenities (A+), weather (B-) and housing (B). The bad news for Gainesville, there are some categories for which it does not score well, this includes: crime (D-), education (F) and employment (D).

Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Gainesville, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: INK - Interactive Neighborhood for Kids, Pine Isle Resort Golf Course, and Kinsey Family Farm.

For buyers, real estate will be the largest purchase they ever make and it will also be their most valuable asset. For renters, the monthly rent paid on their Gainesville apartments will most likely be their largest expense. Based on tangible metrics like home and rental affordability and appreciation rates, housing in this area has received a score that is well above the average of every other US city.

Assuming that Gainesville meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Gainesville. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Gainesville are simply unattainable. Median real estate prices in Gainesville come in at $150,200, which is 1.4% lower than the Georgia average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Gainesville, the home price to income ratio is 3.7, which is 23.3% higher than the Georgia average. Real estate appreciation rates in Gainesville are important to consider, as they can act as a guide to determine if your new home purchase will be a solid investment going forward. During the last twelve months, the appreciation rate for Gainesville homes comes in at 7.4%, and the 5 year appreciation rates were 9.1%.

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Compare Gainesville, GA Livability To Other Cities

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Gainesville: Great Place for Family

I am from the city of Georgia and have lived in many of its cities. Georgia is one of the places where the feeling of home is heavy. The different cities have different charm and one city that is very special is Gainesville.
The city of Gainesville has so much to offer to people in its area. The food is so good. You would think that only southern type of foods would be available but no there is more variety. I do believe that Georgia and Gainesville particular has the best barbeque in the country hands down.
The city has many places to shop overall as well. The mall of Georgia isn’t too far away band allows access to some of the biggest brands in the fashion industry. It features all the standard and staple places to shop that one may want or need. The places to have fun in this city are numerous as well. They have a movie theater, skating rink, and bowling alley. My favorite attraction are the fairs and carnivals that come during the spring. Overall Gainesville captures the essence of family.
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Source: The Gainesville, GA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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