Our Home in North Central Florida
UF Health Science Center has campuses in Jacksonville, Orlando (Lake Nona) and Alachua (Innovation Campus), with its main campus in Gainesville. Gainesville is a medium-sized university city with a 120,000 population, in addition to the 55,000+ students at UF and Santa Fe Community College. The University of Florida offers excellent opportunities in art (Harn Art Museum), music and dance (Phillips Center), science (Florida Museum of Natural History), sports (NCAA Division I) and many other attributes of a large public university.
Gainesville itself offers more than 3,200 acres parks and playgrounds, hiking, biking, nature study, and is situated 1.5 hours from either the Atlantic beaches or the Gulf of Mexico fishing villages. This part of Florida contains the world’s largest concentration of fresh water springs in the world, making paddling opportunities the best anywhere.