2nd Avenue Centre is located at the corner of SW 2nd Avenue and SW 5th Street. You can walk to the center of the University of Florida campus in about a half hour from this location, and a bike ride will get you there in about 10 minutes. Simply walk or bike down 2nd Avenue and turn onto Museum Road. This road will lead you straight into campus, allowing you to turn off at any point to reach your desired destination.
This area of Gainesville is popular with students because it’s so easy to walk to all areas of campus as well as to surrounding businesses. If you prefer to use public transportation, you’ll find a bus stop close by. You can walk to the stop in just minutes and board one of the Later Gator buses to reach campus as well as attractions throughout Gainesville. Later Gator A makes a big loop around campus while Later Gator B goes across the northern edge of the university and then runs into the city south of campus. Later Gator C goes along the northern edge of the university and then extends into Gainesville to the west.
Most students walk or ride bikes from this apartment complex to campus, and you can reach all areas of the city with the Later Gator buses and connecting routes. You can easily get around without personal transportation, but you may want to use a car if you plan on commuting to work or visiting destinations far from campus on a routine basis.
The apartments at 2nd Avenue Centre place you within a block or two of many popular restaurants and student hang out spots. This includes Volta Coffee, Tea & Chocolate and Reggae Shack. High Dive is a popular spot that features music outside on the patio, and it’s about three blocks east of the apartment complex. Loosey’s is located less than half a mile away and is a great spot for karaoke, and The Bull is a wine bar and nightclub located just blocks away.
When you have too much of a good time and need to work off some of the action, you can walk or bike less than a mile to reach Spin Cycle, Sanctuary, Gainesville Dojo or Alter Ego Fitness Downtown. There are also churches, tattoo parlors and shopping centers within walking and biking distance.