Cottage Grove is more remote than some other apartment complexes near the University of Florida campus. Nevertheless, there are a number of transportation options for residents of this apartment complex. It is possible to walk to some areas of the campus by crossing 13th Street. Walking to school can take anywhere from 20-40 minutes depending on the destination. Biking is also an option and requires anywhere from 15-30 minutes.
The Regional Transit System of Gainesville services the complex with multiple bus routes. These include routes 13, 16, 17, 29, and 43. Route 13 runs between Beaty Towers and the complex every 10-30 minutes Monday through Friday. On the weekends the bus runs every 60 minutes. This is by far the most popular and shortest bus route offered by RTS.
Many students living in this complex prefer to drive their own vehicle to school. This involves only a short ride down 13th Street where many areas of the campus are accessible. Those who prefer to commute to the campus should expect a travel time of 10-30 minutes depending on the time of day and the volume of traffic.
Cottage Grove is located in the Sorority Row area of Gainesville and offers convenient access to a number of local attractions. One of the most popular is the Acrosstown Repertory Theater which offers many productions throughout the year. There is also the Gainesville Rock Gym.
Access to most restaurants and retail shops will be via Archer Road a few miles away. There residents will find businesses such as WalMart, Target, Lowes, Best Buy, and many others. This area also has many fast food restaurants that include McDonald’s, Subway, and Checkers. There is a Dominos Pizza in the immediate area which provides delivery service to the complex. Also along Archer Road are supermarkets like Publix and Winn-Dixie which afford convenient grocery shopping.
A highlight of this area is the outdoor activities it offers. There are multiple hiking and biking trails in addition to bodies of water like Lake Wauburg. The lake offers skiing, boating, and swimming among other activities.