Country Gardens is within easy walking distance of most areas on the University of Florida campus. It sits on the school’s southern border near the Malcom Randall VA Medical Center. Pedestrians can take Highway 24a to Shealy Drive and arrive on campus in 10-15 minutes. Some campus locations to the north may require a 20-30 minute walking time.
The Regional Transit System serves the apartment complex with routes 8, 13, 16, 17, and 122. For students, the most convenient of these will be likely be either route 8 or 13. Route 122 takes students from the Hub to the commuter parking lot on campus. Students should plan for a trip of 10-15 minutes when taking the bus to campus. Buses run Monday-Friday every 7-30 minutes.
For those who wish to drive their own vehicle to campus, there are several roads which provide quick access. Most prominent of these is SW 13th Street. Using this route, the campus can be reached in as little as five minutes depending on traffic.
This trendy apartment complex is within walking distance of many local restaurants and shops. Popular eateries nearby include the Good Fortune Buffet, Steak N’ Shake, and the Sawamura Japanese Steakhouse. Those who prefer simpler dining options will find a Dominos Pizza and Subway less than a mile away. If you enjoy coffee shops, walking over to the Terrace Market Cafe takes less than five minutes.
Grocery shopping is convenient thanks to the Winn Dixie on 16th Avenue and the Zeezenia International Market which is located on 13th street just south of the apartment complex. Just one mile away you will find the Backstage Lounge, Salty Dog Saloon, and Graffiti Beach. These nightspots are perfect for socializing and winding down after classes.
Country Gardens is located near SW 13th Street which is one of the most vibrant areas of the local college community. It is less than five minutes to popular campus attractions such as the Florida Museum of Natural History and the Hippodrome State Theatre. Ben Hill Griffin Stadium is just north of the complex within walking distance.