Students at the University of Florida who are looking for a peaceful place to get away from campus chaos, but who still want an easy commute to class, will find Hickory Place Apartments to be a great option. Cozy studios and one bedroom apartments are perfect for singles, while the two-bedroom floor plans are excellent for roommates. Community and apartment amenities include plenty of storage, private outdoor spaces, and a pet-friendly policy makes this a complex worth checking out.
Conveniently located off of SW 23rd Street, residents here are less than three miles from the Reitz Student Union. While it’s a bit far to walk, driving or riding a bike are quick options. Students whose destination is on the south side of campus, near the College of Nursing or the College of Pharmacy will find it’s only about 15 minutes by bike and less than 10 minutes by car. Simply turn left on SW 23rd Street to go north, then make a right onto SW Archer Road. SW Archer Road borders campus to the south, so turning left onto Gale Lemerand or Center Drive will go right through campus. There are several parking areas in this part of campus, too.
For students needing to go to the northeast part of campus, near Library West, Tigert Hall, or the College of Business, the same route applies, only continue on Center Drive to Museum Road, then make a left onto Newell Drive. If you prefer to go around campus, take SW Archer Road, and make a left to go north on SW 13th Street. That borders campus on the east, and there are several side streets that go through campus.
When residents of Hickory Place aren’t in school, there is plenty to do near the apartment complex. Butler Plaza is a huge shopping center with a Publix grocery, Target, Best Buy, Old Navy, and several other stores. There are also plenty of quick service and fast food dining options, in addition to a large movie theater. To get there, simply turn left out of the complex onto SW 35th Place and drive just over a mile.
All around campus, but especially along University Avenue, there are some great local restaurants, bars, and coffee shops, making it easy to meet friends and hang out. Students who want to enjoy the great outdoors will like the close proximity to Sweetwater Wetlands Park and Bivens Arm Nature Park, which are both just two miles east on SW Williston Road.
Students who want to use public transportation will appreciate the numerous bus stops less than a block away from Hickory Place. There is a stop for the #9 route on SW 23rd Street which goes all the way through campus to the Reitz Student Union. A stop on SW 35th Place is on both the #35 and #37 routes, both of which go through campus and stop at the Reitz Student Union.