Napier Grant Apartments is a lovely community of townhomes near Bivens Arm Lake on the southwest side of Gainesville. Featuring two-bedroom, one-bathroom townhomes, Napier Grant offers students and staff at the University of Florida a quiet, comfortable place to come home and relax. This is a pet-friendly community that also has 24-laundry facilities and 24-hour maintenance available.
Getting to class is easy for residents at Napier Grant whether by bike, car, or bus. Whether the class is on the south side of campus near the College of Nursing or the College of Pharmacy, or the destination is on the north part, near Library West or Tigert Hall, the route is primarily the same. Drive north on SW 23rd Terrace and make a right to go east on SW Archer Road. From there, Gale Lemerand and Center Drive side streets off of Archer that go north through campus. Center Drive is closest to the College of Nursing and the College of Dentistry.
For students going toward Library West or the Reitz Union, Gale Lemerand connects to Museum Road, Stadium Road, and University Avenue, which all run east-west. By bicycle, even the farther parts of campus are only 15 to 20 minutes and by car, it’s even shorter, though that doesn’t include parking.
After class, if students don’t want to go straight home, there are plenty of popular spots on and near campus. There are coffee shops, fast food, and local favorites around University Avenue. Less than ten minutes from the apartment community is Butler Plaza, which features Publix, Target, and Trader Joe’s for groceries. There’s also Old Navy, Best Buy, a movie theater, and several restaurants. The Plaza is easy to get to via SW 23rd Terrace and going west on Archer Road.
Napier Grant is also very close to several bus stops on the #9, #19, #35, and #37 routes. All of those go to the Reitz Union, making it convenient to get to campus, even in bad weather. The #37 route goes from the Reitz Union to the Butler Plaza Transfer Station, which is convenient both for shopping and for connecting to other routes around Gainesville. The #9 and #37 both run until after midnight, making it good for studying late and wanting to get home safely.