For students, staff, and faculty at the University of Florida who are looking for a place to call home, Pine Forest Homes is an excellent opportunity. This community of detached rental homes features a wide variety of spacious two-, three-, and four-bedroom floor plans that are perfect for roommates to share, couples, or even families. With private, fenced-in backyards, washer/dryer connections, and plenty of storage space, these rental homes are attractive and comfortable.
One of the biggest benefits of Pine Forest Homes for students and staff of the University of Florida is the convenient proximity to campus. Located less than five miles away from the Reitz Student Union, it’s an easy commute by bike, car, or even bus. To reach campus by car or bike, simply turn right onto NE 39th Avenue, followed by a left onto NW 13th Street. NW 13th Street becomes SW 13th Street at University Avenue and borders the east side of campus.
To reach classes and buildings on the northeast side of campus, such as near Library West, Tigert Hall, or the College of Business, you can turn right from SW 13th Street onto University Avenue and go south on Buckman or Newell Drive. Turning right on Stadium Road is another way to access campus on that part of campus, and maybe an easier way to reach the College of Engineering or Journalism.
If your destination is on the south side of campus, near the College of Nursing or College of Pharmacy, you can continue on Newell Drive. You can also turn left onto Museum Road from SW 13th Street to enter campus and go left on either Center Drive or Newell Drive to reach the southern buildings. By car, it takes about 20 minutes to reach this section of campus, and by bike, it’s only a 30-minute commute.
The Gainesville bus system is also a convenient option, and there is a bus stop right at the corner of NE 39th Avenue and NE 2 Way for the #15 and #39 routes. The #15 goes around NW 13th Street to the Rosa Parks Transfer Station, making this your best route to access campus. Simply take the #15 to the Rosa Parks Transfer Station and then take the #1 bus which goes through campus and also stops at the popular Butler Plaza shopping center.
Nearby amenities to Pine Forest include a Wal-mart Supercenter less than 10 minutes away on NW 13th Street and a Publix only 5 minutes away. Spend time outside at the Ironwood Golf Club or at the Northside Park. Both locations are within 10 minutes by car and are popular outdoor destinations. For fun shopping and dining, check out Butler Plaza, which features larger stores including Target, Old Navy, and Best Buy in addition to several small stores, a movie theater, and plenty of casual dining. It’s located on SW Archer and SW 34th Street, not too far south of campus, and only about 25 minutes by car.