Students of the University of Florida who are looking for peace and quiet away from the bustle and chaos of campus will love Pine Ridge. This pet-friendly community offers spacious two-bedroom apartments that are perfect for roommates to share or small families. Offering fully furnished kitchens, washer/dryer connections, and efficient floorplans, Pine Ridge is an excellent option for off-campus living.
Conveniently located to amenities, Pine Ridge is only a 20-minute drive or 30-minute bike ride to the Reitz Student Union, near the center of campus. The easiest way to reach campus is to simply turn right onto NW 13th Street to go south. Simply stay on NW 13th Street, and at University Avenue, it becomes SW 13th Street and borders the eastern side of campus.
There are several side streets that cross SW 13th Street. If you have classes on the northeast side of campus, near Library West or the College of Business, you can turn left to enter campus at SW 2nd Avenue or Stadium Road. Stadium Road will also take you deeper into campus, near the College of Engineering and the College of Journalism.
For students who need to reach classes on the south side of campus, near the College of Pharmacy or the College of Nursing, you can continue south on SW 13th Street and turn left onto Museum Road. You can also turn left onto Archer Road which borders the southern side of campus and then turn onto Newell, Center, or Gale Lemerand Drive to enter campus.
If you would rather take the bus to class, Pine Ridge is located just steps from a stop on the #8 bus route. This route runs from the North Wal-Mart Supercenter south, through campus, and ends at Shands Hospital, making it easy to reach class.
Pine Ridge is also close to all the amenities and attractions you need to enjoy life in Gainesville with ease. There are plenty of awesome restaurants, pubs, and coffee shops along University Avenue, making it easy to spend time with friends or grab a bite while studying. Northside Park is a great place to take a walk or have a picnic lunch, and it is only five blocks away, across from Wal-Mart on NW 34th Boulevard.
For shopping and dining, Butler Plaza and The Oaks Mall are the popular spots. Butler Plaza is located on SW 34th Street and Archer Road, and you will find Target, Best Buy, Old Navy, and plenty of casual restaurants and a movie theater. Simply go left from the complex onto NW 34th Street, and drive a few miles south. The Oaks Mall has favorite stores and restaurants and is located on Newberry Road, just a 20-minute drive.