For students at the University of Florida who want the peace and quiet of off-campus living without being too far away, Pinewood I is a great option. This community of one-bedroom apartments is pet-friendly and features furnished kitchens, on-site maintenance, and laundry facilities. Spend the afternoon by the pool or outside among the lovely landscaped grounds.
An additional benefit of Pinewood I is its convenient location to campus, amenities, and fun things to do. It’s situated on the northern side of Gainesville, just five miles north of campus, making it just 20 minutes by car and 30 minutes by bike to the Reitz Student Union. A bus is also a convenient option as there is a stop across the street on the #43 route which goes all the way through campus to Shands hospital!
To reach the north side of campus near the College of Engineering, Library West, or Tigert Hall, the easiest route is to head east on NW 39th Avenue, then turn right to go south on NW 34th Street. From there, you can make a left onto University Avenue, which borders the north side of campus. Turn right onto Gale Lemerand Drive and then drive through campus along Stadium Road. This allows you to access much of the north side of campus pretty easily!
If your classes are on the south side of campus, near the College of Nursing, Veterinary Science, or College of Dentistry, take NW 34th Street to Archer Road, which borders the south side of campus. Newell Drive, Center Drive, and Gale Lemerand Drive all go through campus from there, making it a fairly easy way to reach class either by bike or car.
When you aren’t in class or enjoying campus activities, there are several things to do near Pinewood I. For fun shopping and dining, The Oaks Mall is only 15 minutes away when you drive south on NW 43rd Street and make a left onto NW 8th Avenue. Butler Plaza is another large shopping destination with a Target, Publix Grocery, plus fun shopping spots like Old Navy and Best Buy, a movie theater, and plenty of places to eat. It’s located at the corner of Archer Road and SW 34th Street, so it’s near campus and not hard to get to. For everyday necessities, a Wal-Mart Supercenter is only 10 minutes by car and also on the #39 bus route.