The Royal Village Apartments are located less than one mile east of the University of Florida’s Gainesville campus. This end of campus is home to Beaty Towers, the Broward Outdoor Recreational Complex, the Architectural & Fine Arts Library and the Plaza of the Americas. You can reach this area by driving westbound on SW Depot Avenue to SW 11th Street. Turn right on 11th Street and left on SW 8th Avenue, continuing straight until you cross over SW 13th Street. The road will turn into Museum Road after you cross 13th, and you can take that road straight through campus to your final destination.
It takes about five minutes to drive from the apartment complex to the eastern edge of campus, but you may need a few extra minutes of travel time to reach a parking lot. It also takes about five minutes to ride a bike to the edge of campus, or you can enjoy a walk of about 15 minutes to reach the same area. You can walk to all areas of campus in under an hour, and a bicycle will speed up your commute time considerably.
If you prefer to use public transportation, the closest bus stop is about two minutes away in front of the Oxford Terrace Apartments. If you board a route 127 bus headed toward Sorority Row from that bus stop, you will reach the Walker Hall stop in approximately 20 minutes without delays. This area of campus is home to Plaza of the Americas, University Auditorium and the Architecture & Fine Arts Library.
The bus routes connected to this area of Gainesville are limited, but you can catch buses headed in all directions from stops throughout campus. You can reach most parts of the city by bus as long as you’re willing to make transfers as needed.
Since the Royal Village Apartments are within five blocks of the UF campus, they’re convenient to a variety of bars, restaurants and retail stores that cater to the student population. If you take SW 6th Street north to University Avenue, you’ll pass some of the city’s most popular dining options. This includes The Warehouse, Amelia’s Restaurant, Mark’s Prime Steakhouse and Paramount Grill. Even more dining options are dotted along University as you travel toward campus. For outdoor recreation, the apartment complex is a short walk or bike ride from Depot Park and the recreational areas at the university.