Gainesvile, Florida, USA

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Have you heard of University of Florida , the Gator ? If you have not, you are either not a football fan or you are not aware of American sports !

Well today I want to blog about Gainesville, Florida. The gator city ! Gator is the mascot of University of Florida and it is the pride of Gainesville city. The historic match-up between the Ohio State Buckeyes and the University of Florida Gators at the 2006 BCS . The gator won 2006 national college football championship. We are the Chompions !

When you think of Gator, you think of Gainesville, Florida. It is the home of the gator - the University of Florida . Gainesville is a college city with about 100k+ population. It is a very green city, we have a lot of trees, especially the old oaks and cypress trees. It is one of the city you do not feel like you live in a concrete jungle but with pleasant greenery everywhere. It is a city with a country feel.

According to this web site : "

The Gainesville/Alachua County area is among the nation's best places to live, according to Money Magazine, September 1995. For six consecutive years, it has been tapped as Florida's most livable city and has ranked among the leaders in the nation. Given that Gainesville is not far from the northern border of Florida and a little more than an hour's drive from either coast, the city has a pleasant climate.
Within a radius of about 100 miles of Gainesville there are various place of interest. Paynes Prairie State Preserve, Devil's Millhopper State Geological Site, and San Felasco Hammock State Preserve afford opportunities to get close to nature without leaving the boundaries of the county. Beginning with the Okefenokee Swamp (north of Gainesville) and going clockwise, one may visit Jacksonville (with its big-city amenities and beaches), St. Augustine (the oldest city in the United States, established by the Spanish in 1565), Marineland, the Kennedy Space Center, Disney World and EPCOT (surely the state's best-known tourist attraction), and Cedar Key, the picturesque fishing village, an hours drive to the west. At Cross Creek, close to Gainesville, the home of author Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings is preserved as a museum. In Ocala, less than hour to the south, horse farms are abundant. And the beaches that have made Florida famous are just a short drive from the Gainesville as well."

For those of you who like nature, you will never not want to give Gainesville, Florida a miss.

Now you can visit Gainesville with the help of the travel website Hotel By City site.
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zewt said...

jamy, did u install something into your blog? it kept prompting me about something failing to load.

John said...

nice blog post on G'ville, Jamy :)

kayatan said...

Sorry Zewt,
I did not recall install anything.
How is it now, are u able to log in again ?

Thank you John.

Florida gator forum said...

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