Discover Our Cities

Alachua County is home to the Gator Nation, and so much more!

Founded in 1869, the City of Gainesville is home to the University of Florida, Florida’s flagship university. With a population over 131,000, Gainesville is known for world-class education, health care, culture, and is a noted destination for outdoor recreation. With an ever-growing urban center surrounded by quintessentially Southern small towns, you will find so much to explore, discover and learn in Alachua County.