Alachua

5 reviews
  1. Town in Florida
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Real Estate
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    A-
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$175,800
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$941
National
$904
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    31%
  • Own
    69%

Alachua Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    222
    264
  • Murder
    0
    5
  • Rape
    53
    37
  • Robbery
    74
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    571
    575
  • Theft
    1,713
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    106
    257

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$52,540
National
$53,046
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    38%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    14%

    Reviews

    5 reviews
    • Excellent
      1
    • Very Good
      3
    • Average
      1
    • Poor
      0
    • Terrible
      0
    I have lived in the city of Alachua for about 9 years now and it has grown so much in a sense of population. However, the city its' self has not really matured nor is it willing to accept change. I relocated to Alachua, FL from St. Petersburg,FL shortly after getting married. We built our home there. I immediately began to notice that there was not alot going on in the community for the youth and young adults. I approached the local recreation center's representatives to inquire about starting a step team or some sort of activity outside of the normal football, basketball, and cheer. Something the youth could do maybe between seasons or such. I was shut down, never given a chance to prove that this may have been an opportunity for the city's youth to shine and maybe becaome noticed. I have since tried to start up a local dance team for the community and no backing or support from the city still. So, in a nut shel Alachua in a nice town but don't go looking for any community support.
    • Current Resident
    • 3 months ago
    Alachua, FL is a small town in North Central Florida that is full of small town charm. You can easily get to know the local business owners and be as involved as you'd like in the community. Main St. has several restaurants and various places to shop. The location is superb with easy access to Gainesville, FL by both I-75 and 441.
    • Current Resident
    • 8 days ago
    Im not concerned about most of the things mentioned above because we dont have them, but the ones that i am concerned about such a street lighting and sidewalk maintenance, i feel is dangerous kids can get hurt or snatched up.
    • Niche User
    • 5 months ago