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Moving to Gainesville

Located midway between Orlando and Jacksonville, you’ll find the dynamic and vivacious city of Gainesville, FL. In addition to being the home of the University of Florida and the county seat for Alachua County, Gainesville is best known for its thriving business sector and beautiful natural surroundings. If you want to be part of a true urban Jungle, moving to Gainesville might be perfect for you.

For nearly a decade, 2 College Brothers has been helping families like yours move to the Gainesville area. If you’re looking for the best Gainesville movers near you, trust 2 College Brothers for a worry-free experience. Don’t want to take our word for it? Check out the hundreds of positive reviews we’ve received from satisfied customers.

Gainesville is the largest city in Alachua County and had a recorded population of about 131,217 people in April 2018. The city is highly diverse; more than one-fifth of residents here are Black, and 10% of the population is Hispanic. Less than half the people living here are religious; the religious population is mainly split between protestant Christian churches.

Because Gainesville plays host to the University, the city has a distinct college-town vibe that makes it a perfect destination for millennials and young professionals who want to be around other 20- and 30-somethings. In fact, there are so many young people here that the median age is just 26.6! In addition to impacting the social culture of the city, this influx of young people is also one of the factors that make it highly progressive and fairly liberal.

Gainesville is also growing in popularity because of its low cost of living. The median home value in the area is $147,500, which is 14% lower than the median for the State. However, since only 35% of residents own their homes, it’s important to consider the average rent in the city as well. Luckily, renting here is also highly affordable; you can find a one-bedroom apartment for just around $1,000 per month here in the city.

Wondering what to do in Gainesville? A major part of the community’s appeal is the city’s commitment to integrating and celebrating nature within the city. Within the city limits, you’ll find numerous public parks, along with more than 30 miles of hiking and biking trails. You can kayak or canoe on Newman’s Lake, walk through a butterfly rainforest at the Florida Museum of Natural History and stroll through the gorgeous Kanapaha Botanical Gardens, all without leaving the city!

High-Quality Moving Services

Maybe you’ve lived in Gainesville your whole life, and are finally moving into your dream home in the city. Or maybe you’re relocating here for the first time to enjoy the sunny Florida weather. No matter why you’re moving, 2 College Brothers is the Gainesville moving company you can rely on for a seamless transition.

Our range of moving services start with packing. Most people think packing is a DIY activity, but many folks become quickly overwhelmed by the sheer volume of possessions they own. In addition, packing is an important part of the process, because proper packing is key to keeping your belongings sad in transit. Instead of trying to handle packing on your own, let 2 College Brothers ease the burden with partial and full-service packing options in Gainesville.

Do you own specialty furniture pieces that you want to protect during your move? The expert furniture movers on our team know how to handle any piece, be it a valuable painting, and antique clock or a heavy pool table. For customers who are musically inclined, we also offer piano moving services in Gainesville!

Need to store a few things while you search for your dream home? Or perhaps you’re downsizing, and need storage while you decide which items will be donated or given to family! Either way, 2 College Brothers can help with our secure storage services. We’ve partnered with reliable local storage facilities to offer our clients a range of unit types to fit every storage need and budget.

For businesses in the Gainesville area, we also provide streamlined commercial moving services. Each commercial mover on our team is highly trained to handle everything from standard office furniture to specialized tech and production equipment. Plus, with our free moving quotes, you can easily fit our services into your budget.

Ready to get started? Give us a call today at (352) 448-9095 to speak with a courteous, professional team member. We can’t wait to welcome you home!

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Demographic Info for Gainesville, FL
26 years
Median Age
Median Home Value
Median Household Income
17 mins
Average Commute
Own vs. Rent
Schools in Gainesville, FL
6815 SW Archer Rd
Gainesville, FL 32608
Type: High School
12000 SW Archer Rd
Gainesville, FL 32608
Type: Private School
5408 SW 13th St
Gainesville, FL 32608
Type: Elementary School
4601 SW 20th Ter
Gainesville, FL 32608
Type: Elementary School
5005 SW 75th St
Gainesville, FL 32608
Type: Middle School
4601 SW 75th St
Gainesville, FL 32608
Type: Elementary School
Places to Eat in Gainesville, FL
Maple Street Biscuit - Gainseville
Maple Street Biscuit - Gainseville
3904 SW Archer Rd
Gainesville, FL 32608
Yelp Rating for Maple Street Biscuit - Gainseville
Metro Diner
Metro Diner
2130 S.W. 34th St
Gainesville, FL 32608
Yelp Rating for Metro Diner
Bangkok Square
Bangkok Square
6500 SW Archer Rd
Gainesville, FL 32608
Yelp Rating for Bangkok Square
Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza
Blaze Fast-Fire
3617 Archer Rd
Gainesville, FL 32608
Yelp Rating for Blaze Fast-Fire
A'xin Mahzu Sushi & Grill
5150 SW 34th St
Gainesville, FL 32608
Yelp Rating for A
Embers Wood Grill
Embers Wood Grill
3545 SW 34th St
Gainesville, FL 32608
Yelp Rating for Embers Wood Grill
Things to Do in Gainesville, FL
Kanapaha Botanical Gardens
4700 SW 58th Dr, Gainesville, FL 32608, United States
Florida Museum of Natural History-Exhibits
3215 Hull Rd, Gainesville, FL 32611, United States
Sweetwater Wetlands Park
325 SW Williston Rd, Gainesville, FL 32601, United States
UF Bat Houses
Museum Rd, Gainesville, FL 32611, United States
Loblolly Woods Nature Park
3315 NW 5th Ave, Gainesville, FL 32607, United States
Escape Key - Room Escape Game
3501 SW 2nd Ave #2300, Gainesville, FL 32607, United States

Our Clients Feedback

  • Carter, Chase and Craig did a fantastic job. This was my 3rd move in 4 years and I was a little stressed because of the previous experiences. They made it easy and less stressful than expected. They arrived in time... read more

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    Valentina V.

    The crew acted very respectful and utilized their time most efficiently.
    Their truck was substandard. I don't blame the crew for that. The truck should be parked. Overheated,no parking brake, holes in cieling and floor.

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    Norris R.

    We had 1 day notice to get the apartment emptied! With just an afternoon to figure out what to do from several hundred miles away. I went online and gave 2 College Brothers a call. Jim went above and beyond... read more

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    SUE B.

    Great timing, great treatment of our furniture. We had Josh L and he made short work of furniture that would have taken my brother and I all day to move. Great pricing as well very friendly guy. Was so impressed... read more

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    Audun C.
  • Lance and Kenny were our movers, Faith and Trevor our office support. We called off of a postcard advertisement. Everyone was so helpful, professional and kind. Lance and Kenny had us loaded, delivered and unloaded with great... read more

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    Christine W.

    Absolutely no complaints from the estimate to the final box being moved in. The work crew showed up on time each day with a courtesy call each time. These guys were so helpful and down to earth. They were sure... read more

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    V N.

    Josh, Ricky, Osceola, Theodore, and Malik were amazing!!! They arrived on time and didn’t hesitate getting right to work. They paid attention to every detail and we’re so careful with everything, which put my anxiety at ease. This... read more

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    Cecilia C.

    I recently moved into my first home with the help of 2 College Brothers. I had 3 movers total though one arrived about an hour after the other two (they adjusted the rate accordingly). The first two arrived right on... read more

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    Casandra S.
  • Josh L., Ricky & D'Angelo arrived at my house at 1:30, the exact appointment time. From the time they got out of the truck and introduced themselves to me until the time they left they were friendly and very professional.... read more

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    Marcha B.

    I have moved many times in my life including Internationally and I have to say 2 College Brothers is one of the best moving companies. The team that moved me yesterday was excellent and took the stress out of this... read more

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    Julie Z.

    2 College Brothers Moving and Storage did a fantastic job. Our job was somewhat complicated with pick up of items at a storage unit, followed by pickup of items at a Gainesville home and taking some to another Gainesville home... read more

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    Michael J.

    The 3 guys were dressed with company logo shirts in a very professional manner. They were polite and worked well as a team. They loaded the truck in about 3 hours. The unpacking was the same and... read more

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    Kathy W.


Congratulations on your decision to move to Gainesville in Florida! You are going to love it here. Check out our useful links to help you get settled in.

City of Gainesville, FL Website – Gainesville is a fabulous city to move to. Find out more about the City of Gainesville.

Gainesville, FL Wikipedia Page – The official City of Gainesville Wikipedia page

Gainesville, FL Facebook Page – Connect with City neighborhoods on Facebook to help with your move to Gainesville

Gainesville, FL Jobs – The City of Gainesville is hiring so take a look at what’s available

Jobs in Gainesville, FL – There are plenty of amazing jobs in Gainesville

Gainesville, FL, Real Estate – No matter which Gainesville neighborhood you prefer, check out these Gainesville real estate listings.

City of Gainesville, FL Police – Check out the City of Gainesville police department to put your mind at ease

City of Gainesville, FL Business – Ease into your move with the help at the Official City of Gainesville website

City of Gainesville, FL YouTube – Get informed about the City of Gainesville with these great YouTube videos

Gainesville, FL Rotary – Get involved with the City of Gainesville Rotary after your move to Gainesville

BBB Gainesville, FL – City of Gainesville BBB to help you find businesses and services for your move to Gainesville

Gainesville, FL Chamber of Commerce – Learn more about your Gainesville local Chamber and get involved

Utilities at Gainesville, FL – Don’t move to Gainesville without finding out about the utilities you will need

Parks in Gainesville, FL – Bring the family and enjoy the parks in Gainesville

Events in Gainesville, FL – Upcoming events and more throughout the entire city. Go have some fun.

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