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UF Student Apartment Review: Hub on 3rd (Updated for 2024)

By Caroline

As a student at UF, I know one of the most difficult parts of college is finding the right place to live each year.

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At Sweetwater, our location, full suite of amenities and diverse floor plans make for an ideal housing option for a variety of students, but we also recognize the importance of considering other apartments before making a final decision. We know that if you’re considering living at Sweetwater, you might also be looking at Hub on 3rd.

To help you in your search for the right place to live, here is a full review of Hub on 3rd so you can confidently make a decision.

Hub on 3rd: UF Apartment Review

Hub on 3rd Apartment Complex

Hub on 3rd located on NW 3rd Ave. Photo courtesy of Hub on Campus.

The Basics

Before getting into specifics, here are some quick facts about the apartment building:

Address: 1258 NW 3rd Avenue

Neighborhood: Corner of 13th St and University Ave

Year built: 2020

Number of beds: 661

Number of rooms: 201

Number of stories: 6


Hub on 3rd is located one block north of campus, near the intersection of 13th Street and University Ave. The apartment is across the street from both Publix and Starbucks.

Hub on 3rd is about a 10-minute walk to the restaurants and bars on University Avenue and a 20-minute walk to Ben Hill Griffin stadium. Hub on 3rd is also just across the street from The Standard, another popular apartment complex in the area.

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The apartment has a parking garage and charges residents about $300/month for cars and $60/month for scooters, as of December 2023. The parking garage can only be used by paying residents, not guests, but the city parking in the surrounding neighborhood can be used by anyone after 4 p.m.


Gym at Hub on 3rd

Hub on 3rd has a new fitness center with diverse equipment. Photo courtesy of Hub on Campus.

Hub on 3rd offers a rooftop sundeck with a pool and hot tub. Other amenities include a fitness center, yoga studio, high-speed wi-fi, and free access to private meeting rooms.

The fitness center is complete with various different fitness equipment, and the complex offers fitness and yoga classes for residents who prefer guided exercises. Along with the fitness center, Hub on 3rd has a sauna and steam room.

Hub on 3rd offers controlled access to the building through key fobs, and the apartment complex has support staff on-site 24/7.

Pricing and Floor Plans

Hub on 3rd offers a number of floor plan options that can accommodate anywhere from just one person up to seven people in the townhome 4×5 and 5×4 layouts.

Here is a list of all of the floor plan options at Hub on 3rd:

  • Studio
  • One bedroom: 1×1
  • Two bedroom: 2×1, 2×2
  • Three bedroom: 3×2, 3×3
  • Four bedroom: 4×3, 4×4, 4×5
  • Five bedroom: 5×4

Each floor plan varies in cost, and the different layouts within each floor plan have different prices. At the time of publication on December 2023, rates for 2024 – 2025 at Hub on 3rd range from the $600s to over $1,900 per person, per month, depending on unit type. The apartment also offers VIP suites that are more expensive, but come with upgraded features. All rates are subject to change. You can find current availability and pricing on Hub on 3rd’s floor plans page.

Regardless of what floor plan you choose, each apartment is fully furnished and comes with stainless steel appliances, walk-in closets and individually keyed bedrooms.

As of December 2023, certain pets are allowed with a one-time deposit of $250 and $25/month per pet.

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We hope that this review helped you better understand your living options.

If you have any questions about living options in Gainesville or would like to know more about Sweetwater, contact our leasing staff, who would be happy to help you in your search for the perfect student housing for you.

Originally published 6/30/2022. Last updated 12/1/2023.


Caroline is a Leasing and Marketing Assistant for Sweetwater. She is a sophomore at UF majoring in Marketing.

December 01, 2023

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