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UF Student Apartment Review: The Row Gainesville (Updated for 2024)

By Tori

Students at the University of Florida have seemingly countless options when it comes to student housing in Gainesville. With the overwhelming amount of apartments, it can be difficult to get started on your housing search and properly evaluate all of your choices.

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While the Sweetwater team is confident that our numerous floor plan options and full suite of amenities make it a great option for all kinds of students, we understand the importance of weighing your living options before making a final decision.

To help with your student housing search, we made this review to tell you everything you need to know about The Row in Gainesville to help you make an informed decision on where to live.

The Row: UF Apartment Review

aerial rendering of the exterior of the row, a new student housing development opening in gainesville near uf fall 2023

Photo courtesy of The Row Gainesville.

The Basics

Before we get into the details, here are some quick facts about The Row:

Address: 407 SW 13th Street

Location: 13th Street

Year built: 2022

Number of beds: 182

Number of units: 48

Number of stories: 8


The Row is located right at the eastern edge of campus, meaning it’s about a 5-10 minute walk to most classes. It is just across the street from the School of Architecture and the Fine Arts buildings. 

The community is a short walk to sorority row and a 10-minute walk or 3-minute drive from the nearest Starbucks, Publix and Target. It’s also a quick drive to the numerous stores and restaurants on University Ave.

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Interior rendering of the amenity lounge at the row, a new student housing apartment opening fall 2023 in gainesville near UF

Photo courtesy of The Row Gainesville.


The Row has an onsite assigned parking garage for residents. The parking rates vary, so contact their leasing office for details.

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The Row offers many amenities, including ground-level retail, resort-style pool deck, state-of-the-art fitness center, and collaborative and private study rooms.

Each apartment comes fully furnished and is complete with Latch Smart Entry, in-unit washer and dryer, quartz countertops and stainless steel appliances, and vinyl plank flooring.

Rendering of the pool deck at the row, a new student housing apartment opening fall 2023 in gainesville near UF

Photo courtesy of The Row Gainesville.

Pricing and Floor Plans

The Row offers many floor plan options with both shared and private bathrooms.

Here is a list of all of the floor plan options at The Row:

  • 2×2
  • 3×2
  • 3×3
  • 4×2
  • 4×3
  • 4×4
  • 5×3

At the time of publication on December 2023, rates for 2024 – 2025 at The Row range from the $900s to over $1,300 per person, per month, depending on unit type. All rates are subject to change. You can find current availability and pricing on The Row’s floor plans page.

The Row is a pet-friendly community. As of December 2023, the cost of pet rent is $50 per month, per pet with an initial non-refundable fee of $500 and $200 refundable deposit.

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We hope that this was a helpful review of one of your living options in Gainesville. If you have any questions about living options near UF or would like to know more about Sweetwater, please contact our leasing staff who is always happy to help you in your search for the right place to live!

Originally published 11/10/2022. Last updated 12/1/2023.


Tori is a Community Assistant at Sweetwater. She is a sophomore at UF majoring in Public Relations. Her favorite drink from Daydreamer is the Sweetwater Matcha.

December 01, 2023

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