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UF Student Apartment Review: Ufora Gainesville (Updated for 2024)

By Julianna

With so many student housing options in Gainesville, it can be hard to decide where to live each year. With so many factors to consider when choosing an apartment, dorm or house, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by all of the housing options in the area.

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While the floor plan options and full suite of amenities at Sweetwater make it an ideal student housing option, we know it is important for students to understand all of their 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 Ufora so that you can make an informed decision on where to live.

Ufora: UF Apartment Review

The Basics

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

Address: 1218 SW 5th Ave

Location: 5th Ave

Year opening: 2023

Number of beds: 663

Number of units: 232

Number of stories: 8


Ufora is located near the east edge of campus, so walking to class would take about 5-10 minutes. It’s across the street from the School of Architecture and Fine Arts Building, Norman Hall and Norman Lawn, and a short walk from sorority row. Ufora is also right next to The Row, another popular student apartment in Gainesville.

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Being located on 5th Ave, it is easy to drive to any restaurants or grocery stores. It’s about a three-minute drive to the closest Publix and very close to University Ave with lots of stores and food options.


Ufora offers secured onsite garage parking and scooter parking. There is also a secured bike storage room with a repair station. At the time of publication, there was no information on Ufora’s website about what they charge for parking.

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Ufora offers many amenities, including a resort-style rooftop pool, open-air courtyards, 24/7 fitness center, arcade and clubhouse space, and study rooms.

In addition, each apartment comes fully furnished and is complete with a smart TV, in-unit laundry, and stainless-steel appliances. Ufora also offers private balconies, side-by-side fridges, and floor-to-ceiling windows in select units.

Pricing and Floor Plans

Ufora offers many floor plan options. Each unit has equal bathrooms to bedrooms, and internet and cable are included in rent.

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

  • Studio
  • 1×1
  • 2×2
  • 3×3
  • 4×4
  • 6×6 Townhome
  • 8×8 Micro Studios

Rents are not publicly available on the Ufora website. To see rents at Ufora you can create an account.

Ufora is also pet friendly, and they have historically charged pet rent. At the time of publication, there was no information on Ufora’s website about what they charge for pet rent.

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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 1/4/2023. Last updated 12/1/2023.


Julianna is a Community Assistant at Sweetwater. She is a sophomore at UF majoring in Information Systems. Her go-to Daydreamer order is the Sweetwater Matcha!

December 01, 2023

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