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6 Reasons to Live at Sweetwater for the 2023 – 2024 School Year

By Caroline

At Sweetwater, our leasing team has helped hundreds of students sign leases, and understand that finding the perfect student apartment for you can be a difficult process. With so many options available, it can be hard to figure out which building is best for you.

For this reason, we will be listing the top six reasons why you should live at Sweetwater for the 2023-2024 school year.

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6 Benefits of Living at Sweetwater

1. Options at Various Price Points

model unit kitchen and sweetwater

Sweetwater’s meticulously crafted kitchens feature tile backsplash, stainless steel appliances and quartz countertops.

At Sweetwater, we have rental rates starting at $1,049 per month.

Whether you prefer a spacious one-bedroom, one-bathroom (1×1) or a six-bedroom, six-bathroom (6×6) unit with your best friends, Sweetwater has options for a variety of price ranges.

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To find the perfect floor plan for you, check out our floor plans page, complete with updated availability, pricing and unit features.

2. Value for Your Money

daydreamer cafe located inside Sweetwater

Sweetwater has an on-site coffee shop, Daydreamer, featuring hand-mixed coffee drinks, matcha and artisan pastries.

Every apartment at Sweetwater comes fully furnished, with high-speed internet and cable.

Each bedroom comes with a full size bed, computer desk and chair, 3-speed ceiling fan, as well as a spacious closet. You will also be provided with stackable dressers that can go under your bed, so that you have plenty of space to store all of your personal belongings.

The unit also has a spacious kitchen with quartz countertops, ceramic light fixtures, and a ton of storage for everyone. It comes with stainless steel appliances, including a spacious fridge, dishwasher, microwave, oven and glass top stove, as well as brass hardware throughout.

Every unit comes with a wall-mounted smart TV, a full-sized washer dryer, an electronic fob lock and deadbolt on the front door.

We also have a full suite of amenities including a rooftop pool, study mezzanine, and our in-house coffee bar, Daydreamer Cafe. With amenities like a gym, sauna, and yoga room, you will have no need for an extra fitness membership!

3. Independence

girls downtown on scooters

Not only can living off-campus at Sweetwater give you more bang for your buck, but it provides additional independence that you won’t experience at an on-campus dorm.

At Sweetwater, you will not have a meal plan. This way, you have the flexibility to choose which groceries you need or want, and spend as much or as little as you please.

4. Year-Round Housing

yoga room in Sweetwater

Sweetwater’s yoga studio has floor to ceiling windows which flood the space with natural light to elevate your zen experience.

While on-campus housing at UF is leased for 9 months, at Sweetwater you will sign a 12-month lease. This way, if you’re looking to live in Gainesville over the summer, you will have a place to stay. However, if you’re looking to visit home, study abroad, or move for an internship during the summer, you can relet your apartment.

5. Proximity to Campus

group boys and girls walking in the plaza of americas

Sweetwater is located at 1225 W. University Ave, only one block from the UF campus. This way, you won’t have to worry if you snooze your alarm a few too many times – campus is right across the street!

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6. Safety & Security

exterior of sweetwater

Sweetwater is located at 1225 W University Avenue, just one block from the UF campus.

Safety is an extremely important factor in any living situation – especially when it comes to student housing.

Sweetwater is a controlled access building close to campus with secure parking. We have a fob system with electronic key locks to individual units and amenities throughout the complex, as well as deadbolts included on your front door. We also have complex-wide video monitoring capabilities.

Our onsite building management is dedicated to providing assistance and comfort. Our maintenance staff will handle any physical problems and building emergencies.

Overall, Sweetwater offers many incentives for student living as opposed to on-campus living or other off-campus apartments.

If you have any questions about student housing or want to learn more about Sweetwater, contact our leasing staff! We are more than happy to answer any questions you may have.


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

October 24, 2022

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