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UF Student Apartment Review: Social 28 (Updated for 2024)

By Tori

With so many housing options in Gainesville, students often get overwhelmed during their search for the right student housing. Not knowing where to look and what to look for in your housing options are just two ways the student housing search can get complicated.

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At Sweetwater, we’ve helped hundreds of students navigate their student housing search, and we know it can be confusing and stressful.

So, we’ve written this review of Social 28, a popular apartment at UF, to help you on your student housing hunt.

Social 28: UF Apartment Review

Social 28 Pool

Social 28 located on 13th St. Photo courtesy of Social 28.

The basics

Before we get into the specifics, here are some quick facts about Social 28:

Address: 311 SW 13th St.

Neighborhood: 13th St.

Year built: 2015

Number of rooms: 169

Number of stories: 6


Located on 13th street, Social 28 is directly across the street from campus. Walking to class would take about 10 minutes, and walking to the Midtown bars would take about 15 minutes.

Social 28 is located above CVS Pharmacy, and about a 10-minute walk from Publix on 13th street.

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Social 28 uses the Klaus Car Parking system. Parking for residents is $200 per month for cars and is pretty limited, so it’s distributed on a first come, first serve basis.

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Social 28 Entertainment Space

Social 28 has a game room with a ping pong table and entertainment space. Photo courtesy of Social 28.

Social 28 offers many amenities, including game rooms, study rooms, and a new rooftop outdoor space that has a pool, hot tub, cabanas and outdoor grills.

The fitness center at Social 28 has new workout equipment and a private yoga studio.

Social 28 has 24-hour surveillance to ensure the safety of residents. The apartment complex also offers video doorbells, so residents can feel safer in their units.

Pricing and Floor Plans

Social 28 offers a select amount of floor plans including:

  • Two bedroom: 2×1
  • Three bedroom: 3×2
  • Four bedroom: 4×2

Looking to live alone? Sweetwater offers multiple one-bedroom floor plans. Or, if you’re looking to live with a larger group, we have 4×4, 5×5 and 6×6 layouts available!

At the time of publication in February 2024, rates at Social 28 for 2024 – 2025 range from the $900s to over $1,000 per month, depending on unit type. All rates are subject to change. You can find current availability and pricing on Social 28’s floor plans page.

Each unit at Social 28 is fully furnished and is complete with stainless steel appliances, in-unit laundry machines, and 50” flat screen TVs in the living rooms.

Social 28 does not allow residents to have pets. (Have a furry friend? Sweetwater is pet friendly!)

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We hope this article was a helpful review of one of your living options in Gainesville. If you have any questions about apartments in Gainesville or would like to know more about Sweetwater, please contact our leasing staff who would be more than happy to help answer any questions you may have.

Originally published 8/18/2022. Last updated 2/29/2024. 


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.

February 29, 2024

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