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Gainesville is the largest city in north-central Florida and is home to the University of Florida and Santa Fe College. College students make up a significant portion of the population, and college reated events are important to the community. Because of its inland location, Gainesville experiences wide temperature fluctuation, with temperatures averaging in the low 70s at night and in the 90s during the day. Gaiensville has even been known to experience sustained freezes every few years. Gatorade was invented in Gainesville in the 1960s as a drink for the UF sports team, though their headquarters has since been moved to Chicago.

Major Roadways

  • Interstate 75 is a north-south highway that travels from the Ontario border to southern Florida. I-75 serves as a primary route through all of Florida, running 471 miles and connecting Ocala, Gainesville, and Fort Myers. 
  • State Road 24 passes through Gainesville, connecting it to the southwestern coast.
  • State Road 26 is an east-west route that runs through north central Florida.

Other Transportation

  • The Amtrak Silver Service route provides passenger rail all along the eastern coast of the United States, from New York to Tampa and stopping in Gainesville along the way.
  • The Gainesville Regional Transit System provides over 37 bus routes in Gainesville and its surrounding areas.
  • In the northern end of the city is the Gainesville Regional Airport, which provides daily flights to Miami, Atlanta, Orlando, and Charlotte.

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After a serious crash, it is crucial to get help from a Gainesville personal injury attorney who understands the local regulations and legal standards, who knows how insurance policies work, and who can handle all aspects of an insurance claim so the injured person can focus on recovery. If someone is killed in a collision, a Gainesville wrongful death attorney will launch a claim that will begin the process of financial recovery for the family members left behind. Learn more here about what a Gainesville accident lawyer can do to help.  
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