: Funky hippie meets world traveler Sunny days per year
: 205 Median home price
Local football hero Tim Tebow stayed in shape running up and down the stairs at University of Florida's Griffin Stadium -- and so can you, for free. It's just one way this health-conscious city enhances the lives of those lucky enough to live here.
The university gives Gainesville its hip reputation -- the campus recently hosted a Japanese drumming concert -- but Gainesville is also an old-fashioned Southern charmer. Take the time to wander the cobblestone streets, admiring the wrought iron fences in front of Victorian gems and marveling at drivers who wave rather than lean on the horn.
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