Gainesville is the home of the "Gators", and the campus is beautiful. We've also explored the surrounding neighborhoods and have found some interesting sections.
We found a very old neighborhood with an historic Community Garden (for you Mary!) but perhaps your planning board is afraid of a similar sculpture... I liked it.
And, there is an Occupy Gainesville movement..... but their hardships are pretty minimal when compared with the conditions faced by the folks camped out in Portland
more photos will follow! love anita & fred