Driving north from University Avenue, once you escape the less manicured homes that are indicative of student rentals, you’ll enter into a strictly residential area of town. This very desirable area, originally designed with professors and physicians – and their grand homes – in mind, is filled with trees, hills, and a variety of home styles and lot sizes. If cookie cutter is your style, then you’ll want to skip this area as no home is identical to another.
From mid-century modern to colonial to Spanish, there is a style to suit every taste. While some MCM homes still boast Mad Men-era shag carpet and avocado appliances, most have been remodeled at least a bit over the years. You can expect to find a home in this area somewhere from the high $200k price point, with some remodeled and grand homes hovering around $1 million. Due to its biking distance to UF, the medical centers, and downtown, homes in this area sell quickly.