Living in Gainesville



  • Welcome Service So you want the royal treatment now that you are in Gainesville. Well, here is a number for you to dial so you can be pampered to you hearts desire ... ya spoiled brat! Hospitality House 376-9100
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  • Utilities Gainesville Regional Utilities 334-3434 (natural gas, electricity, water, refuse pick-up) Southern Bell 780-2355 Clay Electric Cooperative, Inc. 372-8543 (serves rural Alachua County) Florida Power Corporation 376-6344 (serves rural Alachua County)
  • Homeowners Insurace- We donít have earthquakes, but some of the weather that rips through Gainesville could cause damage to your home. This doesnít even include your 4-year-oldís escapade with matches. Some of the places you can get homeowners insurance. Ernest W Roughton Insurance 332-0189 Farm Bureau Insurance 20 NW 75 Drive 332-5554 4507 NW 67 Street 378-1389 5700 SW 34 Street 375-0509 Kemper Insurance 372-3456 Howard Hall Agency Inc. 605 NE 1 Street
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  • Health Insurance- Youíll need to be sure you and your family are covered in the event of health problems. There are several companies you can contact to get coverage. Ellett Insurance 905 NW 56 Terrace 331-8044 Blue Cross And Blue Shield of Florida 373-0775 Aetna 378-2511 502 NW 16 Ave.
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  • Auto Insurance- Accidents happen everywhere, and Florida is no exception. The roads can get very slick, especially during the very rainy Gainesville summers. You need to have auto insurance so you are covered in the event that one occurs...besides, itís the law in Florida. A Auto Insurance 377-7283 830 NW 13 Street Nationwide 3501 W. University Ave. 371-7977 2630 NW 41 St. 377-0909 Allstate 372-7211
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  • Mini Storage- When you need to pack up but thereís no place to go, call your favorite storage unit and take your precious stuff on down. A Affordable Mini Storage 378-7575 1132 S. Main St. The reasonable place to bring your treasures and your trash. A-1 Mini Storage 378-9999 4432 SW 34th St. One of the most modern places to stash your stuff. A Storage Center 332-0003 6800 W. University Ave. Computerized access with individual alarms. A Turner Moving & Storage 372-0406 1001 NW 53rd Ave. A clean, modern and air-conditioned warehouse by one of Gainesvilleís oldest movers. AAA Executive Storage 377-1771 533 SW 2nd Ave. Manager and loading dock on premises, all size units available. Gator Moving & Storage Co. 374-4791 505 NW 53rd Ave. Safe, climate-controlled and discounts on long term storage. Hillís Mini & Record Storage 376-1331 2626 NE 39th Ave. Driveway for large trucks and 24-hour access available. Interstate Mini Storage 371-0852 4504 SW 29th Ave. Right off the highway, right here for you, 24-hours a day. McCoy Mini Storage 376-3286 2160 NE 1st Blvd. Electronic controlled gate and a manager thatís there. Venture Realty Warehouses 372-3674 7325 NW 13th Blvd. Right on target in the northwest part of town.
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  • Pest Control- A-1 Pest Control Inc. 1201 S Main Street 463-2469 Alachua Pest Control Inc 106 NE 1st Street 462-2958 Gainesville Pest Control P.O. Box 2174 338-1013 ORKIN 2943 SE Williston Road 378-1501
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  • Pet Registration Animal Control 955-2333 Licenses: - all animals require proof of rabies vaccination for license. - neutered/spayed dogs under one year cost $6 annually; neutered/spayed cats under one year $3 annually. - intact dogs under one year cost $6 annually; intact cats under one year cost $3 annually. - costs increase as the animals age increases. Pet Emergencies 373-4444 Humane Society 373-5855 * Pet licenses are required and obtained from veternarians after rabies inovulations are administered. Both cats and dogs must be licensed in Gainesville and Alachua County.
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  • Veterinarians- Does Spot need his shots? Maybe the cat needs to be de-clawed. Is Zippy the rabid gerbil acting up again? You need a vet, so hereís a starting point for you. Alachua-Santa Fe Animal Hospital 462-2222 2 miles south on 441 462-3005 Northside Animal Hospital 376-5358 9430 NW 13 Street Oaks Veterinary Hospital 332-7387 229 NW 75 Street (Tower Road) Westside Animal Hospital 376-1373 5508 NW 13 Street Mobile Pet Doctor (Steve Clamp D.V.M.) 665-8454 Box 147050 Suite 238
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  • Pet Boarders- When you have to leave town for a spell and your loyal companion canít come along, call one of these to help you out while you are gone. A Petís Preference 372-2111 Aalatach Animal Hospital 1609 S Main Street 372-5391 Pet Nanny P.O. Box 140171 375-6135 Mutt Hutt 5815 NE 38th Street 377-5013 Catís Pajamas 10322 NE 76th Terrace 375-4395
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  • Employment Agencies- New in town? Looking for a job? Perhaps you should call an employment agency to help in your search. AAA Employment 4001 Newberry Road 375-8121 Job Action 1031 NW 6th Street 378-2300 Personnel Center 372-6377 Kelly Temporary Services 600 NW 75th Street 331-1913
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  • Banks- Barnett Bank 2627 NW 43rd Street 338-6601 Monday-Friday 9a.m.-4p.m. Studentís Checking Account: $3.75/month, no minimum balance, $50 to open Farmers & Dealers Bank 11411 N. State Road 121 335-0500 Monday-Friday 9a.m.-4p.m. Studentís Checking Account No monthly charge, no minimum balance, $200 to open First Federal Florida 4316 NW 23rd Ave 373-0222 Monday-Friday 9a.m.-4p.m. Studentís Checking Account No monthly charge, no minimum balance, $100 to open First National of Alachua 6360 NW 13th Street 371-1041 Monday-Friday 9a.m.-4p.m. Studentís Checking Account $10/month, no minimum balance, $100 to open First Union Bank 104 N. Main Street 335-3300 Monday-Friday 9a.m.-4p.m. Studentís Checking Account $4.50/month, no minimum balance, $100 to open, 7 checks/month with $2000 balance, unlimited checks Gainesville State Bank 2814 SW 34th Street 375-3400 Monday-Friday 9a.m.-4p.m. Studentís Checking Account $3/month, no minimun balance, $100 to open 9 checks/month M&S Bank 3631 N. Main Street 377-0951 Monday-Friday 9a.m.-4p.m. Studentís Checking Account $3.75/month, no minimum balance, $100 to open, 25 debits a month Southeastern Bank 4000 N Main Street 375-6991 Monday-Friday 9a.m.-3p.m. Studentís Checking Account $7/month, no minimum balance, $100 to open, unlimited checks SouthTrust Bank 4414 NW 23rd Ave 338-3670 Monday-Friday 9a.m.-4p.m. Studentís Checking Accounts $.99/month, no minimum balance, $250 to open, unlimited checks SunTrust Bank 411 N Main Street 374-5500 Monday-Friday 9a.m. - 4p.m. Studentís Checking Accounts $5/month, no minimum balance, $100 to open, $.35/check
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  • Maid Services- The house a wreck ... company coming over -- Too busy to clean? A Maid For You 1503 NW 18th Street 375-1362 Rub-A-Dub-Dub Cleaning Service 336-8570 Maid in the Shade 1-800-666-MAID Construct a Maid 378-6368
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  • Major Roads- If you want to learn your way around Gaineville in a hurry, there are a few major roads you need to know. Archer Road runs east and west. It has a direct exit to I-75 and a strip with numerous restaurants, hotels and shopping plazas. Archer dead ends into 13th street. University Ave. runs east and west along the University of Florida and downtown Gainesville. This is the road you want if you are going to the county courthouse, city hall, administrative buildings or the downtown party district. It also becomes Newberry Road en route to the Oaks Mall. 13th street is also U.S. Highway 441. It runs north and south along the administrative buildings of the University of Florida. Traveling south you will reach state preserve Paineís Prarie. If you are headed north, you might come across Samís wholesale warehouse, AAA or the Plaza Theater.
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