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Retire To Gainesville, FL

Air Quality, Hazards, Climate, Recreation, etc.


Gainesville
Air Quality
Alachua County
. Good Days Moderate Days Unhealthy for Sensitive Persons Days Unhealthy Days Very Unhealthy Days
2017 316 39 0 0 0
2016 321 38 1 0 0
2015 331 34 0 0 0
2014 340 24 0 0 0
2013 335 30 0 0 0




Gainesville
Water Quality
Oklawaha Watershed
. % Good % Threatened % Impaired
2014 na na na
2012 na na na
2010 14 0 86
2008 na na na
2006 na na na
2004 na na na
2002 na na na




Gainesville
Recreation
. # of Parks # of Parks
(99 City Avg)
National Parks, Historic Sites, etc.
(managed by National Park Service)
Fort Matanzas National Monument, Cumberland Island National Seashore plus 4 more 7
National Campgrounds, Lodges, etc.
(other federal agency-managed sites)
11 26
State Parks, Sites, etc. 15 11



Gainesville Climate
(1971-2000)
. . 99 City Avg
January - Avg Low Temp 44 F 27 F
January - Avg Daily Temp 56 F 37 F
July - Avg Daily Temp 81 F 74 F
July - Avg High Temp 91 F 86 F
Avg Annual Precipitation 49 in 35 in



Gainesville Elevation
96 feet GPTR 99 City Average
1,652 feet



Gainesville
Natural Hazards
. Risk Level 99 City Average
Total Hazard Risk Moderate Moderate
Earthquake .1% 10.9%
Tsunami No Risk No Risk
Hurricane 40-60 10
Flood High Very High
Tornado Moderate Low
Volcano No Risk No Risk
Wildfire Low Low



Gainesville
Man-Made Hazards (Nuclear)
Nuclear Power Stations
(# Reactors)
Distance from City GPTR 99 City
Average
Crystal River (1) 55 miles 50% of cities are within 100 miles of at least one nuclear station



Gainesville
Heating and Cooling Degree Days
(avg annual)
. . 99 City Avg
Total Degree Days 3,896 5,915
HDD 1,148 4,662
CDD 2,748 1,253



EPA Hazardous Material Cleanup Sites
(Gainesville Area)
Gainesville Area EPA Cleanup Sites


Legend:
Small green circles (older style maps) or multi-colored circles (newer style maps: click here for legend) indicate 1)Superfund Sites 2)Federal Facilities 3)RCRA Corrective Action Sites and 4)Brownfields Properties (EPA hazardous material cleanup sites defined at Environment link)

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