Gainesville is a big city in the region of north central Florida. It is most well-known as the home of the University of Florida, which is the 9th most attended college in the United States. It is also home to City College and Santa Fe College. Gainesville has been ranked by several sources as one of the best places in the country to live, primarily because of the relatively low cost of living. The city has a thriving art and music scene and many famous musicians, including Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, got their start here.