GAINESVILLE, FLA. — Campus First Student Living has acquired The Ridge, a 661-bed student housing community located less than one mile from the University of Florida campus in Gainesville. The property offers two-, four- and five-bedroom, apartment- and townhome-style units. Shared amenities include a three-room fitness center, clubhouse, study lounges, a beach entry pool, hot tub and lazy river. Planned renovations for the community — set for completion this fall — include improvements to the clubhouse and the addition of private study areas, fire pits, outdoor game areas, a yoga studio and a dog park. Ryan Lang of ARA Newmark’s Student Housing Group represented the seller in the transaction.