Alachua, Florida: A Small Town with World Class Charm
The city of Alachua, known as the "Good Life Community" is located in Alachua County, Florida. With a population of less than 10,000, Alachua offers small town charm, great restaurants, a strong sense of community, and a great place to work and learn. For working adults, the city of Alachua offers many employment opportunities, including the Walmart Distribution Center, Dollar General Distribution Center, and Progress Corporate Park. Progress Corporate Park is home to many bioscience and technology companies including the UF Sid Martin Biotechnology Incubator, Nanotherapeutics, RTI Biologics, and UF Center for Excellence for Regenerative Biotechnology. Alachua's location on I-75 and US 441 makes it a convenient place to live and work.
The city of Alachua is host to yearly Spring and Fall Festivals that bring the community together in celebration of these wondrous seasons. Known as the home of the "Largest Small Town Fireworks Display in America," Alachua's community goes all-out every 4th of July in celebration of America's independence. In addition, the Mike and Adrian Peterson Foundation and game day gives the community a great way to participate in sports while helping at-risk children through fundraising.
Offering many top-notch educational facilities, the City of Alachua is a great place to learn. For little ones, Irby Elementary and Alachua Elementary provide a safe and fun learning environment. Mebane Middle School and Santa Fe High School are Alachua's hubs of learning for adolescents. Alachua residents delight in attending local Santa Fe High School sports events in support of the Santa Fe Raiders. For high school graduates, Santa Fe College provides associate and bachelor degree programs and many unique educational experiences. Alachua also offers several private schools such as a Montessori school, The Alachua Learning Center, Destiny Christian Academy, and the Alachua Hare Krisna Bhaktivedanta Academy.
Fun in the Sun
Alachua is home to the Hal Brady Recreation Center, Splash and Skate Park, and San Felasco Park, which offer a myriad of opportunities to have fun and experience Florida's natural beauty. At the Hal Brady Recreation Center, kids and adults are able to play a range of sports at the center's numerous sports fields, practice in the batting cages, and enjoy a picnic with family and friends.
Those seeking a unique experience while immersed in nature will enjoy San Felasco Park. This unique state park is home to one of Florida's only mature forests. In addition, the park offers many opportunities to view hardwood trees and limestone, hallmarks of Florida's natural wonders. Visitors can go hiking, off-road cycling, and horseback riding.
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