Alachua County is a great place to live and work. Peppered with small towns such as Alachua, High Springs and Newberry, Alachua County is a great place to raise a family. The town of Micanopy, the first settled town in the United States, calls Alachua County home. Alachua County offers residents top-notch education, entertainment, and access to some of Florida's most interesting natural attractions.

Education

Alachua County has multiple A rated schools from elementary school through college. The University of Florida is a nationally respected public university located in Alachua County's largest city, Gainesville. In addition, Santa Fe College offers students unique learning experiences such as a teaching zoo and planetarium at multiple locations throughout the county.

Entertainment & Recreation

The Alachua County Fairgrounds offer residents numerous special events, exhibits, and an annual fair. Small towns, such as Alachua, High Springs and Newberry, are known for unique antique finds and great local restaurants, offering a range of authentic Southern dishes made with fresh, local ingredients. Active children and adults will find that Alachua County is a bike friendly location with many bike trails. The Gainesville Cycle Club offers biking enthusiasts many opportunities to explore the county while biking with others.

Must-See Sites

Alachua County has many attractions that should not be skipped by tourists or residents. These include San Felasco Park, Devil's Millhopper, and Cross Creek. San Felasco Park is a state park home to one of the few mature forests in Florida. An ideal spot for horseback riding, hiking, and off-road cycling, this park is a must-see. In addition, Devil's Millhopper is a unique 120-foot bowl-shaped cavity that is a national landmark. This natural wonder is a limestone sinkhole that features a mini rain forest and the opportunity to discover fossils thousands of years old. Cross Creek is another local attraction made famous by the book The Yearling and attracts thousands of yearly visitors.

Nature

Whether visiting local horse farms, bird watching, or hiking on a Rails to Trails path, there is something for everyone in Alachua County. The Retirement Home for Horses is located in Alachua County, which is one of the only horse farms dedicated to providing aging horses with a superior quality of life. Alachua County's Santa Fe River is 75 miles long and offers numerous opportunities to explore nature and catch a glimpse of Florida's native wildlife population. The river offers opportunities for fishing, canoeing, kayaking as well as just relaxing in the pristine springs on an inner tube. If seeking a great outing for little ones, Poe Springs is a great location to learn about one of Florida's only dedicated natural springs while enjoying a picnic.


Community Listings

Average List Price: $830,756
Average Days on Market: 230


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$2,279,025
Courtesy of: Watson Realty Corp - NW 23rd Ave.
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$639,000

6012 NW 168 Street Alachua County, FL 32615

Single Family Home
Courtesy of: Florida Homes Realty & Mortgage
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$250,000

0000 00 Alachua County, FL 32605

Commercial
Courtesy of: Bosshardt Realty Services LLC
PENDING
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$155,000

3301 NW 51st Place Alachua County, FL 32605

Single Family Home
Courtesy of: Florida Homes Realty & Mortgage