The Wonders of Gainesville, FL
Gainesville, FL is the largest city in Alachua County with approximately 125,000 residents. Innovation Gainesville and the Gainesville Chamber of Commerce are working together to promote business growth and promote and incubate health and green technologies. The majority of travel to and from this city is via I-75 or through the Gainesville Regional Airport. Residents have access to multiple award-winning healthcare facilities including UF's Shands Hospital, the VA Medical Center, and the North Florida Regional Medical Center.
Gainesville, FL offers residents an eclectic mix of world class entertainment, events, recreational activities and education.
Gainesville, FL is home to the University of Florida (UF) and Santa Fe College. UF is regarded as one of the state's top public universities and has received national acclaim for outstanding education and research. Santa Fe College, a state college offering associate and bachelor degrees, provides students with unique learning facilities that include a teaching zoo and a planetarium.
Gainesville is perhaps best known as the home of the Gator Nation and home of the Florida Gators, UF's championship-winning football and basketball teams. The Gators have excellent women's teams wining numerous National Championships as well. In addition, the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) hosts an annual drag racing event named the Gator Nationals. Those seeking a personal challenge will enjoy Gainesville's array of golf courses, the most frequented being the Gainesville Golf and Country Club, Haile Plantation Golf Course, Ironwood Golf Course and Meadowbrook Golf Club. Other excellent recreational opportunities include numerous city parks, public and private tennis facilities such as DB Racquet Club and Haile Tennis Center, and biking with the very active Gainesville Cycling Club. Gainesville also provides a very active youth sports program run through the City, Boys and Girls Clubs, and the YMCA.
Gainesville is home to many unique shopping opportunities. In Downtown Gainesville, a variety of independent shops line the streets, offering customers one-of-a-kind items and gifts. The Oaks Mall offers residents a pleasant indoor shopping experience for the whole family that is sure to beat the heat. Haile Village in Haile Plantation offers many restaurants, boutiques and jewelers. Those who don't shy away from sunshine will find that the Haile Farmers Market offers the season's freshest fruits, vegetables, flowers and homemade foods direct from local farmers. This market, among many other farmers markets, offers residents of Gainesville only the freshest of the current season.
Within Downtown Gainesville lies the Hippodrome Theater which hosts on- and off-Broadway plays, an art gallery, and numerous special events throughout the year. Located just outside of Downtown Gainesville is the Savannah Grande, a spectacular ballroom and event space available for special occasions. Art lovers will be enamored by UF's Harn Museum of Art, offering visitors a myriad of works encapsulating beauty and creativity.
Gainesville offers residents a variety of opportunities to experience nature. The city participates in Rails to Trails which is a national movement to link nature trails discovered by others. Currently boasting 16 nature trails perfect for walking, jogging or biking. Gainesville is also home to many unique nature experiences and historic sites. A few options for nature lovers include Boulware Springs, Paynes Prairie, UF's Butterfly Exhibit, and Kanapaha Botanical Gardens, which are beautiful and very popular.
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