Lake City: "The Gateway to Florida"
Lake City is located in Columbia County in Northern Florida. Nestled to the east of the intersection of I-75 and I-10, Lake City is within driving distance of Georgia, Gainesville, and Jacksonville. Currently, Lake City is home to over 12,000 residents. As the largest city in Columbia County, Lake City offers the best of Northern Florida in a charming small town environment. In Lake City, residents enjoy top notch education, healthcare, recreational activities, and the best of Northern Florida's natural environment.
The residents of Lake City enjoy a quiet community that has access to numerous attractions and top-notch services. Lake City Gateway Airport is the area's transportation hub and also houses a couple specialty facilities that rehabilitate military aircraft. In addition to the airport, main employers in the area include the VA Medical Center and the Columbia County School System.
Lake City has access to the state's best healthcare facilities and include the VA Medical Center and Shands Hospital. Additionally, Lake City is home to Florida Gateway College and Lake City Community College, which provide residents with a quality college education close to home. Many graduates from these institutes of higher learning go on to study at schools nationwide.
The community of Lake City organizes multiple festivals throughout the year. The most visited of these include the Alligator Festival and the Olustee Battle Festival. The latter includes an annual reenactment of the Battle of Olustee and has been running in Lake City for over thirty years. Notable former residents of Lake City include NFL star Brian Allen and Texas Rangers pitcher Michael Kirkman.
Lake City, Florida has a lot to offer individuals seeking a quiet home life as well as the opportunity to have fun. The city is home to many restaurants offering the tastiest Southern fare. Golfers also enjoy Lake City for its gorgeous golf courses. Boasting three separate courses near the city center, Lake City is a priority stop for avid golfers and enthusiasts alike.
Nearby Alligator Lake is named after a city adjacent to Lake City named "Alligator" by Native Americans. While its name does not necessarily inspire one to don their swimming gear and dive in, Alligator Lake is a premier destination for those seeking top-notch fishing opportunities or a scenic boat ride. Alligator Lake Park was recently developed and is a popular weekend destination for local residents and tourists alike, who are looking to enjoy the fantastic regional nature.
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