City Website: cityofarcher.com
Population: 1,191

City Hall Address: 16870 SW 134th Ave., Archer, FL 32618

Mayor: Corey Harris
Contact: (352) 495-2880

Archer began as a frontier village in the 1840s, and the railroad came to the city in 1859. William Emory “Hitup” Maddox started Maddox Foundry & Machine Works in 1905, and his descendants still operate the businesses, which is Archer’s main employer. Named after Florida’s first secretary of state, Archer maintains a small-town charm, historic character and memories of the railroad that connected the city to commerce and opportunity. Just over 1,000 people call 6.9 square miles of space their home. Santa Fe College’s satellite campus provides higher education opportunities to both Archer and southwest Alachua County residents. Residents and visitors can peruse the city’s history at the Archer Railroad Museum or visit the variety of stores that line Main Street. There are still a number of lovely historic homes in Archer, which date back to 1890 and earlier. This historic railroad town lies southwest of Gainesville, located on the western edge of Alachua County, and U.S. 27 passes through the city.

 

Restaurants

Los Avina Mexican Restaurant

Location: 201 SW Archer Rd,
Archer, FL 32618

Cuisine: Mexican

Hours: Open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Dee’s Sandwich Inn

Location: 13682 FL-45,
Archer, FL 32618

Cuisine: Sandwich Shop. Quick bite. Quiet. Casual

Hours: Open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Tuesday-Friday)

Bars

The Mustang Grill and Bar

Location: 201 SE 2nd Ave. #104
Archer, FL 32618

Hours: Open from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. (Monday- Saturday) and 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Sunday)

Shopping Centers

Stained Glass By Dawn

Location: 16675 SW 143rd Ave,
Archer, FL 32618

Save-A-Lot

Location: 12859 FL-45,
Archer, FL 32618

Hours: Open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Family Dollar

Location: 520 N University Ave.,
Archer, FL 32618

Hours: Open from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. (Monday-Saturday) and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. (Sunday)

Activities

Holly Hills Tot Lot Park

Location: 17157 SW 127th Ave.,
Archer, FL 32618

Archer Library Branch

Location: 13266 FL-45,
Archer, FL 32618

Hours: Open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Monday-Thursday) and 1 to 5 p.m. (Sunday)

Archer Spring Festival

Location: SW 170th St and S.W. 134th Ave
Archer, FL 32618

Archer Historical Society

Location: 13266 FL-45,
Archer, FL 32618

Hours: Typically meets at 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month.

City of Archer Family Movie Night

Location: 16671 SW 137th Avenue
Archer, FL 32618

Hours: Varying dates. Typically at 7 p.m.

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