The City of Alachua offers multiple housing choices – from historic homes downtown to brand-new estate homes on large acreage. Home values range from the $60,000s to in excess of $600,000.
A new development, Montclair, is located north of US 441 near Alachua Elementary. The city and developers work together to install infrastructure and pave streets.
Outlying areas within the city include Alachua Highlands/Shaw Farms. Established in the ‘70s, it is still seeing new construction. Lots range from 5 to 20 acres, and horses are plentiful. Prices range from $250,000 up. Savannah Station is located south on CR 235. Homes range from $160,000 to $300,000.
In the historic central city, the draw is being close to the Hal Brady Recreation Center and downtown restaurants and shops. The mixed residential and business uses create a truly walkable community.
As the central city expanded, so did the housing options. Homes in Santa Fe Station, Wyndswept Hills and One 51 Place Apartments – located north of the Hitchcock Shopping Center – range in price from $175,000 to $400,000. One 51 Place includes amenities such as a pool and clubhouse, and it attracts families looking to settle in the area but are not quite ready to purchase.
Mix of Retail and Housing
As development expanded near the I-75/US 441 interchange, plans were put in place to allow commercial uses on highway frontage and residential in the adjacent area. This also allows for pedestrian and bicycle-friendly communities. Heritage Oaks is north of the new Publix shopping with homes ranging from $200,000 to $400,000. Baywood Hills is adjacent to the Lowe’s shopping area and Campus Credit Union.