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Notable Neighborhoods

Notable Neighborhoods

Searching for a notable neighborhood in Greater Gainesville to call home? Not sure where to look? No worries, we have you covered with a number of tantalizing options.   

Haile Plantation 

Haile plantation, golf course

Resident pro tip: Star and moongazing on the fairway  

By the numbers 

  • 1,700 acres  
  • More than 2,600 homes 
  • Established in the 1970s  

Amenity Spotlight 

  • Many walking and biking trails 
  • The ethereal Haile Loop is the main attraction: This three-mile sidewalk trail twists past various neighborhoods and rolling greens 
  • Haile Village Center 
  • The Hawkstone Golf and Country Club  
  • Two pools 
  • Tennis, pickleball and basketball courts 
  • Fitness center 
  • Restaurant and outdoor bar 
  • Haile Equestrian Center 
  • Haile Tennis Center 
  • Publix Market Square 
  • Restaurants 
  • Nail and hair salons 
  • Physical therapy center 
  • Shops and stores 

Enveloped in canopies of branches and Spanish moss, Haile Plantation is a well-known residential gem. It is made up of several smaller uniquely charming neighborhoods conveniently located between Archer and Newberry roads.    

With an active and diverse community, residents enjoy the scenery by walking or biking the many trails and paths scattered throughout the property. Residents meander along the path to find themselves at the charming Haile Village Center.  

Various restaurants and shops, a café, a bistro, law and medical offices and hair salons call Haile Village Center home. On Saturdays, local farmers and artisans matriculate on its main throughway to peddle their various wares like fresh produce and meats, seafood, flowers and local honey. Festivals and events like its annual Oktoberfest and Light the Village in December happen here annually.    

After a relaxing day on the links, golfers can enjoy a drink overlooking the 18th hole at The Hangout, the dynamic community experience.  



duckpond, gainesville neighborhoods

A Historical Sanctuary Where Time Stands Still  

Resident Pro tip: Feed the ducks with the duck food provided at various locations. 

By the numbers 

  • Developed in the 1800’s 
  • 8 small subdivions 
  • 290 historic buildings 

Amenity Spotlight 

  • Matheson History Museum 
  • Thomas Center, a Nationally Registered Historic Place 

With its oak-shaded narrow streets and Victorian and Colonial-style architecture, Duckpond residents live in a state of perpetual time travel. The enchanting neighborhood is full of beautiful turn-of-the-century homes, canals and parks and is a place of preservation and culture. Once slated for demolition, the thriving community continues to undergo rejuvenation and remodeling at various phases throughout as the residents foster immense pride in their neighborhood and strive to keep its heart beating.  

The Duckpond sits at the foundation of the historical district and is teeming with a rich history and culture. In 2019, a historical marker was placed in the Duckpond to honor Rock in Roll Hall of Famer and Gainesville legend, Tom Petty — whose childhood home is located in the neighborhood.   

With its accessibility to downtown and charming architecture, this diverse neighborhood has become highly sought-after. Local parks attract families while their proximity to the university brings in students. Although it is conveniently located within walking distance to restaurants and various nightlife, the Duckpond remains sheltered from the bustle of the metropolitan area and continues to echo Gainesville’s rich past. 


Town of Tioga  

Town of Tioga, Gainesville neighborhoods

The Place Where Contemporary and Comfortable Living Meet 

Resident pro tip: Enjoy your coffee on your porch while watching all the various wild birds that fly around the neighborhood. 

By the numbers 

  • More than 500 acres 
  • 461 lots current and future 
  • 6 reputable builders 

Amenity Spotlight 

  • Tioga Town Center retail, dining and offices 
  • Clubhouse 
  • Playground 
  • Swimming pool 
  • Basketball and tennis courts 
  • Community garden 

From modern style farmhouse to Southern Greek revival, the Town of Tioga has an eclectic stream of houses and varying lot sizes. This diverse neighborhood is guided by Florida Friendly Landscaping principles and is home to flourishing, indigenous wildlife. Tioga has several areas designated to protect natural habitats. Residents can read about the various creatures that matriculate in the neighborhood from the informative signage sprinkled along the paths.  

Wide, tree-shaded walkways lead to the heart of the neighborhood full of amenities. Every Halloween, droves of children tread the streets in search of the best candy in town as Tioga has become Gainesville’s best trick-or-treating venue. Every year, the community spooks up their yards and invites residents and visitors alike to get into the Halloween spirit.   

Over the last few years, the Tioga area has exploded. Beautiful luxury apartments have sprouted up in the town center, and unique houses expand the Tioga boundaries along 8th Avenue.  

As Gainesville continues to grow west of Interstate 75, the area has enticed new restaurants and businesses to venture out to the Tioga Town Center. This mixed-use development is walking distance to amazing restaurants, bars, and shopping as well as the best medical and fitness centers. The town center hosts regular events like farmer’s markets, movie nights and free concerts and is the perfect place to spend a Friday night.  



Sustainable Living with Modern Elegance 

Resident pro tip: Take in nature and see wildlife on the two-mile hike through the new 46-acre gopher tortoise preserve.  

By the numbers 

  • More than 550 acres 
  • Six well-known builders 
  • 999 homes at completion 

Amenity Spotlight 

  • Tennis and basketball courts 
  • Volleyball nets  
  • Olympic size swimming pool with lap lanes 
  • Amenity center, private and protected by fingerprint technology 
  • Playground and splash pad 
  • Biking lanes and walkways throughout the neighborhood  

Large roman columns support the monolithic amenities center at Oakmont’s grand entrance with relaxing, luxury living awaiting residents on the other side. Just six years old, this resort style neighborhood is one of Gainesville’s newest developments and boasts a community lifestyle unlike any other in town.  

Gainesville’s first community development district, or CDD, provides its residents with community activities, various classes, seasonal festivals and charity events. This all-inclusive living concept fosters a closer sense of community and brings along certain long-term financial benefits.  

The diverse community is home to varying household sizes and income. The extensive playground, splashpad and year-round family activities welcome families of any size. The community hosts annual events like Easter egg hunts, a festival for every season and family movie nights.  

Oakmont boasts an active community and provides residents every opportunity toward fitness and wellness. Their complete fitness center hosts a myriad of group fitness classes and the massive activity field is perfect for team sports.  


Celebration Pointe 

Celebration Pointe house, Gainesville neighborhoods

By the numbers 

  • 225 acres 
  • Four districts 
  • City Place — live 
  • Tech Park — work 
  • City Walk — play 
  • The Shops — play 
  • Building 5001 delivers more than 70,000 square feet of leasable Class-A office space  

Amenity Spotlight 

  • Resort-style pool and walk-in hot tub  
  • Dog park has with a pet playground and a washing station  
  • Neighboring Split Rock Conservation Area  
  • Six-mile Archer Braid Trail 
  • Regal movie theater 
  • Numerous restaurants and shops 

Strolling down the tree-laden Promenade or watching the sunset in one of the wooden swings, residents can unwind from a hectic day at Celebration Pointe. The community has further evolved the Live, Work, Play model and delivers an elevated experience to its residents. The massive community embodies a big-city lifestyle while also preserving the relaxing charm characteristic of Greater Gainesville.  

Tucked back from Archer Road and with proximity to I-75, Celebration Pointe sits at the center of accessibility. It is a short drive to Shands Hospital, various UF Health facilities, great schools and is just across the bridge from Butler Plaza. 

Celebration Pointe flourishes with employment and entrepreneurial opportunities. Situated just behind City Walk is the community’s business district, Tech Park. With leading software provider, Infotech, and the marketing automation platform, Sharpspring by Constant Contact, Celebration Pointe is a growing technology hub. 


New Developments 

With more and more residents calling Greater Gainesville home each day, homebuilders rise to meet the demand. There are several communities across Alachua County that are planned or under construction. 

Here is a guide to the latest, high-quality home builds around Greater Gainesville.  


Established Communities with New Builds 

These are existing developments that are expanding with custom or new builds 



Amariah Park  

Finley Woods  

Grand Oaks  


Estates of Wilds Plantation  

Kingston Place 



South Pointe  

See Also

Tara Estates  

Town of Tioga  

The Vue at Celebration Pointe 




Arbor Greens  

Avalon Woods  

Country Way of Newberry  

Oak Park – Newberry 


High Springs 

Bailey Estates  

Laureal Point  




Savannah Station  


Brand-new Communities 

These developments are all new and under construction in 2022-23 



Emerson — Gainesville 

Flint Rock Agrihood — Gainesville 

Kingston Place— Gainesville 

Luareate Village— Newberry 

Wimberley — Gainesville 




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