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Notable Neighborhoods: Living in Greater Gainesville

Notable Neighborhoods: Living in Greater Gainesville

Notable Neighborhoods

Greater Gainesville is repeatedly ranked among the best places to live. Aside from the amenities of a small-town community and booming city hub, GG is also home to many different notable neighborhoods full of great places for people to live. For those new to the area looking for a place to call home, or life-long locals looking to switch it up, GG has a place for everyone.


Haile Plantation


By the Numbers

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


Amenity Spotlight

  • Walking and biking trails, like the three-mile Haile Loop
  • The Haile Farmers Market, every Saturday morning
  • Historic Haile Homestead
  • Haile Village Center, full of eclectic shops, pubs and restaurants
  • The Hawkstone Golf and Country Club
    • Pool, tennis, pickleball and basketball courts, driving range, restaurant and outdoor bar
    • Fitness center with indoor gym, pool, tennis, pickleball and basketball courts
  • Haile Equestrian Center
  • Haile Tennis Center
  • Publix Market Square
    • Nail and hair salons
    • Physical therapy center and gyms
    • Shopping and dining



Haile Plantation is a well-known residential gem in the GG community. It is enveloped by canopies of Oak branches and Spanish moss and is comprised of several smaller, unique neighborhoods, spreading from Archer Road to Newberry Road.


The result is an active and diverse community. There are many trails weaving through the property. Residents can walk or bike on them and experience the local scenery. Hampstead Park nestled in the heart of Haile is fully equipped with playground favorites, including two swing sets, and an open field for pipsqueaks and pups to run wild.


On Saturdays, the farmers market in the Haile Village Center where local farmers and artisans gather to sell their produce, meat, seafood, flowers, local honey and handmade goods. Every October, visitors and guests don their Dirndls and Lederhosen for Oktoberfest. Vendors convene to offer shopping, dining and, of course, brats and beer.


(Resident  Testimonial )

Karen Kirkman, resident of Haile Plantation since 1984


“I enjoy the proximity to the Historic Haile Homestead, a significant historic site and object of my research, and the opportunity to educate the public about the true uncomfortable history of Alachua County.  The proximity to stores and schools, and the fact that homes in Haile Plantation hold their value for the most part is also a bonus.”




A Historical Sanctuary Where Time Stands Still


By the Numbers

  • Developed in the 1800s
  • 8 small subdivisions
  • 290 historic buildings

Amenity Spotlight




The Duckpond is one of GG’s oldest neighborhoods, committed to preservation and culture. It is full of beautiful, turn-of-the-century homes in colorful, classical styles, canals and parks. Being there can seem like taking a trip back in time.


“The Duckpond is one of the oldest and loveliest neighborhoods in Gainesville,” said Rachel Kerensky, realtor with Better Homes Garden Real Estate’s Thomas Group. “Built primarily in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, most of the homes have been lovingly restored.”


Lush, green parks attract families and the proximity to the University of Florida brings in students. The community is thriving and continues to rejuvenate and remodel as the residents foster a sense of immense pride in their neighborhood and strive to keep its heart beating.


The Duckpond is also teeming with a rich, local history. In 2019, a historical marker was placed there to honor Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Famer and GG 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.


Residential Testimonial

Cynthia Moore Chestnut, long-time resident of Duckpond

“I have lived in the Duckpond Neighborhood for over 40 years

where the neighbors  look out for each other. After all, we are family.”





Town of Tioga 

The Place Where Contemporary and Comfortable Living Meet


By the Numbers

  • Over 500 acres
  • 461 lots current and future
  • Six reputable builders


Amenity Spotlight

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


From modern farmhouse style to Southern Greek revival, the Town of Tioga has an assorted stream of houses and varying lot sizes. This diverse neighborhood is guided by Florida Friendly Landscaping principles and is home to flourishing, indigenous wildlife.


It 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 many 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 GG’s best trick-or-treating venue. The community spooks up their yards and invites residents and visitors alike to get into the Halloween spirit.


As GG 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 Gainesville Health and Fitness and some of the best medical centers.





Sustainable Living with Modern Elegance


By the Numbers

  • More than 550 acres
  • Six reputable 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


See Also

Oakmont is one of GG’s premier developments, offering a unique lifestyle found nowhere else in the area. The Oakmont community is home to varying household sizes and income.


Large roman columns support the monolithic amenities center and previews the relaxation and luxury awaiting the residents. Many different activities, classes, seasonal festivals and charity events are offered for residents to enjoy. 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 for fitness and wellness. Its fitness center hosts a myriad of group classes and the massive activity field is perfect for team sports or just getting out.


Resident Testimonial

Stacy Jacobs, Oakmont resident


“As a 50 something, one of my favorite things about living in Oakmont is all the youth that surrounds me here. There are tons of young families, the community is relatively new, and the grounds are well maintained. There is a tortoise preserve with 3 miles of hiking trails, a fabulous club house with a huge pool and fitness center. I like that Oakmont has community activities such as group workouts, bingo night, movie night, and different food trucks stationed at the clubhouse on Tuesdays evenings. But by far, the best thing about Oakmont are my neighbors!!”


Celebration Pointe

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 with a pet playground and washing station
  • Neighboring Split Rock Conservation Area
  • Six-mile Archer Braid Trail
  • Regal Cinemas movie theater
  • Numerous restaurants and shops

Whether strolling down the tree-laden, shop-lined Promenade or watching the sunset in one of the wooden swings, residents can unwind at Celebration Pointe. The community has further evolved the live, work, play model to deliver an elevated experience to its residents. The massive community embodies a big-city lifestyle while also preserving the relaxing charm of GG.

Tucked back from Archer Road and in close proximity to I-75, Celebration Pointe is the epicenter of accessibility. It is a short drive to UF Health Shands Hospital and other various UF Health facilities, great schools and is just across the bridge from Butler Town Center.

Celebration Pointe flourishes with employment and entrepreneurial opportunities. Situated 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 GG.



Established Communities with New Builds

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


  • Amariah Park
  • Grand Oaks
  • Heartwood
  • Estates of Wilds Plantation
  • Kingston Place
  • Lugano
  • Oakmont
  • South Pointe
  • Tara Estates
  • Town of Tioga
  • The Vue at Celebration Pointe
  • Wexford



  • Arbor Greens
  • Avalon Woods
  • Oak Park – Newberry


High Springs

  • Laureal Point
  • Oakridge



  • Savannah Station


Brand-new Communities


These developments are all new or are under construction in 2023


  • Briarwood — Alachua
  • Emerson — Gainesville
  • Flint Rock Agrihood — Gainesville
  • Kingston Place— Gainesville
  • Luareate Village— Newberry
  • Wimberley — Gainesville

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