Gainesville FL Real Estate has everything to offer from Haile Plantation to the Historic Duck Pond neighborhood, from elaborate estates to vintage cottages. Gainesville and the surrounding areas have a unique blend of cultural arts, history and outdoor activities. Located in the heart of North Central Florida, Gainesville is a unique and friendly place to call home.
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Gainesville is home to the University of Florida, the largest public land grant institution in the state and a key player in education, medicine, cultural arts and sports for the region. Gainesville residents, students and visitors enjoy a variety of activities from the Bat House and the Florida Museum of Natural History to the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. The Bat House, located adjacent to Lake Alice, houses thousands of bats year-round. The Florida Museum of Natural History is home to the Butterfly Rainforest. The Rainforest, a 3-story screen-enclosed sanctuary is home to hundreds of free-flying butterflies. Once inside the enclosure, the experience is nothing but tranquil and surreal. The programs and events at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts provide North Central Florida with a variety of cultural opportunities.
In addition to the on-campus activities, the University of Florida is home to the GATORS. For the sports enthusiast, winning back to back basketball national championships and winning the 2006 football national championship makes Gainesville the perfect place to live. Residents are inundated with the endless opportunities to participate in cheering on their Florida Gators – from women’s volleyball to men’s baseball – the options seem endless.
Just east of the University is downtown Gainesville. This quaint village like atmosphere offers shopping, art walks on Friday’s and a vibrant farmers market on Wednesday afternoons. Gainesville residents take advantage of the eateries and nightlife that the downtown area has to offer. Downtown Gainesville is also home to the Hippodrome State Theatre, a national historic landmark. The theater, built in 1909, has an annual schedule packed with plays, musicals and more. Each spring downtown Gainesville enjoys the Santa Fe Community College arts festival where artists participate from all over the country.
Along with the University and downtown activities, Gainesville offers many outdoor activities including hiking or biking the Hawthorne Trail and viewing alligators, birds and other wildlife on Payne’s Prairie.
Gainesville, Florida is highly regarded as one of the most beautiful places to live. From the many public parks to Payne’s Prairie or Newnan’s Lake, the views in Gainesville and the surrounding area are spectacular. Gainesville is truly a unique and friendly place to call home.
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