Looking for the perfect Gainesville neighborhood? Look no further than Oakmont, a luxurious subdivision in Gainesville, Florida. This neighborhood has it all: a built-in community, tons of family-friendly amenities, and of course, an awesome pool! In this article, we'll explore the highlights of living in Oakmont, which easily made our list of Gainesville's Best Neighborhoods.
1. Picture-Perfect Location
Oakmont is nestled in a quiet corner of SW Gainesville, surrounded by lightly developed countryside. It's a peaceful oasis spread over 550 acres – 45 of which are set aside as a permanent nature preserve – that’s still within easy reach of major highways, Butler Plaza, restaurants, and more.
- 6 mins to Publix at Market Square
- 8 mins to Haile Village farmer’s market
- 15 mins to Celebration Pointe restaurants and shops
- 17 mins to Butler Plaza - Whole Foods and Trader Joes
- 20 mins to University of Florida, Downtown Gainesville
2. Community Love
Oakmont is all about community. You'll find friendly neighbors, charming streets with sidewalks and benches, and endless opportunities to make friends. From group fitness classes to casual chats by the pool, Oakmont knows how to bring people together and create lasting memories.
Oakmont’s community development district, or CDD, is the first of its kind in Gainesville, and covers the cost of amenities as well as community programming, including seasonal festivals like the annual Easter egg hunt, guided exercise classes, family movie nights and much more.
3. Resort-Style Amenities
Oakmont is an active community. The complete fitness center plays host a variety of group classes. You also have exclusive access to basketball and tennis courts, volleyball nets, and a multipurpose activity field.
Now, let's talk about the star attraction: the resort-style pool! The Olympic size swimming pool features lap lanes for the aspiring olympians and a splash pad for the kiddos. Surrounded by swaying palm trees and beautiful landscaping, it's the perfect spot to beat the heat.
4. Fun for the Whole Family
Oakmont is an attractive option for young families. With amenities like a playground, sports facilities, walking trails and bike lanes, everyone can stay active and entertained. It's a fantastic way to spend quality time together and stay healthy -- without having to get in the car and deal with traffic hassles.
For a change of scenery, head on over to neighboring Celebration Pointe, which features a walkable town plaza ringed by shops, restaurants, a movie theater, and a dog park.
5. Nature at Your Doorstep
Gainesville is known for its natural beauty, and Oakmont residents have easy access to lush state parks, nature reserves, and hiking trails. If we had to narrow it down to just three day trip ideas, they would have to be:
- Devil’s Millhopper - shaded trails wind down a collapsed sinkhole / miniature rainforest ecosystem.
- Sweeter Wetlands Preserve - 3.5 miles of boardwalks, observation decks and raised trails allow visitors to observe wildlife from close up without interfering with the natural habitat.
- Gainesville-Hawthorne trail through Payne’s Prairie - 16 miles of level trails, much of it shaded
Read more about exploring Gainesville’s nature spots here.
Oakmont's amenities signal luxury and exclusivity, complete with a fantastic pool and amenities galore. So you might be surprised by how affordable some of the homes are. Oakmont actually supports a variety of budgets and home sizes. If homes are availabe, they'll be listed below, so be sure to bookmark this page and check back often. Happy house hunting!
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