Looking for new homes for sale in Gainesville, FL? We’ve got you covered.
There are lots of reasons you might want to buy new. Buying new comes with built-in energy efficiencies — better insulation, windows and appliances — and other up to date amenities, such as a home office for remote work. You also typically get more input on the design of the home and materials used.
When you buy new you’re also buying into a lifestyle. Most new homes are built in planned, or “master”, communities that come with shared amenities like clubhouses, pools, playgrounds, tennis courts, access to good schools, walkable streets and places to shop and eat.
Fortunately, Gainesville has quite a few planned communities offering brand-new homes that are move-in-ready or very near to being so. Not sure where to start your search? Here are a couple of our favorite new construction communities in Gainesville and neighboring Newberry.
Craftsmanship and affordability, near everything
Grand Oaks is a new construction neighborhood in Southwest Gainesville, minutes for I-75 and close to everything. These Craftsman-style homes are being built by Weseman Builders and Weseman Homes & Renovations, two trusted names in Gainesville homebuilding. Grand Oaks homes feature designer selections, energy-efficient appliances, and spacious floor plans. Residents will enjoy ample green space and access to a community pool with a covered pavilion. Markets West, a neighboring mixed use development on Tower Road, is set to include medical and office buildings, a preschool, retail shops, multifamily housing and more.
Grand Oaks is zoned for the following top-rated schools:
- Elementary: Chiles
- Middle: Fort Clarke
- High School: Fort Clarke, Buchholz
For more information on Grand Oaks, including an aerial tour and detailed floor plans, check out our Guide to Grand Oaks.
Resort-style living, privacy and space
Oakmont is Gainesville’s newest luxury development, bringing sophisticated resort-style living to Alachua County. Established in 2015, Oakmont is tucked between the Haile Plantation neighborhood and the Town of Tioga on 550 acres, 45 of which are set aside as a permanent conservation area. Highlights include a leafy, relaxed setting, upscale amenities, and custom homes by esteemed local builders. Homes range in price from $300k to over $1M, and vary in size from single family to one-acre estates.
Oakmont is zoned for these top-rated schools:
- Elementary: Chiles, Terwiliger
- Middle: Kanapaha
- High School: Buchholz
Terwiliger Elementar opened its doors to students in the fall of 2021, giving residents of Oakmont and nearby communities another elementary school option. It’s the first public school to be built in Gainesville in a decade.
To learn more about the great amenities and trusted builders behind Oakmont, head over to our Oakmont neighborhood guide.
Privacy and open space, within easy reach of shopping
Arbor Greens is a leafy planned community located right off I-75 in Gainesville/Newberry. The development comprises 208 single family homes anchored by a clubhouse and swimming pool. The homes for sale in Arbor Greens combine affordability, comfort and luxury, with most homes in the $300k to high $400k range.
The community works with some of the best custom home builders in Gainesville, including Barry Bullard Homes, Jeffery M. Wilde, and Tommy Waters Custom Homes . A variety of floorplans are available, ranging in size from 1,500 sq ft to 3,200 sq ft.
Arbor Greens is zoned for these excellent public schools:
- Elementary: Meadowbrook
- Middle: Fort Clarke
- High School: Buchholz
Take a look at out our Guide to Arbor Greens to learn more.
How Do New Construction Loans Work?
Whether you’re looking to pick from one of several design choices in an amenities-rich planned community or you want to buy land and hire an architect to realize a unique vision, you’re probably going to need a new home construction loan to finance your dream home.
New home construction loans are a little more complicated than conventional mortgages. Construction loans are short-term, and can cover the cost of construction only or automatically convert to a regular mortgage on project completion. New construction loans also have more rigorous application requirements. For information on how construction loans work and the latest eligibility requirements, check out our extensive guide to new construction homes.
Viewing New Construction Homes
New construction communities may require you to visit the showroom or sales office with your agent the first time you tour the property. If you’re interested in a new construction home or condo, let your Rabell realtor take the lead in scheduling the showing. New construction real estate transactions can be tricky, so having an experienced agent is a must.
Below is a selection of new construction homes in Gainseville. If you’re interested in viewing a home, simply fill out the form on a listing and one of our agents will be happy to schedule a viewing.View All New Homes for Sale in Gainesville, FL
Contact a Trusted Realtor at Rabell
Ready to see what’s out there? Contact Rabell at 352-559-8820 to learn more about new homes for sale in Gainesville. We also service surrounding Alachua County, Ocala and Marion County, Saint Augustine and St. Johns County, the Tampa Bay area, and everywhere in between.