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Gainesville, FL City Guide Explore the neighborhoods of Gainesville and view the hottest new homes on the market.

Welcome to Gainesville!

Gainesville offers residents a relaxed, small town feel with the cultural and recreational amenities of a larger city. As the University of Florida has grown, so has the city of Gainesville, and that growth shows no signs of slowing down. Gainesville’s public schools are highly rated, the weather is warm most of the year, and there are lots of things to do in town. Now is a great time to buy a home. Not sure what part of Gainesville is right for you? Read on to get a sense of the flavor and character of some of the best neighborhoods in Gainesville.

Haile Plantation

Gainesville’s largest planned community, Haile Plantation combines a village sensibility with the leafy charms of a small Southern town. The 1,700 acre mixed-use development features a variety of custom homes, town houses, apartments and condos anchored by the walkable Haile Village Center and a golf course. Haile has been recognized by Southern Living for its exemplary traditional town planning.

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Grand Oaks

Grand Oaks is one Gainesville’s newest planned communities to break ground in the Southwest Gainesville area, which is zoned for some of the best schools in the city. The homes are all built by renowned builder William Weseman.

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Gainesville punches above its weight in education, health care, and culture, and the downtown is where a lot of the magic happens. From art and music events to the farmer’s market, cool shops, and great restaurants and bars, there’s something for everyone in downtown Gainesville.

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Arbor Greens

Arbor Greens is a peaceful planned community located off Newberry Road on Gainesville’s western edge. The development comprises 208 single family homes anchored by a spacious clubhouse and a swimming pool.

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Town of Tioga

Not your typical suburban subdivision, Town of Tioga is a walkable mixed-use community full of shops and amenities. Tioga’s forward-looking planner was inspired by the Duck Pond, a neighborhood in downtown Gainesville beloved for its tight-knit feel and Old Florida charm.

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Oakmont is a newly constructed planned community with homes by Gainesville’s top builders and some stellar community amenities.

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The Estates of Wilds Plantation

The Estates of Wilds Plantation is a leafy planned community tucked between Haile and Oakmont in Southwest Gainesville. The wildly popular (pardon the pun) development comprises around 200 single family homes on large half-acre lots.

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Longleaf Village is a master-planned community located off Archer Road in SW Gainesville. Combining affordability and comfort with luxury, the 550 home community is anchored by a stately clubhouse and a resort-style swimming pool.

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