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Haile Plantation Neighborhood Guide and Homes for Sale Fnd your dream home in Gainesville's premiere planned community

Welcome to Haile!

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 a walkable town center known as Haile Village Center. Lushly landscaped streets and a 13-mile network of walking paths connect the 50+ micro-communities that make up the greater Haile Plantation neighborhood, offering a home for every budget and lifestyle.

Where Is Haile Plantation?

Haile Plantation is located in Southwest Gainesville, about a 20 minute drive to Shands and the University of Florida. Between the shops of the Village Center and the Publix at Market Square, you can find just about everything you need. Popular destinations such as Kanapaha Botanical Gardens, the Florida Museum of Natural History, and the Sweetwater Wetlands Preserve are a stone’s throw away. The Tower Road branch of the excellent Alachua County Public Library system is close at hand.

For handmade goods and locally grown produce, you don’t have to leave the neighborhood. The farmer’s market runs on Saturday mornings in the Village Center, drawing residents from Haile as well as neighboring communities to sample the local wares.

Cyclists can easily get around via the Haile Loop, or connect with the Archer Braid bike trail at SW 46th Ave/Haile Blvd to explore the rest of the city. RTS Gator Aider Service transports UF Football Fans to and from Haile Village Center and Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.

Haile Village Center

Nestled among trees, the Village Center features a variety of shops, restaurants, and offices all within walking distance from one another. Balconies overlooking the tree-lined streets evoke a New Orleans or Charleston but with the more relaxed vibe of a small town. Residents of Haile have convenient access to everything from coffee shops and boutiques to an acupuncturist and a pet clinic. To learn more, be sure to check out or Top 10 Things to Do in Haile Village.

Haile Plantation Restaurants

Dining options abound in the town’s two main shopping centers, Haile Village Center and Market Square. Here are a few of our picks:

  • Limerock – Low-key bar & grill offering burgers, salads & sandwiches, plus outdoor seating & TVs.
  • Volcanic Sushi – Best sushi in Gainesville. Their ramen is no slouch either.
  • Haile Village Bistro – What makes a bistro a bistro? You’ll have to go to Haile Village Bistro to find out. They’re doing it right.
  • Fresco Pizza & Pasta – Fresh, made from scratch Italian cuisine, with a modern twist.
  • The Queen’s Arm Pub – Their fish and chips is as good as any we’ve had in the UK. Their motto is “think globally, drink locally”.

Haile Plantation street scene

Top 5 Restaurants in Haile

No matter where you are, you’ve got to eat. But when you want to take a break from cooking, where are the best places to grab a bite in Haile Plantation?

Haile Farmer’s Markets

Voted best farmer’s market in Gainesvile, the Haile Farmer’s Market has been connecting farmers and families since 1998. All vendors participating are the folks who grow the produce and make the goods they sell. The Farmers Market runs every Saturday in the Village Center from 8:30a.m. to 12p.m.

In addition to the weekly farmer’s market, the Village Center plays host to festive annual events like Haile Oktoberfest that draw people from all over Gainesville.

Haile Plantation Farmer’s Market on a glorious day in autumn

Haile Plantation Golf and Country Club

Did we mention the Gary Player Signature golf course? Several homes and condos within the community overlook the beautifully manicured 18-hole course. The country club is another hub of sociability in Haile. Other amenities that are available at an additional cost include:

  • tennis court
  • swimming pool
  • fitness center
  • Plantation Hall

You can get access to each of them individually or all together for the best savings. Plantation Hall, a beautiful reception space, can be rented out for parties and small weddings.

Haile Plantation School Zones

Haile Plantation is family-friendly and home to lots of children. The public schools for which Haile is zoned are some of the best in Alachua County.

  • Elementary: Wiles or Chiles
  • Middle: Kanapaha
  • High School: Buchholz

Haile Homeowner’s Associations

Haile Plantation HOA

Leland Management oversees the three major associations. Sub associations are managed, in most cases, by MSS.

  • Haile Plantation Association Inc
  • Haile Plantation West
  • Haile Village Centers Owners’ Association

Haile Plantation Association

HPA is the homeowners association for the 850 homes which make up SANS and NON-SANS Neighborhoods. Special Assessed Neighborhoods (SANS) each have exclusive internal areas for which homeowners living in the SANS pay an assessment. In addition, homeowners living in a SANS and NON-SANS neighborhoods alike pay assessments for all common areas in HPA.

Haile Plantation West

HPW is a wonderful community association within the Haile Plantation neighborhood. Not to be confused with Haile Plantation Association and Haile Village Center, Haile West’s 43 subdivisions comprises some 1,567 homes. A few of these neighborhoods also have their own sub-associations.

Haile Village Center Owners’ Association

The HVCOA comprises 346 commercial properties, single family homes, condominiums, townhomes, as well as the church/Plantation Hall. The merchants association keeps the quaint brick sidewalks, street trees, and storefronts looking spruce and inviting.

Haile Plantation Condos for Rent

Part of what makes Haile so vibrant and diverse is its large community of renters and condo dwellers. Haile Village is especially rich with rental opportunities. Our sister company, KnR Property Management, has the scoop on condos available for rent, so head on over to their rentals page to learn more.

History of the Development

Architectural integrity and natural beauty are the hallmarks of a good planned community, of which Haile can claim both. The planners did an excellent job of guiding the growth of Haile since it broke ground in the late 1970s, at a time when few Florida developers were thinking about fostering urban-style spaces. The architects of Haile built a traditional town center, one building at a time. Forty years later, the Village Center boasts dozens of mixed-use buildings. Haile has been recognized by Southern Living for its exceptional fidelity to the principles of traditional neighborhood development. With the addition of several distinctive communities of single-family estates radiating from the Village Center and Market Square, Haile Plantation now features a total of 2,763 homes, multifamily buildings and commercial properties.

Final Thoughts

The proliferation of homeowner’s associations and range of shops and amenities befits a community that has welcomed folks from a variety of income levels and lifestyles. Whether you’re drawn to the pedestrian-friendly village vibe or the gracious suburban ambience of the country club and golf set, there’s something for everyone in Haile Plantation.

Haile homeowners can rest assured that the community will retain its charms well into the future, as development in the vicinity will proceed according to the smart growth principles laid out by the original architects.

Contact a Haile Plantation Realtor Today

To find the best homes for sale in the Haile Plantation area, look no further than Rabell Realty Group. We’re a leading real estate agency located on the cutest corner of Haile Village, serving the greater Gainesville and North Central Florida region. Let our knowledgeable realtors help you find your dream home in Haile. If you are considering selling your Haile home, our Gainesville realtors can assist you getting the most out of your asking price. Here at Rabell Realty Group, our agents are ready to help you take that next step! Give us a call today at 352-559-8820.