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2 Beds 2 Baths Turkey Creek Forest Unit 1 Rep SubDv. 32653 Zip Code
This charming 2 bedroom, 2 bath home is nestled within a friendly 55+ community and surrounded by the tranquil beauty of the Preserve. Begin your mornings on the screened in front porch, serenaded by the melodies of various birds flitting by, and unwind in the evenings on the back screened-in porch. As you step inside, you’ll notice easy-to-clean tile flooring throughout the home (NO carpet anywhere!). The large living and dining areas prove that downsizing is definitely do-able in this home! The heart of the home, a large open kitchen, features ample counter space and Brand New Stainless Steel appliances (2024). Enjoy delightful perks in your kitchen like lazy susans in corner cabinets, pull-out cabinets for trash and recycling, and a brand-new microwave that efficiently vents to the outside. Like closet space? The large master bedroom easily fits a King size bed, has a walk-in closet, a smaller second closet, a linen closet, its own vanity area and a full bath (did you catch that it’s 3 closets in the master? So wonderful!). Enjoy the convenience of an indoor laundry room, and bask in the bright and airy atmosphere created by tall ceilings and abundant natural light throughout the home. The second bedroom (or craft room) boasts luxury vinyl plank flooring and its own door into the back screened in porch. Outside, you’ll love the spacious carport that easily accommodates large vehicles and an extra storage area for your gardening or tinkering tools. This Site Built Home (NOT a Manufactured home) boasts a metal roof and a Brand New Water Heater (2024) for your peace of mind. This community offers a perfect blend of convenience, community and natural splendor: with its proximity to both Alachua and Gainesville, shopping at Publix and Walmart are just minutes away or take a short drive to the hiking trails at the nearby Mill Creek Preserve. Live the Turkey Creek Forest Lifestyle: Enjoy the community library, craft room or myriad of classes at the Club house. Like to stay active? Take leisurely walks under starlit skies and greet your neighbors as they walk by. Enjoy some aqua aerobics in the community pool, play a few rounds of tennis or shuffleboard, or even attend one of many events or dinners hosted at the Club house. Don’t worry, about HOA fees, though. They are extremely low, less than $39/month! Your new home at Turkey Creek Forest awaits, providing the ideal balance of modern living, natural beauty, and a vibrant community for your best years!

8593 Nw 41st Terrace, Gainesville

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Homes for Sale in Turkey Creek, Alachua, FL

Turkey Creek is a 1,100-acre golf development located 20 minutes north of Gainesville along US-441. Nestled between pine forests and wetlands midway between Gainesville and Alachua, Turkey Creek combines the woodsy vistas and leisurely pace of the countryside with proximity to all that Gainesville has to offer.

The approximately 1217 single and multifamily homes of Turkey Creek are a mix of established and new construction homes and condos ranging in size from 900 to 3,000+ square feet. Larger estate and villa lots occasionally come on the market as well.

Designed by former Gainesville council member Norwood Hope and architect Ward Northrup, Turkey Creek broke ground in 1978 as the area’s premier golf course community. Turkey Creek’s neatly landscaped streets meander around the network of small creeks that give the place its name. The typical home sits on a half-acre lot backing onto the creek. Many homeowners enjoy lovely views of the golf course.

What’s It Like Living in Turkey Creek?

If you’re not a golf lover, Turkey Creek might turn you into one. Life revolves around the golf course and the recently renovated country club.

Like many golf-centric communities but more so, the folks who live in Turkey Creek are personally invested in the continued vitality of the golf course and the surrounding community. After a period of Recession-era neglect, Turkey Creek literally rose from the weeds with volunteer labor from the community. Golf Digest dubbed the volunteer-led revival the "Miracle at Turkey Creek."

The golf club offers free introductory clinics led by PGA pros for adults of all ages. Lessons for the kids start in early spring. Monthly tournaments are an occasion for the community to come together and engage in some friendly competition.

What to Do in Turkey Creek

Turkey Creek Golf Course

Turkey Creek Golf Course is the beating heart of the Turkey Creek community. It’s one of only two public golf courses in Alachua, FL, after the closing of Meadowbrook in 2021. In early 2022, Turkey Creek Golf Club opened its fairways to the public for the first time in ten years. The reopening marked the culmination of a huge community effort to revive the defunct course.

Turkey Creek’s lush vista of green fairways is lined with shade trees and lakes teeming with wildlife. The vibe is laid back here as golfers follow 18 holes flowing over gentle slopes and mounds and bask in the shade of the 100-year-old live oaks.

Teaching youngsters the game and making golf accessible to the public is a big part of Turkey Creek Golf Club’s mission under the new ownership. Turkey Creek hosted five high school golf teams this past season, including the men’s and women’s teams from Santa Fe and Newberry high schools, a team from First Christian Academy, and a few other schools that use its facilities to practice. The homeowners of Turkey Creek have embraced the junior golfers to whom the torch is being passed, as WUFT has reported.

Nature Walks

Several serene nature walks are within a very short drive of Turkey Creek, including San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park and Gainesville’s iconic Devil’s Millhopper Geological State Park. Turkey Creek Preserve is the latest addition.

Turkey Creek Preserve

Turkey Creek Preserve opened to the public in February 2021. With its wide, shaded trails crisscrossing bubbling streams, the 375-acre park offers residents of Turkey Creek and folks from all over the area the opportunity to take a forest bath.

The 4-mile Turkey Creek loop is a serene half-mile walk along Turkey Creek. The Pineland Loop travels through the former slash pine plantation being restored back to upland pine habitat. The Fitness Trail offers 7 exercise stations for those looking to add a workout to their visit.

Scuba Monkey Dive Center

Gainesville’s best scuba resource, they offer all the gear you need to get into scuba diving and a heated practice pool.

Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary

Kari and Andrew have put their heart and soul into giving the best care for these monkeys. The sanctuary is a great place to volunteer and learn about our mischievous primate friends.

Public School Zones in Turkey Creek

All of Turkey Creek’s schools belong to the Alachua County School District, one of the best in the state of Florida.

  • Elementary: Irby and Alachua Elementary schools
  • Middle: A.L. Mebane Middle School
  • High: Santa Fe High School

The Homeowner’s Association

Turkey Creek Master Owner’s Association (TCMOA) is the community’s only homeowner’s association and is overseen by Leland Management. Turkey Creek is a hands-on community, so there are many opportunities for homeowners to get involved with the HOA board and help improve their neighborhood.

TCMOA’s website addresses the question of covenants memorably:

“[The covenants] are one of the main reasons most people move here. [Residents] feel secure knowing there won’t be a litter-strewn, run-down, unclean, noisy, goat-keeping, car-repairing, orange-and-purple-housed neighbor beside them. Their elected board is required, by covenants and by-laws, to make sure that doesn’t happen.”

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If you love golf, community, and access to well-maintained green spaces, we highly recommend Turkey Creek. Far enough from Alachua and Gainesville to have a rural feel, Turkey Creek is still close enough to enjoy all of the amenities and conveniences that Gainesville has to offer.

At Rabell Realty Group, we believe that each and every home purchase, sale, and lease is unique and deserves a skilled touch. Located in Haile Plantation’s Haile Village Center, we’re a small, local real estate firm focused on providing our customers with consistent and outstanding real estate service.

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