Capri Neighborhood Tour – Gainesville FL

Welcome to the Capri neighborhood!

Capri is a resort-style pool neighborhood in NW Gainesville FL. The neighborhood was developed in the mid-1990s by the Emmer Group, a longtime builder in the Gainesville area. A list of frequently asked questions and neighborhood information about Capri can be found on the Emmer Group’s website. Capri’s Facebook group for residents helps people stay in the know about neighborhood events.

Capri was established in 1996 with homes being built between 1996 and 2003.

Residents of the neighborhood enjoy short commutes to both University of Florida and Downtown Gainesville (4.5 miles away) and UF Health Shands Hospital (6 miles away).

Community pool in Gainesville's Capri neighborhood
Capri neighborhood pool

Neighborhood amenities

Capri boasts an impressive community center for residents featuring a clubhouse, basketball courts, tennis courts, exercise room, swimming pool, and playground. The neighborhood pool looks like something out of a Hollywood resort. Aqua Zumba classes are sometimes held here. The Capri Club is the hub of community activity, hosting regular events for all age groups.

Outdoor activities

Outdoor enthusiasts enjoy easy access to nearby San Felasco Hammock State Park’s hiking, mountain biking, and equestrian trails. Adjacent to San Felasco is Devils Millhopper State Park where you can get a workout taking a staircase down into a ginormous sinkhole formed thousands of years ago.

Just a short drive from the neighborhood is Westside Park and Recreation Center, Gainesville’s most popular city park. Three playgrounds, a skate park, a large community pool, a tennis center, and 1.5 miles of shaded hiking trails are just some of the reasons this park is always bustling with activity.

Shopping and dining

The neighborhood is convenient to many shops and restaurants. Hunter’s Crossing is the nearest shopping center about 5 minutes away. Publix Supermarket is located here as is Volcanic Sushi and Sake and Piesano’s Stone-Fired Pizza. Other nearby local favorites include El Indio, One Love Cafe, Las Margaritas, and Northwest Grille just to name a few.

There’s a Wal-Mart SuperCenter less than 10 minutes away. The Oaks Mall, Butler Plaza, and Celebration Pointe are all within a 25 minute drive.

A short tour of the Capri neighborhood in Gainesville Florida

School zoning

Capri is zoned for Norton Elementary School, Westwood Middle School, and Gainesville High School.

Prospective residents of the Capri neighborhood in NW Gainesville are encouraged to contact the Office of Student Assignment and Zoning for Alachua County Public Schools at 352-955-7700 to verify zoning information.

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