Hillcrest neighborhood in Gainesville Florida

Tucked away along 8th Avenue, the Hillcrest neighborhood in Gainesville Florida is centrally located to all that Gainesville has to offer.

Established in 2003, this cheery walkable neighborhood exudes a coastal vibe. Homeowners enjoy a low-maintenance lifestyle. Homes in this NW Gainesville neighborhood are on smaller lots and the front yards are maintained by the HOA.

Hillcrest homes in NW Gainesville

Hillcrest area amenities

Adjacent to Gainesville Health and Fitness, this neighborhood is within easy walking distance of Cofrin Nature Park, an urban park that used to be a horse farm and family homestead. Westside Park and Recreation Center, the most popular city park in Gainesville offering numerous amenities, is two miles down the road.


Located five miles from UF Health Shands Hospital and the University of Florida, Hillcrest is within easy driving distance of I-75, all major hospitals, and Downtown Gainesville.

Nearby shops and restaurants

  • The Oaks Mall (1.6 miles)
  • Fresh Market (1.9 miles)
  • Publix Supermarket at Millhopper Shopping Center (1.6 miles)
  • Shoppes at Thornebrook (1.8 miles)
  • Mildred’s New Deal Cafe (2.2 miles)
  • Leonardo’s Pizza (1.6 miles)
  • Northwest Grille (2.8 miles)

School zoning

This NW Gainesville neighborhood is zoned for Littlewood Elementary School, Fort Clarke Middle School, and Buchholz High School. Because school zoning is always subject to change, prospective residents should contact the Alachua County Public Schools Zoning Office at (352) 955-7700 to verify school attendance zone information.

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