Living in Oakmont

Interested in living in Oakmont? This new home community regularly makes the list of Gainesville’s top-selling neighborhoods. Oakmont is located 10 miles from UF Health Shands Hospital and the University of Florida. Here’s a look at some of the reasons why this pool neighborhood is so popular with new home buyers in Gainesville.

Custom builders

The Oakmont neighborhood features custom homes by noted Gainesville builders Arthur Rutenberg, Barry Bullard, ICI, Jeffrey M. Wilde, and Tommy Waters. Homes are available in a variety of sizes, styles, and price points. Established in 2015, the planned community of Oakmont is expected to have 999 homes at build-out.

Neighborhood amenities

Oakmont is best known for its beautiful clubhouse and the full range of amenities the community offers to its residents as a part of their HOA dues, including:

  • Beach-entry resort-style swimming pool with lap lanes
  • Basketball courts
  • Tennis courts
  • Playground
  • Amphitheater
  • Multi-purpose activity field
  • State of the art fitness center
  • Beautiful gathering room that can be rented for parties

Oakmont’s on-site activities director keeps the fun rolling right along!

In addition to all of these great amenities, make sure not to miss taking a 2 mile hike through Oakmont’s 46 acre gopher tortoise reserve that helps protect this species that’s native to the southeastern United States.


Located close to Haile Plantation and Town of Tioga, Oakmont is convenient to many shops and restaurants including Publix, Volcanic Sushi and Sake, That Bar & Table, and Blue Highway Pizza. Enjoy Saturday mornings at Haile Plantation Farmers Market, held every week from 8:30 AM until noon, rain or shine, in Haile Village. The Haile Plantation Equestrian Center is also nearby if you are interested in taking riding lessons. Dudley Farm Historic State Park is just a short drive away and is well worth a visit.

School zoning

Because school zoning is always subject to change, prospective homeowners should contact the Alachua County Public Schools Zoning Office at (352) 955-7700 for school zoning attendance information.

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