Top 10 Gainesville Neighborhoods

Best selling Gainesville neighborhoods in 2023

What are the best selling Gainesville neighborhoods in 2023? Here’s a look at Alachua County’s top 10 selling subdivisions so far this year based on number of homes sold.

This information is based on a July 10, 2023 review of Stellar MLS statistics for single family home sales in Alachua County subdivisions for the period of January 1 through June 30, 2023.

Haile Plantation – Gainesville

Haile Plantation was Gainesville’s best selling neighborhood in 2022. This New Urbanism community regularly makes the top 10 list most likely due to its amenities, small town feel, and convenience to all things Gainesville. Comprised of approximately 2,600 homes, this SW Gainesville neighborhood is less than 9 miles from UF Health Shands Hospital and the University of Florida. Haile Village, its quaint downtown area, boasts a mixture of residences, restaurants, shops, and other businesses. The village hosts a weekly Farmers Market every Saturday morning rain or shine. Miles of walking and biking trails criss cross throughout the community, connecting the dozens of Haile Plantation neighborhoods. Public school zoning: Chiles and Wiles Elementary Schools, Kanapaha Middle School, and Buchholz High School.

Oakmont – Gainesville

Also a regular on the top 10 list, Oakmont is a planned community in SW Gainesville established in 2014. Featuring a clubhouse, gym, beach entry pool, playground, and tennis and basketball courts, this pool neighborhood is slated to have 999 homes at build-out. Offering new homes in a wide variety of price points, Oakmont’s builders include ICI Homes, Arthur Rutenberg, Barry Bullard, and Tommy Waters. Located 10 miles from UF Health Shands and the University of Florida, Oakmont is zoned for Chiles Elementary School, Kanapaha Middle School, and Buchholz High School.

Briarwood – Alachua

Established in 2022, the new home community of Briarwood offers new construction homes by D. R. Horton. Nearby shops and restaurants include Publix, Lowe’s, Cilantro Tacos, and more. Kayakers will appreciate the fact that Santa Fe River, Ginnie Springs, and Blue Springs State Park are all just a short drive away. Zoned for Alachua Elementary School, Mebane Middle School, and Santa Fe High School, Briarwood is approximately 35 minutes from University of Florida and UF Health Shands Hospital.

Grand Oaks – Gainesville

The quickly growing Grand Oaks subdivision established in 2019 was one of Gainesville’s best selling neighborhoods in 2022. Grand Oaks offers new construction homes by the Weseman family, a long-time builder in the Gainesville area. The neighborhood is zoned for Chiles Elementary School, Fort Clarke Middle School, and Buchholz High School. Located adjacent to Oak Hall School, this Gainesville subdivision is approximately 5.5 miles from UF Health Shands Hospital and the University of Florida.

Avalon Woods – Newberry

One of Gainesville’s best selling neighborhoods in 2022, the new home community of Avalon Woods offers new construction by D. R. Horton and Maronda Homes. This neighborhood is zoned for Newberry Elementary School, Oak View Middle School, and Newberry High School. Located adjacent to the Easton Newberry Archery Center, Avalon Woods is approximately 20 miles to UF Health Shands Hospital and the University of Florida.

Best selling Gainesville neighborhoods January through June 2023

Town of Tioga – Newberry

Another regular on the top 10 list, the pool community of Town of Tioga was one of Gainesville’s top selling neighborhoods in 2022. The subdivision is anchored by Tioga Town Center. Neighbors living in Town of Tioga enjoy having Patticakes, Gainesville Health and Fitness, Blue Highway Pizza, and other shops and restaurants within easy walking distance. In addition to its community pool, Town of Tioga has many other amenities including a walking path (“The Esplanade”), tennis and basketball courts, a beach volleyball court, and a community garden. Town of Tioga is zoned for Meadowbrook Elementary School, Kanapaha Middle School, and Buchholz High School.

Arbor Greens – Newberry

Arbor Greens is located adjacent to Town of Tioga and Jockey Club in Newberry Florida. One of Gainesville’s best selling neighborhoods in 2022, this pool community features homes built by some of Gainesville’s top builders including Barry Bullard and Tommy Waters. The Arbor Greens neighborhood continues to grow, with D. R. Horton offering a variety of new construction homes for sale. Zoned for Hidden Oak Elementary School, Ft. Clarke Middle School, and Buchholz High School, Arbor Greens is 11 miles from UF Health Shands Hospital and the University of Florida.

LongLeaf – Gainesville

Featuring energy efficient homes built by Robinshore and Tommy Williams Homes, LongLeaf offers country club style amenities to its residents including a beach entry pool, a clubhouse that residents can rent out for events, a fitness center, and more. Front lawn maintenance is included in HOA fees. Often appearing on Gainesville’s best selling neighborhoods list, LongLeaf is popular because of its amenities, newer homes, and short distance (approximately 7 miles) to UF Health Shands Hospital and the University of Florida. Public school zoning: Wiles Elementary School, Kanapaha Middle School, and Gainesville High School.

Oaks Preserve – Gainesville

Established in 2023, the brand new community of Oaks Preserve features new construction homes by D. R. Horton. The neighborhood is approximately 4 miles from UF Health Shands Hospital and the University of Florida. There is a mandatory HOA. Located in SW Gainesville along Archer Road, Oaks Preserve is within easy driving distance of I-75, Celebration Pointe, and Butler Plaza. Public school zoning: Idylwild Elementary School, Kanapaha Middle School, and Gainesville High School.

Turkey Creek – Alachua

Named for the creek that runs through the community, Turkey Creek is a gated neighborhood in Alachua. Many homes within the neighborhood overlook the fairways of the Turkey Creek Golf Club, one of only 2 public golf courses in Alachua County. Amenities include a clubhouse, pool, tennis courts, and playground. Golf membership is separate. Known for its abundant wildlife and tranquil setting, Turkey Creek is approximately 12 miles from UF Health Shands Hospital and the University of Florida. Public school zoning: Irby Elementary School, Mebane Middle School, and Santa Fe High School.

New Construction

The majority of Gainesville’s top 10 best selling neighborhoods are neighborhoods offering new construction homes. Here are the top selling Alachua County subdivisions for new home construction in 2023 based on number of homes sold so far this year:

School Zone Information

School zone attendance information noted in these descriptions is subject to change. Prospective homeowners should contact the Alachua County Public Schools Zoning Office at 352-955-7700 to verify public school zoning information.

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