Alachua Real Estate

Welcome to Alachua FL - The Good Life Community


History


Alachua is a city located in Alachua County, Florida. Its history dates back to the late 1800s when it was incorporated in 1885. The city's name is derived from a Native American word meaning "sink" or "depot," reflecting its proximity to the Alachua Sink, a geological feature. Alachua has a rich history tied to agriculture, railroads, and the growth of the surrounding region.  The City of Alachua prides itself on the Historic District along Main Street, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Lifestyle


Living in the Alachua area offers residents a mix of rural charm and suburban convenience. Alachua's location near Gainesville provides residents with easy access to amenities, shopping, dining, and entertainment options in a larger city. Alachua offers cultural experiences, local art events, and historical sites that reflect the city's heritage. The city's surroundings offer plenty of opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts. Nearby state parks, nature preserves, the Santa Fe River, and the beautiful springs are nearby too.  The real estate market in Alachua has a wide variety to choose from.  Including single family homes, townhomes, golf course communities, home with acreage, horse properties, and new subdivision developments.  There are also annual events for arts, music, and family throughout the year. Not to mention the July 4th celebration that has become the largest small-town fireworks display in America.

Community


Alachua has one of the largest bio and life sciences sectors in Florida and is the site for the Santa Fe College Perry Center for Emerging Technologies.  The City of Alachua provides municipal services at City Hall, The Alachua Police & Fire Divisions, utility service, Youth recreation and more.

Alachua - Town vs. County Stats

Avg Price in Alachua: $464,200 / County Avg $443,000

105%

Avg Taxes in Alachua: $3,500 / County Avg $3,800

94%

Avg Sq. Ft. in Alachua: 1,998 / County Avg 1,888

106%

Avg Price per/sqft in Alachua:$232 / County Avg $235

99%

Avg Walkscore in Alachua: 13 / County Avg 27

47%

Avg Year Built in Alachua: 2002 / County Avg 1993

100%

Avg Days on Website in Alachua: 100 / County Avg 86

116%

Alachua Real Estate Market Health

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