Alachua Real Estate
Welcome to Alachua FL - The Good Life Community
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.
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.
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 Listings Summary
Alachua - Town vs. County Stats
Avg Price in Alachua: $464,200 / County Avg $443,000
Avg Taxes in Alachua: $3,500 / County Avg $3,800
Avg Sq. Ft. in Alachua: 1,998 / County Avg 1,888
Avg Price per/sqft in Alachua:$232 / County Avg $235
Avg Walkscore in Alachua: 13 / County Avg 27
Avg Year Built in Alachua: 2002 / County Avg 1993
Avg Days on Website in Alachua: 100 / County Avg 86