Update Your Decor at Artwalk Gainesville

Most Oakmont residents likely arrive at their new home with favorite decorative objects.

Whether inherited or purchased, large or small, we all have paintings, posters, photographs, knick-knacks and the like that we enjoy.

But what if you need more? Have your tastes changed? Maybe you’ve moved from another part of North America and the art from your former home doesn’t jive with a sunnier Florida climate.

If you’re like some of us, you might not have paid attention to more than framed diplomas and family photos. But with a new Oakmont home, you’ve decided to step up your decorative game.

We’ve got the […]

Brewing a Good Time: Gainesville’s Craft Breweries

If you’re into Major League Baseball, you probably know the Milwaukee Brewers are known as the “Brew Crew” to fans, media and others involved in the sport.

That’s because Milwaukee, Wisconsin has long been home to some of North America’s iconic breweries. Thus, the team’s formal nickname (Brewers) and the informal “Brew Crew.”

We’ll leave it to you to do the historical googling, but did you know Gainesville, Florida also has its own Brew Crew?

Yup!

The craft-brew craze is flourishing in this north central Florida city, and Gainesville’s ever-innovative restaurant and bar scene feeds its creativity. Many local craft breweries keep the […]

Roam with the Buffalo at Paynes Prairie State Park

Ready for another in our series of posts on fun things to do in the Gainesville area?

Let’s tackle nearby Paynes Prairie State Park, which was Florida’s first state preserve because of its staggering beauty, geographic diversity and history.

If you’re an Oakmont resident who wants to explore your own new territory, Paynes Prairie also offers modern-day fun along with the serious preservation stuff.

Want to see herds of wild bison? Horses? Alligators on their turf?

How about attending early-evening yoga workouts at the park’s visitors center? Taking weekly juggling lessons? You can do this and much more at Paynes Prairie.

Let’s go where […]

Oakmont Residents’ Explorers’ Guide: Cedar Key

Living in a spacious, master-planned community like Oakmont, near all the cultural, recreational and educational riches of Gainesville, usually means you have everything you need within a few minutes’ drive.

That includes entertainment, sporting events at the nearby University of Florida and a bustling north-central Florida metropolis.

At some point, however, you’ll want to get lost.

And when you do crave that change of scenery, but don’t want to literally get lost in the natural wilds of Alachua County’s municipal parks, state parks and preserves, Cedar Key is your answer.

Perched on the edge of the Gulf of Mexico, this small fishing village […]

Live at Oakmont? Schedule a Day Trip to Historic Micanopy

If you’ve lived at Oakmont for a while, you likely know your way around the Gainesville, Florida area, and have sampled fun things to do and places to visit.

The north central Florida city teems with sports and outdoor recreational opportunities, a strong arts community, and medical, research and educational resources thanks to being the home of the University of Florida.

There’s never an activity shortage, and Gainesville’s ongoing residential and business growth fuels the creation of more museums, events, and shopping and dining, among other options.

But even if you’re tenured Gainesville resident, you might not have journeyed to the southeast […]

Farmers Markets: Go Farm-to-Table in Your Oakmont Kitchen

Oakmont residents live in a “fruitful” part of Florida, and that’s an intended pun.

Oakmont’s hometown of Gainesville sits surrounded by jaw-dropping history, natural resources and recreational areas, but also never far from that other important facet of the state’s economy — agriculture.

You’ll see cattle ranches, plant nurseries and U-pick farms on the regular around here. Know what else you’ll see? Bountiful farmers markets. Organized by various entities, each market’s “flavor” comes from who’s selling what, who’s buying it, and the community hosting the market.

All are known for local Florida produce, homemade food stuffs and even some crafts, depending which […]

Oakmont Residents’ Explorers’ Guide: the Cade Museum

Here’s another in our series of posts for Oakmont residents about side trips, road trips and local adventures designed to explore the greater Gainesville area.

Regardless of whether you’ve just moved into your new Oakmont home, or have been here but haven’t done much more than work, take care of the kids and perhaps school, you live in a fun, beautiful part of north central Florida.

Gainesville itself is a lively, historic city. It’s also the University of Florida’s hometown, which is a major bonus. UF’s presence helps to attract and amplify an already prodigious artistic, cultural and athletic community.

And Oakmont’s […]

Oakmont’s 5th Birthday

On June 22, 2019, our Oakmont residents joined us in celebrating our 5th birthday at an epic summer bash!

We had a pool party with catered barbeque, cookies, cupcakes, a snow cone machine, and more for refreshments. Kids that attended enjoyed an inflatable 22′ tall water slide! We also raffled off a several fun gifts and gift baskets to our residents.

At Oakmont, we have home available from six of Alachua county’s finest new home builders. In addition to events like our 5th Birthday Summer Bash, homeowners can enjoy an exciting array of amenities. We offer a state-of-the-art clubhouse, resort style […]

Oakmont Residents’ Explorers’ Guide: the Don Garlits Museum

Once you’ve moved into your new custom Florida home at Oakmont, there are a few activities to calendar. Especially if you’re unfamiliar with north central Florida and the Gainesville area.

Yes, we know moving into a new home can be exhausting, no matter how anticipated an event it may be.

“Do something?” you say. “I just want to sleep!”

But once you’re ready to acclimatize yourself to your new hometown — or entertain out-of-town visitors, family members or work guests — we’ve got you covered. The Gainesville area is rich in cultural, recreational and historic sites and activities. We’re going to throw […]

Five Iconic Gainesville Restaurants

You’re in for lip-smacking treats if you make your new Gainesville home at Oakmont.

One of the perks of living in a college town is the preponderance of restaurants, bars and grills. All those University of Florida and Santa Fe College students must eat! So do the million of visitors who stream through the area for business and vacations.

In fact, consider Gainesville a culinary incubator. This north-central Florida city not only nurtures tomorrow’s brightest education-wise, it also nurtures a creative, eclectic dining scene.

We hope you’ll make good use of your Oakmont kitchen. But when it’s time for someone else to […]