A Cultural Gem: Check out Gainesville’s Historic Thomas Center

Thomas Center

With its stature as the hometown of the University Florida, Gainesville is rife with cultural, historical, entertainment and educational landmarks. And let’s not even get into all the recreational opportunities and natural beauty surrounding this north central Florida city. Thanks to such riches, each Gainesville venue offers experiences sure to delight at least one member Read More »

Get Back to Basics at Morningside Nature Center

Get Back to Basics at Morningside Nature Center

If we polled Oakmont residents on the conveniences of modern life and technology, most would probably give us a big thumbs-up on high-definition televisions and appliances that respond to voice commands. Remember when clapping to activate a light fixture was a big deal? We know Oakmont residents love their state-of-the-art homes, a magnificent Residents Club Read More »

Football Time in Gainesville: Visit the ‘Swamp’

UF Cheerleader

If you live in Oakmont or soon will, you likely know your hometown of Gainesville, Florida, is the hometown of the University of Florida. This major public university is a player statewide, nationwide and around the world on many fronts, be they educational, service or research-oriented. But you might not know “UF,” as it’s popularly Read More »

Update Your Decor at Artwalk Gainesville

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 Read More »

Roam with the Buffalo at Paynes Prairie State Park

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 Read More »