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 […]

Bookmark Your Fun: Gainesville-Area Festivals to Enjoy

There are more than a few reasons why the city of Gainesville is a great place to live.

Its convenient north-central Florida location is one, along with being the hometown of the University of Florida, a center for nationally-recognized healthcare facilities, and a beautiful, historic region full of immense natural resources.

But, know what else makes Gainesville an awesome place to live? Festivals!

There’s never a shortage of celebrations, parties and special events in the Gainesville area. The influence of higher education, museums, gardens, historic sites and a strong arts and crafts community, keeps the fun going year-round.

And, when you buy a […]

Here’s Why You Want to Live in Oakmont

If you’re moving to Gainesville, Florida, you probably already know that Oakmont should be on your short list of communities.

Cruise by and you’ll easily spot all the great reasons to buy or build here. Including an amazing landscape dotted with preserved old oaks, a huge choice of floor plans from six distinguished builders, and location, location, location on Gainesville’s booming southwest side.

Part of that location, location, location thing is the fact Oakmont is zoned for three of Alachua County’s top schools — Chiles Elementary School, Kanapaha Middle School and Buchholz High School.

Plus, you’re only minutes from the University of […]

Moving to Oakmont? Set Your Monthly Calendar for Fun

In the old days, if you were lucky, your “subdivision” amenities might’ve been only a community swimming pool. We’re generalizing for fun here, but decades ago, resident amenities weren’t the must-have options they are for today’s home buyers.

It’s a good thing that trend has changed. Because if you build or a buy a new custom Florida home at Oakmont, in Gainesville, you’ll have so many resident amenities, you’ll likely have to clear your calendar to enjoy them!

How about monthly activities such as family movie night, and bunco and bingo nights? Seasonal fun such as trunk-or-treating at Halloween and Easter […]

Activities For All Ages at Oakmont

Moving to Oakmont, the master-planned community in Gainesville, means you and your household will have more amenity options that simply sitting around a swimming pool.

Although we’ve got an awfully cool one, and pool lounging is never a bad idea.

The truth is, Oakmont’s amenity center, anchored by a beautiful, multi-purpose residents club, is unparalleled in greater Gainesville. So are the activities for all ages. There’s no shortage of inspiration for families or kids — just ask Kaytlan Forret, Oakmont’s lifestyle coordinator. But Kaytlan hasn’t forgotten the hundreds of moms, dads, grandparents, single folks and other adults who call Oakmont home.

Here […]

Oakmont Keeps Growing: Latest Construction Updates

You won’t find a better landing spot in Gainesville, Florida than the master-planned community of Oakmont.

Several of the area’s top builders are active here and you’ll find no shortage of flexible floor plans, lots and price points.

We’d like you to come along for the ride. So, we’re dropping in with some exciting updates about what’s going on in and around Oakmont’s more than 550 acres.
Where is Oakmont?
Just in case you didn’t already know.

You’ll find Oakmont tucked on the southwest side of Gainesville, to the west of Interstate 75, which bisects Florida from north to south. It’s between State Roads […]

You Can’t Get More Convenient Than Oakmont in Gainesville

If you’re moving to north central Florida and the Gainesville metro area, you’ll headed somewhere a lot of people are these days.

The historic small city, which also is the University of Florida’s hometown, is bustling thanks to UF’s own expansion, new businesses and industries, research centers and nationally renowned hospitals and healthcare. A major interstate zooming right past it — I-75 — doesn’t hurt either!

North central Florida also is a beautiful place with its live-oak forests, freshwater springs and lakes, gentle hills and proximity to beaches on both Florida coasts.

So if you’re headed this way, be sure to visit […]

New Elementary School Coming Near Oakmont

An 18-acre Oakmont property owned by the Alachua County School Board was chosen as the site of a new elementary school on Tuesday, December 4th. This site sits adjacent to Oakmont and was approved to be the new site of the Gainesville school in a unanimous 5-0 vote.

Diversity among students is a priority in this new Gainesville school.

Money for school construction will come from a new half-cent sales tax that was approved by Alachua County voters in November. The new tax is expected to generate $22 million per year over the next 12 years to support school infrastructure projects.

You can read […]

Hardly a Swamp: Take Advantage of Oakmont’s Location

You’re moving to north central Florida and you’ve got your sights set on the city of Gainesville.

It’s hardly “the swamp,” as some of your misinformed friends and family members may call it. But you can tell them the real thing’s only a short drive away!

We’ll explain in a moment.

For now, know that Gainesville is a cool place. It’s loaded with history, culture, a big arts scene and two state-supported institutions of higher learning — Santa Fe College and the University of Florida. Businesses, student enrollments and research centers are multiplying here, and so are the number of new Gainesville […]

How to Enjoy Florida Living Without the Cliches

We could go on quite a while about all the jokes about what it’s like to live in the Sunshine State. Some are truly funny, some a bit too close to home, and a few are just inaccurate.

But, we’re not spinning a comedy routine. Instead, we want you to focus on our master-planned community in Gainesville that provides you with plenty of rebuttal material for those friends or family members who poke fun at your impending Florida move.

If Gainesville is your destination, whether for work, retirement or family reasons, it’s a good choice. It’s centrally located with access to […]