Walk on the Wild Side at Carson Springs Wildlife Conservation Foundation

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Living in Gainesville’s premier master-planned community means convenient access to almost anything you need for work, home and school purposes. There’s no shortage of services, entertainment and outdoor recreation in this part of north central Florida. But, how about adventures? We have one for you — the Carson Springs Wildlife Conservation Foundation. It’s a Gainesville-area …

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Oakmont Residents’ Explorers’ Guide: The Tuscawilla Preserve

Oakmont Residents’ Explorers’ Guide: The Tuscawilla Preserve - AdobeStock 141399492

Want to get lost in the woods? Not literally, but in a get-away-from-it-all manner that refreshes and restores? We’ve got the place for Oakmont residents. It’s the Tuscawilla Preserve, a 600-acre conservation tract near the historic town of Micanopy, just south of Gainesville. Teeming with flora and fauna, it includes Lake Tuscawilla, a hiking trail …

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Oakmont’s Flowery Neighbor: Kanapaha Botanical Gardens

Kanapaha Botanical Gardens

A different sort of outdoor excursion awaits just around the corner from Oakmont. Located on Gainesville’s west side, the Kanapaha Botanical Gardens offer a unique way to experience Florida’s semi-tropical beauty. It’s only 6.5 miles and a 13-minute drive southeast of Oakmont and checks several boxes for any resident seeking gardening inspiration. Maybe it’s not …

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Get Active on the Gainesville-Hawthorne Trail

Gainesville-Hawthorne Trail

If you’re an outdoors enthusiast considering a new custom Florida home at Oakmont, know that there’s no shortage of active pursuits in this master-planned community. Gainesville’s top residential development offers the area’s best amenities, including a Residents Club, resort-style swimming pool, tennis courts, event lawn and fitness center. Staying occupied and connected is as easy …

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Let’s Go Paddling: Watery Options for Oakmont Residents

Let’s Go Paddling: Watery Options for Oakmont Residents

Did you know Oakmont is located near one of Florida’s top areas for enjoying non-motorized watercraft? The Gainesville-Alachua County region is home to some of the Sunshine State’s best-known freshwater springs, lakes and rivers, including two designated Florida paddling trails. More on the latter below. But just so you know, we’re not talking about a …

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Birding and Wildlife-Viewing 101 for Oakmont Residents

Birding and Wildlife

Oakmont’s slice of north central Florida abounds with gentle hills, natural springs and plentiful outdoor recreational activities. It’s also home to the vibrant city of Gainesville, the University of Florida and the creative, cultural and historic communities that make the area unique. Know what else it is? A birding and wildlife paradise. You may not …

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A Living History Lesson: Gainesville’s Duckpond Neighborhood

Duckpond Gainesville

If you’re a new Gainesville resident or considering becoming one, you won’t find a more cutting-edge community than Oakmont. Along with its convenient location on Gainesville’s southwest side, Oakmont offers a multitude of builders, floor plans, lot sizes and terrain. All those options, combined with amazing amenities and natural beauty, produce the type of master-planned …

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