Educational Fun at Santa Fe College’s Planetarium & Teaching Zoo

Santa Fe College Tower

Institutions of higher learning not only serve students, faculty and staff, they’re also important parts of their local communities. Gainesville’s two hometown institutions — the University of Florida and Santa Fe College — offer many activities, events and venues that are open to the public. And, if you’re a resident of Oakmont, Gainesville’s premier master-planned …

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Blueberry Season: Fun U-Pick Farms Near Oakmont

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May is blueberry season in Florida and residents of Oakmont are in a perfect location to enjoy fresh Florida blueberries right from the source. It’s easy to stock up on produce year-round in Florida — agriculture is one of the state’s top industries — but since it’s blueberry season, we’ll highlight a few U-pick farms …

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National Natural Landmarks Near Oakmont

National Natural Landmarks - Ichetucknee Springs

There are many good reasons to live in Gainesville, among them the University of Florida, access to business, research and medical resources, and the always-evolving city itself. But, one of north central Florida’s main draws is its natural resources. Four National Natural Landmarks surround the Gainesville area — a bonus reason to consider a new …

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Oakmont Residents’ Explorers’ Club: Hiking Devil’s Millhopper State Park

Devil’s Millhopper State Park

If you’re an outdoor enthusiast seeking a new custom Florida home in the Gainesville area, you won’t do better than Oakmont. Located on Gainesville’s bustling west side, Oakmont is the area’s top master-planned community. It’s convenient to excellent schools, plentiful shopping, dining and services, and just minutes west of downtown Gainesville and the University of …

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Enjoy More Than Beer at Gainesville’s Craft Breweries

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One of the biggest perks of moving to Oakmont — Gainesville’s premier master-planned community — is the proximity to its hometown dining (yes, including our famous local craft breweries), cultural and art scenes. Also home to the University of Florida and its major research, medical and business initiatives, Gainesville’s lively, historical downtown and surroundings teem …

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Keeping It Cool: Water Adventures Near Oakmont

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Lounging by or splashing in a cool body of water is the perfect way to spend a sultry summer in Florida. Happily, swimming pools are ubiquitous here, along with thousands of miles of ocean coastlines, lakes, rivers and freshwater springs. Not to mention, Florida’s famous manmade water parks. If you’re an Oakmont resident, you probably …

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Let’s Go Birding in Gainesville and Alachua County

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Oakmont residents live in a community surrounded by natural beauty, both in their own backyards and in green spaces, woodlands and conservation areas sprinkled throughout. Those beautiful natural areas also attract many species of popular Florida animals who serve as Oakmont’s wildlife neighbors. This includes birds, and the opportunity for a fun, new outdoor activity …

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Try a New Sport at the Easton-Newberry Archery Center

Try a New Sport at the Easton-Newberry Archery Center

One of the top perks of living in the Gainesville area is its wealth of recreational options. Thanks to Florida’s mild year-round climate and natural resources, Oakmont residents can choose team sports and individual sports such as running, cycling and hiking, to name a few. Then there’s water sports. North central Florida’s springs and lakes …

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