Oakmont Residents’ Explorers’ Club: U-picks and Farmers Markets

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One of the pluses of Florida living is the year-round abundance of fresh produce with each season’s goodness available at nearby u-pick farms and farmers markets. That’s yet another great reason to consider building or buying a new custom Florida home at Oakmont. It’s the area’s top master-planned community, located only minutes from Gainesville’s vibrant …

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UF Ranked No. 1 Public University in the Country

UF Ranked No. 1 Public University in the Country - UF

When it comes to prestigious educational institutions in the Sunshine State, one name consistently stands out: the University of Florida, fondly referred to as “UF.” Nestled in the vibrant heart of north-central Gainesville, UF is more than just a university; it’s a thriving hub of academic excellence and cultural diversity. UF is Redefining Excellence in …

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How to Enjoy UF Football Season in Gainesville

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New to Oakmont and Gainesville? If so, this part of north central Florida is famous for its University of Florida Gators, and Oakmont residents are only minutes from all the hometown tailgating, cheering and celebrating that happens during UF football season. As the flagship institution in the state’s university system, UF also is a major …

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Sippin’ Seven Alachua County Ale Trail Highlights Local Craft Brewers

Sippin' Seven

There are innumerable reasons Gainesville makes a great hometown for Oakmont residents, and Sippin’ Seven Alachua County Ale Trail is one of them. The north central Florida city couldn’t be more conveniently located. The region’s natural beauty and outdoor recreation possibilities are endless. Plus, the University of Florida, Santa Fe College, and world-class business, health, …

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Cool-Season Outdoor Fun Near Oakmont

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There are many great reasons people enjoy living in Florida, but one of the biggest is the state’s year-round temperate climate. Old Man Winter rarely visits, and when he does, it’s usually a short-lived chill that doesn’t interrupt your outdoor fun – in fact, it enhances it! In fact, cooler weather is a welcome change …

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

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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

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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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