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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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

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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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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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Drive Local: The Dial and Discover Audio Tour

Drive Local: The Dial and Discover Audio Tour

If you’re an Oakmont newbie or considering a new custom Florida home in Gainesville’s top master-planned community, here’s a suggestion for learning about your new hometown and its surroundings: the Dial and Discover Audio Tour. Also known as the Dial and Discover Cell Phone Tour, this audio experience guides listeners down the Old Florida Heritage …

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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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Oakmont Residents’ Explorers’ Guide: Get Lost at Split Rock Conservation Area

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Sometimes we all need to get out of the house, even when it’s part of a marvelous amenity-packed, master-planned community like Oakmont. If you’re an Oakmont resident seeking a quick getaway that’s not your own back yard, we have a suggestion: Split Rock Conservation Area. Actually, Split Rock Conservation Area is in your back yard. …

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