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 Here's Why You Want to Live in Oakmontdistinguished builders opens in a new window, and location, location, location opens in a new window 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 Florida, downtown Gainesville’s fun and funky vibe, and UF Health’s renowned teaching hospitals.

But, let’s spotlight other important reasons to choose Oakmont — reasons that can make a positive, long-term difference.

It didn’t go up overnight

Although Oakmont has existed for a few years now, its actual existence dates back well before construction. It was in the planning stages for a decade before it came into physical being, which means a lot of advance forethought and consideration.

The look, feel and tone of the community was set during that period. So the sense of cohesion and timelessness, is no accident.

It doesn’t look like everything else

That’s deliberate too.

Oakmont is a large community — 550 acres. That includes a 49-acre conservation area for endangered gopher tortoises. The community will hold approximately 1,000 homes at build-out.

Who’s building these houses? Six top Gainesville builders — check them out here opens in a new window. Together they offer endless elevation options and floor plans, with prices ranging from the $200,000s to more than $2 million.

The plethora of choices eliminates that “cookie cutter” fear. Residents can choose the floor plan they like, knowing it’ll be distinctive, yet harmonious with the rest of the neighborhood. They also can build their new custom Florida home from scratch, or purchase a new, completed home from builders’ inventories.

Don’t miss the model homes available for touring and inspiration.

Its amenities are ready now

This is a huge advantage. Oakmont is a CDD (community development district) and the first in Gainesville.

Residents pay CDD fees, but they’re billed on annual property taxes as a special assessment. This means funds are available to build amenities such as Oakmont’s residents’ club, rather than having to raise money through a typical homeowners association.

Speaking of…

It has the most amazing amenity center

The residents club anchors an array of recreational facilities opens in a new window. Inside, the club offers beautiful social spaces, a sun room, game tables and WiFi. It also houses a fitness center with cardio machines, weights and studio space.

Outside, enjoy an expansive swimming pool with competition lanes and a toddler area. It’s surrounded by a pool deck, two cabanas and a covered seating area. Beyond are two tennis courts, a basketball court, a sand volleyball court and a playground.

Keep a lookout for family movie nights, Saturday socials and monthly events.

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