New Elementary School Coming Near Oakmont

An 18-acre Oakmont property owned by the Alachua County School Board was chosen as the site of a new elementary school on Tuesday, December 4th. This site sits adjacent to Oakmont and was approved to be the new site of the Gainesville school in a unanimous 5-0 vote.

Diversity among students is a priority in this new Gainesville school.

Money for school construction will come from a new half-cent sales tax that was approved by Alachua County voters in November. The new tax is expected to generate $22 million per year over the next 12 years to support school infrastructure projects.

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Oakmont and Gainesville: One-of-a-Kind Communities

Gainesville, Florida might not be on your radar for a traditional Florida-style vacation, but chances are that it could be for several residential reasons.

If you seek a new Central Florida home a bit removed from Orlando’s bustle, yet still loaded with today’s requisite services and resources, then Gainesville may be your place.

Not only is it the home of the University of Florida, the state’s Museum of National History and the renowned UF Health Shands Hospital, it’s a thriving city of its own. The nationally-ranked institutions play a role by constantly attracting bright and diverse students, faculty, staff and researchers. […]

Nature Makes a Difference at Oakmont

Florida’s natural beauty takes many forms, depending where that beauty is located. It’s a big state! But some of its most striking landscapes aren’t found near its beaches. And yes, we know how gorgeous those are. We at ICI Homes live here too.

For proof, go west — and inland — by a couple hours from Florida’s northeast Atlantic Coast beaches. Here, you’ll find the city of Gainesville smack dab in the midst of northern Central Florida and Alachua County. This is Gator country, home to the University of Florida and its namesake athletic teams.

Although the Gainesville area shines as […]

Real Estate Market Expected to Remain Strong Despite Hurricane Season

We’re seeing the same enthusiasm throughout all our divisions. The strong real estate market is expected to continue in spite of hurricane season.

If anything, people in older homes are looking to build newer, stronger homes. Click here to read article in The St. Augustine Record