Beautiful wooded home-site, with oaks and magnolias. Near downtown, near interstate access, near Gainesville, Newberry, High Springs, and Waldo and Archer. Alachua has great high speed internet. Motto: The Good Life Community.
1 block from Park/Recreation Center ,take advantage of the best recreation in North Central Florida!
Alachua is an Indian word meaning "sink." It was how they depicted the
layout of the land. Nestled beneath huge live oaks, magnolias, cedar and
hickory trees the town of Alachua is steeped in Florida history dating
back to the Spanish explorers who were looking for land for their cattle
ranches. The DeSoto trail winds through the area and can be followed by
those interested in Indian and Spanish culture
Alachua, began as a shipping point.
As of the census of 2000, there were 6,098 people, 2,348 households, and 1,751 families residing in the city. The population density
was 211.0 per square mile (81.5/km ). There were 2,501 housing units at
an average density of 86.5 per square mile (33.4/km ). The racial
makeup of the city was 67.56% White, 29.08% African American, 0.15% Native American, 1.12% Asian, 1.13% from other races, and 0.97% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.61% of the population.
There were 2,348 households out of which 34.4% had children under the
age of 18 living with them, 51.5% were married couples living together,
19.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.4% were
non-families. 19.9% of all households were made up of individuals and
7.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The
average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 2.97.
In the city the population was spread out with 27.8% under the age of
18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 26.9% from 25 to 44, 25.8% from 45 to 64, and
11.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years.
For every 100 females there were 87.6 males. For every 100 females age
18 and over, there were 85.0 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $38,075, and the
median income for a family was $49,542. Males had a median income of
$36,315 versus $28,018 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,299. About 14.0% of families and 16.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.3% of those under age 18 and 11.6% of those age 65 or over.
The largest Hare Krishna community in the Western Hemisphere is located in Alachua, with satellite communities throughout North Florida.
Nature Trails...The San Felasco Conservation Corridor - >Alachua Phase is approximate 24-acre wildlife, greenway and recreation corridor located in northwest Alachua County adjacent to Progress Corporate Park and San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park.
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