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Rural Alachua County

Family Homes for Sale Rural Alachua County, FL

Are you looking for family homes for sale in rural Alachua County, Fl? Whether you are upgrading, downsizing, or moving to the area from out of town, you will love the many options available in Alachua County.

There are quite a few amazing communities in Alachua County that are outside of Gainesville. These include (but are not limited to) Alachua, High Springs, and Newberry. Also, homes outside of Gainesville are also very appealing for the more affordable pricing and larger lots of land. Plus, rural Alachua County homes qualify for 100% financing through the USDA. You get the benefits of close proximity to Gainesville, and you will also enjoy the lifestyle of a more rural setting.

Rural Alachua County — High Springs

High Springs is a charming community that is located within a 30-minute drive to Gainesville. It is surrounded by many springs, rivers, and outdoor recreational activities.

Additionally, High Springs has many local charms including the Great Outdoors Restaurant, High Springs Brewing Company, The Talented cookie company, High Springs Emporium, and many other local shops that add to the charm of this community. Also, there are fun community events and plenty of activities for children and families.

The City of Alachua

You also have the City of Alachua to consider. The City of Alachua has its own unique charm with a historic downtown district that features local favorites such as Conastogas, Main Street Pie Company, Browns Buffet, and many others. Alachua is also the host of one of my favorite events of the year: the City of Alachua 4th of July celebration, which is acclaimed as the largest small-town firework show.

Furthermore, Alachua has also seen recent growth with the addition of Lowes and Publix. Alachua also has quick access to Gainesville & Lake City due to its proximity to I-75 and Hwy 441. Alachua is a great hub for getting anywhere in the area in a relatively quick timeframe.

Newberry and Surrounding Area

Newberry is another community in rural Alachua county. Recently, Newberry has experienced a lot of growth and boasts A-rated schools and a quick commute to Gainesville. Newberry is a perfect location for homeowners looking for a small town, land, and more affordable housing options.

Newberry is also the home of a growing sports community with Champions Park, Easton Sports Complex, and the future home of the Alachua County Fairgrounds. Plus, Newberry is also home to several amazing local eateries including Villaggio’s, The Woodyard Grill, and The Blend coffees shop.

Rural Alachua County Home Sale Trends

When choosing which area to live in, you may want to consider the home sale trends happening right now. What kind of trends can we see now in the Alachua County market? October 2019 ended with 275 new listings for the month, which is a bit of a decrease. Because moving to rural Alachua County is fairly popular, the inventory of homes is down as a result.

However, pending sales are up by 20.98% and there are 43 more properties under contract in October 2019 than the previous year. Properties sit on the market an average of 107 days before selling.

Also, the median sales price for Alachua County homes is $279,907. And all of the data shows that it is still a good time to purchase a home in the area.

Contact me today to see the lovely communities and homes for sale in rural Alachua County.

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