Gainesville FL real estate has the benefit of mostly being located in desirable locations, as the city is well planned and safe. Many neighborhoods with available Gainesville FL real estate feature scenic views, proximity to major employers, and newly constructed homes. For buyers that have more of an ability to pick the higher end homes from the available Gainesville FL real estate, there are several neighborhoods that are considered to be more desirable for purchases, including some of the neighborhoods on the Northwest side of the city.
The Town of Tioga is an award winning master planned community that is designed to be walkable and minimizes travel requirements to Gainesville by having most of its community needs taken care of locally. Tioga is conveniently located just 11 miles from the University of Florida and Shands for those who work at either employer. The developer of the city, Michael Diaz, envisioned a community with open space and a community designed to create friendliness. Today the Town of Tioga is one of the most sought after areas for Gainesville FL real estate purchases, and it is a great town for families to settle down in with its natural scenery, open spaces, and a walkable neighborhood.
Mentone is another desirable area for Gainesville FL real estate purchases, and it is less than 10 minutes from the University of Florida. It has become a popular area for Gainesville FL real estate purchases due to its proximity to Shands and the university. The community has some of the features of other desirable neighborhoods such as a pavilion, basketball court, pool, playground, and a soccer field. This community also has newer homes as most of the homes were constructed between 1998 and 2005. The Gainesville FL real estate in this area is also energy efficient, another major draw for the region.
Milhopper Forest has some of the most exclusive and luxurious Gainesville FL real estate and these homes were built between 2000 and 2006 by some of the high end home builders in the city. They are energy efficient homes and the neighborhood is under a homeowners association. It is a gated community and most of the homes in the region are on a third acre to a half acre lot. There are two sections, the section with the original homes of Milhopper Forest and the section with the cottages of Milhopper Forest which houses smaller and more affordable Gainesville FL real estate.