Northern Florida 55 Plus (55+) Retirement Communities and Homes
Northern Florida is the "quiet" part of the state, untouched by much of the frenetic development of the South and the Atlantic Coast. Here, the emphasis is on Florida's rich legacy of natural beauty, and the different ways of experiencing it: boating, canoeing, hiking and camping, cycling, and bird-watching are popular leisure activities. But that doesn't mean Northern Florida is devoid of more fast-paced excitement: the chief city, Gainesville, is home to the University of Florida, a sports mecca that boasts national championship teams in several sports. Gainesville also serves as the cultural center for the area, and is home to acclaimed galleries and theater groups.
The Gulf Coast of this region, the northern part of what is known as "the Nature Coast," is one of the most sparsely populated—and best preserved—areas of Florida. Vast wetlands near the coast provide habitat and nurseries for birds and other species. Winding through this part of the state is the famed Suwannee River.
With hints of Spring in the air after what seems like an endless winter, warm weather communities are seeming more and more attractive to retire to. Why live in an area where you look forward to a few short summer months, when you can live in warmth year Read more...
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Oct 23, 2016 1:32 am
The annual event was the culmination of Pride Week, and the massacre in Orlando's Pulse nightclub that left 49 dead was felt as strongly as ever.
Oct 23, 2016 1:09 am
A private contractor digging on Southwest 13th Street caused a power outage that affected 1,701 Gainesville Regional Utilities customers Saturday afternoon. The time of the outage was not ava...
Oct 22, 2016 8:12 pm
An August 2016 Florida Natural Areas Inventory study shows Alachua County ranks 31st in the state out of 67 counties in total acreage of conserved land with 110,620 acres. Additionally, 20 percent of ...
Oct 22, 2016 12:45 am
All around Marion County, breaking season has begun for the latest crop of yearling thoroughbreds on their journey toward the track. Hundreds of yearlings arrive from across the country, joining hundr...
Oct 21, 2016 11:39 pm
Tight inventory at lower prices held down home sales while increasing the median sale price in Alachua County and statewide in September.Buyers closed on 208 existing single-family homes in Alachua Co...
Oct 21, 2016 11:20 pm
The Sabal Trail pipeline is a $3 billion endeavor which stretches 515 miles through Alabama, Georgia and Florida.
Oct 21, 2016 4:59 pm
Temporary site adjacent to I-75 will be used for equipment storage and meetings.
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