Archer and Williston Roads

Neighborhoods throughout the Archer and Williston Road areas are sparse but increasing rapidly, although most of Archer Road remains heavily commercial and Williston Road is mostly vacant land that abuts to Paynes Prairie. West of I-75 and west of 75th Street you can find several neighborhoods built anywhere between the mid-1990s to today. As in several areas of Gainesville, new construction abounds and homes and apartments alike are popping up on every corner. Unlike other parts of Gainesville, however, you can find a new home here in the $200k range, as well as a bevy of existing homes for about the same price point. Homes in this area sell quickly due to their location, which is a straight shot to the Shands UF medical complex.

Just one exit south of Archer Road is Williston Road, which is also easily accessible via side streets. Williston Road is best known for the Gainesville Country Club, which is made up of a large residential community built in the 1970s and 80s that surrounds a lovely golf course, complete with its own private country club. Built to attract medical professionals and university professors and administrators because of its quick access to the hospitals and the university, the GCC is still popular with those who are affiliated with UF. The GCC has a totally different vibe than Haile Plantation, and golf aficionados who prefer to not have an HOA and like older or remodeled homes will probably enjoy the GCC lifestyle.