Considered one of the most picturesque areas in Gainesville, this historic neighborhood is known for its gingerbread Victorians, as well as lovely colonials and Florida Cracker-style homes, several of which are on the register for historic places. Just north of downtown, the neighborhood appeals to those who value walkability and enjoy strolling to some of Gainesville’s best downtown restaurants and cafes.
Duckpond residents love living here and take great pride in their homes and gardens. At the heart is an actual duck pond, where you can find ducks and swans swimming about or soaking in the sunshine. You’ll also find the historic Thomas Center and Gardens, a Mediterranean Revival-style icon which transitioned from private home to hotel to educational facility to the treasured cultural hub it is today.
No two homes in the Duckpond are identical, and some need extensive renovation. Nevertheless, Duckpond prices rarely go under $300k for a home that needs work to nearly $1 million for a renovated masterpiece. In fact, the Duckpond is so desirable that it was one of the few neighborhoods that was not badly affected by the 2007-2014 housing price shift.