Meadowbrook /

Ft. Clarke

Conveniently situated close to two I-75 exits and a straight shot toward both UF and Santa Fe College, this desirable area of town is starting to again experience some growth. Mostly filled with established, well-maintained, modest neighborhoods that were built in the late-1990s to early 2000s, this part of town is surprisingly affordable given how convenient it is to so many key points of interest. Homes here sell quickly, particularly those in the under-$300k range.

According to the school board of Alachua County, the schools in this area are the highest-rated in town, and some neighborhoods are conveniently situated within walking distance to some of them, adding to their immense popularity. Although grocery shopping, dining, and medical care are slightly more than 5 minutes away, they are all less than a 10 minute car ride away, as are so many other amenities, including the well-regarded Meadowbrook Golf Course.