Wooded, charming, and filled with unique homes, this area of town attracts those who want the convenience of being minutes from the university and the UF/Shands hospital corridor, as well as downtown. Most homes in this area are mid-century, and several have Mid-Century Modern architecture and features. Here you’ll typically find larger lots with mature trees, adding to the desirability. More reasonably priced than SW Gainesville West of I-75, these neighborhoods attract those who want to spend a bit less even though renovations may be in order. Just a few miles from Payne’s Prairie and close to lakes and parks, this area has always remained popular.