Spotlight Community – Sweetwater on 16th


This week’s spotlight community is Sweetwater on 16th, formerly known as Aviara Apartments.  The community is under new management and ownership and they are currently making some great updates to the community.  We recently stopped by for a visit and we think you should too.  They offer 1, 2, and 3 bedroom floor plan options that have been totally renovated with ceramic tile, new cabinets, new appliances and counter tops.  This community is located in a natural wooded setting making for a peaceful place to call home.  There are two swimming pools, an outdoor grill area, sand volleyball, fitness center with one room for weight training and another room for cardio.  They are close to Sweetwater Preserve where you can go for a hike and see lots of pretty plants, birds, and other animals.

Stop by and see this great community.  The address is 205 SE 16th Avenue, Gainesville, FL.  352.436.8199

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Farmers Markets in Gainesville, Florida



Spring is here. It is time for a new crop of strawberries, blueberries, plants and produce we all love in the spring.  Local growers in the Gainesville area will be selling their new crops at our local Farmers Markets.

Saturdays you can find the Alachua County Farmers Market, at the corner of 34thStreet and Highway 441 open from 8:30 a.m. until noon, rain or shine. Everything sold is grown, raised or produced by the local farmers who are selling the product to you.

Also on Saturdays 8:30 a.m. until noon, we have the Haile Plantation Farmers Market, 5213 SW 91stTerrace, Gainesville, FL 32608. You can find prepared foods, handmade crafts and lots of produce from local farmers who have grown and sell directly to you at the market.

On Mondays, we have the Tioga Monday Market, a seasonal open air market at the Tioga Town Center at 13005 West Newberry Road, open Mondays 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. weather permitting. The market is closed on Memorial Day and Labor Day and the summer months of July 15th–August 31st

Wednesday is the Union Street Farmers Market in downtown Gainesville from 3: p.m. until 7:00 p.m. every Wednesday rain or shine, 111 East University Ave., Gainesville. This is the largest Farmers’ Market in our area and has been going since 1996. You will find local produce, jewelry, jellies, jams, breads, fresh meat and other hand made goods.

Keeping your abode clean


Do you ever pick up your bath towel and you can’t remember when you switched it out? Or a pair of jeans that get the ol’ sniff test? Life is hectic and crazy and sometimes it’s easy to overlook the little chores around your apartment – like switching out the dish sponge or dusting the blinds (I say this like I actually dust the blinds – don’t tell my mother). So since things can be tough to remember, here’s a little cheat sheet to stash in your cleaning closet.

Towels – Twice a week

You should wash your bath towel and washcloth or replace it every 3 uses or so.

Bed Linens – Once a week

To keep them looking nice, according to Martha Stewart, wash linens in warm water rather than hot. Most pillows are washable too, but require much less frequent care. Pillows can be washed every few months.

Toilet – Once a week

Not only is this a sanitary practice, but if you have guests they won’t see the awful ring if it’s clean.

Kitchen Sink – Once a Day

It’s a good idea to wash your sink out with soap and water each day since it is a hot spot for germs, especially if you cook meat with your meals.

Rugs and floor mats – Once a week

Vacuum or wash (if applicable) rugs and mats once a week to keep the dust and grime from shoes to a minimum.

Curtains – Once a month

You can also take your blinds down and wash them, too with warm soapy water and a soft scrub brush.

Spotlight Community: 23West

This week we visited the brand new 23West apartment community.  Now leasing, these apartment homes are simply stunning and somewhere that you definitely will want to check out.  This luxurious community offers a lifestyle like none other with all of the amenities you desire.  Not only are the amenities fantastic, but the curb appeal upon driving in is very aesthetic.  The stonework on the exterior is gorgeous and the landscape grounds are beautiful.  Attention to detail is very obvious here.

The apartment homes are spacious and offer gourmet kitchens with stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops, and modern fixtures.  Each apartment comes with an attached garage (you read that right), full size washer and dryers, Cox high speed internet, Cox Home Life Security with door side camera, smart thermostats, energy efficient central air, ceiling fans gradient controls, wood inspired flooring, valet trash service, and so much more.

A clubhouse, business center, swimming pool, outdoor grill and fireplace are all coming soon.  There is so much offered here.  Be one of the lucky people who will be among the first to call these beautiful apartments home.  Conveniently located off of NW 23rd Avenue with quick access to NW 39th Avenue, Newberry Road, and I-75.

Located at 2501 NW 97th Way, Gainesville, FL.  Telephone: 352-872-5343.  Trust me and check them out today.  They will sell out fast.

Spotlight Community: Savannah Apartments


This week’s spotlight community is the lovely Savannah Apartments.  Nestled within a naturally wooded landscape, Savannah offers comfortable apartment homes you’ll love.  Thoughtfully designed to blend with the surrounds, each floor plan of this community features a lovely enclosed patio or balcony with beautiful nature views.  They have 1 Bedroom, 2 Bedroom, and Three Bedroom options, as well some that are one floor and some that are two floor townhomes.

Terrific amenities include a fitness center, sparkling pool and spa, volleyball, basketball, dog park, and more.  Conveniently located, shopping, dining and entertainment options are within walking distance.  Also close by are the North Florida Regional Medical Center  and the Oaks Mall.  Archer Road and all of its establishments are also not far away.  This property is conveniently and centrally located making it very convenient for everyone calling Savannah home.

You’ll find our attentive staff contributes substantially to this higher standard of living.

Welcome to Savannah. Lifestyle Within Reach.

Stop by to take a tour today or give them a call to find out more. 316 SW 62nd Blvd, Gainesville FL 32607.  352.331.0101

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Spotlight Community: Spyglass Apartments


If you’re a student at UF or Santa Fe and you’re looking for a new living space, consider the picturesque Spyglass Apartments located in western Gainesville. Spyglass is an ideal community for students living off-campus. Apartments range from one to three bedrooms, but all come with fantastic amenities and reasonable rates.  Better yet, they were just named NCFAA’s 2018 Student Property of the Year!!!  Y’all have to come check them out.

Spyglass apartments can be either furnished or not furnished, depending on your individual needs. Furnished Spyglass apartments are complete with queen sized beds and every bedroom has it’s own personal walk-in closet and private bathroom, which make them all the more appealing.  If you’re a student and this is your first apartment, there’s no pressure to invest in expensive new furniture when you can rent a furnished apartment. Apartments at Spyglass are spacious too- floor plans range from 717 square feet to a roomy 1188 square feet, which provides you and your roommates with a comfortable living space.

The Spyglass community offers a long list of amenities to residents, which includes: a pool, volleyball court, tennis court, computer lab, basketball court, fitness center, hot tub, and you can choose to have a washer and dryer in your unit for a small set up fee, among other features. There are a number of services which are also included in rent, such as cable, internet, pest control, and trash removal.

If you have a beloved dog and you’ve had trouble finding the right apartment, Spyglass may be the perfect solution for you! They are pet friendly and even have a dog park for their dog loving residents.

Schedule a tour today to check out all that Spyglass has to offer!


Spotlight Community: Legacy at Fort Clarke Apartments


Today’s featured apartment community is the beautiful Legacy at Fort Clarke Apartments.  One of Gainesville’s finest luxury apartment communities offering elegance and sophistication.  Discover the same refined quality craftsmanship found in custom homes blended with resort style amenities and complemented by stately oaks and exquisite landscaping.  Legacy at Fort Clarke offers classically designed  apartment homes located in a truly unique country club setting.

Community Features include 1, 2, 3, and 4 bedroom apartment homes with garages and storage facilities available, privacy fencing, gated entry, tropical swimming pool, state of the art fitness center with TV and playroom, tot lot, 24 hour resident business center, car wash, picnic, barbeque areas, lighted tennis courts, basketball court, covered parking available, laundry facilities and doggie playground.  Luxurious accommodations include screened patios/balconies, sculptured ceramic tile foyers, kitchens and baths, 9′ ceilings, vaulted ceilings on 3rd floor, full size washer and dryer connections, built-in bookshelves, hi-speed internet connections, individual intrusion alarms, and ceiling fans. Let your individual lifestyle emerge within the confines of your own piece of utopia.

This community is conveniently located in the much desired northwest side of town.  Close to Santa Fe College, University of Florida, great public schools, dining, shopping and I-75 all while being in a quiet, country club setting.

1505 Fort Clarke Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32606    Phone: 352-448-4955




Spotlight Community: Pinewood Terrace


Pinewood Terrace is a beautiful community located on the highly desirable NW side of town on NW 43rd Street. Pinewood Terrace is a family owned and managed community and they will make you feel like family too.

Choose from 1, 2, or 3 bedroom luxury units. All of the apartments are ground level meaning you won’t have a noisy neighbor above or below you. All offer fully equipped kitchens, vaulted ceilings, screened porches, frost-free refrigerators with ice makers, microwaves, washer/dryer connections, walk-in closets, ceramic tile floors, ceiling fans and monitored alarm systems.

This gated community offers a clubhouse, swimming pool, fitness center and car wash area. You will have convenience with quick access to I-75, the Universsity of Florida, Santa Fe College, shopping and dining.

Stop by and tour this beautiful community today.  Located at 4229 NW 43 Street, Gainesville, FL. Or call them at 352-372-0950.

Spotlight Community: Bridgelight Townhomes & Apartments


Bridgelight Townhomes & Apartments offers serenity and convenience right in the heart of SW Gainesville. Bridgelight is a quaint community with quick access to the University of Florida, Shands & VA Hospitals and Archer Road.

These loft-style townhomes offer 20-foot ceilings with private patios and nature views. You can lay by the relaxing swimming pool or walk to their duck pond to enjoy nature and wildlife.

Bridgelight is pet friendly so you can enjoy your new apartment with your furry friend. You will have access to pet stations, 24-hour maintenance, and 24-hour laundry facility.

Stop by and visit this beautiful community today. 3006 SW 23rd Street, Gainesville, FL.  Or give them a call at 844-577-6707.

Spotlight Community: Arbor Apartments


Arbor Apartments is a great location for students, professionals and retirees alike. Located just minutes form the University of Florida, Shands and VA Hospitals, Archer Road and Butler Plaza giving you easy access to a multitude of shopping, dining and entertainment options.

Choose from 1 bedroom apartments or 2 bedroom townhomes. This pet friendly community offers lots of storage, private gated courtyards, swimming pool and sundeck, 24-hour emergency maintenance and on-site laundry facilities.

Stop by and visit the friendly staff of the Arbor Apartments today. 2411 SW 35th Place, Gainesville Florida.  Or give them a phone call at 844-620-0025.