The Grove at Gainesville – Opening this Fall


This week’s Featured Apartment Community is The Grove at Gainesville. Opening this fall, this brand new beautiful community is All Inclusive, Fully Loaded, College Living. The Grove Gainesville is the first Grove to be built in Florida by Campus Crest. They have a unique management style that will take Gainesville by storm because it is so easy: work hard, have fun, help others. Residents are their #1 priority so when giving tours, they’re not selling apartments (those sell themselves), they are showcasing a unique lifestyle only provided but a Grove community.

The favorite amenity loved by residents is their resort-style pool with movable furniture. They call it a “liquid lounge”. Among other amenities are the tavern-like game room with all sorts off recreational activities and the coffee bistro in which they serve residents delicious refreshments that rival Starbucks!

The Grove’s marketing and events efforts follow through SCORES…Social, Cultural, Outreach, Recreational, Educational and Sustainability. Any events they have fall into those pillar and are not only exciting, but are designed to give back. There is always something going on at The Grove from midnight breakfasts, to Color Runs, to Cupcakes and Condoms to promote safety, etc.

The Grove’s parking garage and buildings are all accessible with Saflok key which is programmable and cannot be duplicated. This feature is a favorite of parents concerned with safety.

The Grove at Gainesville is a one-of-a-kind community and their staff are also one-of-a-kind! Call, or stop by today to see how you can can call The Grove at Gainesville home. Hurry availability is limited.

Phone: 352-505-4503


Shorts with style

In almost every store, one trend that we are seeing over and over is lace shorts, whether there is a bit of lace on the side, the lace covers the front, or the entire pair is made of a fun and pretty lace material. With summer here, lace shorts are perfect for a relaxing day by the pool, at the mall, or at lunch with friends.  If, however, you don’t want to buy an overpriced pair of lace shorts, you would be happy to know that you can make your own pair at home with an old pair of shorts and inexpensive lace from any craft store. You can cut up the sides and add some lace there,  add lace detail on the pockets, or add patches of lace all over or whatever other creative idea comes to your head.  Check out the link below to see how to create your very own pair of cute, summer, shorts.


Yoga from the comfort of home

If you don’t have the time to go the gym and don’t own your own yoga mat, then you will be pleased to know that there are several quick stretches that you can do from your very own bed. Who knew that the place where you take naps and go to sleep at night is the same place to get in a quick exercise? Just click on the link below to find out which easy stretches you can do that will have you feeling ready to start a new day or can even help you wind down and feel tension-free for a long, peaceful night’s sleep.  From a spinal twist, to a lying quad stretch, these movies will take out any knots that you may have and leave you feeling ready for anything.

Paintball in Newberry

If you are looking for a fun and colorful day out, then you may want to check out First Strike Paintball at 5619 SE CR 337, Newberry, Florida just a few miles west of Gainesville. First Strike offers 5 different fields, depending on what kind of paintball game you have in mind, with an Airball field coming soon. You can plan a big trip with your own friends or you can join one of their many tournaments or Big Games. Rental fees vary depending on what equipment you use so be sure to check out the website to find out what works best for you. Hours of operation are Saturdays from 9 am to 4 pm and Sundays from noon to 4 pm or you can call ahead to make special reservations. For a day of fun, competition, and plenty of exercise, First Strike Paintball is the place to be.


Gainesville has plenty of amazing restaurants to choose from where you can eat a variety of food from Italian to Asian to good old fashioned juicy burgers. However, another café specializes not in food, but in unique Asian drinks known as Boba or bubble tea. Lollicup at 3550 SW 34th St, in Gainesville offers several different milk teas like almond, coconut, coffee, honey, jasmine and so many more with Boba, which are small spherical packets of juice, at the bottom of the cup. If you don’t want Boba, you can have a milk latte in flavors like lavender, papaya, or banana, a fruit tea or juice in flavors like honey lemon, mango, peach, or sour plum, or a slush or smoothie in flavors like blueberry, grape, or vanilla. The café’s variety of flavors ensures that you can choose something unique and exciting with every visit. Open from 1 pm to 12 am on Monday through Saturday and 1 pm to 11 pm on Sunday, come to Lollicop soon to get a refreshing taste of Asian flavor.