Spotlight Community : Huntington Lakes Apartments


Huntington Lakes Apartments is a great choice when you are in the market for a new apartment home.  This is a lovely community that feels like home right away.  It is also located in the highly sought after NW area of Gainesville.  Nestled between a number of Gainesville destinations: the University of Florida, Santa Fe College, Devil’s Millhopper State Geological Park, and the Oaks Mall, makes this location very convenient.

The Huntington Lakes community is made up of lovely two-story apartment homes surrounded by lush green space. If you love spending time outside, the grounds at Huntington Lakes are perfect for you – the outdoor space includes two pools, sun decks, a basketball court, playground, and tennis courts for spending an afternoon in the Florida sunshine. No worries if you’re more of an indoor enthusiast, especially in the heat of the summer, because the interior spaces at Huntington Lakes are just as appealing as the outside!

A look inside one of the Huntington Lakes Apartments shows the great attention put into each living space. The high, vaulted ceilings create an airy, open environment that’s comfortable and inviting. Features like walk-in closets, individual washer and dryer units, and double sinks in the master bathrooms make everyday activities more convenient. Attention to details like crown molding and ceramic tiles in bathrooms are what makes the apartments at Huntington Lakes go the extra mile. All of the layouts, from one to three bedrooms include a patio space so you can bring the outdoors in or enjoy some fresh air from the comfort of your home.

If you’re looking for a new place and have pets in tow, Huntington Lakes is an excellent choice. Both cats and dogs are allowed and you don’t have to worry about a weight limit for your dog – all breeds are welcome! The application process is affordable and lease options are flexible, ranging from three to twelve months. Stop by Huntington Lakes to tour what could be your new apartment!



U-Pic Farms


If you have experienced the Farmers Markets in Gainesville but still want a little more hands on experience shopping for produce, you should try the U-Pic farms for strawberries and blueberries before the season is over.

Strawberry season is almost over and blueberry season is in full swing so be sure and call and make sure the farms still have strawberries or blueberries coming in before you go.  A fun day experience for the whole family.

Roger’s Farm
3831 NW 156thAve
Gainesville, FL 32609

The Family Garden
1655 SE 23rd Place
Gainesville, FL 32641

Brown’s Farm
18120 NE State Road 26
Hawthorne, FL  32640
352-475 2015

Hipp Farms
7940 SW 49thAve.
Lake Butler, FL  32054

Red White and Blue Farm
3250 NE 140 Ave.
Williston, FL  32696

Southland Blueberry Farm
NE County Road 1469
Earleton, FL 32631

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.