haile plantation: Gopher tortoises in Gainesville FL - What to do if you find one? - 09/07/10 12:45 PM
Gopher tortoises in Gainesville FL - What to do if you find one?
 
I have always wanted to use the phrase "Do not try this at home" but never really had a chance to. Until now.
Let me explain.
One of the things that I love the MOST about living in Gainesville FL is all of the wildlife!  Frogs, toads, anole lizards, and snakes abound. Every night I hear an owl hooting in our backyard.  Gainesville FL is a GREAT place to live especially if you love the outdoors.
So imagine my unbounded joy when I discovered this cute little … (12 comments)

haile plantation: Not sure where to find dim sum in Gainesville, FL? Come to South Garden in Haile Plantation! - 03/11/10 01:46 PM
Not sure where to find dim sum in Gainesville, FL?  Come to South Garden in Haile Plantation!
 
Opened in 2007, Haile Plantation's South Garden Restaurant offers dim sum on weekends.
 
Diners enjoy this Chinese tradition under the shade of plantation oaks outside this southwest Gainesville eatery.
 
 
 
 

Although South Garden's dim sum isn't served on the traditional pushcarts, their offerings are just as tasty. Diner favorites include turnip cake, pork dumplings, shrimp rice paste, scallion pancakes, and spring rolls.
If you're looking for a fun weekend meal in Gainesville where you can try a variety … (2 comments)

haile plantation: Gainesville, FL neighborhoods: Spotlight on Haile Village Center - 03/06/10 09:32 AM
Gainesville, FL neighborhoods: Spotlight on Haile Village Center
 
Haile Plantation is an award-winning New Urbanism community in Gainesville, FL featuring mixed-use development, combining businesses, shops, and restaurants with housing at various price points. Haile Village hosts a Farmers Market every Saturday morning, rain or shine.  Haile Village abuts a Gary Player Signature golf course, which is part of the members-only Haile Plantation Golf and Country Club.  Zoned for Chiles Elementary School, Kanapaha Middle School, and Buchholz High School, Gainesville, FL's Haile Village Center is an 8 mile commute to Shands and the University of Florida.
 

Music: "Hear us … (3 comments)

haile plantation: Gainesville, FL neighborhoods: Spotlight on The Preserve at Haile Plantation - 03/01/10 09:33 AM
Gainesville, FL neighborhoods: Spotlight on The Preserve at Haile Plantation
 

 
Located less than 8 miles from UF and Shands, The Preserve at Haile Plantation features older homes with larger yards in a bucolic setting.  This southwest Gainesville neighborhood is zoned for Wiles Elementary School, Kanapaha Middle School, and Buchholz High School.
Music: "The Light" by unreal_dm unreal_dm / CC BY-NC 3.0 … (0 comments)

haile plantation: Gainesville, FL neighborhoods: Spotlight on Haile Plantation - Hampstead Park - 02/28/10 02:17 PM

Gainesville, FL neighborhoods: Spotlight on Haile Plantation - Hampstead Park
 
Built around the mid-1990's, the Haile Plantation community of Hampstead Park in southwest Gainesville, FL is a white-picket-fenced neighborhood which rings a village green - in this case, Hampstead Park.
The park features a gazebo, playground, picnic tables, and a wide open space where neighbors gather for impromptu games of football and ultimate frisbee.
Located less than 8 miles from UF and Shands, the Hampstead Park neighborhood in Gainesville, FL's Haile Plantation is zoned for Chiles Elementary School, Kanapaha Middle School, and Buchholz High School.



Music: "Biodiesel Family" … (0 comments)

haile plantation: Fun at my home inspection - 02/10/10 12:41 AM
Fun at my home inspection
 
Yes, you read that right.
 
After all the drama that was our 18 month long wait for our house to sell  in Pittsburgh, PA, and after losing our financial shorts in a major way, I am thrilled to report that we've BOUGHT a HOUSE in the Haile Plantation neighborhood of Gainesville, Florida!  And best of all, since we live in Gainesville, Florida, we'll be able to live in the house that we've bought!   Much more gratifying than owning a house, and paying for a house, in a town where we don't live.
 
Being … (11 comments)

haile plantation: Southwest Gainesville Real Estate - Homes Sold During September 2009 - 10/22/09 02:54 PM
Southwest Gainesville Real Estate - Homes Sold During September 2009

 
During the month of September, there were 36 homes sold in Southwest Gainesville, with sold prices ranging from $125,000 for a 3 bedroom/2 bathroom home in Valwood to $724,000 for a 4 bedroom/4.5 bathroom home in the Stratford Ridge neighborhood of Haile Plantation.
Median sold price in Southwest Gainesville for the month of September was $238,438 (half of homes sold during the month sold for more than $238,438, and half sold for less).
 
 
 
SOUTHWEST GAINESVILLE AREA/NEIGHBORHOOD BREAKDOWN OF HOMES SOLD:
 
Arredondo/Kanapaha Area: 11
Kanapaha Pines … (4 comments)

haile plantation: Countdown to Haile Halloween!! - 10/18/09 11:58 AM

Countdowns … (0 comments)

haile plantation: Name that Snake - 10/12/09 12:00 PM
Found this little guy in Haile Plantation this afternoon.
 
 
 
 
Referencing this way cool handy-dandy chart with full-color photos (after our whole wrangling episode) leads me to believe it could be a green garter snake. 
 
What kind of snake do YOU think it is?
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haile plantation: What is selling in Haile Plantation? - 10/10/09 12:29 PM
What is selling in Haile Plantation?
 
An analysis of absorption rate for homes sold in Haile Plantation reveals the following:
 
Number of homes for sale in the Haile Plantation area:  120
Number of homes sold in the Haile Plantation area during September 2009: 16
Number of months it will take to sell off this inventory: 8, which indicates that we are still in a buyer's market in Haile Plantation.
 
Seller's market = 1-4 months of housing inventory available
Balanced/normal market = 5-6 months of homes for sale
Buyer's market = 7 months or more of homes for sale
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haile plantation: Haile Plantation Community Garden - 10/09/09 07:11 AM
Haile Plantation Community Garden
 

 
Tucked away behind the horse pasture in Haile Plantation is a community garden.   Open to residents for a cost of $10 a year, the Haile Plantation community garden offers a serene setting in which to get back to nature.  The prime growing season is October through March.  Residents may grow vegetables or flowers.  For more information, please contact George Weiland at 352-335-7210.
The picturesque horse pasture, located at the intersection of Tower Road and Haile Boulevard, is the main entrance into Haile Plantation.  The pasture and surrounding lands actually are designed as retention ponds … (0 comments)

haile plantation: Haile Plantation Real Estate - Have We Hit Bottom? - 10/05/09 05:33 PM
Haile Plantation Real Estate - Have We Hit Bottom?
First off, just let me say that I am NOT an economist. I am NOT an analyst. I am a REALTOR who loves geeking around with the monthly/quarterly/annual sales figures.
 
Basically, I have no life.
 
Given those cautionary CYA notes, I just had to share my latest number-crunching foray into Gainesville real estate sales statistics.  As you can see from the chart (and accompanying graph) below, after a dramatic free-fall in the number of homes sold in Haile Plantation between 2005 and 2009, the quarterly results for the number of … (2 comments)

haile plantation: Life in Haile Plantation - 09/20/09 04:18 PM
Life in Haile Plantation
Thomas Evans Haile and his wife Serena Esther Haile brought their 5 children and their 66 slaves  to Alachua County from Camden, South Carolina in 1854 to establish a Sea Island cotton plantation which they named Kanapaha.  
According to the book "Florida's Antebellum Homes" by Lewis N. Wynne and John T. Parks, the cotton plantation was very successful, and Thomas Haile became a wealthy Florida planter as a result.  His mother Amelia was the richest planter in Alachua County.
"A strong supporter of secession and the Confederacy, Thomas Haile participated in the Civil War as a cavalry … (4 comments)

haile plantation: Haile Plantation Home Sales Trends 2005-2009 - 08/29/09 04:47 PM
Haile Plantation Home Sales Trends 2005-2009
 
The following chart illustrates the median home price trends in the Haile Plantation area for the months of January through July in the years 2005 through 2009. 

The Haile Plantation area includes the following neighborhoods:
Eloise Gardens, Garison Way, Grande View Estates, HP/Albury Round, HP/Amelia Gardens, HP/Annadale Round, HP/Ashleigh Circle, HP/Bedford Square, HP/Benjamins Grove, HP/Bennets Garden, HP/Buellers Way, HP/Camden Court, HP/Cameron Park, HP/Carlton Court, HP/Century Oaks, HP/Charleston Park, HP/Chestnut Hill, HP/Chickasaw Way, HP/Colson Corner, HP/Evans Hollow, HP/Fairhaven, HP/Founders Hill, HP/Grahams Mill, HP/Haile Market Square, HP/Hampstead Park, HP/Heritage Green, HP/Hickory Walk, HP/India Station, HP/Indigo … (1 comments)

haile plantation: Haile Plantation homes for sale - Gem of the Day - 06/22/09 12:38 PM
June 22, 2009 - There are 128 homes available for sale in Haile Plantation and the surrounding area.  They range from $125,000 for a 3 bedroom/2 bathroom short sale all the way up through a $2.6+ million executive pool home.  There are many affordable 3 bedroom/2 bathroom homes in the Haile Plantation area.....highlighted below is just one of my favorites.
Soft market prices, low interest rates, and an $8000 tax credit for first-time homebuyers make this a great time to buy!
If you wish to see this property or would like to arrange for a consultation to discuss your homebuying needs, … (0 comments)

haile plantation: Visions of Haile Plantation - 06/18/09 06:20 PM
One of the things that always bugged me when we'd be moving somewhere new was all the digging around I ended up doing to find pics of local areas to give me a "feel" for what those places were like before we could make our exploratory trip to visit. Of course, I suppose this was back before the invention of fire.....so I could be dating myself. Anyway....with the advent of YouTube, all that has changed.....and I wanted to make sure that our community, Haile Plantation, was represented! So, for your viewing pleasure, I bring you "Visions of Haile Plantation".....my first-ever YouTube … (5 comments)

 
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