Southwest Gainesville Neighborhoods: Wilds Plantation, Cambridge Forest, and Hayes Glen
The neighborhoods of southwest Gainesville are many and varied, including pool neighborhoods and horse-friendly neighborhoods. You can find homes in a variety of styles and a variety of price points in southwest Gainesville.
Following are profiles of three southwest Gainesville neighborhoods: Wilds Plantation, Cambridge Forest, and Hayes Glen
Wilds Plantation features homes built by noted builders such as Tommy Waters, Barry Bullard, Barry Rutenberg, and Warring Homes. Begun in 2003, Wilds Plantation is still actively being built, so if you are looking to build your own home, Wilds Plantation just may be the ticket.
Just 8 miles from Shands and the University of Florida, the southwest Gainesville neighborhood of Wilds Plantation is zoned for Chiles Elementary School, Kanapaha Middle School, and Buchholz High School.
Cambridge Forest is a G. W. Robinson built community which features energy efficient homes. This southwest Gainesville neighborhood stresses environmental awareness, which is evident in the native plantings used throughout the landscaping, as well as the fact that the community has its very own gopher tortoise management plan.
Just 20 minutes to Shands and the University of Florida, Cambridge Forest is zoned for Chiles Elementary School, Kanapaha Middle School, and Buchholz High School.
Hayes Glen is a horse-friendly neighborhood in southwest Gainesville less than 30 minutes from Shands and the University of Florida. It is located adjacent to Cheney Walk Farm, a private hunter jumper barn which sometimes has horses for sale. Built between 1986 and 2001, this southwest Gainesville neighborhood features large homes on lots of 2 acres or more. Zoned for Chiles Elementary School, Kanapaha Middle School, and Buchholz High School, the pastoral southwest Gainesville neighborhood of Hayes Glen is close to all that Gainesville has to offer but feels like a world away.