I moved to Gainesville, FL in the middle of 4th grade and we moved to The Hammock on one of the last designated scenic roads in Alachua County, Millhopper Road. Millhopper Road is home to Devil's Millhopper State Geological Site, which is a park containing a giant sinkhole you can walk down into. The walk back up is not very fun though! Millhopper Road is also home to the 7000 acre San Felasco State Park, which has miles of walking trails. San Felasco has another entrance off of HWY 441 in the Alachua/Progress Park area and on this side of the park you may walk, cycle or ride horses. The Millhopper Road side is strcitly for walking.
There are not many lakes within Gainesville, but The Hammock does have one. Most of the homes on the west side of the neighborhood are lake front. The Hammock is a heavily wooded neighborhood in which the homes sit on 1.5+ acre parcels. The Hammock has recently been designated part of the San Felasco Preserve as it borders the State Park.
In my years living there, I have seen deer, bunnies, and tons of birds. The Hammock is a veritable wildlife sanctuary. The neighborhood is extremely quiet and serene and the people are very friendly. It is not a very transient neighborhood - people seem to buy there and stay put for years. Only a handful of homes sell per year here. There are currently 3 homes on the maket in The Hammock as of 5/14/2008:
The lowest price home available currently is a 3/2.5 2735 sqft home on 1.8 acres built in 1983 and priced at $398,900. It just hit the market today.
The highest priced home currently available is a 3/3.5 lakefront beauty boasting 4132 sqft and an enormous garage underneath the house. This magestic property is currently priced at $769,000.
The last sales include:
3/2 2973sqft built in 1997 sold 4/30/2008 for $369,000
4/3 3472sqft built in 1977 sold 2/15/2008 for $500,000
3/3 3218sqft built in 2006 sold 11/19/2007 for $625,000
It really is a Hammock!:
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Angela Elliott is a licensed Florida REALTOR® with Century 21 Classic Properties in Gainesville, FL. Please visit my profile for more about me and browse my Gainesville, FL real estate website for additional Alachua County information and listings. Your phone calls are always welcome at (352) 256-7038 as are your e-mails to firstname.lastname@example.org. A portion of all my closed sales will be donated to the Alachua Co. Humane Society (View my mission statement).