Area Attractions

Minutes from the Best of Gainesville

Retirement life at The Village means you’re just minutes from vibrant cultural, arts and music scenes, sporting events – as well as unique shops, restaurants and theaters that draw visitors to downtown Gainesville.

Take a walk across the street to Santa Fe College, where you can enroll in free courses and lectures, or take in a sporting event. Explore great shopping and dining just down the street at The Oaks Mall. Go for a hike, ride a bike or watch wildlife at the 7,600-acre San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park. Get your Gator fix with a quick drive to the University of Florida. Take a quick flight from the Gainesville Regional Airport and check out other parts of the Sunshine state.

All this … and so much more … is waiting for you at The Village!

Educational opportunities

  • Santa Fe College
  • Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo
  • University of Florida


  • Sonny’s BBQ
  • Wahoo Seafood Grill
  • Pomodoro Café
  • Southern Charm Kitchen
  • Paramount Grill
  • Mildred’s Big City Food


  • North Florida Regional Medical Center
  • UF Health
  • Malcom Randall VA Medical Center


  • Loblolly Woods Nature Park
  • Clear Lake Nature Park
  • Mark Bostick Golf Course
  • Meadowbrook Golf Club
  • San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park

Groceries & Goods

  • Publix Super Markets
  • The Oaks Mall
  • Home Depot
  • TJ Maxx and HomeGoods
  • Hobby Lobby
  • Trader Joe’s

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