Interested in Gainesville FL new construction and want a family-friendly community where you can feel like you belong? Oakmont Gainesville is one of the most exciting new subdivisions in the city with resort-style amenities, homes from five builders, and an ideal location close to shopping and great schools.
Here’s everything you want to know before moving to Oakmont Gainesville FL and why it might be the perfect place for your family.
Where Is Oakmont Gainesville FL?
Oakmont is in Southwest Gainesville, a region that’s experienced rapid residential growth over the past decade. Oakmont is outside the Gainesville city limits in unincorporated Alachua County next to Haile Plantation and Tioga, two large planned communities. The Oakmont subdivision is just 12 miles from downtown Gainesville and about 15 minutes from the University of Florida. It’s 10 minutes off I-75 and near two major medical centers: UF Health Shands Hospital (9 miles) and HCA Florida North Florida Hospital (6 miles).
Map of Oakmont Gainesville
Explore the Oakmont, Gainesville FL area below or click here for the Oakmont sitemap of the development itself.
Oakmont Neighborhood Overview
The Oakmont community is a new Gainesville gated community with 999 single-family home lots on more than 550 acres. Established in 2015, the Gainesville Oakmont development features new homes from many of the top new home builders in Gainesville FL:
- Barry Bullard
- JMW Builder
- Tommy Waters
- AR Homes
- ICI Homes
Oakmont is a community development district (CDD), or an independent special-purpose unit of government. The Oakmont amenity center is financed through a CDD bond with CDD fees that depend on your lot size and added to your tax bill. There is also an annual assessment for the operation and maintenance of amenities.
The Parker Road CDD dues are paid through your mortgage company or the county tax office.
Enforcement of covenant rules is handled by the Oakmont Property Owners Association (POA). Oakmont POA dues are $95 per year.
What’s it Like Living in Oakmont Gainesville?
Living in Oakmont offers family-friendly living with resort-style amenities at your fingertips. It isn’t a cookie-cutter development with several builders, up to two dozen home plans each, and home prices ranging from the $300s to more than $2 million. The sprawling community covers more than 550 acres with walking paths, rolling hills, and large lots for privacy. It feels like being worlds away from the city thanks to wide open space and a conservation area – yet the fun of downtown Gainesville is just 20 minutes away!
You’ll love the sense of community with events every week thanks to an on-site activities director. Residents enjoy regular community events like community garage sales on the Clubhouse Front Lawn, Foot Truck Thursdays, movie nights, and the Annual Light the Clubhouse event!
Things to Do in the Oakmont Community
There are plenty of things to do in Southwest Gainesville! The Oakmont Gainesville amenities can keep you busy without leaving your neighborhood. Your CCD and HOA fees cover a range of resort-style amenities including tennis and basketball courts, a playground, an activity field, a modern fitness center, and a beach-entry pool with lap lanes.
The community itself is very walkable with walking paths through rolling hills. The 45-acre protected habitat conservation area for the native Gopher Tortoises features a two-mile trail so you can immerse yourself in nature.
Just Across the street is Alachua County’s Diamond Sports Park. The facility is home to the i9 Sports and Alachua County Middle School Baseball & Softball Program with two youth baseball fields, four lighted baseball/softball fields, and two regulation baseball fields. There’s also a multi-use grass field for football, soccer, rugby, and more.
Enjoy nearby shopping at Haile Market Square with a Publix Super Market, restaurants, and shops. Visit the Haile Farmers Market every Saturday at the Haile Village Center for prepared meals, fresh produce, baked goods, and locally sourced meat and dairy products.
Every January, you’ll definitely want to pay a visit to the Hoggetowne Medieval Faire to see master crafters, buy artisan goods, and enjoy games, rides, falconry, gypsy dancers, and great food. If you’re a golfer, the stunning Hawkstone Country Club is just around the corner in the Haile Plantation community.
That Bar and Table is sure to be your favorite neighborhood restaurant with a bar and pub area, patio seating, and casual, family-friendly dining options. The nearby Haile Village Bistro is a great place for brunch and patio dining with amazing baked goods!
Where to find nearby Oakmont Gainesville attractions:
- Diamond Sports Park, 4000 SW 122nd St, Gainesville, FL 32608 (352) 331-2388
- Haile Farmers Market, 5213 SW 91st Terrace, Gainesville, FL 32608
- Hoggetowne Medieval Faire, 9409 SW Archer Rd, Gainesville, FL 32608 (352) 393-8536
- Hawkstone Country Club, 9905 SW 44 Ave, Gainesville, FL 32608 (352) 335-0055
- That Bar and Table, 2725 SW 91st St, Gainesville, FL 32608 (352) 331-6620
- Haile Village Bistro, 5323 SW 91st Terrace, Gainesville, FL 32608 (352) 378-0721
Oakmont Subdivision Schools
While living in Oakmont Gainesville, you will be served by Alachua County Public Schools. The development is zoned Buchholz High School, a highly rated school that’s ranked #2 in the Gainesville metro area by US News. BHS is home to “America’s Greatest Math Team” according to the Wall Street Journal and it has two magnet programs: the Academy of Entrepreneurship and the Academy of Finance. It’s ranked the #66 best magnet school in Florida!
The Oakmont neighborhood is also served by Kanapaha Middle School and two elementary schools: Lawton M Chiles Elementary and the brand-new Myra A. Terwilliger Elementary School which opened in 2021.
You’ll find many Gainesville private schools near Oakmont including The Rock School, a highly rated private elementary school, the Academy Preschool, and Queen of Peace Catholic Academy, and the K-12 Oak Hall School.
After moving to Oakmont FL, you’ll find it easy to pursue higher education at the highly rated University of Florida less than 7 miles away. UF is one of the best public universities in the country and ranked fifth by US News!
Is Oakmont, Gainesville Safe?
After moving to the Oakmont development, you will be served by the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office. You can see the Alachua County crime map here which shows Oakmont Gainesville is a very safe place to live!
There were very few crimes reported to police in 2022. The vast majority of incidents involved “proactive policing” including responses to reports of suspicious people or vehicles. There were only a handful of property crimes including theft and breaking and entering.
Oakmont Gainesville FL Homes for Sale
The Oakmont community has an impressive range of options with single-family patio homes, executive homes, and estate homes on lots ranging from a quarter-acre to a full acre. With five new home builders, each with a range of home styles and floor plans – plus the option to buy a homesite and have a custom home built! – you’ll have no trouble finding Oakmont Gainesville homes for sale that fit your lifestyle.
You’ll notice a wide range of price points too – from the high $200s and $300s all the way to more than $1-2 million.
- AR Homes has Oakmont homes starting at $1.1 million. Their homes range from 3-bed, 3-bath single-family homes starting at 2,750 square feet to 5-bed, 5.5-bath estate homes with almost 5,200 square feet.
- Barry Bullard Homes has lots available to build a custom home in the Oakmont subdivision. Lots are around $350,000 for a one-acre site with smaller lots available.
- ICI Homes offers the most affordable homes for sale in Oakmont Gainesville FL with home/lot packages ranging from $399,000 to $768,000 and new custom homes starting in the $400s. ICI Homes offers dozens of Classic and Modern home styles ranging from 1,500 to 3,500+ square feet in Oakmont.
- Tommy Waters focuses on energy-efficient, budget-conscious homes with quality construction and finishes.
- JMW Builder is known for its distinctive custom homes and affordable luxury.
You can learn more about the builders providing new construction homes in Gainesville FL and the Oakmont development here.
Is moving to Oakmont Gainesville in your future? If you’re ready to call the Oakmont subdivision home, give us a call at 2 College Brothers today to discuss your exciting move and how we can help! We’ll give you a free, personalized moving estimate and the top-notch customer care you deserve.