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Participating Neighborhoods

The City makes available neighborhood planning grants for participating neighborhoods. Participating neighborhoods to date include:

Grove Street Grove Street - Grove Street, located near Downtown, is an eclectic, somewhat bohemian neighborhood where residents can walk to a supermarket, grow their own vegetables in a community garden, or enjoy moonlit poetry readings with their neighbors. Click here for a detailed map in PDF format.
Duval Duval - The Duval area is the heart of Gainesville's eastside. This state-designated "Front Porch" community offers residences in well organized neighborhoods. Duval is located near employment centers, schools and parks. Duval's location within an Enterprise Zone provides incentives for new and expanding businesses. Click here for a detailed map in PDF format.
Lincoln Estates Lincoln Estates - Lincoln Estates is an affordable, close-knit community of well maintained single-family homes. This neighborhood is located near schools, trails and other recreational opportunities. Click here for a detailed map in PDF format.
Hibiscus Park Hibiscus Park - This neighborhood, platted in the 1920s and located within walking distance of the University of Florida campus, features a diverse mix of beautifully preserved historic homes, narrow streets, a well developed tree canopy, and a landscaped central park. Click here for a detailed map in PDF format.
Highland Court Manor Highland Court Manor - Huge live oaks provide Highland Court Manor with the best tree canopy streets in Gainesville. Homes here are sturdy and affordable, and have convenient access to Downtown. Click here for a detailed map in PDF format.
Sugar Hill Sugar Hill - This is a quiet, affordable, single-family residential neighborhood located along the south side of Sweetwater Branch Creek, close to Downtown and several other employment centers. This neighborhood features easy access to Interstate 75 and a park that is in the process of being significantly improved. Click here for a detailed map in PDF format.
Porters Community Porters Community - Located adjacent to downtown, projects planned for within walking distance of this neighborhood include two waterfront parks, a skatepark, two rail-trails, and the beautification of both Main Street and Sixth Street (the neighborhood's eastern and western boundaries, respectively). Click here for a detailed map in PDF format.
Oakview Oakview - Located in close proximity to the University of Florida and downtown Gainesville, Oakview is home to architecturally eclectic homes that date to the 1930s. This close-knit neighborhood is known for its community spirit and active association of residents. Click here for a detailed map in PDF format.
North Lincoln Heights North Lincoln Heights - North Lincoln Heights is home to an active neighborhood association dedicated to working to improve their neighborhood. This easily accessible neighborhood is located close to elementary and middle schools, as well as local businesses. Click here for a detailed map in PDF format.
Apple Tree Apple Tree - Apple Tree is a suburban style neighborhood with an eclectic mix of modern ranch style homes. The neighborhood association plays an active role in promoting beautification and community building projects and residents list the association as one of Apple Tree’s best assets. Click here for a detailed map in PDF format.
Ironwood Ironwood - Ironwood is a stable community of friendly neighbors nestled in picturesque Northeast Gainesville. The neighborhood prides itself on having an attractive and diverse mix of housing options and styles. Homes cater to a broad mix of incomes and tastes, ranging from large single-family residences to smaller well maintained apartment units. Click here for a detailed map in PDF format.
Northeast Neighbors Northeast Neighbors - Northeast Neighbors is located next to the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center where residents can take advantage of the Northeast pool, soccer fields, and summer camp activities. Also nearby, Northeast Park offers tennis and racquetball courts, baseball diamonds, playground equipment, and a dog park. Click here for a detailed map in PDF format.
Pine Park Pine Park - Pine Park boasts a wealth of shopping opportunities within walking distance for neighborhood residents. Area businesses, like Wards Supermarket, tend to be independently owned and operated and offer residents a place to shop and work close to home. Click here for a detailed map in PDF format.
Ridgeview Ridgeview - Ridgeview also boasts its proximity to several parks and outdoor facilities. Ridgeview Park is located within the heart of the neighborhood and residents can enjoy the basketball courts, picnic tables, and new playground equipment. Greentree Park also serves the Ridgeview Neighborhood with picnic grounds, ball fields, and the Kiwanis Challenge Park. Click here for a detailed map in PDF format.
Springhill Springhill - Springhill is a pedestrian oriented neighborhood within walking distance of Downtown and the planned Depot Stormwater Park. Additional pedestrian facilities include, portions of the Downtown Connector Rail-Trail and the Depot Avenue Rail Trail. Springhill also boasts its proximity to a wide variety of cultural resources including the Matheson Museum and the Hippodrome State Theatre. The historic Cotton Club Museum & Cultural Center is planned to include a museum and community center for Springhill residents. The community center will feature movies, performances, and community education classes. Click here for a detailed map in PDF format.
Stephen Foster Stephen Foster - Stephen Foster neighborhood was annexed by the City in 1961. Located in Northwest Gainesville, Stephen Foster offers residents a quiet neighborhood conveniently located close to shopping and excellent schools. Stephen Foster Elementary School is an integral part of the neighborhood. Residents’ children can easily walk or bike to school. Several “A” rated schools serve the neighborhood and residents routinely cite high quality schools as one of the neighborhood’s greatest assets. Several distinctive natural features can be found within the neighborhood area. The Hogtown and Springstead creeks provide residents a natural setting to relax, bird watch, and be close to nature. A well-developed tree canopy provides a pleasantly shady backdrop for a leisurely stroll or bike ride. Click here for a detailed map in PDF format.

For more information on the City's neighborhood planning program, contact the City's Neighborhood Planner via e-mail at or call (352) 334-5022.