Discover Alachua County

Find Out What Makes Alachua County Such a Great Place to Live and Work

Our Community One of the Best Places to Live in Florida

Alachua County is situated in beautiful North Central Florida and is home to the University of Florida and the nationally-recognized Santa Fe College. It’s also a popular arts hub. Here you can enjoy an urban vibe, the benefits of a suburban community, or a more rural environment—all in one county! It’s also a place that passionately supports its public schools, making it an ideal place for educators and educational support professionals to live and work.

Fun in the sun Things We Love to Do

We are a medium-sized county in Florida, but the community offers an out-size variety of fun and exciting activities for citizens of all ages. The county boasts a diverse population and culture, a vibrant music and arts scene, many athletic and recreational opportunities and a beautiful landscape.


World-class museums

theatre masks

Performing arts


Live music


College sporting events


Eight state parks with 100 miles of trails


Delicious local food spots

A Solid Place to be Cost of Living

Living in Alachua County is more affordable than the national average, so your dollars will go farther here than in most other places. Alachua County Public Schools also has partnerships with local businesses and organizations to help make the transition to the community a smooth one!

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