Alachua County :: Rich in Enjoyment

So much to do, so much to see, and the weather is perfect so much of the time.  We are starting this site to enrich your senses with Alachua County Florida.  We will share links, Pictures, and tons of information to make a stay here worth the while.

So check back often for pictures and links and information, to make your stay worth the stay !

Alachua County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population of the county is 247,336. Alachua County is the home of the University of Florida and is also known for its diverse culture, local music, and artisans. Much of its economy revolves around the university. (Wikapedia)

Read more….  History


What’s New?


Shimmy Mob today at Thornebrook Village! ...

Shimmy Mob 2017

May 13, 2017, 12:00pm - May 13, 2017, 3:00pm

Come dance with the World in the Thornebrook Village Square!

West Fest in Newberry - 6 bands starting with the The Detours . Beer tent is ready to go supporting Relay for Life. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and come out! ...

Don't forget to stop out tonight and support this great new venue! see details below! FREE ZUMBA Demos, food, vendors and fun! ...

Pop up Thornebrook Village

May 5, 2017, 5:00pm - May 5, 2017, 9:00pm

Cinco De Mayo Fun and Mother's Day Shopping. Sponsored by Gainesville Health and Fitness for Women: Zumba! Demonstrations, Cinco De Mayo Activities, shopping and dining. Arts, Crafts and Direct Marketing Vendors. Dining outside or inside, as well as Holiday drink specials provided by Chopstix Bistro and The Dirty Bar. Location: Thornebrook Village Square Dates: 05/05/2017 - 05/05/2017 Times: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Presented by : Enjoy Western Alachua County and Thornebrook Village



So it’s Hurricane Season ….. And other disaster events…

Are you prepared?  The County has a CERT program (Community Emergency Response Team) that will help insure you are prepared in the event of a hurricane, or other natural event, as well as man-made.  Think about getting involved for your family, and your community to assist.

Prepare items if you need to stay in your home

Prepare items if you need to seek shelter at one of Alachua’s Approved Shelters in your Community.

Clay Electric Cooperative Inc.s July 2014 issue of “Kilowatt” has an issue FULL of tips.


Helpful Websites in the event of a hurricane or other local disaster

Florida Division of Emergency Management:

The National Weather Service:

The Federal Emergency Management Agency:


The Weather Channel ::

The Red Cross:





Jake’s Bistro Review — Downtown City of Alachua



IMG_7242-smFebruary 13, 2014
Jake’s Bistro
Downtown City of Alachua

What a nice surprise added to the Downtown Cuisine!

For an appetizer we tried the Shrimp and Grits. An awesome combination with a unique sauce and grits with not the usual texture.

For Dinner the Rib Eye Steak was cooked to perfection, and tastefully marbled and tender. The side of glazed baby carrots had a light taste. The glaze did not overpower the carrots and the carrots tasted fresh. Also with that were potatoes, great tasting and all American Style.

The side salad had a nice flavoring and mix, while the key Lime Dessert and coffee had me filled over my ears with simply great tasting food. Prices were moderate, plates large in size and definitely worth it. The shrimp and grits appetizer could make a meal in it’s self!IMG_7252

Aug 9 – 11 Weekend Fun

Enjoy ……  Western Alachua County, here is what is happening this weekend !



7 PM – Town of Tioga, Square , Movie Night , bring your lawn chairs and watch a movie under the stars!

8 PM – City of Gainesville :   Free Concerts at Bo Diddley Community Plaza


8 AM – 5 PM Easton Newberry Sports Complex:  Bowhunter Education Classes –

9 AM :  Ginnie Springs,  17th Annual Family Fun Day by Fightin’ Gator Touchdown Club ,

10 AM – 2 PM :  Dudley Historical State Park :  Dudley Kids Program


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Side Note :  Paynes Prairie State Park, 441 Entrance, Gainesville  ::  Horses have been seen here due to the increased water supply, just up from the Visitors Center.  There are also 2 colts.    It’s a great Visit.  $5.00 per carload.

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