The city of Alachua encompasses 29.05 square miles with a total of 28.9 square miles of it in land and 0.15 square miles of it in water. As of the 2000 census, there were 6,098 people, 2,348 households and 1,751 families residing in the City of Alachua. Something a lot of people are not aware of, is that Alachua is home to the largest Hare Krishna community in the Western Hemisphere.
For an in-depth history of Alachua, click on the following link: http://www.cityofalachua.com/index.php/for-fvisitors/about-the-city-of-alachua
To visit the city of Alachua’s website click on the following link: http://www.cityofalachua.com/
To read the City of Alachua’s Charter click on the following link: http://www.cityofalachua.com/images/stories/documents/city_charter.pdf
Alachua has become a vibrant place to live. It has change tremendously since I moved here 20 years ago. I have watched this town grow from one stoplight to 6 stop lights. Hitchcock’s used to be where CVS is and where Hitchcock’s is now, there was nothing but woods. I used to drive to my home from 441 and never pass a car along the way. Now it is impossible to travel the road without seeing a minimum of at least 15 cars passing by – and that’s just the side road off 441. Twenty years ago there was no traffic to speak of in Alachua, even in the morning and after work. Now, Alachua has rush hour traffic, a Lowe’s and many shops and restaurants to choose from.
Alachua is an even better place to live now that it has grown some. The springs are a great summer attraction as are the many fishing holes.
Please enjoy some pictures of the town of Alachua below.
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