Among the many natural green spaces available to residents living in White Fort, Florida, is Rum Island Springs and Park. Residents living at Three Rivers Estates have free access to gorgeous, crystal clear freshwater springs, as well as the Santa Fe River. The small town of White Fort is only minutes away from Lake City, which is the seat of Columbia County and the principal city of the Lake City Micropolitan Statistical Area. Furthermore, White Fort is a part of the Gainesville-Lake City Combined Statistical Area. The history surrounding territory started hundreds of years before the arrival of Spanish explorers in the early 16th century with the Seminole Natives establishing a settlement called Alpata Telophka, which translates to “Alligator Village.” During the 17th century, Spanish missionaries founded Santa Cruz de Tarihica just west of Alligator Village with the purpose of developing agriculture and in an attempt to create good relations between them and the Native Americans. In 1821, the area experienced an influx of American settlers and pioneers after the Spanish gave up the Florida territory to the United States. After the Seminole moved to a reservation near Peace Creek, Alligator Village was incorporated as Lake City in 1859.
Residents of Three Rivers Estates in Lake City enjoy living in a semi-rural environment while being able to take advantage of the amenities offered by nearby Jacksonville, only one hour away via Interstate 10 East. The area surrounding Three Rivers Estates has numerous natural green spaces for you to enjoy as well, such as Rum Island Springs County Park, Osceola Wildlife Management Area, and Gilchrist County Santa Fe River Park. Another nice outdoor location is Ichetucknee Springs State Park located at 12087 US-27 in Fort White. This state park features hardwood hammock and limestone outcrops, with recreational activities that include tubing down the river, rafting, snorkeling, and diving. If you’re looking for more to do, visit Jacksonville and go to the Museum of Science and History located at 1025 Museum Circle. This museum features a main exhibit that changes quarterly, the Bryan-Gooding Planetarium, and three floors of permanent exhibits. Another favorite place for residents to visit is the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens located at 829 Riverside Avenue in Jacksonville. This museum features pieces by Romare Bearden, Norman Rockwell, Thomas Moran, Winslow Homer, and Peter Paul Rubens. Some of the special collections include 700 pieces by Ralph Wark, 200 works done by Eugène Louis Charvot, and 190 Japanese prints from the 19th and 20th centuries.
Real estate at Three Rivers Estates in Lake City, Florida, features single-family home plans that include Ranch, Cottage, French Provincial, Mediterranean, Classical, European, among others. Homes for sale Three Rivers Estates are built with different kinds of architectural designs and offer various unique amenities including modern kitchens, stone fireplaces, jacuzzi jetted garden tubs, hardwood floors, atrium doors, stainless steel appliances, and much more. Furthermore, there are apartments and townhomes for available in Three Rivers Estates offering you an assortment of unique features as well. Additionally, you can find many lots for sale near Three Rivers Estates that range in size from half an acre to 38 acres. For more information about properties for sale at Three Rivers Estates in Lake City, Florida, don't hesitate to contact us today for more information or to schedule a tour.