Quail Ridge is a small housing community located in Fort White, Florida. Quail Ridge is minutes away from US-90 to the north and Interstate 75 to the west. Quail Ridge is also 20 minutes from Lake City, the seat of Columbia County. Referred to as "The Gateway To Florida," this area was home to the Utina Native American tribe. In 1539, a Spanish expedition led by Hernando de Soto arrived at Tampa Bay in search of gold. The arrival of the Spanish ultimately led to the establishment of Spanish missionaries not far from where Lake City sits now. In 1821, the United States government took control of the Florida territory. Immigrants and pioneers from the United States formed their settlements near a Native American settlement called Alligator Village. During that period, the Seminole Native Americans resided in Alligator Village, but following the 1823 Treaty of Moultrie Creek, were relocated to a Seminole reservation. In 1832, Columbia County was formed, and Alligator Village became its seat. In 1858, a railroad was built connecting Jacksonville to Alligator, which helped the overall area grow and prosper in various agricultural industries.
Owning a home in the Quail Ridge community places you in a perfect environment for those looking for a small town vibe and good old American country living. Dozens of natural spaces surround Quail Ridge. One example is Alligator Lake Park located at 420 Southeast Alligator Glen in Lake City. The 1,000-acre recreation area has a playground, canoe launch, and walking trails, plus picnic shelters and fishing. Then you have Big Shoals State Park with a visitors center located at 11330 SE Co Road 135 in White Springs, featuring Limestone bluffs and the most prominent whitewater rapids in all of Florida. In addition to that, the park offers visitors 28 miles of nature and hiking trails, as well as some of the best freshwater fishing in the state. If you’re looking for something more exciting to do, hop on Interstate 10 East and Jacksonville, Florida, is only an hour away. Once there, you can go to places like Amelia Island. Amelia Island hosts several annual events such as the Amelia Island Jazz Festival, the Amelia Island Blues Festival, the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival, and the Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival, which has more than 150,000 visitors every year. On top of that, there are six golf courses on Amelia Island, including The Amelia Island Club, the Golf Club of Amelia Island, and the Fernandina Beach Golf Club.
Real estate at Quail Ridge in Fort White, Florida, is comprised of single-family homes that include Ranch, Cottage, French Provincial, Mediterranean, Classical, European, and custom built designs. Homes for sale in Quail Ridge are built with different kinds of architectural designs and offer various unique amenities, such as modern kitchens, stone fireplaces, jacuzzi jetted garden tubs, hardwood floors, atrium doors, stainless steel appliances, and more. Property listings around the Quail Ridge area also feature apartments and townhomes. Additionally, you can find lots for sale near Quail Ridge ranging in size from half an acre to 38 acres. For more information about properties for sale at Quail Ridge in Fort White, Florida, don't hesitate to contact us today for more information or to schedule a tour.