Among the many natural green spaces available to residents living in White Fort, Florida, is Rum Island Springs and Park. Residents living near Rum Island have free access to gorgeous, crystal clear freshwater springs, as well as the Santa Fe River. The freshwater from Rum Island Spring is only one of the many feeding the 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.
Potential homebuyers find the property at Rum Island in White Fort appealing because of its rural atmosphere and proximity to Jacksonville, Florida. One of the most notable things about living in White Fort is the abundance of open, natural space available to the public. One great example is O'Leno State Park with a visitors center address of 410 Dogwood Trail in High Springs. Located on the Sante Fe River, this state park offers many facilities built by the Civilian Conservation Corps. O’Leno State Park offers visitors 13 miles of hiking, cycling, and equestrian trails, as well as a full-facility campground for all sort of different camping experiences. Then there is Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park located in White Springs with a visitors center located at 11016 Lillian Sanders Drive. This Florida State Park features all sorts of wildlife that includes wood ducks, white-tailed deer, American alligators, box turtles, gopher tortoises, and a variety of birds. Recreational activities available include picnicking, hiking and bicycling, as well as horseback riding, canoeing, and wildlife. If you’re looking for more to do, Jacksonville, Florida, is only an hour away via Interstate 10 East. In Jacksonville, you can find an unlimited number of things to do, such as going to Hanna Park which consists of nearly 450 acres of coastal hammock. Some of the park’s features include 15 miles of off-road bike trails, 300 camping sites, dolphin plaza, a 40-acre freshwater lake, and is a perfect place for those into surfing.
Real estate at Rum Island in White Fort, Florida, features single-family home plans that include Ranch, Cottage, French Provincial, Mediterranean, Classical, European, as well as different kinds of custom built homes. Homes for sale in White Fort 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 around the Rum Island area offering you an assortment of unique features as well. Additionally, you can find many lots for sale near Rum Island that range in size from half an acre to 38 acres. For more information about properties for sale at Rum Island in White Fort, Florida, don't hesitate to contact us today for more information or to schedule a tour.