One community that stands out in Lake City, Florida, is Southwood Acres. Located in a humid subtropical climate, the Southwood Acres neighborhood boasts warm weather all year-round, with only an occasional cold spell now and then depending on continental conditions. Another alluring aspect about Southwood Acres is its proximity to Interstate 10 and Interstate 75, providing residents easy access to places such as Jacksonville which is 60 miles to the east, Gainesville 46 miles to the south, and Tallahassee 106 miles to the west. Lake City, Florida, has a rich history going back to the start of the 19th century when Seminole Native Americans inhabited the area. The Seminole lived in a village called "Alpata Telophka" which translates to "Alligator Village." Florida historians don't know when the Seminole established the town, but they do know it existed before they were contacted by the Spanish. The town remained Alligator Village or “Alligator” for short until it was incorporated as Lake City in 1859. Legend has it, Martha Jane, who was the wife of Lake City’s first mayor, M. Whit Smith, told her husband she refused to hang her lace curtains in a town called Alligator.
Residents of Southwood Acres in Lake City enjoy living in a semi-rural atmosphere while being able to take advantage of the amenities offered by Jacksonville, only one hour away via Interstate 10 East. The area surrounding Southwood Acres boasts many natural spaces, 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. You can also 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 Southwood Acres in Lake City, Florida, features single-family home plans that include Ranch, Cottage, French Provincial, Mediterranean, Classical, European, among others. On average, these houses offer floor plans that range in size from two bedrooms, two baths, and 1,430 square feet to 15 bedrooms, seven and a half baths, and 3,000 square feet. Homes for sale Southwood Acres 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, You will find a nice selection of apartments and townhomes available for sale in the area of Southwood Acres with an assortment of unique features as well. Additionally, you can find many lots for sale near Southwood Acres ranging in size from half an acre to 38 acres. If for some reason you don’t find your home in Southwood Acres, we’ll help you find it in one of our neighboring communities. For more information about properties for sale at Southwood Acres in Lake City, Florida, don't hesitate to contact us today for more information or to schedule a tour.