Lake City is a quaint city located in Columbia County. Interstate 10 and Interstate 75 intersect at Lake City, earning it the nickname “The Gateway To Florida.” Neighboring cities such as Gainesville (46 miles away), Jacksonville (60 miles away), and Tallahassee (106 miles away) are all accessible via these Interstates, making it but another perk of Lake City, since it’s able to maintain a country town vibe while being in proximity to big-city amenities. Lake City used to be called “Alligator Village” by the Seminole Native Americans, who settled in this area around the beginning of the 18th century. The Seminole were comprised of a few other groups of, such as the Red Sticks (Creek-speaking Muscogee) and a few hundred African-Americans who escaped slavery (known as the Black Seminole). During the Spanish era, Spanish missionaries established the Santa Cruz de Tarihica not far from the site of present-day Lake City. Nevertheless, Spain was forced to give up the Florida territory to the United States because of economic hardships. When the Seminole signed the Treaty of Moultrie Creek in 1823, they moved to a reservation on the banks of Peace Creek. Alligator Village then became the county seat of the newly formed Columbia County, but the mayor had the name changed to Lake City when it was incorporated.
Owning a home in the Stonehenge community places you in a perfect environment for those looking for a small town environment. Countless natural spaces encompass Stonehenge from all sides. For example, there is Alligator Lake Park located at 420 Southeast Alligator Glen right here in Lake City. it features 1,000 acres of recreational space such as a playground, canoe launch, and walking trails, along with picnic shelters and fishing spots. Another green space is 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. For more recreational options, Interstate 10 East takes you to Jacksonville, Florida, which is only an hour away. It features 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 Stonehenge in Lake City, Florida, offers potential homebuyers a multifarious selection of single-family home plans that include Ranch, Cottage, French Provincial, Mediterranean, Classical, European, and more. Homes for sale in the Stonehenge community 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 a long list of other custom additions. Furthermore, there are apartments and townhomes for sale in Stonehenge with an assortment of special features as well. Additionally, you can find many lots for sale near Stonehenge ranging from a half an acre to 50 acres. Additionally, if there isn’t a property that fits your fancy here at Stonehenge, we’re more than happy to assist you in finding something your style in one of our neighboring communities. For more information about properties for sale at Stonehenge or elsewhere in Lake City, Florida, don't hesitate to contact us today for more information or to schedule a tour.