Westwood Acres in Live Oak, Florida, is located 47 miles from Gainesville and 64 miles from Jacksonville, making this an ideal place to own a home. Live Oak is in Suwannee County and is part of the Lake City Micropolitan Statistical Area. Present-day Westwood used to be inhabited by two large Native American tribes, the Utina who were a subgroup of the western Timucua peoples and the Seminole. Before the Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto arrived in Tampa Bay in 1539, the Seminole had long since established a settlement in this area called “Alligator Village.” During the 17th century, missionaries from Spain built the Santa Cruz de Tarihica just west of Alligator Village in hopes of establishing an agricultural base, as well as nurturing a good relationship with the local Natives. The Seminole didn’t keep historical records indicating when they settled in the area, but it’s possible they arrived sometime in the early 1700s as they were fleeing various tribal wars taking place in Georgia and South Carolina. Ultimately, the Spanish Empire was unable to fund their operations in Florida and ceded the territory to the United States in 1821. In 1858, Suwannee County was formed, with Live Oak being as its county seat.
The community of Westwood Acres in Lake City, Florida, is located one hour away from Jacksonville via Interstate 10 East, which means the comfort of a semi-rural environment while being near enough to essential amenities offered by the bigger city. Not only that, but Orlando is only two hours and 20 minutes away via I-75 South. In addition to that, in nearby High Springs, you have Poe Springs Park, which is a county park encompassing cool, natural springs, offering picnicking, playground and athletic fields. Then there is the Devil's Millhopper Geological State Park with a visitors center located at 4732 Millhopper Road in Gainesville. This wonder of nature features a sinkhole made of limestone walls with a pond at the bottom fed by 12 springs. The sinkhole is 500 feet wide and 120 feet deep. When you want something a little bit more exciting, take a short trip to Jacksonville and visit the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens located at 370 Zoo Parkway. The zoo is comprised of approximately 117 acres, is home to over 2,000 animals, and has over 1,000 different kinds of plants. The exhibits at the zoo include the African exhibits on the north side of the zoo; River Valley Aviary that features a mixture of African, Asian, and South American wildlife.
Real estate at Westwood Acres in Lake City, Florida, features single-family home plans that include Ranch, Cottage, French Provincial, Mediterranean, Classical, European, as well as custom-built houses. Homes for sale in Westwood 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, there are apartments and townhomes for available in Westwood Acres offering you an assortment of unique features as well. Additionally, you can find many lots for sale near Westwood Acres that range in size from half an acre to 38 acres. For more information about properties for sale at Westwood Acres in Lake City, Florida, don't hesitate to contact us today to learn more about this community or to schedule a tour.