Woodcrest is a subdivision located in Lake City, Florida. The Spanish settled in this region way back in the 1530s. Career military man and renowned explorer Hernando de Soto arrived at Tampa Bay with nine ships, 600 men, and 220 horses on a mission to discover new territory for the Spanish kingdom, as well as to search for gold. As he and his men traveled north, they encountered the Utina and Seminole Native Americans. Over a hundred years later, Spanish missionaries began establishing missions throughout Florida, with the Santa Cruz de Tarihica established just a tad west of modern-day Lake City. The Spanish used Santa Cruz de Tarihica to develop agricultural methods in the area and to build a report with Native Americans who lived nearby. In the early part of the 19th century, Spain's economy was hurting, and it couldn’t afford to pay soldiers or government to maintain its stronghold over Florida, which led to Spain reluctantly signing a treaty that gave Florida to the United States. Nearly ten years later in 1832, Lake City was formed as the county seat of Columbia County.
Woodcrest in Lake City, Florida, is a perfect environment for those seeking a small town atmosphere and a good old country experience. Numerous natural green spaces surround Woodcrest from every direction. One of the most well known is Alligator Lake Park located at 420 Southeast Alligator Glen right here 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, get on Interstate 10 East and Jacksonville, Florida, and you will be in Jacksonville within an hour. You can visit places like Amelia Island, which 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, boasting 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 Woodcrest in Lake City, Florida, includes single-family home plans that include Ranch, Cottage, French Provincial, Mediterranean, Classical, European, among others. Homes for sale in Woodcrest 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 in Woodcrest offering you an assortment of special features as well. Additionally, you can find many lots for sale near Woodcrest that range in size from half an acre to 38 acres. If by chance you don’t find anything that peaks your interest here at Woodcrest in Lake City, we can help you find something in one of the neighboring communities. For more information about properties for sale at Woodcrest in Lake City, Florida, don't hesitate to contact us today for more information or to schedule a tour.