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Take a stroll back in time on main street in downtown Alachua, Fl. Alachua is located approximately 15 miles North West of Gainesville, FL.

Alachua Main Street

Main street in Alachua, FL

Alachua was originally established in 1884 and got its’ first post office in 1887. It was later incorporated as a city on April 12,1905, at which time it had a population of just over 500 people.

Today, Alachua is home to approximately 7,500 people and is growing. 

As you walk the serpentine road flanked on both sides by pear trees, you will begin to understand what makes this quaint Florida city unique and worth visiting.

Its old town feel, and throw back 50’s style Main street, is filled with family owned shops and restaurants that will transport you back to simpler times. 

Getting to Alachua

To get to Alachua Florida take I75 to the Alachua/High Springs exit (State Road 441), head east to main street.

Alachua Sports Pub

The Alachua Sports Pub, Alachua Florida

Restuarants on Main Street Alachua, FL

Main Street Pie company offers great home made pizza, and for authentic Italian you must try Restorante Deneno. Both of these are restaurants are just the beginning to the local culinary available in Alachua.

Main Street Pie Co
14933 Main St
Alachua, FL 32615
(386) 462-0661

Ristorante Deneno
14960 Main St
Alachua - (386) 418-1066


Alachua City Hall

Alachua Florida City Hall

For home town cooking and a laid back atmoshpere, make sure to stop into Conestogas Restaurant. At Conestogas you can relax, crack a few peanuts, and enjoy hand-cut steaks, in an old-time atmosphere.

Conestogas Restaurant
14920 Main Street Alachua FL 32615

Business in Alachua
The beautiful scenery and reasonable real estate prices that Alachua offers has attracted several high tech research and manufacturing firms to the area bringing new jobs and renewed interest.

Approximately twenty-five Biotechnology, genetic research, agricultural and environmental engineering firms have made Alachua home.