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Founded in the early 1890’s Newberry, FL is a quaint little city approximately 20 miles west of Gainesville, FL.  Newberry was officially put on the map in 1894 when its first post office was established.  Later, it was the discovery of phosphate that brought the hidden Florida town to life as a booming mining town.

Downtown Newberry FL

Downtown Newberry Florida

Today, Newberry offers an enjoyable escape back to what things were like 100 years ago. Although its’ mining days are long past, it has a growing population approaching 5,000 people. Its’ beautiful surroundings, and great food, make this quaint city a perfect day trip escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Newberry is in Alachua County and has very reasonable housing prices and low taxes. For many people who work in Gainesville, Newberry is the perfect, less expensive alternative that has a small town feel.

Getting to Newberry

To get to Newberry Florida from Gainesville, go west on Newberry Road about 20 miles and you will end in downtown Newberry.

Schools in Newberry

Alachua County’s school system has been recognized as one of the top systems in the state. The elementary, middle and high schools are all located with one mile of downtown Newberry.


A trip to Newberry would not be complete with out sampling some of the local fare.  There are several good restaurants to enjoy on Newberry road in downtown Newberry. 

Newberrys Backyard Barbeque

Newberry’s Backyard Bar B Q was founded in 1998 and should be on your short list of places to try.  This hometown barbeque restaurant has a nice casual atmosphere and some of the best barbeque you are going to find within a 100 miles.  Newberry’s Backyard Bar B Q is located on Newberry road across the street from the City Hall building.

Newberry’s Backyard Bar B Q
25405 W Newberry Rd
Newberry, FL 32669

Hours of operation: M-T 11:00 Am to 9:00 PM, Fri-Sat 11:00 Am to 10:00 PM and Sunday 11:00 Am to 6:00 PM

First Baptist Church of Newberry

First Baptist Church of Newberry is located in the quaint, but growing community of Newberry, on Newberry Road in downtown.

First Baptist Church of Newberry
25520 W Newberry Rd
Newberry, FL 32669
(352) 472-2351

Newberry History

The History of Newberry, FL

Newberry Backyard Barbeque

Inside Newberry Backyard Barbeque