Neighborhood Love

Last weekend I got to move my family back to the neighborhood I’ve been missing, the Duckpond.

The first time I had the opportunity to experience living in this unique neighborhood was in 2007. I spent a lot of time in that small, hot apartment and I loved every minute of it. Eager to create memories with my kids in the heart of Gainesville, I jumped on the first chance I had to come back.

Why do I love this place?

Right off the bat, I want to say it’s the diverse yet like-minded people who seem to really love our city that live here. Im also very drawn to the variety of old architectural styles that line every street. But I think, more than anything, it’s what happens here that I love. The magic hour walks, conversations with compelling personalities, sitting on the porch enjoying a drink with a friend, all the great events and just knowing that there’s so much more I have to discover. This place is anything but boring.

So tell me, what’s your favorite neighborhood? And what is it that makes it special to you?

One comment on “Neighborhood Love

  1. My favorite neighborhood is where I am living now. A small condo on the sw side of Gainesville. It is not a place I would have chosen to remain at, I expected it to be a temporary dwelling until I found my dream home, but now a place after 14 years I am accepting will be that home, due to financial reasons. But, because I “have” to be here for now. I have tried to find the best in it. I have a small garden, backyard, probably not more than 10 x 20. I spend hours looking out onto it, planting flowers and ferns, watching my birds, squirrels and occasional other critters that walk by. I have kind and caring neighbors who I feel would help me out whenever needed. I have a bit of sunshine, some shade and lots of trees to look up into. Most of all I find that wherever I live, if I can share some good, speak kindly to those I meet, welcome friends and family with love, and be thankful, that is home. I do love Gainesville and all of its diversity. It has everything one could ask for in a big city, but in a smaller way. But…my dream neighborhood? A small RV park outside of Cody, Wyoming!


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