City of Alachua, Florida

Established in 1884, and incorporated in 1905, Alachua was built on the railroad trade route crossing Florida. The name Alachua comes from a Native American word meaning "sink". In 1995, Alachua was awarded the Most Outstanding Rural Community by the State of Florida. The City of Alachua offers small town charm and rural heritage despite it's growth and close proximity to University of Florida and Santa Fe College.