Lake City Real Estate

Lake City, in central north Florida’s Columbia County, has been the Gateway to Florida since 1832. Located between Jacksonville, Tallahassee, and Gainesville near the intersection of I-10 and I-75, Lake City and its natural beauty and outdoor activities attract visitors year-round. This pristine part of Florida is a natural theme park for outdoor enthusiasts, festival goers, music lovers or those who simply want to spend a little time in a quiet, tranquil setting. Lake City has crystal-clear freshwater springs, rocking music festivals, history, culture, paddling and biking.

With the Atlantic Ocean to the east and the Gulf of Mexico to the west, the majestic springs in the Columbia County area are Florida’s best-kept secrets. Pictures hardly do them justice. The sparkling blue water flowing over colorful reefs add to the beauty. You have many ways to enjoy Columbia County’s springs. Swim, canoe, kayak or fish in the crystal clear water at Rum Island Springs. Jump off the diving platform at Gilchrist Blue Springs, or splash in the clear, sparkling green water at Poe Springs. See the life under the water with snorkeling at Ginnie Springs, or ride the waves with a tubing adventure at Ichetucknee Springs. At Ichetucknee springs, you’ll find the Blue Hole, a deep blue spring that leads to an underground cave system (scuba divers must be cave certified). After you’ve played in these springs, you still have more springs to discover in Columbia County.

Southern charm and hospitality abound in downtown Lake City. It is the heart of Columbia County with fine and casual dining, boutiques and historic buildings. Visit The Blanche, a former hotel where famous guests included Johnny Cash and Al Capone. It’s on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places and was the first building in Florida to have an elevator. Walk along Marion Street and you’ll see a number of commemorative plaques that describe significant events that took place in Lake City. You can learn more about the area’s past at the Lake City-Columbia County Historical Museum. While in town, you won’t want to miss the massive 3D mural depicting the springs at the intersection of Marion and Hamilton Streets. When you’re ready for a bite to eat, Columbia County has a variety of top-rated restaurants and you’ll find many of them in downtown Lake City.

Sources; Columbia County Tourist Development Council,Ray Carpenter Photography,#explore Columbia, www.springsrus.com

Lake City - Town vs. County Stats

Avg Price in Lake City: $375,500 / County Avg $373,500

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Avg Sq. Ft. in Lake City: 1,897 / County Avg 1,889

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Avg Price per/sqft in Lake City:$198 / County Avg $198

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Avg Walkscore in Lake City: 18 / County Avg 18

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Avg Year Built in Lake City: 1986 / County Avg 1986

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Avg Days on Website in Lake City: 81 / County Avg 81

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Neighborhoods in Lake City FL
55 Plus
Amelia Landing
Andrews Park Addtn No 1
Ashurst Addition
Bell Lake S-D
Branden Estates
Brandon Heights
Brandon Hgts S-D
Brent Heights
Callaway
Cannon Creek Place
Carter Place S-D
Castle Hills
Chapel Hills
City Limits
Club View Park
College Manor
Country Acres
Country Side Estates
Cove at Rose Creek
Creekside
Crosswinds Phase 1
Crosswinds Phase 2
Cypress Creek
Deer Creek S-D - Phase 2
Eastbrook Village S-D
Eastside Village
Eastside Village Unit 5
Eastwood
Elm Acres
Emerald Lakes S-D
Equestrian
Fairway View
Fairway View Unit 1
Five Points Acres
Forest Country
Forest Country 6Th Additi
Grandview Park
Grays Subdivions
Grays Subdivision
Greenridge Estates
High Point S-D
High Pointe S-D
Holliday Heights
Huntington at Woodcrest
Huntington St Woodcrest
Joy Estates
Kimberly Oaks
Kripners S-D
Lake City Air Park
Lake Forest
Lake Forest S-D
Lake Jeffery
Lake Villas
Leon McCalls Unrec
Lot 2 Pine Ridge Estate
Lot 9 Rivers Manor S-D
Marion Place
Mason City
Meadow Vista
Moore Haven
Morningside Heights S-D
Oak Forest
Oaks Of Lake City
Olustee Creek Estates
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Perry Place
Picadilly Park S-D
Pine Acres
Pine Hills Addition
Pine Knoll
Pinemount Village S-D
Preserve at Laurel Lake
Preserve-Laurel Lake
Price Creek Landing
Quail Heights Park #1
Ranchettes Sub
Reserve at Jewel Lake
Rolling Meadows
Russwood Estates
Smithfield Estates S-D
Southern Landings
Southwood Acres
Southwood Village
Springville Acres
Stephen Foster Forest
Suwannee Ranchettes
Suwannee Valley Estates
Suzanne
The COVE AT ROSE CREEK
The Oaks of Lake City
The Reserve At Jewel Lake
Thomas Park
Timber Ridge
Timberlands
Troy Heights
Village Wood S-D Unit 1
Wingate Estates
Wise Estates
Woodborough North
Woodborough Phase 1
Woodcrest S-D
Woodgate Village
Woodland Grove