Building Your Dream House in Millhopper Forest
10006 NW 53rd Ave
Gainesville FL 32653
What’s keeping you from building the home you really want?
Trying to find the perfect re-sale home is stressful and time consuming. You will always have to compromise something – location, home features, schools. Try it another way. Find the most beautiful place in Gainesville, surrounded by mature trees and wildlife, make sure it is close to great schools and shopping, then bring your favorite builder and craft your dream house.
Millhopper Road is designated as a Scenic Road because it’s one of the most beautiful roads in Alachua County. It’s a wandering 2 lane road with oak trees and spanish moss hanging over the roadway. At one end is the Devil’s Millhopper State Park and at the other end is San Felasco Hammock State Park. The Hammock is a quiet neighborhood located at the edge of the San Felasco Hammock State Park, it’s part of a huge tract of land considered a wildlife corridor that runs from the Hammock to the Santa Fe River. Although you feel like you’re in the woods, you are only 10 minutes from Publix and zoned for excellent Schools. All three schools were A Rated in the 2011-2012 school year, and Talbot Elementary is nationally recognized.
The properly is 2.55 acres and has several heritage trees, including chestnut, hickory, and oaks. The size of the lot along with the forest itself gives you privacy from your neighbors. Even in the winter it’s hard to see the houses next to this lot from on the property.
The property slopes down away from the paved entrance road. Topography and soil testing show that the best location to build a home is near the center of the front half of the property. Survey and soil reports available to interested buyers. (Soil report refers to the best location for a home as the “table top” area of the lot.) The area at the back of the property is a natural lowland and protected by the County and not build-able.
Design your home to take advantage of the sloping hill to frame the beautiful views.
The Hammock is an exclusive and private community along Millhopper Road. The residences here have been built over many decades and all are custom or semi-custom homes. Home size and design must be approved by The Hammock’s Architectural Review Committee.
When the sellers purchased the property in 2010 they did extensive research before buying, and are happy to share that information with you. They had the land surveyed, the soil tested, discussed the information with a builder, and met with the Alachua County Environmental Protection Department.
Alachua County Environmental Protection Department told the owners where the property slopes into wetlands and is not build-able. There are also several large trees designated as Heritage Trees, and they must be protected during development of the property.
Soil Test Report
There were 8 soil borings performed in the area that is likely to become a home site. The results are detailed and say “The “table-top” area of this lot is a very good location for the building of a house, based on
the soil borings.”
Heritage Chestnut, Hickory & Oaks
Suitable for building a large home
Single Family Lot
Soil Test performed
Near San Felasco State Park
HOA Dues $550/year
You can call The Zoning Office at (352) 955-7700 for more info about any school.
Oak Hall Private School
Where is it?
From: corner of Millhopper Road and NW 43rd Street head West on Millhopper Road (aka NW 53rd Ave). Turn left at 2nd entrance to The Hammock at NW 97th Street. Turn right onto NW 54th Place when you reach the Y in the road, and left onto NW 98th Terr. Follow this road around to the property on NW 53rd Ave. Sign on property.
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