North Central Florida is well-known for a year-round moderate climate to enjoy the great outdoors on the course, along the shore, among nature and around town.
The area is recognized for being a golf lover’s haven. A multitude of courses delight players, from the novice to the scratch golfer. For information about the area’s golf courses, check out Golf Advisor’s recommendations.
Being in the middle of the state, you are just 63 miles from the Atlantic Ocean and 74 miles to the Gulf of Mexico to enjoy Florida’s beautiful beaches. St. Augustine, rich in history and close to some of the state’s most pristine beaches, including Crescent Beach, is less than 60 miles away. To the west, Cedar Key is renowned for its clamming history, including being home to the World Champion clam chowder winner! On both coasts, you’ll enjoy quaint towns with plenty of water sports and activities, fishing, boating and sunning.
The Hawthorne area offers a multitude of parks and trails, including the Gainesville-Hawthorne State Trail, a 16-mile trail to enjoy on foot, bike or horseback. It meanders through local and state conservation lands, and you’re likely to see incredible flora and fauna. Other popular sites to “be one with nature” include Little Orange Creek Preserve & Nature Park, Paynes Prairie and Sweetwater Wetlands Park.
Active recreation is just one of the reasons you will appreciate Hawthorne Industry Park’s setting. For leisurely pursuits, Hawthorne and Gainesville offer a plethora of shopping, from antique shops to shopping malls. The cultural enthusiast will be very pleased with the area’s choices, including performing arts at Dance Alive National Ballet, The Gainesville Orchestra and UF Performing Arts. Museums and galleries, such as Harn Museum of Art and Cade Museum for Creativity & Invention, intrigue and entertain visitors of all ages.
Extensive healthcare resources, including nationally top-rated UF Health Shands Hospital, Malcolm Randall VA Medical Center and North Florida Regional Medical Center, support your desire for a healthy lifestyle.
Of course, Gainesville is home to the Florida Gators, and with that means a variety of sporting events, including football, basketball, baseball, softball, soccer, swimming, golf and more. For professional sports, convenience to Jacksonville and Tampa lets you cheer on your favorite NFL, MLB, NHL and MLS teams.
Hawthorne Industry Park is surrounded by all the activities you and your family wish to enjoy!