Small Town Escape: Newberry in Western Alachua County

Newberry's Historic Downtown

Many consider Newberry to be a “suburb” of busy Gainesville, the county seat of Alachua County, Florida.  Located at the crossroads of US27 and SR26, it seems Newberry is often overlooked by folks traveling through the downtown.   Newberry’s official Main Street is US27, but it’s along east/west SR26 (Newberry Road/University Avenue if you’re heading west from Gainesville) where you’ll find the Historic District, with some interesting shopping opportunities and places to eat.

Old F A R T Studios' sign will get your attention....
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...but be sure to stop and shop!

 

You'll find arts, crafts, jewelry and antiques in Old F A R T Studios in Newberry, FL

Newberry’s Main Street Organization has done a stellar job of attracting and sustaining several small businesses, including the Fire House Gallery & Studio at 25435 West Newberry Road, just up the street from the Country Kitchen restaurant.

Newberry's Fire House Gallery and Studio
Newberry’s Fire House Gallery and Studio
Try Newberry's Country Kitchen for breakfast or lunch!
Try Newberry’s Country Kitchen for breakfast or lunch!

There are also some long-established businesses along Newberry Road (SR26), including Newberry Cold Storage, the source of some excellent bacon and sausage, and Newberry’s Backyard Bar-B-Q.

Newberry Cold Storage is the oldest business in downtown Newberry, Florida

Newberry's Backyard Bar-B-Q has been serving locals some good eats for years.

Craving authentic Mexican tacos? Try Cilantro's in Newberry, Florida
Craving authentic Mexican tacos? Try Cilantro’s in Newberry, Florida