Small Town Escape: Alachua, the Main Street of Natural North Florida

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Main Street, Alachua, Florida

Don’t be fooled by all the new development, gas stations and fast food outlets when you exit I-75 at Exit #399, US441.  You’re in the town of Alachua (pronounced Al-ach-u-way) in rural Alachua County (pronounced Al-ach-u-wah).  And you’re in a real gem of a Natural North Florida town.

The restoration of downtown Alachua is impressive, and includes commercial building, restaurants, as well as some very well-preserved residences.

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Be sure to check out all the “nooks and crannies” along Main Street in Alachua.

 

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There’s plenty of fun shopping here.

 

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Photo opportunities abound in downtown Alachua, FL

 

 

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A rare photo of Bev’s Better Burgers–without a line of eager diners!

 

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Newly opened (2015) Harvest Health Food Cafe is a great place for a snack, a sandwich, or some take-away goodies.

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Don't miss a meal at Conestoga's Restaurant on Main Street in downtown Alachua!
Don’t miss a meal at Conestoga’s Restaurant on Main Street in downtown Alachua!

 

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