Duckpond is a historic neighborhood located directly northeast of Downtown that earned its name from the ducks paddling downstream from Sweetwater Branch Creek. It has a singular ambiance that is difficult to find in any other part of Gainesville. The tree-lined sidewalks provide shade for the many pedestrians enjoying the area’s gorgeous colonial architecture and well-manicured lawns. The streets are always filled with the sounds of families laughing together and bicycles headed to the nearest park. Aside from the beautiful sidewalks, there are many other lovely attractions in this part of town. The most obvious is the Thomas Center, a historic mansion turned hotel turned cultural community center, also offers some spectacular gardens worth a stroll or two. There are also two amazing parks in the area: Roper Park and Northeast Park. Northeast Park has many recreational facilities, including courts and sports fields of all kinds, as well as a specialized dog park and a picnic area. Though there are mostly families and University staff in the area, young professionals may enjoy the close proximity to Downtown. The neighborhood is extremely walkable and only a 20-minute stroll from UF. However, if you wish to leave the area, a car might be necessary. Be forewarned, finding parking can be a bit difficult.
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