Whether you’re simply window shopping or looking for something special, Gainesville and all of Alachua County has an eclectic mix of shops, boutiques, malls and galleries at the ready for your browsing pleasure.
In downtown Gainesville, the Union Street Station Pedestrian Mall is a great place to begin any shopping excursion. On Wednesdays, the Farmer’s Market sets up shop nearby with locally grown produce and handcrafted gifts. Other great shopping possibilities spread around town.
The Neighborhoods at Butler feature over 150 stores and 2 million square feet of restaurants and shopping. Haile Village offers an old-fashioned sense of community while you shop and Tioga Town Center is rapidly becoming an upscale destination for visitors looking to spend more than a buck or two. The Oaks Mall showcases major brands and tasty treats under one roof. And of course, the surrounding smaller towns offer unparalleled antique shopping in quaint roadside stores and flea markets. Check out Alachua, High Springs and Micanopy and hunt for that unique find.