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Haile Village Center, 2010

Haile Plantation, an unincorporated community and New Urbanism planned development, is a 2,600-household (1,700 acre) development of regional impact southwest of the city of Gainesville, within Alachua County, Florida, United States.[1][2][3] While the Village Center provides the life of the community, most residents reside within easy walking distance in one of two associations: Haile Plantation Homeowners' Association and Haile Plantation West Homeowners' Association.

Haile Village Center is the neighborhood center within the development. Residents and business in Haile Plantation use Gainesville for mailing addresses.

The development's namesake is Thomas Evans Haile, a South Carolina Sea Island Cotton planter who developed a plantation here in 1854. Enslaved Africans lived on and worked the land. The Haile family ancestors include some who served in the American Revolutionary War. The Historic Haile Homestead, known as Kanapaha, still stands. It was featured in the 1979 movie Gal Young 'Un, based on a Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings story. [4]

New construction of the planned development at Haile Plantation started in the late 1970s.


  1. ^ Robert Kramer. "New Urbanism and Haile Village Center, Gainesville, Florida". Retrieved 2016-04-19.
  2. ^ Beth Dunlop. "In Florida, a New Emphasis on Design". New York Times. Retrieved 2016-04-19.
  3. ^ Karl Besel, Viviana Andreescu. "Back to the Future: New Urbanism and the Rise of Neotraditionalism in Urban". University Press of America, Jul 19, 2013. Missing or empty |url= (help)
  4. ^ State of Florida. "Historic Haile Homestead". State of Florida. Retrieved 2016-04-19.

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