Diversity, Culturalism and Artistry
Gainesville East is an area of cultural and economic diversity with beautiful natural preserves and wildlife. This area is anything located to the east of Main street.
Gainesville East supports Gainesville Regional Airport that now offers nonstop flights and is home to Delta and American Airlines. Gainesville Regional Airport recently broke ground for a 5,200-square foot expansion over the next two years to include a variety of passenger amenities and conveniences.
The Eastside has diverse restaurants, local businesses, easy access to I-75 and I-10. Known for being the gateway to many of our area’s natural waterways. Boulware Springs the 19th century waterworks building, located at Boulware Springs, once provided the water supply for the City of Gainesville. Boulware Springs produces approximately 194,000 gallons of water each day, which flows into Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park.
Eastside High School, one of the first in Florida, graduated its first class of 21 IB Diploma students in 1987, and has now turned out over 1600 Diploma holders. In the year 2000, Eastside gave more IB examinations than any other school in North America. Over 600 students come from all over Alachua County to Eastside for the IB magnet program. Eastside’s program is large and successful; it has served as a model for other schools in Florida and throughout the US.