Lake City

Lake City is the largest city in our area here in North Central Florida. It is the county seat of Columbia County with a population of just over 12,000. Located 60 miles west of Jacksonville and less than 50 miles to Gainesville, Lake City’s convenient location allows for easy access to major cities.

Lake City has a lot to offer its residents like a small town atmosphere with many amenities. Play a round of golf at the Lake City Country Club or go see a movie at the movie theater. Lake City also offers a skating rink or enjoy a girl’s night out at Painting with a Twist. Take a walk downtown and grab a bite to eat at Marion Street Bistro and enjoy perusing the shops.

Shopping, Restaurants and Hotels

Lake City is home to the Lake City Mall which offers TJ Maxx, Belk, JC Penney, Bath & Body Works, Rue 21, Michael’s, The Shoe Dept, Claire’s and more. A newly developed shopping center just east of the mall offers Dick’s Sporting Goods, Hobby Lobby, Ross and more. As far as home improvement goes, there is a Home Depot and Lowe’s. For groceries there is a Walmart, Publix, Winn Dixie, Harveys and more as well as a few local produce markets. Lake City also has furniture stores like Badcock, Morell’s, Ashley Home Furniture and more.

Lake City offers many different chain restaurants likeTexas Roadhouse, Longhorn, Olive Garden, Chili’s, Cracker Barrel, Buffalo Wild Wings and more. There are also many different fast food chains like Chick-fil-a, Zaxby’s, Starbucks, McDonalds, Wendy’s, Taco Bell, Panda Express, Panera and many more, as well as many locally owned restaurants.

Most of Lake City’s hotels are located near Interstate 75. Several new hotels have popped up over the last few years. You’ll find Hampton Inn, Wyndham hotels, Hilton hotels, Best Western, aloft and many more.