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Welcome to the City of Waldo!

CITY OF WALDO COUNCIL MEETING, TUESDAY, MARCH 14, 2017 YERKES CENTER, 14245 COLE ST., WALDO. 7:00PM. Click here to view full notice.

Waldo, a small town in North Central Florida with old Florida natural beauty and new opportunities waiting. Waldo has a rich history, it was founded in the 1820’s, and established as a City in 1859. Waldo once boasted the Railroad that brought tourist from all over to stay at one of the Resort Hotels, enjoy the Opera or Theatre, baseball games, paddleboat cruises on Lake Alto or hunting and fishing. A series of disastrous freezes that laid havoc on the areas horticultural assests, a downtown fire, the depression and the decision to move the Railroad operations out of Waldo put an end to town’s tourism and trade.

Today the old red caboose on display in the city park holds the key to Waldo’s past. It is the symbol of the town’s rich history and serves as a reminder to its community that Waldo remains a great place to live and to raise a family. Waldo offers new comers the charm of a small town with the benefit of living in Alachua County with its numerous resources and advantages. It’s prime location - easy driving distance to Gainesville, Jacksonville, Orlando and Tampa. Excellent business corridor. Vacant lands on US Hwy 301 and US Hwy 24 with utilities available, some with railroad access. Waldo is a diamond in the rough. Undiscovered area of Alachua County with unlimited possibilities primed for developers – commercial and residential. Come visit or contact us and let’s talk about the future.


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