Welcome to the City of Waldo!
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
Officials encourage anyone who sees suspicious activity to report it to local authorities at 352-955-1818 or call I-855-FLA-SAFE (1-855-352-7233). It can also be reported online through FDLE’s website at