Legacy at Fort Clarke is a good choice for residents who want to live away from the hubbub of University of Florida activity. Even though the apartments are more than five miles northwest of the UF campus, they’re still conveniently located. The complex is just minutes from I-75, North Regional Medical Center, Town Center and The Oaks Mall.
If you commute to UF, driving may be your most timely mode of transportation from the apartments. Legacy at Fort Clarke is closest to the campus’ northwestern buildings such as Levin College of Law, Greek houses and University Women’s Club. Driving to this area of campus takes 12 to 20 minutes; it’s a few more minutes to reach central campus during rush hours.
Public transportation is abundant in the region, but Legacy residents will make one or more bus connections to complete the trip to UF. Usually, a trip between the apartments and the university on the local bus systems takes 45 minutes to a little more than an hour. Route 23 buses pick up passengers just outside the apartments on weekdays. Depending on your campus destination, you can connect to Route 5 or 43 to access northwest areas of campus such as Holland Law Center and Ring Tennis Pavilion. Route 5 continues on through several campus stops, including Pressly Stadium, Ben Hill Griffin Stadium and Library West. Route 5 ends at the downtown station where you can transfer to dozens of other routes for travel around the region.
The cheapest way to commute to campus is via bicycle. The fastest and flattest route leads you south on Fort Clarke Boulevard and east on Newberry Road. Newberry travels directly to the northwest edge of campus.
Legacy at Fort Clarke is about a mile-and-a-half from the numerous stores and services at Town Center Shopping Center. Offerings in this area include Publix Super Market, Kmart, Bank of America, Walgreens, Beall’s and TJ Maxx. Across the freeway from Town Center, you’ll find The Oaks Mall, anchored by Macy’s, Dillard’s and JCPenney.
If you enjoy spending time in nature, you’ll appreciate the many parks and nature reserves located between the apartments and the UF campus. These parks include sites such as Cofrin, Clear Lake, Loblolly Woods and John Mahon nature parks.