Trenton Area and Community Information


Trenton FL Real EstateTrenton FL Real Estate was first occupied by Native Americans. Following contact with the Spaniards, their population decline and the few remaining joined the Seminole Indians. Some early settlers were known to have occupied some Trenton Real Estate in the mid-1800s. The original plot of land for the town was purchased in 1870 by the Florida State Board of Education. The early Trenton Home Buyer came for the rich soil that enabled agriculture of many types. The area became well-known for outstanding cotton, however, watermelons soon took over as the primary crop. In 1906, the town grew in response to the completion of the Atlantic Coast Rail Line. Renowned author Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings traveled to Trenton to write about town leader William E. Bell. She published a short story “Lord Bill of the Suwannee River” following her stint in the area. Due to the railroad, Trenton became a bustling southern shipping point in the early 1900s. Large quantities of hogs and cattle were loaded into rail cars to be sent to various destinations throughout the state.


Approximately 2,000 people live in Trenton FL homes. Trenton occupies about 2.6 square miles of land in Gilchrist County. The historic town of Trenton is a little piece of southern Americana. It is not uncommon for Trenton homes for sale to be framed by colorful Azaleas. The tree-lined streets and vintage architecture give Homes for sale in Trenton an edge above other Florida properties.

Trenton FL homesTrenton Elementary and Trenton Middle/High Schools have both been awarded an "A" ratings from the State of Florida. Because of the excellent schools and small town charm, Trenton has drawn many families looking for a better place to raise their children. The closest major city is Gainesville, an approximately 30 minute drive from Trenton. Gainesville has many restaurants, shopping, and entertainment as well as being home to the University of Florida and many outstanding health care facilities.

Attractions and Events

One of the most significant events in the community is the watermelon harvest, starting from about mid-May to mid-June. During harvest season, it is typical to see thousands of ripe watermelons being transported to the processing centers that are spread throughout the county.

Trenton Real EstateReal Estate in Trenton is near stunning outdoor conservation areas. The Historic Depot in Trenton is near the trail head for a rails-to-trails project. The converted rail road bed is now provides miles of walking, bicycling, and horseback riding through rural Florida. Another great outdoor destination close to Trenton Real Estate is Manatee Springs State Park. Located about 10 miles southwest of Trenton Properties, Manatee Springs is a Mecca for scuba diving and snorkeling. In the cooler winter months, the West Indian manatees use the springs as a safe haven from the colder river temperatures of the Suwannee River. The Manatee Springs run and Suwannee River are popular canoeing and kayaking trails. Another popular outdoor activity in summer is tubing down the nearby Ichnetucknee River. For more information, contact
Troke Realty.

Markets Served: Bell, Dixie County, Fanning Springs, Gilchrist County, Levy County, and Trenton. Contact Troke Realty to find out more about these communities.

Troke Realty, Inc.

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