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Located less than 2 miles northeast of Downtown Gainesville, Florida, Debra Heights is a residential neighborhood consisting mainly of single-family homes. The Debra Heights neighborhood is bound by State Highway 120 to the north, North Main Street to the west, Northeast 16th Avenue to the south, and Northeast 9th Street to the east.
Debra Heights has a rural appearance but it is surrounded by various shopping venues. Northside Shopping Center, Northgate Shopping Center, and The Market Place Shopping Center are all within a 1-mile radius of the neighborhood. These shopping areas also have a variety of dining and entertainment options.
Just a couple miles to the southwest of Debra Heights is the University of Florida with the College of Veterinary Medicine just south of the U of F. This area has a high concentration of shops and restaurants with many of them catering to college students. Nightlife entertainment, including pubs and nightclubs, can be found surrounding the college.
South of Debra Heights and just east of the university is Downtown Gainesville. Downtown has some of the best places for entertainment along with museums and art galleries. A popular venue for residents of Debra Heights is Bo Diddley Community Plaza. This outdoor area offers various events – from free music from local talents to the weekly Farmers’ Market. Visitors to Downtown can also take in a play at the Hippodrome State Theatre.
Debra Heights is located in the 32609 zip code area of Alachua County. Public schools in the vicinity of the neighborhood include Metcalfe Elementary, Howard W. Bishop Middle and Gainesville High School. Debra Heights is ideally located close to two local libraries – the main Alachua County library to the south near Downtown and the Isabel Briggs Myers Memorial Library about 1 mile to the northwest.