Jennifer Barona


Jennifer Barona

Gainesville Office

Watson Realty Corp. REALTORS ®

(352) 214-4475 – Mobile (352) 377-8899 – Office
Jennifer Barona, Real Estate Agent

Born and raised in South Florida Jennifer made the decision to move to South Carolina strait out of high school. In which time she realized that she was a Florida girl at heart and needed to go back. So, in 2010 she moved to Gainesville, Home of the Florida Gators, for school at Santa Fe College for business management. Her love of spending time outdoors riding bikes, attending University of Florida sporting events and especially visiting the fresh water springs and the beautiful Florida beaches with her family are some of the many reasons she loves Gainesville. However after a long day she needs snuggle time with her 4 legged family members. Ever since she took her first job back in high school, she knew working in real estate and one day becoming a real estate investor was her ultimate goal. With each and every job she took she learned many valuable lessons as well as figuring out early in life that coffee really was her best friend. She always sees the positive in people as well as keeping a smile on her face and making sure everyone around her is also smiling. Jennifer made the decision to Join Watson Realty because of the extensive training and knowledge you can't find anywhere else. "I am so happy to start my career with Watson, they have the most training available and I know that if something comes up I will always have the knowledge of the other agents as well as a great Broker." Jennifer looks forward to helping ?you with your real estate needs. 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A wide variety of home types and styles in Gainesville and Alachua County offer something for everyone. Single family homes for professionals and families, apartments, and condominiums with generous amenities are just a few of the housing choices available. Several retirement communities are in the county, which has often been ranked as one of the leading retirement areas in the nation Gainesvilles latest honor is to have been named 47 th in CNNmoney.coms Top 100 Places to Live and Launch for 2008. Gainesville was also voted best place to live in America in the 2007 Cities Ranked and Rated . LIFESTYLE Wildlife areas in and around Alachua County are plentiful as are lakes, rivers and springs. In addition to fishing, hiking and biking, the favorable weather makes golf, tennis, running and other outdoor pursuits popular with residents as well. Areas of interest are Bivens Arm Nature Park, Devils Millhopper, Gainesville-Hawthorne State Trail, Kanapaha Botanical Gardens, Paynes Prairie State Preserve, and Santa Fe Community College Teaching Zoo, to name just a few. Patrons of the arts and culture will find no shortage of things to do and see in the area. Dance, music, theater, visual arts, and folklore are an integral part of the community. The presence of a diverse student body and faculty at the University of Florida contributes to the social and cultural life of Gainesville. Several small nearby communities, such as High Springs, Alachua, Micanopy, Archer, Hawthorne, Keystone Heights, Newberry and McIntosh are unusually rich in historical sites and structures. Like any college town, the nightlife scene is always buzzing with dance clubs, jazz clubs, and theatrical productions. Major collegiate spectator sports are another recreational option, especially when any sports team for the University of Florida Gators has a home game. ECONOMY AND EMPLOYMENT The Gainesville/Alachua County area is North Central Floridas employment hub. Its diversified labor force of more than 100,000 employees has overall education levels significantly higher than the state averages. U.F., along with government agencies, is the largest employer in the county. Healthcare is second, with world renowned facilities at Shands and the V.A. Hospitals, followed by retail and service jobs, plus a growing number of high-tech, research, environmental, engineering and agricultural interests. LOCAL REAL ESTATE HAS REMAINED STEADY Despite a downturn in the housing market in other areas nationwide, buyers still get plenty for their money in Gainesville/Alachua County. There are great buys in the area, but you need a local market expert to help you. Watson Realty Corp. is the largest independently owned real estate brokerage firm in North Florida and has been in business since 1964. Our staff of dedicated real estate professionals is committed to making your move as simple and painless as possible.
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