Pleasant Street holds a rich heritage as a cultural and social center dating to the first years after Gainesville’s founding.  The neighborhood grew following the Civil War when emancipated African Americans relocated to Gainesville and established the neighborhood’s many churches, businesses, and homes.

Today, Pleasant Street is one of Gainesville’s five historic districts.  Its diverse population includes people from all walks of life and backgrounds.  Neighbors include lifetime residents, young families, college students and professionals.

The neighborhood is home to the Santa Fe Community College Blount Center and many locally owned businesses.  Downtown Gainesville and the University of Florida are only a short walk away.