Quality of Life

Discover why your business belongs in Gilchrist County, Florida

Gilchrist County, the “Springs Capital of the World”, is a rural county located along the historical Suwannee River and the Santa Fe River in the heart of north-central Florida. Our down-home Southern Hospitality welcomes you to live, work and play. Farming has traditionally played an important role in the county’s economy. The challenges that impact farming are unique. Gilchrist County is comprised of approximately 355 square miles of land with a population of roughly 17,212 calling Gilchrist County home. Here families and communities help each other. Gilchrist County is proud of their school systems which have an “A” public school rating. Along with their championship level high-school sports, 82.9 % of residents hold a high school degree or higher. Saint Leo University and Florida Gateway College offer campus classes at their outreach locations in Gilchrist County, Florida, where you can finish a degree or start an undergraduate program to enhance your career. Career Source Florida Crown offers business services consultants that understands every business has unique industry demands, goals and workforce-related needs. Gilchrist County is home to some great businesses such as construction, healthcare like Palms Medical and Ayers Rehab. Whether you’re looking for a place to live, work or play you’ll find the beauty of our natural resources breathtaking. You’ll find yourself enjoying crystal clear springs, natural hiking/bike trails, 55-miles of paddling trails, great fishing, world-renowned diving and more. Our county continues to grow and we invite you to consider our region for new business development, site location and expansion. Gilchrist County, Florida is a great place for your business and a prodigious place for your employees and their families.



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