I have lived in the city of Alachua for about 9 years now and it has grown so much in a sense of population. However, the city its' self has not really matured nor is it willing to accept change. I relocated to Alachua, FL from St. Petersburg,FL shortly after getting married. We built our home there. I immediately began to notice that there was not alot going on in the community for the youth and young adults. I approached the local recreation center's representatives to inquire about starting a step team or some sort of activity outside of the normal football, basketball, and cheer. Something the youth could do maybe between seasons or such. I was shut down, never given a chance to prove that this may have been an opportunity for the city's youth to shine and maybe becaome noticed. I have since tried to start up a local dance team for the community and no backing or support from the city still. So, in a nut shel Alachua in a nice town but don't go looking for any community support.