The City of Archer is located in the southwestern corner of Alachua County and has a population of approximately 1000. A short 15 minute drive to the East is Gainesville, the University of Florida, Santa Fe College, Malcolm Randall VA Medical Center, Shands at the University of Florida and North Florida Regional Medical Center, all major employers in the area. The Town of Bronson is located about 15 minutes to the West, while the City of Williston is located about 15 minutes to the South (both in Levy County). Many resident of Archer, Bronson and Williston all commute to Gainesville for employment, educational opportunities and health care resources.
There are also two private schools, Archer Community School (which is public) and a charter high school in Archer. The Davis Center, a campus extension of Sante Fe College operates as well.
Local shopping, dining, public library, post office and schools are all within walking distance.