About the Watson Center
Santa Fe College’s Watson Center in Keystone Heights, Fla. provides citizens of southeast Bradford County an opportunity to gain a college education close to home. The Watson Center consists of two educational buildings, computer labs, a state-of-the-art science lab, a common meeting area, offices, and space for the county constitutional officers and sheriff.
Located along Route 21 between Santa Fe Lake and Lake Geneva, the Watson Center is just 30 minutes east of Gainesville. The Watson Center was opened its first building in 2005 and a second building in 2006.
Also, the Watson Center property includes a 40-acre mowed area of mixed pines and oaks, a historic borrow pit, and an area of somewhat undisturbed upland sand hill habitat. This area, dubbed the Watson Woods, is used as an outdoor classroom.
The center also provides a High School Dual Enrollment program for local high school students to earn college credit, allowing them to jump-start their college education. Learn more about our Dual Enrollment program.