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Welcome to Ocala and Marion County where the charm and grace of the south blend with modern culture in such a complementary way. Visitors and residents embrace this unique part of Florida with its rolling hills, expansive horse farms, and sparkling springs, as graceful oak trees beckon travelers to stop and experience the diversity of the many towns large and small to discover all they have to offer.
As the county seat, Ocala has preserved the rich architectural history showcasing picturesque tree-lined streets with stately Victorian and Tudor style homes offering convenient gracious living close to the thriving and bustling city. Enjoy the charm of smaller neighboring towns, Belleview, Dunnellon, McIntosh, or Reddick, each offering their own flavor and flair through annual festivals, and specialty shops.
New residents have a wide array of choices from recently built country communities to weathered farmhouses, horse farms, grand estates, single-family homes, condominiums, villas, patio homes and apartment complexes. Several communities, On Top of the World, and SummerGlen to name a couple, many offering golf courses, pools, tennis courts, fitness centers, scenic walking trails, restaurants, and activities for social gatherings allow residents to partake in a very active lifestyle in their own 'backyard".'
Whether the choice is a home in town or in the country, residents are never far from schools, health care providers, churches, shopping and commercial centers, governmental services, cultural and recreation activities. Located in the Heart of Florida, Marion County is more than a place to live… it's a place to be experienced.