4 Most Popular Community Types in Ocala

4 Most Popular Community Types in Ocala

most popular community types in Ocala

Growth in Ocala

In the last few years Ocala has grown in multiple ways. With many large companies moving into the area, it has brought with it growth in all areas. Recently the brand new Hilton Garden Inn opened in Downtown Ocala, which has brought what was already a very active downtown life to the next level. With many well known companies opening distributions centers and/or headquarters such as Chewy, FedEx, AT&T, AutoZone, & Hello General to name a few.

More and more people are moving to Ocala each year, since 2010 there has been a 10% growth and 2.3% job growth in the last year. That may not seem like a lot but U-Haul ranked Ocala third in growth cities in the US for 2019.

Ocala is the place to be for jobs, fun, incredible housing opportunities, equestrian lovers, ages of all kinds, those that love outdoor activities and those that simply love being at home with their families and loved ones.

It’s the growth and opportunity that are driving people to Ocala but it’s the variety of community options that make people love the area.

Equestrian Communities

Ocala, Florida literally has something for everyone especially the horse lovers. The World Equestrian Center is one of the most popular horse friendly communities and it’s home to some of the most beautiful horse farms in the nation. It has the distinction of being the largest equestrian complex in the United States. So if this is your vibe, you might be interested in the gated community, Saddle Wood where you can have the neighborhood experience along with your very own land and farm. If you’re looking for a majestic masterpiece standing tall among 50+ acres of rolling hills, The World Equestrian Center in Ocala has just what you are looking for.

Historic District Homes

If Historical stately homes your style, then look no further. The Ocala historic district has some of the most amazing history. This residential neighborhood covers 172.5 acres that is only blocks from the happening downtown. This incredible district developed as a residential neighborhood between 1880 and 1930.

There are many Queen Anne Revival style homes built prior to 1910. The following two decades revival style homes were all the fashion. Bungalows and vernacular style homes round out the typical home styles in Historic Ocala. Regardless of your style you’re guaranteed to be in awe as you drive these streets and see history at its best.  

New Construction in Ocala

New construction communities are sprouting up to meet the demand of all the growth in the Ocala area and if new construction is what you are looking for, Ocala has it all. With new subdivisions and new homes being built in multiple areas throughout Ocala and Marion County, ranging from the mid 100’s and up, there is no doubt that you will find your new home.  Get in on pre-construction and design your new home or buy one that has already been designed and built.

We have new home lists and special incentives for anyone looking for to buy a new home in one of new communities here in Ocala. Please reach out and let us help you navigate the complexities of a new home build.

Retirement Communities in Ocala

Florida offers so many opportunities for all ages but it’s the retirement communities that Ocala has become famous for. The many lifestyle options in these communities have attracted transplants from all over the United States. With more than 55 such communities there is no doubt you will find the right one for your needs and desires. Some of these communities are Trilogy of Ocala, Ocala Run, On Top of the World, Summerglen, and many more. 


Although Ocala has all of this to offer and more, the fact that Marion county covers such a large land mass, it still maintains the small town qualities and virtues that we all love.

Author: Dawna Cantway

Dawna Cantway has worked in the housing market for over 20 years. Her experience has included drafting house plans for builders, working in the field on remodeling and renovation jobs with her husband, and advising interior design for homes and businesses. These varied skills come together to make a real estate agent with an ability to guide you beyond the typical.

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