Ocala Equestrian Communities
Interested in Florida Horse Life?
Here is a list of equestrian communities in Ocala, FL.
Have you heard that Ocala is the Horse Capital of the World? Many families move here every year to enjoy the equestrian lifestyle they’ve been dreaming of. Let’s explore some of Ocala’s most beautiful equestrian communities.
Golden Ocala Golf and Equestrian Club
The gorgeous Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club is an elegant place to call home. Not only does this complex boast world-class golf, tennis and equestrian centers but also it has some of the finest real estate in the region.
Behind the gates of this luxurious community you’ll discover elegant estates and the Golden Ocala Clubhouse, which serves as the heartbeat of the community.
Adjacent to the Clubhouse are the spa and pool along with the Tennis Club and Fitness Center. In the equestrian area is access to an outdoor training arena, riding trails and state-of-the-art barn facilities.
No fewer than three outstanding dining establishments are located on site, making it easy for couples and families to enjoy an evening out without venturing far from home. Plus, the championship-style golf course features 18 challenging holes that will delight players of all abilities.
Golden Ocala consists of no fewer than 10 distinct and beautifully designed neighborhoods. While some properties are available for rent, most families decide to purchase one of these luxurious custom homes. The streets are lined with mature trees that are adorned with Spanish moss. Most of the homes are single-family dwellings, but some condos are available too. Expect spacious square footage and desirable locations adjacent to the equestrian center, golf course or lake. Stone fireplaces, contemporary kitchens, glass-enclosed walk-in wine coolers, master suites with floor-to-ceiling walls of windows and plenty of guest rooms with private baths are just the beginning of the amenities.
World Equestrian Center
If you want to make the most of the equestrian lifestyle in Ocala, FL, then this is the place to call home. The World Equestrian Center hosts a wide variety of horse-centric events throughout the year in addition to numerous conventions, trade-shows and special events.
The facility covers more than 300 acres and features 15 outdoor rings in addition to nearly half-a-dozen climate-controlled indoor arenas for you and your horses. Plenty of on-site dining and accommodations options are available for residents and visitors.
When it comes to real estate, people who choose the neighborhoods that are adjacent to the World Equestrian Center are bound to be delighted. A limited number of three-plus acre lots are available close to the equestrian facilities. This provides families with an opportunity to buy a lot and then build their dream home and stables on it. Currently, French and English country designs are being offered in Phase I. These spacious floor plans provide buyers with a wealth of opportunities to customize their new homes.
People who choose real estate at the World Equestrian Center receive numerous attractive perks like 24-hour security and golf cart access to every corner of the community. A veterinary practice treating both large and small animals is located on site as are laundry and dry cleaning services. Along with home ownership comes the opportunity for VIP memberships for equestrian events, the clubhouse and golf.
Have you ever dreamed of the lifestyle of a gentleman farmer? Or, perhaps you aspire to the equestrian lifestyle. If so, then Bradford Farms is the community for you. Established in 2004, this scenic gated community is eminently private and boasts properties that span between three and five acres. Most homes within the neighborhood have three or four bedrooms and nearly 3,000 square feet of living area. With custom, gourmet kitchens and in-ground swimming pools, these homes have something for every family member.
These spacious homes are perfect for the family that loves to entertain and be entertained. In addition to guest bedrooms and expansive common living areas, many of these homes have private movie theaters. Moreover, the grounds of this community are always immaculately groomed and friendly neighbors are ready to lend a hand.
Bradford Farms is ideally situated in Southwest Ocala Florida where residents will feel like they are living on country estates even though numerous amenities are located nearby. A wealth of dining and shopping opportunities is found just around the corner as is a public library. The Florida Greenway’s 49th Avenue Trailhead is nearby, so people with horses will have convenient opportunities to ride.
Just to the north of Ocala Florida, you’ll find luxurious Ocala Downs, one of the area’s most acclaimed equestrian communities. Ground initially was broken here in 1993, and the houses here are quite spacious and include several acres of surrounding land. In fact, it is not unusual to see homes here on the market that feature 15 acre land parcels. Many of these properties additionally feature one or more barns and stables with multiple stalls and tack rooms for your horses. On some lots, you’ll even find riding trails and a riding arena.
Each home in the community is unique with many of them featuring an average of three bedrooms and three-and-a-half baths. Chef’s kitchens are the norm, and you may even find a home that boasts two master suites. Barns also may include an apartment if you will be having a trainer living with you. Look for gorgeous amenities like stone fireplaces, granite countertops and in-ground swimming pools.
Learn More from Florida’s Choice Realty
If you want to find out more about the many equestrian communities in and around Ocala, then contact Florida’s Choice Realty today at (352) 857-9748.