Ocala and its surrounding areas are full of activities, golf clubs, terrific schools, and much more! With so much to offer, we felt it was necessary to create a page dedicated to the Ocala area.
Florida's unique environment is one of the major reasons why people come here to visit, and then decide to live here. All the things that make our wonderful state so attractive to millions of visitors from all over the world, are right here in our own backyard. That statement is more true about Ocala/Marion County than in almost any other place in the state. Our backyard includes Silver Springs - Nature's Theme Park, the Ocala National Forest, rolling green fields, horse farms, historic districts featuring city streets canopied by 100-year-old trees, outstanding golf courses, friendly communities, crystal-clear rivers, and fresh-water springs. The subtropical climate makes Marion County a year-round vacation destination. Little wonder that residents and tourists alike spend as much time as possible outdoors.
Ocala/Marion County FL is a community rich in cultural and natural resources. Our mild climate allows residents to enjoy outdoor activities year round. The abundance of outdoor sporting opportunities is evident with the numerous public and private golf courses, tennis courts and recreation facilities that populate our countryside. Those who enjoy the great outdoors will appreciate the many lakes, rivers, crystal clear springs and nature parks found throughout the county, or you may choose to travel to either of Florida's coasts. Both coasts are within 60 miles of downtown Ocala.
Marion County is often called the crossroads of Florida, and rightly so. Its location in the north-central part of the state puts it within an hour or two of Florida's major metropolitan areas. Named an "All American City" in 1995, Ocala is the county seat, and has a present population of over 46,000 people making it the largest city in the county. Drive down Fort King Street in the Ocala historic district, and you will be impressed by the obvious care taken with the renovation and preservation of the area's home.
Find out where everything is - you will need to know as you explore the area! Find out about Marion County Schools or what The Villages has to offer you - learn where everything is.
Nobody knows Marion County better! We have been serving Ocala and its surrounding areas for more than 27 years. We can tell you everything you want to know about Ocala, The Villages and surrounding areas such as Summerfield, Belleview, Anthony, Dunnellon, Lady Lake and more!
As you explore the Ocala area, take a look at some of the necessary links we have compiled:
Ocala Vital Links - things you need to know if you are visiting or moving to Ocala. Find demographic information, weather or learn more about our schools. Find out where essentials are such as: hospitals, bus transportation, banks, restaurants and hotels and lodging.
Ocala Newcomers Guide - so you have made the move...find tips and links to your most basic resources for a newcomer such as: DMV, Voter Registration, Taxes, Utilities and more.
Golf Courses - For the golfer: we have so many golf clubs in Ocala! Here are a few to choose from.
Ocala Hotels - There are so many hotels in Ocala. Here is a list of a few Bed and Breakfasts and hotels that we think are nice to stay in.
Things to Do in Ocala - There is so much to do in Ocala! We have compiled a list of Attractions and Recreational areas for you to see.
The Villages Guide - your guide to The Villages - an exciting place full of communities developed for active adults 55+. Search available homes in The Villages or just find out more. We specialize in this wonderful community and are happy to help!
Sites for Kids - Whether you are moving or just want to make sure your child is surfing the Internet safely, these websites are sure to be a big hit.
For Horse Lovers - Marion County is known as horse country with over 1,000 farms and training centers including approximately 450 thoroughbred farms.