Welcome to Ocala Preserve
Spacious homes in a senior and all ages gated community.
As a relatively new, resort living-style gated community, Ocala Preserve offers potential homeowners an extensive list of reasons to consider making the gated community your forever home or long-term investment. Partially built with the 55+ community in mind and partially catering to individuals and families of all ages, Ocala Preserve is a sought-after property market within an active and thriving community.
As a gated estate community, Ocala Preserve has a range of contemporary and modern residences available to homebuyers. Although single-family homes are the most desirable, the community also boasts luxuriously finished duplexes to suit every budget.
Thanks to Ocala Preserve’s reputation for comfort, convenience, and outdoor fun, it has become wildly popular among retirees and young families who want to enjoy a nature-centric lifestyle in the heart of horse country while still enjoying the urban amenities of major cities that are driving-distance away.
What to Love
- Many outdoor spaces, parks, and nature trails
- In the heart of Florida’s horse country
- Range of nature-based activities and amenities to enjoy
- Quiet streets lined with spacious homes
- Active, community-based lifestyle with many social and entertainment events
- Stunning Ocala houses for sale to choose from
Local Lifestyle - Living in Ocala Preserve
Situated in the heart of Ocala, voted Horse Capital of the World in 2007, much of life in the city and Ocala Preserve runs around the many horse-related activities and venues in the area. Besides being a residential hub for horse lovers, Ocala Preserve also boasts a large variety of amenities, including an expansive lake, several parks, and a complex network of biking, hiking, and walking trails to enjoy.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping in Ocala Preserve
As an all-in-one residential and recreation destination, Ocala Preserve offers residents access to a plethora of onsite and nearby eateries, including The Oak House, the community clubhouse situated on the lake, where it’s home to a restaurant, a spa, a gym, and a private dining room all surrounded by pools and tennis courts with beautiful lakeside views. The nearby Horse and Hounds Restaurant is a firm favorite among Ocala residents for its cozy pub atmosphere and great food and drinks assortment.
For all your miscellaneous needs, The Juniper General Store is a craft beer, wine, coffee, tea, and gift shop and local hangout all rolled into one! For those in search of a trendy downtown vibe and good music, no one does it better than the Bank Street Patio Bar, which offers casual meals alongside an extensive menu of wines, cocktails, and liqueurs. The outdoor venue is incredibly popular in summer and enjoys a vibrant, bustling atmosphere perfect for any social occasion.
Things to Do in Ocala Preserve
Located only 10 minutes from Ocala’s historic downtown district, history buffs and lovers of quaint streets and stores will enjoy Ocala Preserve’s proximity to spots like the Reilly Arts Center and White Elephant, which is a fun and eccentric thrift store that is bound to keep you browsing the hours away. Rainbow Springs State Park is another beloved local spot for nature lovers offering birding, camping, fishing, and picnicking facilities for everyone to enjoy.
Horse riders will also enjoy the many nearby equestrian venues, including the renowned World Equestrian Center and HITS Horse Show venue, which regularly host wildly popular competitions and shows for the public to spectate. And for those in search of more fast-paced horse riding pursuits, the Ocala Jockey Club is only 20 minutes away and is the very best place to get your foot into the door to the horse racing and eventing world.
As part of the Marion County School District, residents of Ocala Preserve enjoy access to many excellent schools, including: