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Recreation in Ocala, Florida

Fresh air, sparkling lakes, freshwater springs, scrub grass and trees abound, so the outdoors really is great here. One segment of Marion County's southwestern border is the Withlachoochee River, famous for its beauty and the wildlife in and around it. Rainbow Springs State Park near Dunnellon in the county's southwest segment is not only one of Florida's newest parks, but it contains something rare in the state -- waterfalls. Silver Springs is a natural wonder -- and also one of Florida's oldest attractions. The largest of Florida's 300 springs, it gushes 550 million gallons of water daily, and visitors like viewing it from glass-bottomed boats. There is also a petting zoo for the kids, a nature trail for the energetic of all ages and a reptile institute, as well as an amphibian display. But the highlight for most nature lovers is the 383,220 acre Ocala National Forest, one of the south’s oldest and largest and almost three-quarters of which is within Marion County. It's home to the endangered Florida panther, many species of birds, plus lots of alligators, raccoons and rabbits. Campsites and hiking trails are abundant. Lake Eaton Sinkhole features stairs to its bottom, interpretive signs and a 1.7 mile trail that fosters understanding of a mini but complete ecosystem. The forest's 12-mile Juniper Springs offers sensational canoeing, and hiking, cave diving, swimming, boating, fishing and hunting are other popular activities of visitors and residents. Several small towns are actually within the forest's borders. The Cross Creek area, made famous by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings novel, The Yearling, is only a few miles over the county's northern border in neighboring Alachua County.

For those who aren't involved in hiking, diving or canoeing, golf courses and tennis courts are abundant. For those who are, you'll be very happy here. A recently opened mountain bike and horseback riding trail on the Cross Florida Greenway (once land set aside for the infamous Cross Florida Barge Canal) is extremely popular. (About 40,000 of the Greenway acres are in northern Marion County.) The 66-mile long Ocala Trail is blazed in orange paint and said to be easy to follow, although physically demanding. Blue blazes lead to side trails, water or camping sites. Ocala is a good place to be a good sport and participate in individual sporting activities. Sixteen county parks -- many with boat ramps, four partnership parks (county and another public or private entity) and four city parks complement an extraordinary number of state and federal facilities in the area. Spectator sports are all here in the nearby region. Fans of collegiate athletics have two big-time college sports programs, the University of Florida in Gainesville and Florida State University in Tallahassee. One only needs to travel 1 ½ - 2 hours to do a wide range of professional sports in Jacksonville, Orlando and Tampa.

Fine dining and very popular casual dining are both abundant in Ocala. A wide variety of ethnic foods and international specialty foods are here to enjoy, together with a huge variety of all-American franchise restaurants of all specialties. There are a number of bars open and some feature live music and dancing.

Ocala Home inventory breakdown by property type

Of the 138 homes for sale in Ocala, the breakdown of property types is as follows:
76% Single Family, 16% Land/lot, 1% Rental, 1% Condo and 6% Other.

76% Single Family
16% Land/lot
7% Other

Area details, home facts and figures

Homes for sale 138
Average Home Size 2,348 ft² / 218 m²
Price Range ($700 - $2,950,000)

Weather in Ocala

The average high temperatures in Ocala range from 69 in January to 92 in July

Average home income in Ocala

The average household income of a Ocala resident is $58,418 with an average home value of $161,561

Population of Ocala

Ocala has 207,250 residents.

Home ownership in Ocala

The average level of home ownership in Ocala is 72%.

Education breakdown of Ocala

Education levels of residents of Ocala include: highschool 37%, associate 8%, bachelor 12%, graduate 7%.

Households in Ocala

Ocala has 84,131 homes, built on average 29 years ago.

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You are Viewing 1 to 20 of 138 homes for sale in Ocala. These homes are comprised of Single Family, Land/lot, Rental, Condo and Other. The average list price of these property results is 381,276. Prices are displayed as US Dollar. For more information on these homes for sale in Ocala please contact our member brokerages to schedule a showing or view an open house.

The 138 homes for sale in Ocala, FL are represented by 7 member brokerages serving the Ocala area. Member brokerages representing the 138 homes include Roberts Real Estate, Inc., WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Hallmark Properties, Watson Realty Corp. - North, Balistreri Realty, Foxfire Realty, Inc., Bosshardt Realty Services and The Keyes Company.