The Ocala/Marion County Area
Surrounded by scenic countryside, Ocala has the vitality and diversity of a much larger city. Named the county seat in 1845, it has a wonderful history, yet the ability to move ahead into the next century. Ocala’s historic district is a neighborhood of charming tree-lined streets and exquisite Victorian and Tudor homes. Throughout the city and in nearby suburbs are newer developments of single-family homes, condos, townhouses and apartments.
Whether the choice is a home in town or in the country, residents are never far from schools, health care providers, churches, shopping and commercial centers, governmental services, cultural and recreation activities and above all, the beauty that nature has bestowed upon Marion County.
The scenic countryside, shady forests, and crystal-clear waterways are treasured and protected, but also willingly shared with newcomers who quickly realize that Marion County, with Ocala at its heart, is more than a place to live…it’s a place to be experienced.