Cherrywood is an active adult community located in Ocala, Florida, about five miles south of Highway 22. Cherrywood enjoys easy access to Interstate 75 and is only minutes away from restaurants, shopping, and hospitals. This makes for the perfect combination of country living with nearby city conveniences. Cherrywood is a smaller community, but with larger lots than most nearby 55+ communities.
Since beautiful weather is the norm in this region, residents get to make the most of all the outdoor amenities offered in this 55 and over community. Residents with animals need not worry, as pets are welcome at Cherrywood. There are plenty of areas to exercise them and the association allows fences to be built to keep pets happy and safe while enjoying the Florida sunshine with their beloved owners.Cherrywood AmenitiesThe Cherrywood clubhouse features a fitness center which hosts a variety of exercise classes, such as stretch 'n tone, Pilates, and aerobics. There are also a variety of hobby rooms for cards, sewing, and arts and crafts. Billiards and a library serve for some welcome rest and relaxation. A ballroom with stage plays host to a variety of year-round social events.
Outdoors, an in-ground pool with jacuzzi and a picnic pavilion set the stage for relaxation and social events. For activities, there are tennis facilities, bocce ball courts and horseshoe pits.Cherrywood Homes & Real EstateConstruction at Cherrywood started in 1996 by Cherry Developers and was completed in 2003. A total of 700 single-family homes make up this 55 and over community. Residences are available on a resale basis and range in sizes from 800 to 2,281 square feet. All homes in Cherrywood are concrete block and stucco and sit on nicely sized lots - most of them are about quarter-acre in size. The low homeowners' association fee includes common area maintenance, basic cable, lawn care, and curb side trash pick up.Cherrywood LifestyleFor a smaller community, Cherrywood in Ocala has many clubs and events. Some of the clubs are accordion, tennis, bowling league, needlecraft, poker, mah jongg, crocheting, chess, songbirds, quilting, and Veterans club. It has its own newsletter, which is very in-depth and comes complete with a monthly calendar of scheduled events. Some of the events that take place at Cherrywood are blood drives, casino trips, AARP driver safety program, bingo, holiday dances, and singles dinners. Birthdays, anniversaries, and other announcements are included in the Cherrywood newsletter.AreaOcala, Florida is a very family friendly city only minutes away from Cherrywood and offers countless options of different restaurants and ongoing events. For family entertainment, Ocala features year round theater performances, concerts, public festivals, dance recitals, and special museum exhibits. Picnics and hikes in Ocala's parks, or carriage tours, are a very inexpensive way to enjoy life. The Ocala National Forest, the Marion Theater, the Appleton Museum of Art, the Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing, and the Howard Academy Community Center are also worth checking out.For a change of scenery, both Florida coastlines are about an hour's drive away from Ocala. For large-scale excitement or when the grandchildren come to visit, Orlando beckons with Disney World, Universal, Sea World, and Busch Gardens - only an hour away as well. Well built homes in a great low-maintenance community brings active adults from across the country to Cherrywood.