Ocala Palms - Ocala, FL

Builder: Venture & Associates
Price Range:Low $100s – Mid $300s
Home Types:Single Family
Number of Homes:1,076
New/Resale:Resale Homes Only
Age Restriction:55+
Construction Dates:1994 – 1997
Rating: 1 Reviews

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Ocala Palms Overview

Ocala Palms is a gated, active adult community located on North Highway 27 in Ocala, north central Florida. This congenial community was developed by Venture & Associates and is nestled in the heart of horse country. Yet, Ocala Palms features convenient access to I-75. Gentle rolling hills and golf and country club style living are at its best in Ocala Palms Florida.

Ocala Palms was constructed during the mid 1990s. As a result, the community offers an ideal blend of up-to-date floor plans and options in a community that has a well-established neighborhood feel complete with mature landscaping and close-knit neighbors. Many active adult homebuyers are attracted to this mid-sized community because it offers all of the luxuries of active adult living without the large crowds and on-going construction.

Ocala Palms Amenities

Although Ocala Palms is a relatively small active adult community when compared to some of the mega-retirement communities nearby, there is nothing undersized about its 19,000 square-foot clubhouse. A fitness center, indoor and outdoor pools, multiple game rooms, six billiard tables, and a library provide plenty of space for recreation and activities. Blanca's Cafe makes a convenient stop for meeting up with your friends and neighbors over lunch or dinner. The Ocala Palms clubhouse also doubles as a church on Sundays for non-denominational services. For your out of town guests, RV Parking is available for a small fee.

The Ocala Palms Golf Course is one of the premier courses in central Florida. The 6,500-yard, par-72 course provides a formidable challenge for golfers of all skill levels. It boasts magnificent oaks, sparkling ponds, gorgeous waterfalls magnificent rolling fairways.

Golf is of course a major activity in this community and has its own monthly calendar. However, it is by far not the only outdoor activity. Tennis, bocce ball, and aquacise are some examples of organized outdoor events. There are also clubs for indoor activities; such as arts and crafts, cards and other games, different types of dancing, billiards, ping-pong, library and book club, weight support, and bible study. Social groups, such as a singles club and the Lunch Bunch, are also popular.

Ocala Palms Homes & Real Estate

Ocala Palms in Florida features 1,076 moderately priced single-family & attached homes with reasonable association dues. Many houses for resale feature scenic golf course or water views. Homes range in sizes from 800 to 3,000 square feet. Some of the houses feature large oak trees in their yards for wonderful curb appeal.

The floor plans accommodate a multitude of buyers 55 and better, who are looking for two to three bedroom homes. Houses in Ocala Palms feature one or two-car attached garages, and some even have additional golf cart garages. Construction began in 1994 and ended in 1997, so most homes feature concrete, block, and stucco; with the occasional frame and vinyl models for added variety.

Ocala Palms Lifestyle

Even with an activity director on hand, this community features a take-charge approach when it comes to recreation and activity planning. Residents are in control of scheduling events and managing clubs. As evidenced by the regular newsletter with plenty of contributions by residents and the fully scheduled monthly activity calendar, this concept works quite well at Ocala Palms in Florida.


Ocala is a very family friendly city only minutes away 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.

Ocala Palms Amenities
  • Clubhouse - 19,000 Sq. Ft.
  • 18-Hole Ocala Palms Golf & Country Club
  • Golf Pro Shop
  • Fitness Center
  • Blanca's Cafe
  • Indoor Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Card Room
  • Catering Kitchen
  • Arts & Crafts Studio
  • Ballroom
  • Multi-Purpose Room
  • Sewing Studio
  • Library
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • 1/2 Basketball Court
  • 3 Tennis Courts
  • Bocce Ball Courts
  • Shuffleboard Courts
  • Horseshoe Pits
  • Scenic Lakes
  • Practice Putting Green
  • Practice Driving Range
  • RV Parking
Villa Series
Price Range: Below $100k – High $100s


Model Name Sq. Ft. Beds Baths Garage
Travelers 1,050 2 2 2
Windmill 1,364 2 2 2
Fairway Series
Price Range: Mid $100s – Low $200s


Model Name Sq. Ft. Beds Baths Garage
Areca Palm 1,175 2 2 2
Date Palm 1,349 2 2 2
Royal Palm 1,378 2 2 2
Master Series
Price Range: Low $200s – Low $300s


Model Name Sq. Ft. Beds Baths Garage
Bamboo Palm 1,311 2 2 2
Fountain Palm 1,520 3 2 2
Lady Palm 1,578 3 2 2
Sabal Palm 1,613 2 2 2
Fiji Palm 1,687 2 + Den 2 2
Spinosa Palm 1,794 2 2 2
Fan Palm 2,120 2 2 2
Championship Series
Price Range: Low $300s – Mid $300s


Model Name Sq. Ft. Beds Baths Garage
Sago Palm 1,849 3 2 2
Coconut Palm 1,851 3 2 2
Majesty Palm 2,028 3 2 2
Princess Palm 2,076 3 2 2
Eagle Series
Price Range: Low $100s – Mid $300s


Model Name Sq. Ft. Beds Baths Garage
Mediterranean Palm 2,357 3 2 2.5
Grand Washingtonia Palm 2,387 3 2 2.5
Macarthur Palm 2,651 3 + Den 2 2.5
Alexander Palm 2,654 3 + Den 3 2

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Ocala Palms Clubs, Groups, Activities & Classes

There are plenty of activities available in Ocala Palms. Here is a sample of some of the clubs, activities and classes offered here.

  • Arts & Crafts
  • Artist Classes
  • Aerobics
  • Ballroom Dancing
  • Basket Weaving
  • Billards
  • Bingo
  • Bocce Ball
  • Bowling
  • Bridge
  • Bunco
  • Ceramics
  • Choral Group
  • Coffee & Donut Socials
  • Computer Club
  • Dances
  • Educational Seminars
  • Fashion Shows
  • Fly, Cruise & Bus Trips
  • Garden Club
  • Genealogy Club
  • Hand & Foot
  • Holiday Parties
  • Horseshoes
  • Line Dancing
  • Mah Jongg
  • Modern Dance
  • Pancake Breakfasts
  • Ping Pong
  • Pinochle
  • Poker
  • Quilting
  • Regional Clubs
  • Social Dinners & Dance
  • Singles Club
  • Square Dancing
  • Tap Dancing
  • Tennis
  • Variety Shows
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Community Address: 5174 NW 26th Street, Ocala, FL, 34482, USA
Ocala Palms Rating:  5 out of 5.0
Based on 1 Review.
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July 7, 2013 6:59 PM by Roger & Peg (Resident/Homeowner)5.0
Ocala Palms feels like home. The neighbors are friendly, the houses are well-maintained and reasonably priced. People care about keeping the community nice. We also like that it's a complete community (no more construction going on). We play bingo and bocce, horseshoes, poker and go on some of the trips with our friends. It's been fun trying new things and meeting so many good people.

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Ocala Palms Information
5174 NW 26th Street
Ocala, FL 34482
Marion County
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Real Estate/Home Sales: 352-877-2091



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