Ocala Preserve - Ocala, FL

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  • Price Range: Low $200ks - Low $600ks
  • Home Types: Single-Family, Attached
  • Number of Homes: 1800
  • New / Resale: New And Resale Homes
  • Age Restrictions: 55+
  • Gated: Yes
  • Construction Dates: 2014 - Present
  • Builders: Shea Homes, D R Horton, Shea
  • Activity director: Yes
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Ocala Preserve is a resort-style community in Central Florida. This community features both 55+ neighborhoods and non-age-restricted sections. This luxurious community, which is being built by Shea Homes and D.R. Horton, will consist of about 1,800 homes sprawled across 623 acres of lush landscaping that are built with quality construction, innovative architectural designs, and energy-efficient materials. This community offers residents a wide variety of resort-style amenities such as a spacious clubhouse and a 24-hole golf course. Ideally situated in Marion County, FL Ocala Preserve is only a mile-and-a-half from Interstate 75 and a short drive to larger cities such as Gainesville, Tampa, and Orlando. Ocala Preserve is close to plenty of dining, shopping, entertainment, and other attractions for everyday necessities.

Active adults looking for homes for sale in Ocala, FL will enjoy what Ocala Preserve has to offer.

Ocala Preserve Amenities

The resort club is named Oak House, and offers 17,000 square-feet of recreational and social space. The clubhouse has a full-service restaurant and bar, private dining room, state-of-the-art fitness center, day spa and salon, concierge, culinary studio, card and game room, and grand living room.

Other amenities include an outdoor zero-entry resort-style pool, lakeside veranda, bocce and tennis courts, a Tom Lehman–designed golf course, and 10+ miles of walking and biking trails. Residents also enjoy a seven-acre pond in the center of the neighborhood and a community park.

Ocala Preserve Homes & Real Estate

Shea Homes began construction of Ocala Preserve in 2014, while D.R. Horton began building their phase a few years later. Homebuyers can expect to be able to choose from collections of other builders in the future as well. The current plans for this community call for 1,800 single-family and attached duplex homes upon completion. All homes offer open layouts as well as indoor and outdoor living spaces. There are various collections for homebuyers to choose from.

The Resort Collection includes six different floor plans ranging from 1,320 to 2,214 square feet. These villas include two to four bedrooms, two or three bathrooms, and an attached two-car garage. Some homes in this collection feature main-floor primary suites, den spaces, covered lanais, and large walk-in closets.

The Riviera Collection features three floor plans that range from 1,276 to 1,463 square feet and offer two to three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a two-car garage. Some of these plans also call for dens.

The Escape Collection features single-family homes that offer 1,449 to 1,928 square feet. These single-family homes have two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and an attached two-car garage. Some of the models include a den that can be used as an office or home library.

The Freedom Collection offers floor plans that range from 1,631 square feet to 2,370 square feet of living space. These homes include two or three bedrooms, two to three bathrooms, and attached two-car garages. Some plans also include dens.

The single-family homes within the Reflect Collection offer 2,112 to 2,451 square feet of living space. These spacious homes feature two bedrooms, a den, and two-and-a-half bathrooms. Each home has an attached two- or three-car garage.

Some standard home features across the various collections include laminate countertops, gourmet kitchens, maple cabinetry, elegant bathrooms, and energy-efficient designs.

D.R. Horton's collection features six single-family models ranging from 1,402 to 2,034 square feet of living space. These homes offer two to four bedrooms, two bathrooms, and attached two-car garages. Features in these homes include stainless steel appliances, ensuite primary baths, and spacious great rooms. Some plans also call for den spaces.

Ocala Preserve Lifestyle

Members of the community can enjoy an easy-maintenance lifestyle at Ocala Preserve thanks to a monthly association that handles maintenance around the community. A monthly association fee will include lawn maintenance, Internet, gated access, street lights, common area maintenance, golf, and use of the clubhouse. With less to worry about, homeowners can enjoy everything that the community has to offer.

Residents of Ocala Preserve can enjoy a fun and active lifestyle by joining in a variety of activities, events, classes, and clubs. They can participate in activities such as wine tasting, cooking class, happy hour, ladies who lunch, tailgate parties, or coffee talk.

Homeowners can join fitness classes that meet weekly. They can also go on hikes with the community hiking group or go on a casino trip. The Avid FitPod is an outdoor park with modules that include stairs, balance stations, dip bars, step boxes, rock climbing, and a 200m rubberized walking loop. Whatever interest or hobby homeowners choose to get involved with, there is no limit to their social engagement in Ocala Preserve.

Ocala, FL Area

Located in Ocala, which is a little more than an hour from Orlando. This location puts residents close to many attractions and everyday conveniences.

Ocala Preserve is close to grocery stores such as Publix, ALDI, and Winn-Dixie. Pharmacy needs can be met at Walgreens and CVS.

The community is also close to several health care providers, including Ocala Region Medical Center, Kindred Hospital Ocala, and West Marion Community Hospital.

When homeowners are looking for dining and entertainment options, they can travel along Old Blitchton Road and West Silver Springs Boulevard both of which are home to restaurants, bars, and cafes. Additional venues to explore can be found in Ocala's historic downtown square, home to Brick City Center for the Arts, Ocala Civic Theater, and Central Florida's Symphony Orchestra which are all just a short drive away.

Outdoor enthusiasts will love the Ocala National Forest for hiking, boating, fishing, and camping activities. Golfers can tee off at courses like Ocala National Golf Club, Golden Hills Country Club, and Stone Creek Golf Club.

Road trips to Disney World and Orlando are only an hour away. When traveling farther is necessary, Ocala International Airport is only eleven minutes away. Ocala Preserve is a great community with resort-like amenities and elegant single-family homes in Ocala, Florida.

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Ocala Preserve Amenities

The following amenities are available to Ocala Preserve residents:

  • Clubhouse/Amenity Center
  • Golf Course
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Hobby & Game Room
  • Walking & Biking Trails
  • Tennis Courts
  • Pickleball Courts
  • Bocce Ball Courts
  • Lakes - Scenic Lakes & Ponds
  • Parks & Natural Space
  • Demonstration Kitchen
  • Outdoor Patio
  • Day Spa/Salon/Barber Shop
  • Multi-Purpose/Meeting Rooms

Ocala Preserve Clubs, Groups, Activities & Classes

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

  • Art Walk
  • Bingo Club
  • Bocce Ball Club
  • Book Club
  • Camera Club
  • Casino Trip
  • Celebrations
  • Coffee Talk
  • Community Garden Club
  • Cooking Class
  • Cycling Club
  • Happy Hour
  • Hiking Club
  • Holiday Events
  • Hump Day Hikes
  • Mah Jongg Club
  • Mexican Train Club
  • Pickleball Club
  • Ping Pong Club
  • PoochStock
  • Red Carpet Movie Screening
  • Seasonal Parties
  • Stretch It Out!
  • Summer Kick Off Party
  • Sunday Brunch
  • Tailgate Party
  • Tennis Club
  • The Friendly Stitchers
  • Theater Club
  • Travel Club
  • Veteran's Club
  • Wine Tasting

Ocala Preserve Reviews (5)

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4.0
5.0

So far I have been very pleased with the process of visiting and having a home built at Trilogy. I was looking for a place that I can work from home along with a social life until I retire and stay there once I retire.

Bob is my sales agent and he has been extremely helpful. During the sales process, he took the time show me Trilogy and make sure what I found what I was looking for. During the tour he showed me homes that the owners expanded their lanai to allow them to BBQ and grill since he knew that was important to me. Once I made the decision, he found a lot that would put the lanai away from the sun and I could choose the elevation and colors that I wanted. Since then when I had a question he made sure to get me the answer.

When it came to the design process, Sarah was a joy to work with and made picking all of the options fun. Part of the reason I am having a home built is that I prefer a more urban contemporary design than most 55+ people would want. Sarah was able to concentrate my choices on the options that would fit what I liked and make sure the colors worked together. She made sure to show me examples in the model homes if I was not sure if I wanted something or not. Also there were a couple things that she took the time to explain why I should select certain options. If you have a hard time making decisions, you could go into decision overload with all of the options.

During my design visit, the golf pro arranged to give me a tour of the course, explaining how the hybrid course works and I played 8 holes before storms forced me back to the clubhouse. While hoping to wait out the storms, I had a chance to meet and talk with some residents and builders. They were all friendly helped reinforce my decision to move to Trilogy.

When it comes to the build process, the project manager, Shaun, has contacted me to explain what will be happening during the build process and when I will need to visit. Sunday I received an email with a picture my lot preparing it for when the build permit was issued. Now comes the really hard part. Waiting for my home to be completed.

5.0

Took a visit last week and I came away extremely impressed, especially by the clubhouse. Really well done, nice restaurant and bar, personal wine lockers, and an area with comfy leather chairs in front of four big TVs where you can watch the game. I know that's where I'd be every weekend if I decide to buy here. There's also a nice spa and lounge area. The pool is pretty large and overlooks the pond, which is a nice touch. Didn't get to look around the model homes but from what I did see they look nice. Will definetly be keeping an eye on this one.

5.0

This is an awesome community. Shea Homes always does a nice job. The homes and grounds are very nice.

3.0

A REALLY nice community. Very well maintained and had all the amenities we were looking for! Sales person (Penny), was very helpful. The BIG problem, as my wife and I saw it is that you are FORCED into accepting a pre-determined "design package" that has absolutely no flexibility at all. The base package has Formica counter tops!!! You don't even get to choose a different color in the base carpet. Even if you "upgrade" from the base, you are locked-in to a specific counter top, floor tile, carpet and bathroom tile..........NO changes are allowed, and these "upgrades" are in the $20,000 - $30,000 range. Absolutely ridiculous. If you choose a home plan that is not part of the "Design JOY" package, you have a little more flexibility, but even with these homes (which per sq ft are SIGNIFICANTLY more in price), you only have a few choices in cabinets, NO choice in the granite, and only 2 choices in carpet. Trilogy is a VERY nice community. The people we met were extremely nice, the amenities are FIRST CLASS, but when you make the decision to "pull-up" and make a move the new home your going into should be EXACTLY the way you want it to be w/o having to pay a ridiculous price for very limited upgrade choices. Shea Homes needs to really re-look the way they are marketing these homes. The "Design JOY" homes are really a "Design BAD" offering. Really a shame, because the actual property, the amenities, and even the choice of floor plans are truly VERY NICE.

2.0

The neighborhood appears nice and from all that I could see will lead up to its reputation. If you are a new buyer, do your "due diligence." Know your contracts and perhaps take a realtor. Be very careful of the type contract you sign as there is no forgiveness or refunds. Make everything contingent on financing or a sale even if you actually have cash. You may think you can change it later but you can't. That will be your only way out. Lost 45K in this deal. The options can add up quickly. Get all costs that will added at closing so you will not be shocked. Realize the goal of the sales staff is to "sell." Sales staff are not your friends so don't be misled.

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