- Price Range
- Low $300s - Mid $500s
- Home Types
- Single-Family, Attached
- Number of Homes
- New / Resale
- New And Resale Homes
- Age Restrictions
- Construction Dates
- 2014 - Present
- D R Horton, Shea Homes, Shea
Ocala Preserve Overview
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.
Buyers looking for homes for sale in Ocala, FL will enjoy what Ocala Preserve has to offer.
Update: In addition to in person tours, prospective residents can now tour Ocala Preserve virtually if they're not able to travel to tour it physically. This community now also offers Virtual Livestream Events. These events include cooking classes, wine and spirits demos, fitness and wellness events, and much more.
To receive more information on virtual tours of Ocala Preserve, click here.
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 a variety of collections for homebuyers to choose from.
The Resort Collection includes four different floor plans ranging from 1,320 to 2,214 square feet. These attached homes include two to four bedrooms, two or three bathrooms, and an attached two-car garage. Some homes in this collection feature master-on-main suites, covered lanais, and large walk-in closets.
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 single-family homes within the Riviera Collection offer 1,276 to 1,463 square feet. These spacious single-family homes feature two or three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and an attached two- or three-car garage.
The Freedom Collection offers floor plans that range from 1,631 square feet to 2,167 square feet of living space. These homes include two or three bedrooms, two or two-and-a-half bathrooms, and attached two-car garages.
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 include laminate countertops, gourmet kitchens, GE appliances, 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.
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.
Ocala Preserve Homes for Sale
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Ocala Preserve Models
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Verona - Riviera Collection
- 2 Bed,
- 2 Bath,
- 1276 sqft
Ocala Preserve Amenities
Amenities at Ocala Preserve include:
- 24-Hole Tom Lehman Golf Course
- Outdoor Patio
- Walking & Biking Trails
- Parks & Natural Space
- 7-Acre Lake
Additional amenities are found at the Oak House:
- Oak House - 17,000 Sq. Ft.
- State-of-the-Art Fitness Center
- Full-Service Restaurant and Bar
- Eagle's Nest Card & Game Room
- Grand Living Room
- Private Dining Room
- Culinary Studio
- Day Spa and Salon
- Outdoor Zero-Entry Resort-Style Pool
- Lakeside Veranda
- 2 Bocce Ball Courts
- Pickleball Courts
- Tennis Courts
- Walking & Biking Trails
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
- 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
- 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)
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.
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