Ocala is a gem of central Florida. The town is surrounded by natural wonders like Silver Springs and the Ocala National Forest. It is a burgeoning and vibrant town that still respects the environment surrounding it. It is also the “Horse Capital of the World”. Numerous horse farms surround the area and the equine industry is one of the major employers of the nearly sixty-thousand people who live in Ocala. At Bricks & Mortar, we’re here to help you hunt homes for sale in Ocala, FL and find the perfect property for you.
Established in the 1880s the town has seen growth spurts over the years but has consistently expanded over the last two decades with a rise in both commerce and new construction. It is ironic that a such a venerable town would have a thriving technological community, but Ocala has several such companies. Despite its growth, Ocala has consistently protected its historical locations. Both old homesteads and sprawling Victorian homes still exist, along with several historic districts. Oaks that were planted when the town was young have become mammoth and are draped with Spanish Moss which hangs from the trees as if they were decorated with them. Homes with big yards and wide-open parks with green lawns are common sights around Ocala.
There are numerous shops, stores, and restaurants where one can spend their leisure time or pick up needed supplies. (Looking for commercial property? Check our listings for Ocala Commercial Real Estate.) The town offers something for everyone and it is about an hour drive to the south to the Orlando theme parks. Gainesville is just up the road where one can go to a University of Florida sporting event. Overall Ocala is a town of traditions that acknowledged its past while keeping an eye on the future. Its southern, small-town charm and beauty make it an ideal place to raise a family, or for retirees to enjoy an active lifestyle. Use the form below to begin your search for homes for sale in Ocala, Florida.
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