Where you Live Matters: Discover Ocala Preserve

When you’re searching for a new community to call home for your next life chapter, you shouldn’t settle! Ocala Preserve in Ocala, Florida, is a warm and welcoming 55+ and all-ages gated resort community that has it all: wonderful people with shared interests, amazing scenery, stunning homes, a beautiful Resort Club, incredible lifestyle and wellness programming, and so much more.
Discover why Ocala Preserve is a perfect place to call home—and how it checks all the boxes:

  • A gorgeous backdrop in a great location – Ocala Preserve offers the perfect blend of country quiet and city close. The community is located in the heart of the area’s famed horse country, nestled among groves of live oak preserves. Marion County is an outdoor lover’s haven, and historic downtown Ocala is brimming with arts and culture, dining, shopping, and music. Yet, when you want big-city adventure and amenities, Orlando and Tampa are each less than 90 minutes away.

  • New homes with quality craftsmanship – Ocala Preserve offers an awesome selection of homes built by Shea Homes®, a company known for its commitment to quality construction and innovative designs. Our floorplans prioritize what is most important in people’s lives and offer a range of modern features. As a homebuyer, you’ll be able to meet with one of our in-house designers to choose the options and finishes to personalize your home and make it feel like your own.

    Shea Homes Ocala Preserve Liberty Model Home Great Room
    Liberty Model: Great Room
  • Equestrian paradise – Officially named the Horse Capital of the World®, Ocala is home to 600 thoroughbred horse farms that have produced 45 national champions and six Kentucky Derby winners. Whether you ride horses, enjoy attending equestrian events and competitions, or simply appreciate the captivating scenery of the Ocala horse country, you’ll be in good company. Plus, the newly opened World Equestrian Center is just minutes from Ocala Preserve.

  • Water activities galore – Marion County has more than 600 lakes, rivers, and springs, so if you love life on the water, this is the place for you! Rainbow Springs State Park is a shimmering turquoise river surrounded by palm trees and waterfalls, and a favorite destination for tubing, canoeing, kayaking, and paddleboarding. Salt Springs in the Ocala National Forest is a pretty place for swimming, boating, and fishing, and Paradise Springs and Silver Springs are must-visits for divers and snorkelers who want to explore underwater fossils.

  • Biking, hiking, and beyond – The Ocala National Forest is the oldest national forest east of the Mississippi River and home to the springs, lakes, and rivers mentioned above as well as many hiking trails, including 100 miles of the Florida Trail. Santos Trail is a mecca for novice and expert mountain bike riders alike, offering some of the best terrain in Florida. And the Cross Florida Greenway is a unique 110-mile linear park with more than 300 miles of trails, from biking to hiking to equestrian.

    Couple riding bikes in front of the club
  • Resort living at its best – Ocala Preserve has so much to offer right within the community. Life revolves around the ~17,000-square-foot Oak House Resort Club, which overlooks a seven-acre lake. Your home base for all community activity, Oak House’s amenities include the Salted Brick restaurant; Eagle’s Nest lounge with billiards, poker and card tables, and flat-screen TVs; Rose’s Farm Culinary Kitchen for private parties and culinary classes; Agave Day Spa; a sparkling resort pool with outdoor spa; and many other gathering spaces. Get active at OPFIT, the fully equipped fitness facility or dedicated lap pool. Looking to take up a new sport? Ocala Preserve has pickleball courts, tennis courts, and an 18-hole golf course. Getting fit is easy thanks to the walking, running, and biking trails that wind throughout the community, and the multi-surface trail system by Avid Trails™ with outdoor fitness experience, the Avid Fit Pod™.

  • Golf – Ocala Preserve is known for its 18-hole golf course conceptualized by golf course designer Tripp Davis and PGA Tour star Tom Lehman. Set on a 50-acre footprint, this hybrid course is perfect for working on the short game, with a six-hole player’s loop (one par 3, four par 4s, and one par 5), or a player’s course, which is three rounds of the player’s loop (an 18-hole, par-72 routing) 

    Ocala Preserve golf course
    Golf Course at Ocala Preserve
  • Connection and exploration – Lifestyle programming is part of the package when you buy a home at Ocala Preserve! Oak House is staffed by a hospitality team that keeps the social and events calendar full and the fun on tap. Plus, there are all kinds of Homeowner-Member-led Interest Clubs that welcome newcomers and are a fantastic way to meet people, find new passions, or rediscover forgotten hobbies. You’ll never run out of things to do and try!

Ask any Ocala Preserve homeowner what they love about where they live and you’re sure to get a long list of favorites. This conveniently located community in a naturally beautiful area offers an active, fulfilling lifestyle. With lovely homes, a resort team that offers exceptional service on a daily basis, interesting people, and so much more, Ocala Preserve is absolutely worth a visit. Come see if it checks all the boxes for you like it does for our happy Members!

Where you live matters, make plans to tour Ocala Preserve today. Call: 800-685-6494 to book your tour. 


Sales: Shea Homes Marketing Company (#CQ1034437); Construction: SHALC GC, INC. (#CRC1332250). Some homes at Ocala Preserve are intended for occupancy by at least one person 55 years or older, with certain exceptions, and others are open to all ages. This is not an offer of real estate for sale, or a solicitation of an offer to buy, to residents of any state or province in which registration and other legal requirements have not been fulfilled. WARNING: THE CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF REAL ESTATE HAS NOT INSPECTED, EXAMINED, OR QUALIFIED THIS OFFERING. Models are not an indication of racial preference. Photos depict designer features, optional items and other upgrades that may be available from Seller at additional cost. Furniture not included or available for purchase (even upon the payment of an additional charge). Views are not guaranteed and are subject to change.

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