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Ocala, Florida Offers Much to See and Do


When you step outside of the community you will enjoy many convenient activities in the neighborhood. Ocala, part of Marion County in Florida, is officially the Horse Capital of the World and home to over 400 thoroughbred farms and training centers. Ocala features the World Equestrian Center, the largest equestrian complex in the United States, HITS Horse Show, a world-class hunter/jumper horse show, and Gypsy Gold Horse Farm.

With a large residential Historic District, less than a mile away, Ocala boasts many excellent examples of Victorian architecture, including many that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Ocala’s Downtown Square offers a blend of boutiques, salons, restaurants, live music, casual and upscale dining, and art and cultural exhibits.

downtown square in ocala, fl
ocala horse farm
Ocala National Forest hiking path
For nearby art and culture you can also Visit the Ocala Civic Theatre, Appleton Museum of Art, Don Garlits Museum, for drag-racing enthusiasts, and nearby The Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention.

We are located just 39 miles from the University of Florida and Ben Hill Griffin Stadium and offer easy access to Interstate 75.

Ocala is also known for nearby Silver Springs, home of one of the largest artesian spring formations in the world, and Silver Springs State Park, one of the earliest tourist attractions in Florida and home of the world-famous glass bottom boat rides!

For those who enjoy the great outdoors we are just minutes from the Ocala National Forest, now the second largest national forest in the state.

Biking and jogging enthusiasts will enjoy our easy access to the Cross Florida Greenway-Santos Bike Trail where they can do their thing while reconnecting with nature.

Since Ocala features more than 600 lakes and rivers it offers many opportunities for fishing, swimming, snorkeling, canoeing, and boating. Nearby Rainbow Springs State Park is a great place to go canoeing, kayaking, tubing, and camping. If you are more of a “beach bum,” you are just one hour to either the Atlantic Ocean or the Gulf of Mexico, since we are located right in Central Florida!

Ocala also has many other great outdoor activities available including the Canyons Zip Line & Canopy Tours and Silver Glen Springs, a first-magnitude spring in the Ocala National Forest.

woman snorkeling while surrounded by fish
boy kayaking along the Silver Spring State Park waterway
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