In the heart of North Central Florida, Ocala and surrounding Marion County provide country-style living paired with city-style amenities. Though the spirit of Ocala is historically agrarian, urban development has introduced a fast-paced downtown area and commercial enclaves throughout the area. The Paddock Mall provides shoppers with a choice of over 90 specialty retailers while Ocala’s Downtown Square features walking access to a number of fine dining restaurants, boutique shops, salons, and art galleries. Ocala is also roughly 60 miles away from the Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico, and Orlando tourist destinations, making it a great home base for road trippers. Within the county lines, the Ocala National Forest provides visitors with access to hundreds of thousands of acres of unspoiled wooded areas, including babbling brooks, bubbling streams and peaceful lakes. Forests and parks are plentiful throughout the area, making Marion County an outdoorsman’s dream. Many parks feature unique camping sites, canoeing routes, miles of hiking trails, and plentiful opportunities for small game hunting and fishing. Lakes throughout the Ocala area also cater to avid boaters. Alternate between sailing the lake and relaxing on the beach under the warm Florida sun. For golfers, over 20 courses are scattered throughout the area, including many championship designs, and even the longest par-5 hole in the state. Serenity, adventure, and history all contribute to what makes Marion County an ideal location for any family.
The Sun Valley area of the Ocala metropolitan area is just minutes from downtown and features affordable properties in a convenient and desirable location. Starting in the low $100,000’s, Ocala homes here are varied in style, but include many lovely ranch homes on large half acre home sites. Sun Valley Ocala homes feature spacious, wooded yards perfect for children to play or adults to relax year round. Sun Valley is incredibly family-oriented and a ten acre planned park just across the street will add even more local charm to this countryside community. Even better, a central location provides residents with easy access to both highways and interstates, so whether you’re commuting to work each day or planning a day trip, your ride will be stress-free. Ocala homes in the Sun Valley area truly embody the spirit of Ocala by seamlessly blending convenience with conservation.
Scott Coldwell can help you to find your ideal home in Sun Valley. He is a premier realtor familiar with all of Marion County. As a 5-Star Premier Agent, Scott has spent many years providing top-quality customer service to his clients so that they can obtain the absolute best value on their Ocala homes purchase. Begin your Ocala homes search today by contacting Scott in person, or or access premier Ocala homes listings by using his website. Take advantage of the My Home Search feature to set up customized e-mail alerts each time a property in Sun Valley with your specifications becomes available. Scott’s site is also iPhone enabled, just put in the code: 12966 on the myAgent application to browse properties from anywhere with your mobile device. When you’re looking for the best, work with the best. Contact Scott today direct by phone at (352) 209-0000 or via e-mail at Scott@HomesofOcala.com.