More than 30 years ago, the Seldin family purchased land from the Drakes that will be known as Ocala Ranch. The Drake family has been a part of the Marion County community for generations. They are wonderful community citizens and excellent neighbors to Ocala Ranch.
The Drake family is supportive of our plans for Ocala Ranch. We have agreed upon plans for buffers with their property and the Drake family agrees that Ocala Ranch is a good idea for Marion County. Ann Louise Drake penned an Op-Ed for the Ocala Star Banner in October 2017 where she detailed Ocala Ranch’s plan to bring infrastructure, jobs, and an environmentally-sensitive master-planned community to Marion County, the area where she was raised and still calls home.
Ocala Ranch has a great relationship with the Drakes. One that will continue as we reside side-by-side as neighbors for generations to come.