When the building industry’s bubble burst around 2007, Marion County faced some tough challenges. Many subdivisions were platted and limited infrastructure (roadways, street lights, water and sewer lines) was installed, but with no real plan to build those neighborhoods, many sat empty.
Some Marion County landowners built master-planned communities rather than merely platting subdivisions and have been quite successful. And over the next few years, these communities will be nearly out of homesites.
What sets master-planned communities apart from individualized lot-type subdivisions are the amenities and planned, phased build-out of those developments. Ocala Ranch is designed for today’s active adult lifestyles with many amenities and a 20-year build-out plan. Ocala Ranch will have a General Store for shopping needs, two community/ recreation centers, golf courses, and more.
As Ocala Ranch grows, so do the amenities. We have a detailed phasing plan. We know where we are today, and how Ocala Ranch will develop in the future.