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Old 07-31-2018, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Ocala, Florida
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Depending on price, age and the type of home you're looking for, there are several areas that might work for you. Marion Oaks, Ocala Waterway, Rolling Hills, Meadow Glen, and others. A 1/4 acre size lot is pretty easy to find, and 1/3 to 1/2 acre is not out of the realm of possibility, you'd just need to look at the yard layout to see where the neighboring homes are in relation to yours. You might also consider a home that isn't in a subdivision proper, just general ag zoning. That route generally gets you a bit more privacy, too.
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Old 07-31-2018, 05:33 PM
 
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Depending on price, age and the type of home you're looking for, there are several areas that might work for you. Marion Oaks, Ocala Waterway, Rolling Hills, Meadow Glen, and others. A 1/4 acre size lot is pretty easy to find, and 1/3 to 1/2 acre is not out of the realm of possibility, you'd just need to look at the yard layout to see where the neighboring homes are in relation to yours. You might also consider a home that isn't in a subdivision proper, just general ag zoning. That route generally gets you a bit more privacy, too.
Welcome to the forum, SFrost. Sometimes I bust a little on some of the RE agents in another Florida forum, but I can tell by your post that you'll be a welcome and informative addition in the Ocala Forum. Thanks for posting, I think that's exactly the sort of information the OP was seeking.

I thought Meadow Glen was 55+?
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Old 07-31-2018, 06:52 PM
 
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Meadow Glen is not 55+ but I would look at the HOA regs. Majestic Oaks is another all-ages community with a history of contentious HOA dealings. Ocala Waterway, Kingsland Country Estates, Forest Glen are all non 55+ with larger lots. There are quite a few hidden gems of older homes on larger lots along SW 103rd St Rd east of SR 200. Just be aware that I fully expect that the main feeder roads of SW 49th Ave, SW 62nd Ave, and SW 103rd St Rd will all be widened to 4 lane sooner rather than later.

Dax
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Old 07-31-2018, 07:42 PM
 
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Meadow Glen is not 55+ but I would look at the HOA regs. Majestic Oaks is another all-ages community with a history of contentious HOA dealings. Ocala Waterway, Kingsland Country Estates, Forest Glen are all non 55+ with larger lots. There are quite a few hidden gems of older homes on larger lots along SW 103rd St Rd east of SR 200. Just be aware that I fully expect that the main feeder roads of SW 49th Ave, SW 62nd Ave, and SW 103rd St Rd will all be widened to 4 lane sooner rather than later.

Dax
Eh, I was thinking of Summerglen.
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Old 08-01-2018, 06:58 AM
 
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Eh, I was thinking of Summerglen.
No worries. You got the Spruce Creeks all sorted which is quite an accomplishment. It can be a bit difficult to ascertain names and boundaries of all the subdivisions, neighborhoods, and such when there are so many. I am not aware of an easily accessible map of Marion County with an overlay map indicating boundaries. If I had the time and inclination, I'd make one myself and license the damn thing. Oh well.

Back to your regularly scheduled programming, folks.

Dax
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Old 08-01-2018, 07:10 AM
 
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Have you looked at Marion Oaks? Many private lots, double lots, resales available or you can build out your own new home.

Downside for many people is it's a huge community platted in the 1970's that is only 20% built. A lot of people don't like older homes or the isolated feel of the area. They think it attracts a criminal element. But may be what you are looking for.
I spent four weeks in that area in a motel waiting for my house to close. I have to say Marion Oaks is the LEAST desirable community that I saw in this whole area. It struck me as close to nothing but some interstate 75 restaurants.
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Old 08-01-2018, 08:41 AM
 
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I spent four weeks in that area in a motel waiting for my house to close. I have to say Marion Oaks is the LEAST desirable community that I saw in this whole area. It struck me as close to nothing but some interstate 75 restaurants.
And SummerGlen is tucked in between Marion Oaks and I 75. Nice little 55+ but IMHO, not suited for the OP either.

Dax
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Old 08-01-2018, 10:06 AM
 
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Perhaps like this? 8098 SW 62nd Ave, 34476? Sometimes, it's not just the size of the lot, it is location of the lot. Again, I may be mistaken.

Dax
Thanks, Dax. Good location and really getting there on the size of lot I'd like. This one would need some major upgrades, though. But for that price we could do it if upgrades didn't price us out of the neighborhood.
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Old 08-02-2018, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Ocala, Florida
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Welcome to the forum, SFrost. Sometimes I bust a little on some of the RE agents in another Florida forum, but I can tell by your post that you'll be a welcome and informative addition in the Ocala Forum. Thanks for posting, I think that's exactly the sort of information the OP was seeking.

I thought Meadow Glen was 55+?
Thanks for the welcome! Hopefully I can be of help to someone here now and then. I've lived here for a long while now, so I'm pretty familiar with the area.
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Old 08-02-2018, 02:25 PM
 
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Thanks for the welcome! Hopefully I can be of help to someone here now and then. I've lived here for a long while now, so I'm pretty familiar with the area.
You're the first agent I've seen here on the Ocala forum, but I've only been posting here for about a year since we started looking at Ocala to move to. I was kind of surprised, because agents are all over a number of the other Florida forums. A lot of people asking about retirement and it can be a real bear getting all the various communities with their different fee and legal arrangements all sorted out. I get PM'ed all the time for a link to that one agent's website with the comprehensive info on the 55+ communities in the area.

You'll probably get those PMs now, so over to you!

Just saw a new listing for a frame and siding home in one of the communities east of 75 for almost $200,000!!! Holy cow. I'd never spend that much for frame and siding, but those prices have skyrocketed since the first of the year. I think people are mostly paying to buy in to the community, not so much the house.
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