Ocala Communities

Gated Communities

Ocala is home to some of the most luxurious communities in America. With its rich history, stunning natural beauty and year-round warm climate, Ocala offers a unique lifestyle that is perfect for luxury living. Home to an array of distinguished gated communities, the city offers an impressive selection of amenities, including golf courses, clubhouses, fitness centers, swimming pools and spas. Residents also enjoy a variety of social activities, from equestrian events to fine dining experiences. Whether you’re looking for an exclusive retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life or an active lifestyle, Ocala’s luxury communities have something for everyone.

Belle Chase


As you enter the elegant gated cobblestone entrance if Bellechase, you enter an upscale community enveloped by nature! Bellechase is surrounded by picture-perfect nature with walking paths, including 100-year-old oak trees and pines. It is a private, country setting with easy access to all the conveniences that Ocala has to offer: elite schools, diverse shopping, gourmet restaurants, and state-of-the-art medical facilities.

Explore Bellechase

Carriage Hill

Carriage Hill

Experience Ocala living at Carriage Hill. This is a peaceful, quiet, gated community located near shopping, dining, great schools, and award-winning hospitals. When you seek tranquility in a luxury community, you can find it in the beautiful surroundings. Explore the ponds and nature throughout the community, or take a visit to any of the gorgeous parks nearby.

Explore Carriage Hill



Devonshire has a grand castle-like entrance and walls clad with ivy. The stunning tree-lined gated community in southeast Ocala is in close proximity to shopping, dining, hospitals, theatres, and more. There are many golf courses and waterways to enjoy and is near Jervy Gantt Park and Florida Greenway. Overall, picturesque lakes and beautiful springs are the things you can enjoy in this community.

Explore Devonshire

El Dorado

El Dorado

This private, gated community is the height of horse-country style with shady oaks and scenic farm lands. This neighborhood provides a peacefulness, yet gives you the advantage of everything Ocala has to offer. From shopping to culture, dining to wellness, parks and more, living at El Dorado brings you the best in luxury living.

Explore El Dorado

Fore Ranch

Fore Ranch

Fore Ranch offers you the best of luxury living! You’re never bored, as you have many amenities for both children an adults. There’s a community splash and pool area, an adult lounge and game room, proximity to medical centers, restaurants, and great schools. It’s a community that loves children and offers both free-standing homes and townhouses.

Explore Fore Ranch

Legendary Trails Community

Legendary Trails

Legendary Trails is a beautiful, gated neighborhood located in Ocala’s desirable Southeast. Legendary Trails is a private-road community that offers natural beauty in a country setting. This gated neighborhood is across from Marion County’s greenway entrance where horseback riding, hiking and biking opportunities await active families.

Explore Legendary Trails

On Top of the World Communities

On Top of the World

After a round of golf at one of On Top of the World’s three 18-hole golf courses, residents can gather for drinks and a meal at one of the two restaurants in the community. There’s Circle Square Commons to meet for entertainment and socialization, with theatre-style concert experiences available. The community also provides a fitness center and spa, pools, tennis courts, and much more.

Explore On Top of the World

South Point Community

South Point

South Point is one of the premier neighborhoods in the area and offers two tennis courts, a pond, and a gazebo, and is centrally located near shopping, restaurants, and entertainment. This is a desirable gated neighborhood with beautiful water features, tree-lined streets, and plenty of space!

Explore South Point

The Arbors Ocala

The Arbors of Ocala

The Arbors community appeals to has an exceptional location. It is a newer housing community and the homes were built with space in mind. This community is close to culture and entertainment. This perfect neighborhood is comfortably located close to many top-notch stores, restaurants, and parks.

Explore the Arbors of Ocala

Westbury Home


Residents at Westbury enjoy a private, gated community close to the Paddock Mall, shopping, and dining. The community provides beautiful gently rolling land with granddaddy oak trees and some views of horse farms. For luxury and tranquility, you can find no place better to live than at Westbury.

Explore Westbury

Golf Course Communities

Making your home in a golf course community in Ocala offers you more than just bragging rights. You’ll be surrounded by like-minded neighbors who share your love for golf, giving you common grounds to socialize with your neighbors over. When you’re not interested in being social, many of these communities are private, offering a nice, relaxed atmosphere. These communities tend to offer many amenities that can extend past the golf course: clubhouses, fitness centers, walking trails, and more. Some of these communities even host events throughout the year! You’ll find the homes in these communities are high-quality, and give you the luxury of securing preferred tee times with no commute.

Candler Community

Candler Hills

Home of the Ocala Open golf tournament, the Candler Hills Golf Course is a beautiful Par-72 semi-private championship golf course. Enjoy the picturesque scenery and unique layout, but most importantly, enjoy your round of golf! With a Palm Springs-style landscape, the course’s natural splendor is enhanced by the variety of trees including sabal palms, live oaks, and slash pines as we as various ornamental grasses. This is not your typical golf course!

Explore Candler Hills

Country Club of Ocala

Country Club of Ocala

The Country Club of Ocala attracts friendly, family-oriented people from all walks of life and age groups. The warm environment and welcoming lifestyle blend together to create an experience that goes way beyond simply playing the game. This beautiful community provides you the beautiful golf courses designed by architect Steve Newgent, dining at the Country Club of Ocala, events, and much more!

Explore the Country Club of Ocala

Ocala National Golf Club

Golden Hills

Golden Hills is a premier golf course community in Ocala that offers stunning views of the Ocala National Golf Course. The clubhouse is designed to look like a true southern mansion, and offers a perfect place to relax after golfing. It’s not a gated or adult community, but is nestled amongst some of the finest horse farms in Marion County. It offers a unique blend of luxury and nature.

Explore Golden Hills

Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club

Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club

The Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club is an idyllic gated community that offers its residents a paradise of beauty and luxury. There is a range of exquisite amenities, such as championship golf and tennis, world-class equestrian facilities, and other exclusive features that have been specially tailored to your needs.

Explore the Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club

Ocala Palms

Ocala Palms

Ocala Palms is a gated active adult community. Gentle rolling hills, as well as golf and country club-style living, are at their best in Ocala Palms. Ocala Palms offers an ideal blend of homes within a community that has a well-established neighborhood, mature landscaping, and close-knit neighbors. Many active adult homebuyers are attracted to this mid-sized community because it offers all of the luxuries of active adult living without the large crowds and ongoing construction.

Explore Ocala Palms

Stone Creek Community

Stone Creek

Stone Creek is a gated active adult community by Del Webb in Ocala, Florida. This 55+ community is planned to feature 3,800 attached and single-family homes. Stone Creek Golf Club is also steps from home, providing unique challenges for golfers right at their doorstep. Some of the amazing amenities Stone Creek offers includes the Elan Spa & Resort Pool, which is a fitness complex containing some of the latest high-end cardiovascular and weight-training equipment, a softball field, horseshoes, tennis, pickleball, and bocce ball courts.

Explore Stone Creek

Summer Glen Community


SummerGlen truly has something for everyone. With an excellent golf course and practice facility, the course also offers a variety of social events for Residents and Guests. The recently renovated Grill, featuring Turnpike Mike’s, features delicious dining options and a large selection of craft beers – it’s the perfect place to hang out after your round, or anytime for that matter!

Explore Summerglen

Equine Communities

Living in Ocala, a community built around horse culture, can bring many unique benefits. For starters, Ocala is known for its lush, vibrant landscape and a large selection of horse-related activities. This can provide a wonderful opportunity for horse-lovers to immerse themselves in a culture of riding, competing, and caring for horses. From horse shows to barrel racing, there are a variety of activities to enjoy. Additionally, there are many nearby equestrian training centers that provide lessons and clinics for both riders and horses. Ocala is also filled with horse-related businesses, including farms, stables, and other horse-related services. This can give residents the opportunity to make a living off their love of horses.

World Equestrian Center

Near the World Equestrian Center

The World Equestrian Center in Ocala is surrounded by luxurious homes and neighborhoods. The homes are all large and well-maintained, with manicured lawns and attractive landscaping. These neighborhoods are perfect for relaxing and taking in the beautiful views of the horses. Many of the neighborhoods are equine-friendly, offering plenty of space for the equine enthusiast.

Explore the Area Near the World Equestrian Center

The Arbors Ocala

Equine Estates

Enjoy riding your horses on the path surrounding Equine Estates or you can get access to the Florida Greenways and Trails for hours of horseback riding, biking, running or just walking for miles! The area is lush with green pastures and beautiful granddaddy oaks.

Explore Equine Estates

Estates at Cotton Plant

An entire community on one street, you enter through a stately gated entrance off West Highway 328. The beauty of this street comes from the age old oaks. This equine-friendly neighborhood is just minutes away from the World Equestrian Center and HITS.

Explore the Estates at Cotton Plant

Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club

Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club

The Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club is an idyllic gated community that offers its residents a paradise of beauty and luxury. There is a range of exquisite amenities, such as championship golf and tennis, world-class equestrian facilities, and other exclusive features that have been specially tailored to your needs.

Explore the Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club

Saddle Hill Community

Saddle Hill

Saddle Hill is a neighborhood in horse country that features mostly large homes. The community dates back to 1991. Residents love Saddle hill because it’s a peaceful place to live with beautiful nature and lots of wildlife. It’s family and dog friendly.

Explore Saddle Hill

Summit Community


Summit is a series of small and private gated communities. The neighborhoods are surrounded by horse farms, and offer large homes with big tracts of land. The larger landscaped lots have plenty of established trees, rolling hills, and other beautiful examples of nature. Some of the lots are zoned for horses.

Explore Summit

Via Paradisus

When you live at Via Paradisus, you have easy access to the Florida Greenway, with the ability to enter the trailhead from two private entrances, one of which is designed for horses. This community offers the serenity that comes with upscale equine community living.

Explore Via Paradisus

Joan Pletcher

Contact Joan Pletcher

Scroll to Top

Joan Pletcher's Monthly
Newsletter Signup

Get the latest information about new listings, sold properties and Real Estate in Ocala direct from the most trusted expert in horse farms and luxury estates!

"*" indicates required fields

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Skip to content