Oak Run is a large 55 plus community with 2 golf courses. Oak Run is located just off SR200 in the SW corridor area of Ocala. Construction began in 1985 and although Oak Run is almost built out you can still buy a new house from the builder. Oak Run is divided into neighborhoods. These neighborhoods have evolved over a 25 year period and each one has a unique character. The older homes are frame with aluminum siding. A little later the homes were frame with vinyl siding. The newer homes are concrete block and stucco. As time went by the size of the houses grew as buyers expectations increased over that 25 year period. You will find older homes as small as 700 sq ft of living area and newer homes over 3,000 sq ft. Prices as you might expect vary tremendously. At the time of this writing list prices are as low as $62,000- up to almost $500,000-. Most homes are in the $100,000- to $200,000- range. HOA fees vary by the neighborhood. In a few areas the homes include lawn care which adds to the fee. In general HOA fees at this time range from $10o- to about $150- with homes that have lawn care being higher at $216- per month.Amenities at Oak Run are extensive. They include 3 gates with a guard house, basic cable TV, curbside trash pickup and common area maintenance. There is a golf course, several pools including an indoor pool, multiple clubhouses, a restaurant and numerous clubs. Golf is not included in the HOA fee.
Update 1/10/11 : There were 64 sales in Oak Run between 6/1/10 and 12/31/10 from $39,000- (only 960 sq ft) to $230,000-. Of these 64 sales there were only 5 foreclosures and just 2 short sales. HOA fees seem stable.
Update 2-28-12 HOA fees remain the same and vary by neighborhood. There were 117 resales in 2011. Prices ranged from $29,000- for a 892 sq ft frame and vinyl foreclosure up to $243,000- for a 2006 home on the golf course.
Update 2-12-2013 HOA fees vary by neighborhood. There were 171 sales in 2012 ranging from a 2/1/1 784 sqft HUD foreclosed home for $21,500- up to $215,000- for a pool home on the golf course. Home prices vary a lot because Oak Run was built over a period of 25 years and the homes changed in size and construction during that time. Each neighborhood has similar homes of a similar age.
Update 6/14 Fees remain stable but I think prices are starting to go up. Oak Run gives you a lot for your HOA $. It is a must see.
The Orchid Club has a library, billiards room, ceramic studio, craft rooms and a huge auditorium with a stage and dance floor which can accommodate up to 1,000 residents. Adjacent are tennis courts, horse shoe pits and a complete fitness center.
The Aquatic Club features a very large indoor heated swimming pool.
The Island Club has a small meeting room and several specialty pools and hot tubs and spa’s.
The Palm Grove Club is the newest and largest clubhouse at Oak Run. This 30,000 sq ft facility features a huge fitness center with yoga and aerobic classes. A large tropical pool and Jacuzzi area. As well as a huge theater area with a stage.
Update 1/10/11 : The Bella Cucina Restaurant appears to have been closed.
Statistics used for this blog post are from the Ocala Marion County MLS and are deemed to be accurate at the time this blog was written but are not guaranteed. All information is time sensitive and subject to change without notice.