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Spruce Creek Golf and Country Club is a completely built out Del Webb 55+ community located about 15 miles south of Ocala in Summerfield Florida. Spruce Creek Golf and Country Club is also just 10 miles north of the Villages. and all the activities and shopping but without the traffic and the high cost of housing.
There are 3250 homes in Spruce Creek Golf and Country Club on 1600 acres. The age of homes range from 1996 to 2007. The size of homes varies from just over 800 sq ft to over 2800 sq ft of living area. There are different methods of construction. There are frame homes with vinyl siding, a few with aluminum siding, frame and stucco and concrete block and stucco. Most of the frame homes with vinyl or aluminum siding were built prior to 2003.
Home prices in Spruce Creek Golf and Country Club vary quite a bit do to the size, age and construction of the home. There were 75 sales from January1 to August 25 2011 ranging from $89,900- for a 816 sq ft home to $270,000- for a 2344 sq ft home over looking the golf course.
HOA fees are a very reasonable $121.00 per month. They cover professional management services, guards at the 2 gates 24 hours a day, trash pickup, maintenance of the common areas and facilities and the use of the clubhouses and amenities. Golf is not included in the HOA fee.
UPDATE 2-28-12 There were 109 sales in 2011. Prices ranged from $89,000- for a 816 sq ft 2/1 up to $270,000- for a 2400 sq ft home with a private pool. HOA fees remain the same at $121- month.
Update 2-12-2013 HOA fees remain the same at $121- month. There were 166 sales in 2012 ranging from a 1488 sqft foreclosure built in 05 for $79,000- up to $430,000- for a 04 Lexington model with a private pool and gold course view.
The Spruce Creek Golf and Country Club home owners association has a great web site. Be sure to go to About Us and click on the video tour. The web site has information on all the amenities, activities, clubs and area shopping.
If you’d like to see homes for sale in Spruce Creek Golf and Country Club either call me, send me a detailed email with what you’re looking for or use my Ocala Dream Home Finder.
Below are images of Spruce Creek Golf and Country Club. All the images are original photos and are copy right protected.
HOA fees do not include golf in Ocala area golf course communities. Buyers who don’t play golf often are concerned that they might be paying for a golf course that they wouldn’t use. While buyers who do golf sometimes expect that golf is included in their HOA fee. Here in Ocala golf is not included in the HOA fees of any community that I’m aware of.
Part of The Villages is in southern Marion County and they do have free golf on their 9 hole executive courses. I don’t work down there and don’t consider it part of the Ocala area.
Golf fees vary from community to community. The Ocala Golf Course Communities page of my web site has links to most courses associated with golf course communities.
If you’re interested in Ocala Golf Communities call me, email me or use my Ocala Dream Home Finder and put golf course communities in the special desires box. I’ll set you up a Listing Cart for golf course communities. BTW I can also search on homes with golf course frontage.
Below is my Google map of Ocala Golf course communities. Not all the golf communities on my map are 55+ and several don’t have a blog profile yet.
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 well 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 a home built in 04 with 2073 sqft and a private salt water pool. 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.
Ocala Palms is a golf course community located in the NW part of Ocala Florida. Ocala Palms is within the Ocala city limits. It is not a 55+ community even though you might see it listed as such sometimes. Ocala Palms is an Adult community which means 21 plus. There are both frame and vinyl and concrete block and stucco homes here. Home prices and sizes vary a lot. The size can range from 1,000 sq ft of living area up to almost 3,000. Homes in Ocala Palms are fairly close together on smaller lots but many lots have golf course frontage. Prices go from below $100,000- up to $300,000-. HOA fees are around $140- per month and include the club house, outdoor and indoor pools, tennis, a 24 hour guard at the gate, common area maintenance, curb side trash pickup, basic cable but not golf. Ocala Palms is a golf cart community meaning you can drive your cart down the road but you can’t make it to any shopping.
Update 1/12/2011 There were 13 sales in Ocala Palms between 6/1/10 and 12/31/10 from $79,900- (1,062 sq ft) up to $190,000-. HOA fees are $175- month. Home prices in Ocala Palms are really great right now and I think this is a must see community.
Update 2-29-12 HOA fees are $185- month. There were 42 sales in 2011. Prices ranged from a low of $55,000- for a 1050 sq ft Villa with frame and vinyl siding construction up to $209,000- for a 2430 sq ft CBS home with exceptional upgrades on a golf course lot. Ocala Palms offers some of the best deals in the Ocala area in my opinion.
Update 2-12-2013 HOA fees remain the same. There were 56 sales in 2012. Prices ranged from $51,000- for an unusually small 825 sqft 2/1/1 up to $180,000- for a 2021 sqft 3/2/2 with a private pool. Great home for these prices.
Golflink.com ranks Ocala as number 8 on it’s list of golf destinations in Florida. I’m not sure if people think of Ocala as a huge golf town but our area has some very nice golf courses. The Marion County cities of Ocala, Dunnellon and Summerfield also have some excellent golf course communities. I have just added a new page to my web site that gives an overview of Ocala Golf Course Communities. Be sure to check it out. The Ocala area has the second lowest median home price in Florida. You can buy a home here with a view of the course for under $200,000.00!