Ocala 55+ home prices vs The Villages
I often get buyers looking in The Villages contacting me to see what is available further north in Summerfield and Ocala. There are nice alternatives to the Villages in Ocala and Summerfield. I don’t work in The Villages myself but the Ocala Marion county MLS does cover some of it. This morning I was looking at what sold yesterday on our MLS and saw a house in The Villages that sold for $179,500-. It was only 1179 sqft living area, frame with siding and $153 sqft, built in 03. I thought wow that’s crazy expensive and prompted this blog post.
The following are just examples of homes sold in the past 30 days. They may or may not be comparable. They are only intended to provide a rough idea of prices in various communities. When comparing homes of different sizes look at the $/sqft.
The Villages :
2005 1535 sqft block and stucco $246,000 $162 sqft Mallory Square
2006 1602 sqft frame/siding $279,000 $180 sqft Tanglewod
2018 1196 sqft frame/stucco $285,000 $259 sqft Sumter Jacaranda Villas golf view
Ocala and Summerfield:
2017 2017 sqft block and stucco $284,295 $146 sqft Candler Hills Stonebridge 3 baths GC garage
2002 1680 sqft block and stucco $185,000 $113 sqft Ocala Palms golf/water views GC garage
2016 1928 sqft frame/cement board $257,000 $146 sqft Ocala Preserve at Trilogy
2006 1504 sqft block and stucco $146,500 $100 sqft On Top of the World
2009 2419 sqft block and stucco $374,888 $155 sqft Stone Creek birdcage golf view GC garage
2009 2279 sqft block and stucco $226,500 $101 sqft Summerglen golf course view
2004 1958 sqft block and stucco $240,000 $123 sqft Spruce Creek Country Club
2006 1812 sqft frame and stucco $274,500 $154 sqft Stonecrest birdcage and golf course view
If you’re interested in seeing homes for sale in any of these Ocala or Summerfield communities fill out my Ocala Dream Home Finder and I’ll set you up a search and Listing Portal.
Is there any 55+ community that has the older, more modest concrete block homes, of the type that are found in parts of Marion Oaks and other neighborhoods in Ocala? The closest to that, I assume, would be Cherrywood. Is there anywhere else?
It’s hard to say without knowing what you mean by modest in terms of price. There are smaller CBS homes in Oak Run, detached single family homes in On Top of the World and some on Ocala Palms. Most lower priced 55+ homes are frame though. Cherry Wood has the cheapest CBS 55+ homes. If modest means over $150K all homes will be CBS
Thank you, Joe. By “modest” I mean under $150K. I guess you could say I’ve got CB tastes on a frame and siding budget.
Up to $150K you can find CBS homes in On Top of the World, Indigo East, Oak Run and Ocala Palms
Always happy to set up A Listing Portal for people to see homes online. It is a big step beyond what you can do on Realtor.com ect
Thanks, Joe, not sure what a Listing Portal is. We’re not ready to pull the trigger until mid-summer, so I don’t want to bother you. Just doing research right now.
A Listing Portal sets up an account where you access listing direct from the Ocala MLS. It is a custom search much more detailed than you can do on Realtor.com ect. Email me direct or use mu=y Dream Home Finder. Buyers often start months or even a year or more before buying.