Del Webb Stone Creek Ocala FL
Del Webb Creek is a 55 plus, gated, golf course community located in SW Ocala. Stone Creek is a newer community that is still under construction with both new homes and resales available. The homes here are concrete block with stucco and range in size from 1450 to over 2400 sq ft of living area. Prices range from about $170,000- to over $400,000- plus for resales. In addition to the Stone Creek golf course there is a huge clubhouse with a state of the art fitness center, craft and game rooms, a resort style outdoor swimming pool, an indoor heated lap pool, tennis courts, a softball field and even a fishing pond and dog park. HOA fees are around $185- per month. Stone Creek is conveniently located just north of SR 200 with easy access to shopping, restaurants and health care. If you are looking at the Villages you really need to look at Stone Creek.
Update 6/14 HOA fees are $183- month. Stone Creek came out with new models in January 2014. This is the 2nd time they changed the models since the originals in 2004 so there are now quite a few floor plans.
Update March 2015 HOA fees are now $188- month. Stone Creek is a very hot market right now. This was one of the only 55+ communities to continue building after the real estate market crash. It is not one of the only sources for newer 55+ homes in the area.
Update 3/16 HOA fees are now $192- month. Homes sell fast in Stone Creek and prices are going up.
Update 12/18/17 HOA fees remain at $198 month for homes without lawn care. There are also a few Villas and smaller Garden Series homes with lawn care. This is a very popular 55+ community with great amenities. Houses sell fast here
Update 1/23/10 HOA fees for Classic and Estate series homes are $198- month and the Garden Series that include lawn care are $307- month
Update 3/4/2021 HOA fees for Classic and Estate series homes are $204- month. Garden Series $326- month. Villas $437- month
If you’re thinking about buying a new or resale home in Stone Creek I can help. Only a Realtor can show you both new and resales. A Realtor will also show you comparable sold properties and help you negotiate your sale. Before you register for a brochure or a tour ask about being represented by a Realtor.
If you would like a list of homes for sale in Stone Creek either email me or use the Ocala Dream Home Finder. I can set you up a Listing Cart on the Ocala MLS for Del Webb Stone Creek homes.
In the interest of full transparency I am building a new home in Stone Creek this year 2019. I have become somewhat of an expert on new homes in Stone Creek. I know all the options and the entire building process. I am blogging about building new in Stone Creek if you want to follow my progress.
Updated pictures below
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.
I don’t golf myself so it’s good to have an unsolicited opinion such as yours.
Joe, please send me information on resales and new homes in STONE CREEK that are between 2100-2400 sq. ft. We are looking to relocate in 6 months to the Ocala area. Thanks, Jean
Will set you up a Listing Cart
I am looking for Stone Creek resales.
Will set you up a Listing Cart for Stone Creek resales.
Can you set me a a listing cart for Stone Creek resales. I’m interested in homes between 1700 and 1900 sq. ft. I plan on visiting Ocala in May.
Sorry it took so long to get back to you. I’m recovering from a major computer crash.
please send listing cart for stone creek
Set you up a Listing Cart for Stone Creek
Please send listing chart for resales from 1600 to 1800 square feet. Visited today and am interested.
I’ll set you up a Listing Cart for Stone Creek resales
Interested in resales in Stone Creek for my friend in Ga. We live in SC now and they are looking to relocate.
You’re looking for resales for your friend? I’ll email you for more details.
would like a lsiting of resales (1400 to 1900 sg ft) in Stone Creek
I set you up a Listing Cart
The Willow Bend is a new model that has only been out a year at the most. Too soon for resalesa
Thinking of looking into stonecreek resales. Looking for a bargain If I buy new it would be in the $139,000 range. Any resales with upgrades listed at a better price?
No resales that low
My husband and I are interested in the Ocala area. We want to know major differences in Stone Creek and Summer Glen. We will probably put our house in NC on the market in June 2013. Thank you
Stone Creek and Summerglen are similar like Ford and Chevy. They are one of only a couple of 55+ communities that offer new homes as well as resales. Stone Creek is closer to shopping and health care. Summerglen is less expensive to buy and has lower HOA fees
Joe, we have our Tn home for sale and just looked at Stone Creek. We like everything we saw but want to know if there are resales in there that would give us more bang for our buck. Looking for around 1900/2000sq ft with upgrades.tx
There are several reasons to consider a resale over a new home.
Price The average $/sqft for resales from Jan 1 2013 to today was $106.00 sqft. New home sales that were listed on the MLS for that same period was $115.00 sqft. That is a $9- sqft difference. On a 2000 sqft home it comes out to $18,000.00. In fairness resales are different models than new homes. Builders often bring out new models so they do not compete directly with resales. Also not all builder sales are listed on the MLS and I can only include sales listed on the MLS in my calculations.
Upgrades Upgrades sell homes but don’t always add a lot to the selling price of resales. Stone Creek homes are not custom homes. There are a limited number of upgrades from the builder. Some owners will buy a basic model and for example and rip out the carpet at closing and install a high end wood or tile floor.
Location A lot of buyers want a house that does not have another home directly behind it. Adding resales to your search adds choices like location.
Misconceptions about new homes Buyers who want a new home are often thinking that a new home has no issues or problems. The fact is that all builders have people on staff who specialize in repairing things that went wrong during construction. I had a job like this in my 20’s. I worked for a very well respected builder in my home state of Mass. After moving into a new home the buyer would give us a “punch list” of thing that needed to be fixed.
Availability Sales are strong in Stone Creek. No one has started a new 55+ community here in Ocala since the market crash in 2007. There are very few choices for new retirement homes. There are not a lot of move in today “spec homes” Most new homes need to be built over a period of several months. As of today there are 25 resales listed on the MLS that can close in 30 to 45 days which is average.
Hope this helps………JOE
Do you still feel buying resale in Stone Creek is more cost effective than buying New Build? I am concerned about getting flipped on my mortgage after I build.. Should I be concerned in this market with a new build?
I think resales can be better deals than new. You may find the current owner has added upgrades or the home has a great location. There is also no guarantee that a new home will be trouble free. Even during the worst days of the market there were very few foreclosures in Stone Creek. I can’t predict the future and I don’t know how you plan to finance.
Interested in 3 bedroom homes
I will email you for more info. I always need at least a price range
Hi Joe, Which community do you like best in the Ocala area. I am a golfer but enjoy pickleball and golf. I also would like a community that is very social. Looking to buy in a year or two.
When people ask me my favorite community I always say it depends on your budget. In the $160K to $300K range I think Stone Creek is a good choice. I that price range I like Candler Hills and Spruce Creek Country Club as well.
i am looking to buy Stone Creek – Ocala, FL- 3 bedroom-2 bath –resale
or 2 bed with den-2 bath–resale
price 150-200 k
i will be using it as a part time — home
Will set you up a Listing Portal on our MLS
We are looking to move to the Ocala area and have visited The Villages and have a friend that lives in Summerglen. So now we would like to get a list of resales in Stone Creek with 3 bd 2 bath over 1800 sq ft and under $250,000.
Morning sent you a list of homes in Stone Creek 1800 sqft + under $250K. There are homes under $200K but they are also smaller
We are looking for a 3/2 or 2/2 den in Stone creek, we want to be able to fence and love the Martin Ray model and would like to stay around 300,000
Mark and Mary
Hi I will send you some listings. There is a good selection of newer model homes under $300K including the Martin Ray
Joe, how is Stone Creek now? I see it has been several years since most of these posts… it is now late, 2017 and am wondering how it is there now??
Stone Creek is Ocala’s most popular 55+ community for homes over $200K. There are both new homes and resales. It is about 2/3’s built out. Not much has changed with the amenities since my first post. They have added a softball field and dog park. There has been talk about an additional pool but no ground breaking yet.
Hi Joe, Looking at various 55 plus communities, I’ve looked at On Top of the World and Stone Creek, there are pluses and minuses, On Top of the World has gas stoves and Stone Creek has electric. Which one do you think is the best value for your money, comparing HOA fees, amenities, price of home, the way the community is run and best over all? We do not golf, so don’t care about that. We live in Belleview, so not too far, and am confused when comparing communities and new vs. re-sales.
I think the amenities are much nicer in Stone Creek and the HOA fees are lower.
OTOW does have gas for cooking and you can drive a golf cart to Publix.
Stone Creek will be turned over to the residents when built out. OTOW is managed by OTOW forever.
Homes in OTOW cost less per sqft in most cases
Resales are often on better more private lots than new
New homes in OTOW have more open floor plans than older in OTOW. Stone Creek were always pretty open.
Hope this helps
Trying to decide to buy at Ocala Preserves or Stone Creek. Both have lots going for them. Wondering what downsides are if any. Like models at both neighborhoods. Help!
Happy to talk. Sent you an email
My husband and I are very interested in visiting Stone Creek to look at new or existing homes. We are planning a trip to HHI the week of Sept 1st and would make a side trip to Ocala. I also saw that we might also get an overnight pass to stay there. Please let me know if you would be interested in showing us around.
Happy to help.Will email you.
Very interested in newer resales in Stone Creek, please send listings. Thanks, Mary
OK will send listings
Hello – was interested in both Stone Creek and Del Webb Spruce Creek…I’m guessing you prefer Stone Creek since you’re, I think, living there. they seem pretty comparable to me at least from the websites. Would be interested to see listed homes in both communities…preferably in the $180k to $240k range. Thanks!
Yes I moved to Stone Creek where I built a new house. The difference between Stone Creek and Spruce Creek is that Stone Creek is newer. Pukte/Del Webb started Stone Creek as they were finishing Spruce Creek off. I also didn’t want to shop down in the Villages which is too crowded for me. I think Spruce Creek has great amenities and grear HOA fees though and is also a good choice.
I see many comments about the expensive cost of water at Stone Creek but I never see the actual dollar figure. Any idea what the average water bill range is per month at Stone Creek?
I live in Stone Creek. My water bill which includes sewer is about $85- a month. When they vary it’s because you water your lawn too much
My wife and I are coming down in August. We plan on visiting OTOW in Ocala and Arlington Ridge in Leesburg. I’d prefer to build new as my wife wants certain requirements in our new home. Does Stone Creek still have golf course lots available? And is it a golf cart community?
Stone Creek is a little over half built out so plenty of golf lots.
Depends on how you define a golf cart community. You can drive your golf cart around inside Stone Creek but you can’t drive to any stores ect. Happy to help you look for a new home.
We would like some info on Stone Creek. We would be looking for something with 2-3 bedrooms and a den with around 2000 sq ft in the 250-325,000 range. We now live in NJ but the taxes and politics are driving us away. Please send us any info from any and all newer communities that have what we are looking for.
Hi I will send you info on Stone Creek. The only other new or newer 55+ are On Top of the World and Trilogy Ocala Preserve
Are considering moving to FL, and looking at Ocala, likely Stone Creek or similar. What are property taxes and Homeowners insurance cost like? Can you send us listings of 2000SF-2200SF, 3BR, 2,5, perhaps oversize garage?
I got your Dream Home Finder request and I’ll email you listings
Visited with you down in Oct. Can you send me the info on the equinox floor plan and pricing. I am pretty sure that was the one I liked. My friend kept the paperwork for himself and lives in NY so that is why I am asking again. Thanks
If you were here in October it wasn’t me you met. Did you go to the new home sales center ? I am a Realtor who lives and works in Stone Creek. If you are looking at new and they registered you at the sales center I can’t help you.
We golfed stone creek in 2019. Nice place. Interested in a used home. About a year away. Send listings. You sound like the best person to talk to.
Hi I sent you an email. need more info such as size of the home and price range.
Hi Joe, just a quick question . What is the “average” and/or $ range uplift for a new golf course lot in Stone Creek assuming there are still some available. Thx Vic
Just checked with my sales person. $60K to $90K lot premiums. There are lots in Wellington, Silver Glenn, Longleaf and Saratoga as of the date of this post. In the future there are new neighborhoods that will open next year with more golf lots.
Let me know if I can be of any more help. I can sell both new and resales.
Very interested in Stone Creek – avid golfers – but cant find any fees for golf membership so that we can put our budget together. Can you help?
Hi For some reason they don’t publish golf fees online. It’s best to just call them as rates are complicated. 352.854.1272
Planning a trip to Ocala late April or May. Looking for resales only 180-225,00. Can you send listings please? Someone sent us a new brochure but had wanted resales for Stone Creek. Thank you.
Hi Sales in Stone Creek have gone crazy since the beginning of this year. Inventory is low. Nothing under 200K.Only one home a 2 bedroom Noir Coast at 225k.
Talked with someone who is familiar with the area, said home prices are going up daily. Was looking at a 1300sq home in stone creek seemed to be priced high based on comparable sales within the last three months. They said buyers are not willing to negotiate at all. Is that what you are seeing?
Every house seems to sell fir more than the last similar house. A lot of homes sell for above list price due to multiple offers.
Hi Joe my parents are looking to move from California I live in Beverly Hills Florida there are 85 years old and they were looking to have Waterfront near Ormond Beach but they want to be closer to us we live in Citrus County they want a actors over 55 preferably 80 year olds that like to do a lot a lot of activity my dad’s got back problems so they don’t play tennis or golf or anything anymore somebody with an activities director can you recommend a good place in Ocala or surrounding areas thank you
I think Stone Creek is the best 55+ in the Ocala area. There are a lot of activities. You don’t pay for golf unless you want to play. People are all ages.