Have a vision for your dream horse farm? Marion County and the Ocala area are ripe for building, with several amazing equestrian communities offering homesites to turn your daydreams into a slice of horse country paradise. Read on to explore the possibilities!


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The Estates at Pleasant Hill — Pleasant Hill lives up to its name with 84 acres of lush, green paddocks under the wide Florida sky. This gated horse country equestrian community consists of 11 lots ranging between five and nine and a half acres, with exciting new construction underway. Pleasant Hill offers beautiful walking and riding trails and fenced parcels with Gainesville, downtown Ocala and outdoor activities all a short drive away. The community is deed-restricted and prices range from $70,000 to $90,000 per parcel.


Equestrian Springs —  Located in north Ocala, Equestrian Springs is a beautiful gated horse-friendly community offering mini-farm and country-estates homesites ready to build. All of their lots are between three and nine acres, and they will allow you to use any builder you wish (they also offer builder recommendations). Equestrian Springs is an oak-shaded haven for you and your horses with a three-acre private park, two-acre wooded trail for walking or riding and private security. The community is close to all major highways and I-75, and is a short drive from Gainesville and the University of Florida. Adena Golf Course and Country Club is only five minutes away, and HITS Post Time Farm is 15 minutes away. The community also puts on frequent cultural and social events for residents, such as their upcoming fireside sunset poetry reading on July 9th. Click here for more info on Equestrian Springs’ homesites!


Via Paradisus –– Behind a splendidly massive and exquisite Rococo-style gate lies Via Paradisus, an equestrian community for lovers of both nature and luxury. Its entrance is situated conveniently right across the road from the Florida Horse Park. Its proudest feature is the private trailhead access to the Florida Greenway, a hundreds-mile long network of riding, hiking and biking trails that showcases Central Florida’s dazzling natural beauty. The community is seven minutes from I-75 and less than 30 minutes from The Villages. Via Paradisus has several lots available for either homes or mini farms; click here to learn more about their diverse homesites!