Enjoy Peace and Nature's Bounty in a Tranquil Ocala Community

Posted: May 31, 2019 | Categories: Communities | Communities>Kingsland Country Estates | News
By Highland Homes

It’s easy to see why Ocala, Florida residents never want to leave their city. The area offers Florida’s natural beauty with just enough distance from the tourist areas yet it’s still close enough to make a quick daytrip when you want to play. If this is the life for you, we welcome you to Forest Glenn at Kingsland Country Estates. This all-ages community of beautiful new homes in Ocala is the perfect place to call home when you’re in love with both Ocala’s calming natural beauty and easy access to shopping, dining and entertainment.

Shopping, Dining and Convenience

Kingsland Country Estates is located between I-75 and Highway 200 for ease of travel throughout North Central Florida. You’ll be minutes away from the groceries, pharmacies and retail centers Ocala residents rely on in Paddock Mall, Steeple Chase Shopping Plaza and Market Street at Heath Brook. You’re also only about 11 miles from the local shops and restaurants on the historic downtown square. These include restaurants that foodies love and locals try to keep secret, like the rooftop dining at Pi on Broadway or the locally made wines at Katya Vineyards. Of course, there’s no keeping Big Lee’s Barbecue a secret, since owner and pitmaster Rashad Jones has his own Food Network show.

Live the Lifestyle

Ocala residents are in love with the area’s natural environment, and you will love how Forest Glenn at Kingsland Country Estates delivers. The spacious community has towering trees, conservation areas, and beautiful nature views, reflecting the city’s laid-back atmosphere.

Nature – At Kingsland Country Estates, you’ll be close enough to take a breath of fresh air at Ocala National Forest, the southern-most forest in the continental U.S. and world’s largest sand pine scrub forest. Enjoy a day on the water in one of the forest’s more than 600 lakes, rivers and springs – perfect for an afternoon of snorkeling, diving, and swimming, or taking a paddle in a canoe or kayak. Three first-magnitude springs offer awe-inspiring crystal-clear water that is a constant, year-round 72 degrees.

A little further south, you’ll find the Ross Prairie State Forest and Cross Florida Greenway where you can explore 110 miles of trails for hiking, biking and horseback riding. If you’d rather take it easy, have a relaxing picnic at the dog-friendly Liberty Community Park, spot some beautiful birds at the Shangri-La Campground, or wander the labyrinths and gardens at Sholom Park. No matter what you love about Ocala’s outdoor offerings, Kingsland Country Estates will keep you close by.

Equestrians – Ocala is also known as the horse capital of the world, and a home in Kingsland Country Estates will put you just a couple of miles away from the next big thing – the World Equestrian Center opening in 2021. In addition to a three-acre Grand Outdoor Stadium and on-site riding trails, the center will be home to a hotel with 18,000 square feet of retail space. New restaurants and amenities will serve locals, as well as visitors, so being nearby will add even more opportunities for you to enjoy convenient shopping and dining. Of course, all the many existing equestrian clubs and venues already available in Ocala will continue to grow and thrive with the addition of this new center.

Golfing – Your new home at Kingsland Country Estates is near beautiful country clubs and golfing retreats. Less than five miles away from home, enjoy Royal Oaks Golf Club’s award-winning 18-hole golf course. The rolling fairways of Marion Oaks Country Club offer another place to play or host events with friends and family.

Live Entertainment – Take in a show at Ocala’s finest performing arts centers with all different kinds of live entertainment options for you to enjoy. Visit Circle Square Cultural Center to enjoy shows and events hosted by popular local singers, comedians and dancers. For a more exquisite experience, The Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center brings Broadway shows to Ocala with performances ranging from full orchestras to ballet theater.

Near Ocala at The Villages, deemed as “Florida’s Friendliest Hometown,” enjoy three eclectic town square centers with shopping, dining, and nightly entertainment year-round. For a country-themed cattle town, you can visit Brownwood Paddock Square featuring a movie theater with a barn look. Spanish Springs Town Square has a southwestern feel with shopping and dining. Lastly, visit Lake Sumter Landing Market Square for a waterfront landmark showcasing a wide range of boutiques, restaurants and more!

Focus on Health and Wellness

There’s no shortage of outdoor activities around Kingsland Country Estates to keep you in top shape. When you want to beat summer’s heat, try an indoor workout at gyms such as Anytime Fitness and Curves, along with a variety of dance studios. You can also choose to take the day off and pamper yourself at Making Waves Salon and Spa, Essential Nails Spa or Azulene Day Spa.

You’ll also live near AdventHealth Ocala, one of only 15% of hospitals in the nation to be recognized with Healthgrade’s Patient Safety Excellence Award for providing excellence in patient safety by preventing infections, medical errors and other preventable complications.  The regional hospital has been recognized with awards in eight additional categories over the last three years as well.


Elementary students (K-5) living in this community attend Marion Oaks Elementary School, middle school students (6-8) attend Liberty Middle School, and high school students (9-12) attend West Port High School. Adults looking to further their educations have a wide variety of schools to choose from with nearby College of Central Florida, Rasmussen College and Webster University.

New Homes in Paradise

Nestled in the area’s natural beauty, the homesites in Kingsland Country Estates average 1/3-acre, giving privacy and space to enjoy the outdoors. Abundant towering trees also offer you privacy and shade, an added—and much appreciated—benefit in Central Florida’s heat.

In this tranquil retreat, choose from more than 15 spacious home designs priced from the $180’s. The three- to five-bedroom homes offer 1,479 to 3,141 square feet of living space with two- or three-car garages per plan. Designed for modern convenience, homes include open layouts, designer kitchens with spacious pantries, and private master suites offering spa-like bathrooms.

When you build your Ocala new home with Highland Homes, not only do you choose your desired home layout, but you also select the features and finishes to perfectly design your home to your style and needs at the Highland Homes Personal Selection Studio. Choose from selections within our quality included features at no additional cost, as well as luxurious upgrades and finishing touches that will make your home reflect your personality. Your new home will be designed by you and built exclusively for you.

Forest Glenn at Kingsland Country Estates is an all-ages community, making it easy for family to visit and enjoy time with you. Plus, low annual HOA dues provide you with the flexibility to choose how you spend your income.

Are you ready to build your dream home in Ocala at Forest Glenn at Kingsland County Estates? Call our Ocala New Home Specialists at 352-861-4661, email us, or visit the model center today!

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