Live, Play and Prosper in Your New Ocala Home

Posted: May, 30, 2018 | Categories: Communities | News | Communities>Summercrest
By Highland Homes

Ocala, located in north central Florida’s horse country, is a great place to live, play and prosper! If you’re searching for a new home in Ocala, we have the perfect place for you to call home. Summercrest, a gated community located in southern Ocala, just outside the city of Belleview, offers easy access to all the city offers from parks and recreation opportunities to dining and shopping destinations galore.

Get Outside in Ocala

Situated off SE 92nd Place Road between US 301 and Baseline Road, Summercrest provides convenient access to many of Ocala’s top outdoor destinations, with opportunities for boating, fishing, running, paddle boarding, kayaking, horseback riding or simply enjoying the outdoors.

The Santos Trailhead and Campground is about 2.5 miles away and is known as the mecca for mountain biking in Florida or even the southeastern U.S., with more than 80 miles of single-track bike trails for skill levels from beginners to elite athletes. The Florida National Scenic Trail can also be accessed from the Santos Trailhead. This segment of the 1,300-mile-long trail system runs about 24 miles west to Dunnellon, and 10 miles east into the Ocala National Forest. Or, check out Baseline Trailhead Park, about 4.5 miles from home, offering access to bicycle trails, dog-friendly walking areas, hiking, and even disc golf.

Lake Weir Lake Weir. By Ebyabe [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (], from Wikimedia Commons.

Lake Weir and the Carney Island Recreation and Conservation Area are a short 20 minute drive, and worth the trip for boating, fishing, and even relaxing on a freshwater beach. Dine on the water at Gator Joe’s or Eaton’s Beach Sandbar, and foster some friendly competition with a game of horseshoes or volleyball.

You can also enjoy Florida’s famous natural springs just minutes from home. Crystal clear water and a year-round 72-degree water temperature make Florida’s springs an unforgettable experience. Divers should head to Paradise Springs, a beautiful underground stream and cavern area offering exceptional diving with prehistoric fossils. About 10 miles north of your new home in Ocala, Silver Springs State Park is a national landmark and nature park located on 350 acres with one of the world’s largest freshwater springs!

Juniper Springs in Ocala National Forest Juniper Springs

Or, head about 30 miles west into the Ocala National Forest. Here you can find more fantastic examples of Florida’s springs, the most popular being Juniper Springs, Alexander Springs, and Salt Springs. The Ocala National Forest offers 387,0000 acres of stunning natural recreation including hiking, biking, fishing, kayaking, camping, horse riding, four wheeling, and scenic drives through the southernmost forest in the continental United States, with towering trees and more than 600 lakes, river, and springs.

Finally, golf enthusiasts will be overjoyed with the location of Summercrest, which is right next door to the popular Baseline Golf Course.

Shopping, Dining and Entertainment

Downtown Ocala is about 8 miles north of your new home and offers unique shops and restaurants.

Ocala Downtown Downtown Ocala

Find gift and home décor items at Agapanthus, or gifts and paper goods at Marley Mae Market & Paperie. Enjoy an array of delectable dining options at places like Brick City Southern Kitchen and Whiskey Bar, a barbecue and whiskey bar, French cuisine at La Cuisine, or delectable seafood at Harry’s Seafood Bar & Grille.

When you’re ready for old-fashioned fun, head to the Ocala Drive-In Theatre, which shows multiple movies per night on its outdoor screens. Cultural opportunities abound at the Marion Cultural Alliance, a group that operates the Brick City Center of the Arts in downtown Ocala, while also hosting multiple events throughout the year which support the arts.

And of course, when life gets busy, you’ll be pleased to learn your new home at Summercrest is close to many everyday conveniences, including Publix and Winn-Dixie grocery stores.

Educational Opportunities

Children that call Summercrest home are zoned to attend the Belleview school cluster that includes Belleview Elementary, Middle and High schools.  Continuing education opportunities are also available close to home. Nearby Taylor College offers fully accredited healthcare programs, while Marion Technical Institute has 23 career programs, ranging from electrical apprenticeships to public safety telecommunications. The College of Central Florida’s main campus is also located in Ocala, with an offering of more than 70 degree and certificate programs to choose from.

Healthy Living

The medical field offers abundant opportunities in Ocala. Whether you work in the field or are seeking exceptional health care, major hospitals nearby include Munroe Regional Medical Center, Ocala Regional Medical Center, Kindred Hospital Ocala, The Villages Regional Hospital, and Heart of Florida Hospital, while the VA Ocala Community Based Outpatient Clinic is also convenient to your new home. Multiple other local medical centers and doctor’s offices are located close to your new home in Ocala.

New Homes in Ocala, Designed for Your Life!

Willow II - New home in Ocala, by Highland Homes Willow II by Highland Homes

Your new home at Summercrest will be nestled in nature’s beauty with beautiful open space and greenery throughout the community, and select home sites adjacent to open space for your backyard privacy. With a gated community entrance and spacious home sites averaging one-quarter acre in size, you can enjoy security and relaxation with privacy between neighboring homes.

Introductory pricing starts from the $180’s. Choose from more than 10 unique home plans offering 1,599 to 3,141 square feet of living space with three to six bedrooms, two to three-and-a-half bathrooms, and a 2 or 3-car garage. Designed for your modern lifestyle, homes include open living areas, private master suites, and flexible use rooms, along with a covered lanai (per plan) for your outdoor living enjoyment!

When you build your new home in Ocala at Summercrest, you will work with the professional designers at our Personal Selection Studio to personalize your dream home to your life. Here, you can select from a wide array of included options available at no additional cost or choose to add luxurious upgraded finishing touches.

Beautiful homes, in a gated community, with an enviable location — what more could you ask? We are here to help make your new home dreams come true, and answer any questions you may have. For more information and to find your dream home in Ocala, contact our Ocala New Home Specialists at 352-326-5405 or visit the Highland Homes website today!

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