North Central Florida Real Estate

North Central Florida offers a diverse and vibrant real estate market, with Alachua County and Marion County being two of its prominent counties. Let's explore each of these regions and their real estate characteristics.

Alachua County is known for its rich cultural heritage and thriving academic community, thanks to the presence of the University of Florida in Gainesville. The real estate market in Alachua County has experienced steady growth over the years, driven by a mix of factors such as a strong local economy, a growing population, and a balanced mix of residential, commercial, and agricultural properties.

Gainesville, the county seat, offers a range of residential options, including single-family homes, townhouses, condos, and apartments. The demand for housing is often bolstered by the steady influx of students, faculty, and staff associated with the University of Florida. The city's vibrant atmosphere, excellent schools, and diverse cultural scene make it an attractive destination for homebuyers. Rural and Agricultural Properties: Outside of Gainesville, Alachua County boasts beautiful rural landscapes and agricultural areas. Farms, ranches, and large-acreage properties are available, catering to those seeking a more rural and laid-back lifestyle.

Marion County is renowned for its picturesque landscapes, horse farms, and natural beauty. Ocala, the county seat, is often referred to as the "Horse Capital of the World" and attracts equestrian enthusiasts from all over. The real estate market in Marion County offers a blend of rural charm and urban amenities. The horse industry is a significant driver of the real estate market in Marion County. Horse farms and properties with equestrian facilities are highly sought after, both by local and international buyers with a passion for horses. Ocala and other communities in Marion County present an array of residential options ranging from historic homes in the downtown areas to modern suburban developments. The region's relatively lower cost of living and access to nature make it appealing to families and retirees. Marion County also features several golf course communities, attracting golf enthusiasts who seek to combine their love for the sport with a relaxed Florida lifestyle.

Both Alachua County and Marion County benefit from Florida's pleasant climate, making them attractive destinations for buyers seeking to escape colder northern regions. Additionally, being situated in North Central Florida offers the advantage of being relatively close to major cities like Orlando and Tampa, while still enjoying a more laid-back and nature-oriented lifestyle.

Latest North Central Real Estate For Sale

$669,900
3 Beds 2.5 Baths GC523924 MLS
You don't want to miss this gem! The property has been tastefully modernized and updated, featuring contemporary finishes and fixtures that enhance its appeal, luxury vinyl flooring throughout. Featuring 3 bedrooms, two full bathrooms, a half bath in the hall for guests, and a bon-a-fide office that could be converted to a bedroom by adding a closet. Step inside to discover an inviting and spacious living room bathed in natural light. The open floor plan seamlessly connects the living room to the dining area, creating an ideal space for entertaining guests or enjoying cozy family evenings. The well-appointed kitchen boasts modern appliances, a double oven, ample counter space, and stylish cabinetry. Whether you're a culinary enthusiast or simply enjoy preparing meals, this kitchen is sure to inspire your inner chef. The owners suite includes an en-suite bathroom with a luxurious soaking tub, a separate shower, and tons of storage space in three closets The backyard is a true oasis, perfect for outdoor gatherings and relaxation. Enjoy your morning coffee on the covered patio, host BBQs with friends, or unwind in the beautifully landscaped garden. Oh! Did I forget to mention the Large Salt Water Pool that is fully enclosed and solar heated? The pool and patio are perfect setting for year-round enjoyment. Dive into the crystal-clear waters or lounge by the poolside in your private, sun-soaked paradise. This home is equipped with all the modern amenities you desire, including central air conditioning, a dedicated laundry room, and a two-car garage for your convenience. Situated in the coveted neighborhood of The Preserve in Haile Plantation, this home is just a few steps to the Haile Village and minutes away from top-rated schools, shopping centers, dining options, and recreational facilities. Enjoy easy access to major highways, making your daily commute a breeze. This home is meticulously maintained and move-in ready, and offers the perfect opportunity to settle into a vibrant community and enjoy the best that Gainesville has to offer. Don't miss out on the chance to make this your new home! Schedule a viewing today and experience the charm, comfort, and modern luxury of this wonderful property.

8966 Sw 44th Lane, Gainesville

Courtesy of RABELL REALTY GROUP LLC

$1,799,000
5 Beds 5 Baths GC523660 MLS
Golf Course Estate Home. If you're looking for a luxury lifestyle at its finest, this impeccably maintained Tom Hunt built estate home is where you want to live it. Situated on the 4th tee of the Hawkstone Country Club golf course, this 5 bedroom, 5 bath home complete with a study and bonus room has it all. Upon entering the foyer you are greeted by a large living room that has a tray ceiling with uplighting and double French doors that lead to the breathtaking pool and lanai.The dining room features a stunning crystal chandelier and is perfect for hosting family and guests. The kitchen has top-of-the-line appliances, including a 48 inch Wolf range with double ovens, a Wolf wall oven, microwave and warming drawer, a Sub-zero side by side refrigerator and freezer, an instant hot and cold filtered water system, a pot filler, a large walk-in pantry with custom shelving, granite countertops, wood custom cabinets, and an island with a prep sink and two refrigerator drawers. Adding the perfect touch in the perfect location next to the bar, is an impressive wine cellar with a cooling system. The family room opens both to the kitchen and the breakfast nook. It features two sets of double French doors overlooking the pool and summer kitchen, a coffered ceiling with wood molding and a beautiful floor-to-ceiling brick gas fireplace perfect for chilly winter days or creating ambience. A gorgeous full bath with pool access and a large study with double glass doors, wood paneling, built-ins and a tray ceiling with uplighting are located near the primary suite. The primary suite offers a sitting area, a gas fireplace, a tray ceiling, two large walk-in closets, double vanities with marble countertops, polished tile floors, a beautiful stained glass window over the jetted tub, a large shower and a private water closet. The secondary wing of the estate has two bedrooms with walk-in closets that share a full bathroom. The laundry room is equipped with granite countertops, plenty of cabinets, a drop station, a desk, a sink, a closet, and a built-in ironing board. The staircase, leading up to the additional bedrooms, bathrooms and bonus room, is trimmed with elegant wood treads and molding on the walls. The pool features 3 sheer distance waterfalls that spill into the spa which then spills into the pool creating a soothing atmosphere. The pool also includes 3 pencil jets and bubblers for added relaxation. The lanai, pool and summer kitchen are surrounded by gorgeous travertine pavers. The summer kitchen has granite countertops, a beautiful backsplash, a stainless steel gas grill, a two burner stainless steel gas cooktop, a refrigerator, a sink and two TVs. The spacious screened lanai offers multiple areas for dining, relaxing, and socializing. Outside the screen, in the backyard is a large gas fire pit surrounded by travertine pavers. There is a magnificent seamless view of the 4th tee of the golf course from every angle of the lanai and backyard. The home is finished with a brick paver circular drive and driveway leading to the garage, a travertine tile courtyard, wood floors in the main living space, tray ceilings in the dining room, living room, primary bedroom, study/den, and crown molding throughout. Additional features include a water softener, a generator, central vacuum, beautiful landscape lighting, an oversize three car garage and a golf cart garage that opens directly to the golf course. Membership is required at the Hawkstone Country Club.

4623 Sw 105th Drive, Gainesville

Courtesy of BHGRE THOMAS GROUP

$424,900
3 Beds 2 Baths GC523914 MLS
Perfectly situated between the 1st and 2nd holes of the stunning Hawkstone Signature Golf Course in Haile Plantation/Kestrel Point, this beautiful home offers 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, and a study/flex room. Step inside to an open floor plan featuring a spacious dining area that flows into the family room. The breakfast nook and bar adjacent to the kitchen, equipped with upgraded GE stainless steel appliances, tall cabinets, and quartz countertops, is perfect for entertaining. This split plan features two bedrooms sharing a bath and an owner's suite with a walk-in closet, a spacious en-suite bath, and a versatile study/flex room separated by pocket French doors. Experience the best of Florida living as you relax on your screened porch, which opens to an extended paver entertainment space. This area is complete with an outdoor kitchen featuring a grill, mini-fridge, granite countertops, and a pergola, all overlooking the stunning golf course view.You’ll love walking to the Haile Village Center for dinner at one of the restaurants, a bit of shopping, and enjoying the farmers market on Saturday mornings! Haile Plantation is a golf course community with miles of walking trails, a park with a playground, pools, and tennis courts. Convenient access to Celebration Pointe & Butler Plaza (7 miles) for restaurants and shopping, and within 10 miles of the University of Florida, Shands Hospital, VA Hospital, and schools.

10160 Sw 48th Place, Gainesville

Courtesy of COLDWELL BANKER M.M. PARRISH REALTORS

$2,900,000
GC523831 MLS
One-of-a-Kind Family-Owned Generational Property directly adjacent to Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park for sale! Approximately 135 acres consisting of 2 tax parcels is now made available, creating a very rare opportunity to the public. This Land is surrounded by large parcels of Paynes Prairie, timber & hardwood forest, and farm land. Abundant game frequent the property: deer, turkey, game birds, bobcat, bear, & the occasional Florida panther. The property consists of improved pasture land for grazing & cutting hay, timber & hardwood forest, Stafford Pond, along with some wetlands. Owner has used the property for raising livestock, with a set of cattle pens present. Property is fenced and cross fenced. The best use is recreational use through enjoying a nature retreat, wildlife observation, & hunting. The amount of abundant game that is drawn to this property from surrounding lands is incredible. Please see provided pictures from trail cameras. Numerous trophy Bucks & gobblers have been harvested over the years. Many maintained trails run throughout the property providing an opportunity to get away from it all and unwind with nature. Several blinds are set up on the property. There are two target ranges located on the property. A Bonus addition to this property is a top of the line custom 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 2040 square feet Jacobsen home that is currently being used as an "Airbnb" rental. There is approximately 1720 feet of paved road frontage, providing easy access. Located just minutes from Micanopy, 25 minutes to Gainesville (University of Florida, Santa Fe college, UF Shands hospital, VA Hospital, major shopping, restaurants, airport, & hotels). The local area provides excellent fresh water fishing with an abundance of lakes & rivers to frequent. One can be in the Gulf of Mexico saltwater fishing in little over an hour. For the record properties like this one are disappearing everyday in Florida. Come see what natural “Old Florida” should look like! This is truly a must see!

TBD * Se County Road 234, Micanopy

Courtesy of RE/MAX PROFESSIONALS

$599,000
4 Beds 2 Baths GC523641 MLS
If you are in need of space and appreciate storage and functionality, this is the place for you! Tucked away in the quiet outskirts between Lake City and Fort White you will find this beautiful 10.02 acre, fully fenced property. Enjoy daily visits from the local wildlife while relaxing in the Gazebo. Open grass pasture studded with a few large oak trees could make the perfect place for keeping horses or livestock happy. A wooden back deck is the perfect place to light the grill! If you have always wanted your own She-Shed, you will find it here! No sharing required because there are two 12x20 sheds with power and lights, window unit AC in one, roll up door on the other. Another 16 x 24 shed with power and built in shelving gives you even more storage or convertible space! Keep your vehicles safe under the 2-car steel frame carport. Now, step inside the home that looks brand new! The 2022 doublewide has all the features of comfort you could desire. With its island that spans the length of the room, a pantry that seems endless and cabinets for everything, the kitchen leaves nothing to be desired! Three generous sized bedrooms with walk in closets can accommodate family or visiting guests. In the primary ensuite bathroom, you can soak away the days worries in the deep oversized tub beside the beautiful glass shower enclosure. The lot is shared with a second residence! Four bedrooms, two bathrooms with separate family room, dining room and living room! A nice sized kitchen with a pass-through bar to the living room gives the area a more open feel. The large screened front porch is perfect for catching the sunset without fighting pesky mosquitoes! In case there wasn't enough storage space, this home has its own huge shed with power also! Call for a tour and fall in love with your future homestead!

261 Sw Beyond Court, Lake City

Courtesy of HORIZON REALTY OF ALACHUA INC

$279,000
3 Beds 2 Baths L4946338 MLS
Live well in a QUIET COMMUNITY with NO THROUGH STREETS, NO HOA required, and NO BACKYARD NEIGHBORS. CONVENIENT to shopping, dining, professional services, a state of Florida consistently ranked A/B ELEMENTARY “SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE” and a MAGNET HIGH SCHOOL with the Cambridge program and A/B ratings since 2010. Gainesville is centrally located between the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean and known as "The Tree City" with BEAUTIFUL, LOCAL NATURAL RESOURCES such as nearby lakes and rivers, Kanapaha Botanical Gardens, Devil’s Millhopper Geological State Park, and more. HIGH LEVEL HEALTHCARE, ACADEMICS, and ATHLETICS abound at the top 5 nationally ranked UNIVESITY OF FLORIDA and SHANDS teaching and research Hospital/UF Health networks. Established in 1966, nearby SANTA FE COLLEGE offers many fields of study resulting in Associates of Science and Arts degrees, has a TEACHING ZOO, and offers many certificates in practical trades and jobs from paramedics to welding. Explore MUSEUMS, PERFORMING ARTS, COMMUNITY THEATERS, and more. Or simply stay home and relax in this lovely home with 3 BEDROOMS, 2 BATHS in an OPEN FLOORPLAN (schematic attached) that lives large on close to a QUARTER ACRE YARD. It has VAULTED CEILINGS, WALK-IN CLOSETS in ALL BEDROOMS, and a SIDE-ENTRY, two-car GARAGE with ample parking on the driveway. Enjoy the peace and privacy of the SCREENED BACK PORCH, the ambiance of the WOO-BURNING FIREPLACE, and the PLENTIFUL CABINETRY AND COUNTERS in the kitchen. Lots of space for entertaining including GREATROOM DINING, a BREAKFAST BAR, and an EAT-IN KITCHEN. Due to the SPLIT BEDROOM PLAN, the PRIMARY BEDROOM with EN-SUITE BATH, DUAL SINKS, VANITY and a 4.5’ x 10’ WALK-IN CLOSET is separate from the guest/secondary bedrooms which share a bath on the other side of the house. Roof new in 2018 and both central heating and water heater use efficient and cost-effective NATURAL GAS. See for yourself why this light, bright, comfortable, well-kept, and well-appointed home should be your new place to nest!

3540 Nw 54th Ln, Gainesville

Courtesy of BHHS FLORIDA PROPERTIES GROUP

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