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

3 Beds 2 Baths GC517946 MLS
Welcome to this charming 3 bedroom, 2 bath home in the desirable Countryside community with top rated schools! A freshly painted exterior and lush front yard with rose bushes that greet you and welcome you in. Upon entering, you will find the spacious galley kitchen with ample counter and cabinet space, a great window overlooking the front yard, a bottom-freezer refrigerator, stainless steel range, dishwasher, and microwave. The dining area adjacent to the kitchen makes entertaining a breeze and flows seamlessly into the large living room with vaulted ceiling, wood look vinyl plank flooring, and a cozy wood-burning fireplace that sets the stage for both entertaining and relaxing. Down the hallway, there are two secondary bedrooms; a full bathroom with tile shower/soaking tub, single vanity, and a skylight. The primary bedroom boasts ample space to relax at the end of a busy day, a walk-in closet, and an ensuite bath with tile walk-in shower and built-in bench, a privacy window to bring in natural light, and a linen closet. Step outdoors to the screened patio for breezy entertaining. Plenty of space for outdoor dining and relaxation, the perfect place to start your day or just unwind. Just beyond the patio is the fully fenced backyard with two easy-access gates, the perfect private space for all of your outdoor activities. Convenient attached two-car garage has storage shelving and laundry area, complete with a gas dryer. Prime location, just off I-75; close to Meadowbrook Elementary School, Santa Fe College, Publix at Springhill Commons, and many restaurants, offices, and entertainment. Schedule your private showing today and make this delightful home yours! Buyer to verify all room measurements and school zones.

3625 Nw 110th Terrace, Gainesville


2 Beds 1 Baths GC517885 MLS
Country Comfort- This home is ideal for folks who appreciate homes which remind of an earlier time. Built in 1947, and typical of houses built them, it features heart-pine wood floors, a native stone wood-burning fireplace, an original linoleum kitchen floor, blue and white tile on the kitchen countertops, and lots of big windows which allowed breezes to flow before the days of air-conditioning. There's also native stonework on the front of the home as well as in spaced columns along the road. Between the living room and the kitchen is a formal dining room with double doors leading out to a covered patio. Off the kitchen is a laundry room with a door leading to a small wood back entry porch. The front bedroom has access to a side addition best thought of as a bonus room, useful as a sunroom or perhaps a home office with its own entry door from a wood deck porch. The back bedroom gives access to a rear storage room with its own entry door and wood porch. There are ceiling fans in all the primary rooms. The HVAC was replaced in 2016. The roof shingles were replaced in 2022. In the back yard is a shed with a small dog run. The lot is 1.03 acres and has a 5-stall open shed useful for storage or parking. In 2012 the septic system was replaced. The home is located 12 miles north of the intersection of US 441 and NW 34 ST at the Highway Patrol station and is 0.3 miles east of SR 121 about halfway between Lacrosse and Worthington Springs. Drive time to north Gainesville is 15-20 minutes. The road in front in not heavily traveled. This home offers enjoyment of peaceful country living with no close neighbors, but with convenient access to the amenities of the city when wanted or needed.

5417 Nw 234rd Avenue, Alachua


3 Beds 2 Baths GC517939 MLS
This home exudes southern charm and simple living situated on a 1-acre lot in the back of a quiet neighborhood on a picturesque cul-de-sac! You'll fall in love with the Riverglen neighborhood: it's conveniently located just minutes from downtown High Springs, a short drive to all the local springs, and is zoned for amazing schools. When you arrive you'll appreciate the concrete block construction with stucco finish and a durable metal roof plus a beautiful paver sidewalk and spacious front patio. Step inside to enjoy cathedral ceilings and an open concept living area complete with a dining room, living room, kitchen, and breakfast nook. The split floor plan provides privacy for the owners with a large primary suite and a fully remodeled primary bathroom. On the opposite side of the home are two well appointed guest bedrooms and a full guest bathroom. Step out your back doors to take in the best features of this property, a beautiful back patio with a wood cedar ceiling and a panoramic view of the large backyard perfect for your morning coffee and evenings enjoying the sunset. That's not all...want a workshop for all your toys? Check out the massive 30x46 steel frame workshop with 3 garage doors, concrete slab, electric, a full bathroom, and a car lift! Additional features include: shed with extended pole barn storage, oversized 2 car garage, stainless steel appliances, and so much more! Call today to schedule your showing. **Buyer to verify all property details.**

20251 Nw 254th Way, High Springs


4 Beds 3.5 Baths GC517931 MLS
Step into an enchanting realm of sophistication as you explore this meticulously maintained, custom-built residence in Haile Plantation Westfield Commons, crafted by Gainesville's renowned builder, Tommy Waters. A testament to timeless elegance, this residence boasts a seamless blend of architectural finesse and thoughtful design, embodying the epitome of refined living. Upon entering, the grandeur of 12-foot ceilings graces the main living spaces, creating an atmosphere of openness and light. The formal living and dining rooms offer a picturesque view of the expansive screened lanai, adorned with a captivating pool, perfect for both relaxation and entertaining. A culinary masterpiece awaits in the chef's dream kitchen, seamlessly integrated with the spacious family room. This culinary haven features ample storage, generous counter space, a butcher block island, and a Viking gas range. The family room, adorned with a fireplace and custom built-ins, effortlessly extends to the covered patio, complete with a summer kitchen and pool—an idyllic setting for al fresco gatherings. The versatile floor plan encompasses four bedrooms, a study, and three and a half baths, providing flexibility for various lifestyle needs. The primary bedroom, with its own sitting area, offers direct access to the inviting pool area, creating a serene retreat. Nestled on a private lot, the screened pool area is surrounded by lush landscaping and a secluded walking trail, offering a tranquil escape. Every detail has been thoughtfully considered, from the oversized laundry area and pantry to the abundance of storage cabinets throughout the home. A three-car garage and ample parking space add to the convenience of this exceptional property. Haile Plantation, an award-winning subdivision, further enhances the allure of this residence, with access to the Hawkstone Country Club available through an additional membership. Seize the opportunity to make this extraordinary home yours—call today and schedule a viewing before this unparalleled gem is claimed by its next fortunate owner.

4525 Sw 105th Drive, Gainesville


5 Beds 3.5 Baths GC517512 MLS
A Unique Opportunity: Azalea Equine House on 5.98 Acres. Nestled on 5.98 acres of stunning property, Azalea Equine House is a true Old Florida Cracker house with a eclectic interior that is sure to impress. The property boasts Innumerable Amazing Features like majestic grand-daddy oaks, azaleas, gardens, and majestic views that blend perfectly with the natural beauty of the Kanapaha Prairie. A Barn with 2 stalls and 3 Paddocks/Pastures, A Gazebo, A workshop, A Chicken Coup, A Geothermal Heat & AC Pump, 3 Wells with a Newly installed hand Pump on the 3rd well, A Generator, & A Huge Florida Screened room,are Just a few of the many. The main house and detached cottage span over 4,800 H&C SF, offering million-dollar views from every angle. The main house features 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths, with 3,263 H&C SF of living space. The soaring ceilings and endless glass windows provide a seamless indoor-outdoor flow. The gourmet kitchen has maple cabinets, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, heart of pine floors, wood beams, and a stone fireplace. The luxury master retreat opens to an intimate sunroom and includes a beautiful master bath with dual granite vanities, a soaking tub, and a huge walk-in rain shower. The sitting room, great room, dining room, generous screen porch, deck, pristine, Freshly painted exterior and interior with weather resistant paint, 3-car garage, and 1-car carport are just some of the additional features that make this property truly special. The separate 1,332 H&C SF cottage offers/ Inlaw suite adds endless possibilities. It includes a living room, game room, full bathroom, kitchen area, 1 huge bedroom plus a Flex Room or 5th Bedroom(has a closet) that features unique hand painted Murals and a carport. As if all the details mentioned above were not enough the workshop/ garage rooms have AC units that add heated and cooled space making it close to 4800 sq/ft. then the location of this listing is nothing short of amazing as well, minutes from I-75 , Shands and UF make this a great Investment for anyone looking for a unique/equine/serene lifestyle yet be close to the hustle bustle of the city, shopping, restaurants etc. The Beauty of this unique home can only truly be appreciated once seen in person...Don't miss out on this truly amazing opportunity! Schedule a Showing today. Watch the Video Tour

8323 Sw 103 Avenue, Gainesville


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