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

$515,000
3 Beds 2.5 Baths O6196139 MLS
5.89 acres of fenced, quiet, country living, with a 2020 modern built manufactured home of 1,952 square feet and a huge deck surrounding the swimming pool. The enclosed swimming pool area and wood deck is laid out to provide plenty room for entertaining family and guests. Don't want wet feet going into the main house, then use the unique pool bathroom. If you like to Bar-B-Que and entertain outside in the fresh country air, then this is the place for you. A true summer retreat! Jump in your 12 x 24 pool. The main house also has a tall wood privacy fence surrounding the pool and large backyard. Enough room in the backyard for swing sets, badminton nets, or horseshoes pits. The homes spacious interior can support many different furniture arrangements and the dining room at 10.7 by 13.11 is a great place for your large dinner table. The kitchen is big enough for easy food prep and cooking. A wrap around front porch provides an inviting entry to a well laid out floor plan. Several Mature Oak trees on the property provide shady spots for swings and outdoor fun for the whole family. An additional 1,056 square foot manufactured home is also on property. Just short minutes to Hawthorne and 13 miles to Gainesville. No HOA payments needed. 140' deep well provides sparkling water to the property. Entry gate is electronically controlled. Sometimes the Deer and Turkeys don't pay any attention to the gate/fence and just hop right over. Entire property is fenced. Just take a look at the pictures provided for this great place and you will want to see it in person as quick as you can. Call for your appointment today!

7317 Se 176th Street, Hawthorne

Courtesy of REALTY SAVERS OF CENT FL IN

$259,900
2 Beds 2.5 Baths GC521229 MLS M BLDG.
Welcome to this expansive 2 bed/2.5 bath condominium nestled within a secure GATED community, strategically positioned for easy access to the University of Florida and Shands Hospital. Situated in a serene wooded and well-manicured community, this two-story layout provides added privacy, with no neighbors above or below. Step inside the open concept floor plan to discover a ergonomic kitchen with upgraded appliances, real wood cabinets, quartz countertops, elevated breakfast bar, and a convenient pantry closet. You then enter a spacious living/dining room combo complemented by simulated wood flooring throughout downstairs. Adjacent to the living room area, a large screened-in porch awaits, perfect for unwinding after a busy day, with an attached storage closet for convenience. Upstairs has two large bedrooms. Each bedroom has an attached full bathroom, ensuring comfort and privacy for all occupants. The main bedroom has "his and hers" walk-in closets, offering ample storage space. This unit stands out as larger than typical 2-bedroom condos in Gainesville that are under 1000 sq feet - this unit is over 1,400 sq feet! Moreover, it's the only gated condo community along the bus route to UF, making it a sought-after choice for medical residents and students of the medical, dental, and veterinary schools. Outside the gate, a UF campus/Shands bus stop awaits. Or just hop in the car as it's only a 5-7 minute drive to UF. The commute is seamless and this one is priced to sell!

2508 Sw 35th Place Unit 77, Gainesville

Courtesy of UNIVERSITY REALTY

$465,000
3 Beds 3 Baths OM676953 MLS
This Beautiful 3 Bedrooms, 3 Full Baths Brick pool home with (Two Master Suites), 2 Car Attached Garage PLUS separate oversized 2 car DETACHED Garage/storage is priced to sell! Open split floor plan, Gas Remote Control Fireplace, large Kitchen, extra cabinets & storage, Corian counters, STAINLESS APPLIANCES, DBL OVENS & SINKS, glass tile backsplash. The home has Hardwood floors, (carpet only in 1 bedroom) with tile in wet areas. Pool is fully screened and has an attached hot tub! 6ft chain link Fenced yard has an Irrigation system with private well and sandy beach area. Roof is just 7 yrs old. HVAC system with blue light new 2019, Fridge and dishwasher 4 yrs old, pool pump new 2018, gas pool heater new 2019, detached garage new door and paint 2021, new fans throughout home 2019, living room/dining room wood floors installed 2020 and septic was pumped and inspected 5 yrs ago. Located in the Heart of highly sought after High Springs, Close to A rated schools, Gainesville shopping, Shands and North Florida Hospitals, Santa Fe College and The University of Florida, countless springs for kayaking and boating! The previous owners (5 yrs ago) Rented for $300/night on VRBO. All measurement and information approximated and should be verified by Buyer and Agents. *PHOTOS are from 5 yrs ago before current owners moved in. Home is still in beautiful/clean condition, but they are in the middle of packing so belongings and boxes are everywhere.

23073 Nw 188th Avenue, High Springs

Courtesy of REAL BROKER, LLC

$357,000
3 Beds 2 Baths GC520990 MLS
Welcome to your move-in ready POOL home in northwest Gainesville! This beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 bath home is the perfect place to enjoy time with your family and friends. The home offers 1,658 sqft of living space and a 0.45 acre lot which gives you ample room for daily living, BBQ-s, gardening, and relaxation. As you approach the home, you’ll appreciate the freshly landscaped flower beds, irrigation system, new roof (2022), and the fully fenced backyard with oversized 2-panel gate just off the driveway. When entering through the front door, you're greeted by a large open-concept layout with kitchen, dining, and living space that leads to the Florida room and pool. The living room features wood floors, high vaulted ceilings with beams, and a wood burning fireplace that will keep the house warm and cozy on those cooler winter days. The kitchen was updated in 2020 and features newer stainless-steel appliances, granite counters, cooktop, and offers a beautiful view to the pool and large backyard. The three bedrooms and two bathrooms are located on the right side of the house. The primary bedroom has a newly renovated (2020) en-suite bathroom with a tiled walk-in shower and glass door. The other newly renovated (2020) bathroom is conveniently located in the hall by the secondary bedrooms. Relax with your morning coffee or with friends on game day in the light and bright Florida room with high ceiling and newly replaced skylight. Open the sliding glass door and step into the expansive backyard which has a large inground pool that includes a waterfall feature, along with plenty of yard space for family soccer games, a playset for the little ones, gardening, or grilling with neighbors. The newly insulated aluminium roof over the patio will provide shade to make those hot summer days more bearable while you are having company over or just watching the kiddos play in the pool or in the backyard. You will appreciate the oversized garage that has more built-in storage space than you can ever imagine. With all new interior ceiling fans, and fresh paint throughout, this home is truly move-in ready. This neighborhood has NO HOA and it’s in a convenient location close to shopping, restaurants, schools, and major roads. Schedule your private showing today and experience all that this home has to offer!

6110 Nw 33rd Terrace, Gainesville

Courtesy of KELLER WILLIAMS GAINESVILLE REALTY PARTNERS

$284,500
3 Beds 2.5 Baths GC521201 MLS 4687 BLDG.
Experience care-free living in this chic 3-bedroom 2.5-bathroom END unit townhouse. Nestled in the back next to green space with beautiful views and ultimate privacy as there are no neighbors on one side. This home has tasteful finishes including the hardwood flooring, granite countertops, updated fixtures and lighting, a new microwave, and stainless steel appliances. This floorplan features three bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms upstairs and a half bathroom downstairs (perfect for guests). The owner's suite shower has already been updated for your liking. The additional rooms share a Jack and Jill bathroom. Downstairs offers ample space with an eat-in kitchen, an indoor laundry room with a washer and dryer included, plus a 144 Sq ft screened in porch which backs up to a wooded area. This home is equipped with smart home technology ranging from a ring doorbell, video monitoring, a Nest thermostat, and an Amazon Show 15. Don't stress about exterior maintenance, the HOA covers it. There is one designated parking spot and plenty of visitor parking. The complex also offers extra green space for your fur baby! Hailey Forest is RIGHT across the street from Celebration Pointe, around the corner from Target, Butler North, and conveniently next to all major shopping and dining. Looking to be close to the University of Florida, Shands, the VA, vet school, or even UF Health? This location is unbeatable. Don't wait to schedule your showing today!

4687 Sw 48th Drive Unit 123, Gainesville

Courtesy of BOSSHARDT REALTY SERVICES LLC

$379,900
3 Beds 2 Baths GC520745 MLS
Explore this meticulously maintained 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom home nestled in a tranquil cul-de-sac neighborhood just minutes from the Town of Tioga. With a new roof, 3-car garage and situated on an oversized corner lot, this property offers both space and convenience. Enter through a spacious foyer leading into the inviting living area, complete with bamboo hardwood flooring and a tastefully lighted trey ceiling. The seamless flow of the open floor plan connects the living space to the kitchen and dining areas, creating an ideal space for relaxation and entertainment. The fully-equipped kitchen, featuring 42-inch wood cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, and a convenient breakfast bar. The adjacent dining area provides the perfect setting for family meals and gatherings. Retreat to the primary suite, with a trey ceiling and an en suite bathroom with dual closets, a jetted tub, walk-in shower, and double sinks. Two additional bedrooms and full bathroom provide ample space for guests or family members. Step outside to the expansive screened porch overlooking the fenced backyard, shaded by a magnificent granddaddy oak tree. Perfect for enjoying outdoor activities or simply unwinding after a long day. The HOA takes care of the front and side yard maintenance, allowing you more time to relax and enjoy the community pool or nearby amenities. Plus, with Publix, a world-class fitness center, and a variety of dining and shopping options just minutes away, convenience is at your fingertips. Located within close proximity to Shands, UF, and top-performing schools such as Meadowbrook, Ft Clarke, and Buchholz, this home offers both comfort and convenience in a desirable location. This home also offers peace of mind with a 5 year home warranty and the bonus of Clay Electric. Don't miss the opportunity to make this your dream home. Schedule a showing today!

12220 Nw 7th Lane, Newberry

Courtesy of BOSSHARDT REALTY SERVICES LLC

$349,000
3 Beds 2 Baths GC520912 MLS
This adorable 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home on .67 acres in Staghorn is a must see! Situated on a cul-de-sac with gorgeous sunset views and a tiny creek at the back of the property, this home is perfectly located with all the necessary convenience of living close to town while still feeling like a private oasis. When you arrive you'll love the spacious front yard and the ample parking space for friends and family. Step inside to soaring cathedral ceilings and an inviting open concept living space complete with a living room, a dining area, a large galley kitchen, and a breakfast nook. Just off the kitchen is the primary suite with a generous walk-in closet and a full primary bath with a large vanity, a free standing shower, and a soaking tub. On the opposite side of the home, you'll appreciate two well-appointed bedrooms and a full guest bathroom. The best is yet to come, outside you'll enjoy a covered, screened patio perfect for enjoying the beautiful Florida weather year round and a large backyard for whatever your heart desires. A small creek runs just beyond the edge of the property and offers a perfect ambiance for quiet mornings spent outside. There is so much to love about this beautiful property! Additional features include: a workshop, a storage shed, an RV or boat barn, 2 car garage, and more. Call today to schedule your showing! *Buyer to verify all property details.*

4712 Nw 104th Lane, Gainesville

Courtesy of KELLER WILLIAMS GAINESVILLE REALTY PARTNERS

$739,000
3 Beds 2.5 Baths GC520724 MLS
Welcome to this charming 2-story Southern Living style home nestled on a spacious 1-acre lot in the sought after gated community of The Sanctuary. Boasting approx. 2,800 square feet of living space, this home offers a perfect blend of Southern elegance and modern comfort. As you approach, you'll be greeted by an inviting front porch Veranda adorned with quarry tile floors, setting the tone for the warm and welcoming ambiance inside. Stepping through the front door, you'll be captivated by the 10-foot ceilings that grace the main rooms, accentuated by crown moldings, fluted casings, and judges paneling, adding a touch of timeless sophistication. The main level features exquisite Brazilian cherry wood floors flowing seamlessly through the foyer, dining area, family room, kitchen, and morning room. The family room is a cozy retreat with a gas fireplace, vaulted ceiling, plantation shutters, and ceiling fans, creating a comfortable space for relaxation or entertaining guests. Adjacent to the family room, you'll find your personal library with built-in bookcases, offering a peaceful retreat where you can immerse yourself in your favorite books while enjoying views of the Veranda through the plantation shutters. The primary suite is a true sanctuary, offering approx. 300 square feet of private luxury living space. The primary suite also boasts a large walk-in closet with ample storage. Step out onto your screened in Lanai and enjoy the view to your 1-acre lot. Indulge in luxury within the en-suite master bath of this exquisite home. Dual vanities offer ample space for personal grooming, while a spacious walk-in shower provides a refreshing experience. Relax and unwind in the jetted tub, perfect for soaking away the day's stresses. The lighted tray ceiling adds a touch of elegance, creating a serene ambiance. This master bath is a retreat within your own home, offering both functionality and luxury. Outdoor living is a delight with an approx. 400 square foot screened-in Lanai featuring quarry tile floors, along with beadboard ceiling while providing a serene space to enjoy the beautiful surroundings in comfort and style. Venturing upstairs, you'll find two guest rooms with a shared bath, offering comfortable accommodations for family and visitors. Convenience is key with an oversized laundry room and a double garage providing ample storage space for all your needs. This home presents a rare opportunity to own a piece of luxury in the coveted gated community of The Sanctuary. Don't miss out on this chance to experience the ultimate in Southern living. Schedule your private tour today and envision your life in this stunning residence!

7108 Nw 41st Lane, Gainesville

Courtesy of WATSON REALTY CORP- TIOGA

$670,000
4 Beds 3 Baths GC521212 MLS
This beautiful, well-maintained, Jeffrey Wilde built 4 Bedroom 3 Bath home is located in Haile Plantation’s quiet, fashionable, cottage neighborhood of Chickasaw Way. The 3-way split floor plan provides a sense of privacy for each space and offers the flexibility of endless possibilities for all living styles. Many upgrades include plantation blinds, new heat pump HVAC & Hot Water heater, insulated garage doors, LED lighting and a stage 2 EV charger. Additional upgrades include a modern natural gas fireplace, new Energy Star skylights, ceiling and bathroom fans and 10 smoke/CO2 detectors. Best of all is the huge array of Solar Panels and Tesla storage batteries that have provided enough energy for a surplus payment from GRU each of the last three years. As you enter the home there is a large dining room and the foyer brings you into the Great Room that overlooks the open kitchen that features granite counters, beautiful wood cabinets, wine cooler and large pantry. The Great Room French doors lead into the multi-purpose Den/Study/Sunroom that connects to the inviting spacious screened Lanai- the perfect place to enjoy your morning coffee and afternoon cocktails as you take in the beautiful views of your garden, wooded common area and the golf course beyond. The Owner's Suite features a deep walk-in closet, tray ceiling, an ensuite bathroom with a garden tub, a walk-in shower, dual vanities and a separate water closet. The Master also has connecting French doors to both the Lanai and the Den/Study/Sunroom. The first floor is completed with 2 additional bedrooms, a full bath and laundry room with wash tub. The stairs lead to another ensuite bedroom that features a walk-in closet and full bathroom. The attached garage has a third bay or your golf cart and or other toys. Haile Plantation features miles of scenic trails waiting to be enjoyed by nature and walking enthusiasts allowing you to appreciate the beauty of the subdivision. Haile’s charming Village Center and the Publix Market Square shopping area have many restaurants, shops and professional offices that provide easy convenient living. Located nearby are UF/Shands, HCA, Florida Healthcare facilities and Celebration Pointe. The private Hawkstone Golf and Country Club located within the community offers its members a championship golf course, swimming, a fitness center and tennis and pickleball courts. The Chickasaw Way Association maintains the front yard and wood picket fence.

5205 Sw 103rd Drive, Gainesville

Courtesy of BHHS FLORIDA REALTY

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