One can’t come to Marion County without becoming immediately aware that this is the “Horse Capital of the World.” The U.S. Department of Agriculture in early 1999 put its seal of approval on promotions using that label. The USDA’s Census of Agriculture reported that Marion led all U.S. counties in total number of horses and ponies in residence.
A few years ago visitors and residents alike caught “Horse Fever.” A special arts exhibit featuring life-sized fiberglass horse figures designed and painted by local artists galloped into town. Fifty-two horses were seen in parking lots, on street corners, at companies and businesses and in the main downtown square. They came in a rainbow of colors and were a public art project of the Marion Cultural Alliance and the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association. At the conclusion of the public display, the horses were rounded up, and auctioned off to raise funds for the arts and other nonprofit organizations. Five of the horses found a home at the Downtown Square while a sixth is at the City Hall. Many others found local homes and can be seen at businesses and farms throughout the county.
As a lifetime equestrian and Ocala horse farm owner George lives the Ocala lifestyle. They know which areas are increasing in value, and which areas to avoid. It is their responsibility to teach you everything you need to know prior to investing in your very own Ocala horse farm.
Having lived in Ocala for over 30 years, George will take into consideration all aspects of your dream lifestyle. As your realtor, George will treat you like a close friend, and scour the market as if he was shopping for himself. How far do you wish to be from downtown Ocala? From world-class restaurants and shopping? Or perhaps most importantly, from world class equestrian facilities? Horse shows like HITS can be just a stone’s throw away. If you train or breed thoroughbreds, why not be down the road from OBS?
Whether you’re an Eventer, Hunter Jumper, Thoroughbred Breeder or Trainer, or you’re simply looking for an outstanding deal on an Ocala horse property, George and his staff are second to none. They will take the time to show you the real Ocala – as well as every listing, regardless of whether it is theirs or not. George has been a broker in Ocala for over 30 years. After selling over $750 million dollars worth of Ocala farms, George has the experience and inside knowledge to find you the farm of your dreams.
In Listing your Ocala Farm For Sale, the choices of Ocala Farm Realtors for you to work with are wide. With George, of Ocala Ranches, you get a broker who has owned horses his entire life. Most sales today require savvy market knowledge – more than the casual observer might anticipate. It’s important to choose a realtor that has the experience, and passion for the horse industry. George has the connections and expertise to sell your property, and ensure you get the absolute best price.