Rolling hills peppered with live oaks, pine, and palm trees stretch across 1,663 square miles, encompassing the area of Marion County Florida. On opposite ends of Marion County’s borders, three lakes invite residents to partake in boating, fishing, and other water activities. Marion County’s seat is Ocala, which is known for equestrian activities. In addition to the natural beauty emanating from Marion County Florida, there are many major Florida cities within a few hours driving distance.
Marion County Florida has a population of around 340,000 residents. Median home values are around $120,500, supported by average annual household incomes of around $40,050.
There are two airports servicing Marion County Florida, including the Marion County Airport, and Ocala International Airport. Public ground transportation is serviced by SunTran local bus service.
The climate in Marion County Florida lends itself to outdoor activities, tracking summer high temperatures of around 92 degrees and winter lows above freezing at 43 degrees. The area receives approximately 51 inches of rain per year, and no snow.
Public school students are educated via the Marion County Public Schools. Public schools consist of 31 elementary, 10 middle, and 7 high schools as well as 15 schools categorized as academy, charter, technical, or alternative schools. There are also nearly two dozen private schools throughout the area. Furthermore, Marion County offers eight branches of the Marion County Library.
Cities enveloped by Marion County include Belleview, Dunnellon, and Ocala. There are two census designated areas in Marion County Florida, including Silver Springs Shores, and a portion of The Villages. Additionally, there are nearly a dozen unincorporated areas in the county.
Marion County is a combination of urban and rural areas with an abundance of natural beauty, outdoor activities, and all the conveniences and amenities of big-city living.
Whether you’re looking for quit rural living or an urban atmosphere, Marion County, Florida could be an ideal place to call home.
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