This lovely county is known for its expansive rolling hills and equestrian communities.
Welcome to Marion County
Marion County is located in North Central Florida, about halfway between Gainesville and Orlando. This lovely county is known for its expansive rolling hills and equestrian communities, parks and springs, and national forests.
The county seat of Marion is Ocala, capital of Florida’s thoroughbred industry, also renowned for ranching and horse breeding. Home of the World Equestrian Center, slated to open in 2021, which will offer a world class equestrian sport venue, on over 378 acres and is designed to offer the ultimate competition experience for both horse and rider. The Chi Institute, known for Chinese Traditional Veterinary Medicine is located nearby in Reddick. Ocala National Forest is home to more than 600 lakes, rivers and springs where visitors can swim in crystalline waters year round. Ocala has attractive tree-lined streets and old southern style homes giving it a southern city feel.