The Marion Oaks Community is situated on pretty pastured lands with rolling hills and ancient oak trees. There are many parks and playgrounds throughout the community and the Cross Florida Greenway borders the northern edge allowing access to hundreds of miles of hiking, biking and horseback riding trails. Residents enjoy the Marion Oaks Community Center with a 450 seat auditorium, meeting rooms, well-stocked library and recreational facilities including lighted multi-purpose sports courts. Additionally, Marion Oaks offers two challenging championship 18-hole public golf courses, Marion Oaks Country Club and Huntington Golf Club. The community also provides convenient shopping areas including Winn Dixie, Walgreens, two Dollar General stores & a Family Dollar. Publix, Walmart and several dining options are just a short 10 minute drive. There are many different houses of worship, a fire station, along with many clubs, organizations, and civic groups.
Everyday this beautiful community will be an adventure of your choosing. You and your family will find many excursions and adventures as you explore the area. For those that love the water, head west and in under an hour you will be visiting the sparkling waters of the Gulf of Mexico, or you may decide to explore the east and find yourself on the soft sand beaches of the Atlantic Ocean. Freshwater lakes and crystal clear springs abound providing perfect access for fishing, snorkeling, diving, kayaking, boating, or simply floating around on an inflatable raft. Of course, Florida is famous for its many attractions and theme parks.
Within the master planned community are three schools; two are elementary schools and one is a middle school.
As a resident of Marion Oaks, your children will have the privilege of attending public school in the Marion County School District in the state of Florida. The local schools serving the Marion Oaks population are Sunrise Elementary School, Marion Oaks Elementary School which specializes in special needs education, Horizon Academy Middle School, and Dunnellon High School and West Port High School, which has 3 magnet programs your child can apply for: Center for Arts, a visual and performing arts program, the BioMedical Science program, and the Early College program. In addition to our public schools, there are Private Schools available such as, Trinity Catholic High School, St. John’s Lutheran K-12 and several more private schools to choose from.
For your child’s continuing education, there is the College of Central Florida and the Community Technical Adult Education (CTAE), located in Ocala. Thirty-five miles to the north, in Gainesville, Florida is the University of Florida, which is ranked 47th out of 199 US colleges.