About North Central Florida
Marion County: Marion county is located in the north central portion of the state and is known for being one of the largest equestrian communities across Florida. Ocala is the hub of Marion county with an estimated population of 354,353. It’s is about an hour from the Gulf of Mexico and about an hour to the Atlantic Ocean. It’s 90 minutes north of Orlando and only 45 minutes from Gainesville.
Citrus County: Citrus County is dubbed at Mother Nature’s Theme Park bordering the Gulf of Mexico and the home of several rivers and natural springs. It lies just west of Marion County and covers 683 square miles of which more than 152,000 acres are set aside as public and protected land.