Residents of Marion County have discovered a bountiful treasure. Our community enjoys a high standard of living at an affordable price. This benefit attracts professional and skilled workers who are eager to obtain “more bang for the buck” when it comes to building or buying a home. Lower housing costs also translate to lower property taxes and more disposable income to help stimulate our economy. Those who choose the Sunshine State have found Marion County housing prices to be significantly lower than Jacksonville, Orlando and Tampa.
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2011 4th Quarter Median Sales Price
of Existing Single Family Homes
|Metropolitan Area||2011 4th Quarter |
|Ft. Lauderdale, FL||$188,900|
|Ocala, FL||$ 83,600|
|Tampa/St. Petersburg/Clearwater, FL||$123,400|
Sources: Florida Realtors® and the University of Florida Bergstrom Center for Real Estate Studies
What Do $175,000 Homes Look Like In Areas of Florida?
2012 Households and Average Household Size
|Average Household Size||2.37 (Average Persons Per Household)|
|Owner-Occupied Housing Units ||110,139 - 78.56%|
|Households with Persons |
|35,477 - 25.31%|
Source: The Nielsen Company 2012
2011 Marion County Public Lodging Facilities
|Transient Apartment Buildings||11||63|
Source: 2011 Florida Statistical Abstract