If you ever wished for a home on a private runway large enough to handle a Boeing 747, you now have your opportunity. Jumbolair, a private aviation community in Ocala, Florida, is on the market for $10.5 million. The property has seen many uses, including a horse farm owned by the Vanderbilts, and a wildlife refuge before it was turned to aviation.
It includes the 7,500-foot paved and lighted runway that also hosts an annual drag race for street-legal cars; a 7,686-sq-ft mansion with a 1,000-sq-ft swimming pool and bar; an 88,730-sq-ft warehouse/manufacturing complex; five Quonset hut hangars; a 400-seat banquet hall; horse stalls; and Jumbolair Aviation Estates, a 38-lot residential development with deeded access to the runway.
“This is the place for someone with a passion for aviation who wants to be part of an exciting, vibrant community,” said real estate agent Bartow McDonald IV, managing director of SVN Florida, which is marketing the property. “It’s a point of departure for all kinds of private and business travel.”