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Pros

-Nearby recreation
-Attractive downtown
-Economy

Cons

-Violent crime
-Hot, humid summers
-Isolation


What Bert Has To Say About Ocala Metro Area


Ocala, a small agricultural and manufacturing center, is about halfway between Gainesville to the north and Orlando to the southeast. With its attractive tree-lined streets and Old South–style homes, it more resembles a typical Southern city than a Florida city or beach town. Ocala is the capital of Florida’s thoroughbred industry, and ranching and horse-breeding are popular.

Highlights


Small city - Central Florida, 60 miles east of Daytona Beach See local real estate
Country: United States
State: Florida
County: Marion County
Metro Area: Ocala Metro Area
Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
Schools: See Local Schools
City: Ocala
Zip Codes: 34471, 34482, ... 8 total
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 75 ft above sea level

Quick Facts About Ocala


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Ocala is 5.60 percent (U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Ocala jobs have Increased by 0.40 percent. Learn more...
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Ocala's cost of living is 11.80% Lower than the U.S. average. Learn more... or Compare Ocala's Cost of Living
    POPULATION
    Ocala's population is 58,218 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 38.47 percent. Learn more...
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 19 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn more...
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Ocala is $114,400. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -25.64%. Check out the homes in the area.
    SCHOOLS
    Ocala public schools spend $9,101 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 16.2 students per teacher in Ocala. Learn more...

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  11/3/2017
If not for the weather...

The oppressive heat ruins this place for me. Additionally, I don't drive and it was so isolating and depressing. I spent most of my years there in front of an AC unit... (Read More)

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  6/27/2017
peaceful life

Ocala ( unincorporated, not the city of Ocala ) has a great variety of stores especially since Earth Fare arrived recently. There is nature here, less traffic, and a... (Read More)

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  3/4/2017
Not a bad place to live luxuriously on the cheap.

Pro's: No state tax, no yearly inspection fees for cars, the homeowner's homestead exemption is excellent, low cost of living in general. In Ocala, I rented in 2015 a... (Read More)

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