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-Nearby recreation
-Attractive downtown


-Violent crime
-Hot, humid summers

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.


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
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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

    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...
    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
    Ocala's population is 58,218 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 38.47 percent. Learn more...
    Average Commute time is 19 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn more...
    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.
    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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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)



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)



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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