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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.


Quick Facts About Ocala

    The unemployment rate in Ocala is 6.10 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Ocala jobs have Increased by 1.13 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Ocala's cost of living is 14.10% Lower than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Ocala's population is 56,598 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 12.30 percent.
    Average Commute time is 20 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    The median home cost in Ocala is $89,100. Home appreciation the last year has been 2.80 percent.
    Ocala public schools spend $10,399 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 16.7 students per teacher in Ocala.

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I lived in Ocala, Florida last year for 1 year. I recently moved from Philadelphia, Pa. I wanted to experience to see how the quality of life was in this recent town.... (read more)
re: Ocala is a great place to live - 3/9/2013
Why is this not a place for single people? I am looking to relocate to Florida. I have an 8 year old daughter and I am a single female in my early 30's. I am a... (read more)
Not a bad place to live if you could turn the heat... (read more)
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