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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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re: quality of life. - 8/18/2015
You will feel right at home in Kissimmee or Poinciana....the crime rate is probably as high as in Philly. Traffic is horrific, people who can't drive abound. In... (read more)
quality of life.
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)
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