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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: Ocala, Great place to live!! - 2/28/2013
What are your thoughts now after 3... (read more)
mixed review
I have to say car collisions seem to be an issue here. And the heat. The heat is oppressive, and I LOVE the heat. the economy is oppressive too. I'm 34, technically... (read more)
re: Ocala, Great place to live!! - 2/28/2013
Hey Eli, got a question for you from one Rt to another. How are the working environs at Ocala regional and Munroe if you work there. I grew up in Ocala and my Mom still... (read more)
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