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Ocala, Florida   Add Favorite    42 Reviews | Review This Place




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.


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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.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Ocala's cost of living is 11.80% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Ocala's population is 58,218 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 38.47 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 19 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Ocala is $114,400. Home appreciation the last year has been -25.64 percent.
    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.

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  7/4/2016
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...

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  6/27/2016
Goodbye Ocala

I have lived in Ocala for the past 23 years. I have watched this town go to crap. I am finally leaving in a couple of months and couldn't be happier about it. Murders...

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  4/5/2016
crime

I just need to know how its possible the crime in Ocala is up and where ? 2014, 2015 its statics is not there...

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