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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.


  • Location: Central Florida, 60 miles east of Daytona Beach
  • Country: United States
  • State: Florida
  • County: Marion
  • Metro Area: Ocala Metro Area

Quick Facts About Ocala

    The unemployment rate in Ocala Metro Area is 6.60 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Ocala Metro Area jobs have Increased by 1.13 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Ocala Metro Area's cost of living is 12.40% Lower than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Ocala Metro Area's population is 331,987 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 28.22 percent.
    Average Commute time is 25 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    The median home cost in Ocala Metro Area is $98,200. Home appreciation the last year has been 3.20 percent.
    Ocala Metro Area 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 Metro Area.

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