Best Places to Live in Ocala, Florida

Small city - Central Florida, 60 miles east of Daytona Beach
Pros
-Nearby recreation
-Attractive downtown
-Economy
Cons
-Violent crime
-Hot, humid summers
-Isolation

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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

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Country: United States
State: Florida
County: Marion County
Metro Area: Ocala Metro Area
City: Ocala
Zip Codes: 34471 34482 34480 34470 34481 34474 34475 34479
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 75 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Ocala is 5.60% (U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Ocala jobs have increased by 0.40%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Ocala's cost of living is 11.80% lower than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Ocala's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Ocala's population is 58,218 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 38.47%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 19 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Ocala is $114,400. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -25.64%. Check out the homes in the area.
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. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Ocala

It's a good time to buy in Ocala. Home Appreciation is up 8.4% in the last 12 months. Browse Ocala Real Estate.

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Reviews for Ocala    46 Reviews
Moving to Ocala - 5/18/2018
My husband and I are moving to Ocala. In reviewing the comments, I see a very mixed group. We spent a weekend there looking at real estate and it seems there is a lot... (Read More)

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If not for the weather... - 11/3/2017
The oppressive heat ruins this place for me. Additionally, I don't drive and it was so isolating and depressing. I spent most of my years there in front of an AC unit... (Read More)

peaceful life - 6/27/2017
Ocala ( unincorporated, not the city of Ocala ) has a great variety of stores especially since Earth Fare arrived recently. There is nature here, less traffic, and a... (Read More)


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ZIP CODES IN OCALA, FLORIDA
34471 34482 34480 34470 34481 34474 34475 34479