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Situated in the ‘horse country’ region of northern Florida, Ocala is a truly beautiful location for the modern family to live and grow. The city is blessed with natural beauty at every turn courtesy of long pathways lined with oak trees, rolling hills, clear streams, and the largest sand pine forest in the world. In truth, these natural elements – combined with the pleasant climate – are only part of the reason why Ocala is an ideal place to settle.
The Marion County city has a population of around 60,000 and is heralded for strong employment prospects in healthcare and retail while residents boast a strong a mix of heritage backgrounds, which is evident in the vibrant culture of the city. Despite this, though, there is every opportunity to relax in a location that is tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Florida’s major cities – most of which are within commutable distance for days out of work opportunities too.
Properties throughout the city of Ocala is well priced (average costs were $121,800 between 2013-17) with over half of all homes being owner-occupied. When supported by the low crime rates, comfortable living situations, and great education opportunities (there are over 30 elementary schools for example), this truly is a part of Florida that has everything to offer residents.
Whether you’re moving from another part of Florida or further afield, Ocala city is undoubtedly a candidate for your shortlist. Find out more about the thriving city and the plethora of properties currently on the market by contacting one of our agents today.