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Old 01-19-2014, 06:54 AM
 
Location: Ocala, FL
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No, it's 100 degrees and 100% humidity 24/7.

Of course it cools down at night. On the average, it gets down to the mid 70's during the summer months at night. Most folks have fans on their porch to make it feel more comfortable.
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Old 01-19-2014, 09:30 AM
 
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So can I expect Ocala to be hot and sticky from April through October? Do the nights cool down enough to enable a person to sit on their porch?
May through September have average temps approaching or over 90+. June through August have the greatest "stickiness" factors, and June through September have the highest average precipitation rates.

You can sit out on your porch at night 8-9+ months of the year depending upon your comfort factor, though as 'dontaskwhy' said, most people have (or place) fans on their porch to make it more comfortable during the warmer evenings. Emphasis on the need for some sort of enclosed porch during the spring/summer due to mosquitoes and other pests.
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Old 04-16-2014, 12:49 PM
 
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loved reading these posts, i am transferring up to ocala in 6 months. I travel alot for my job by car and ocala is the most central location for me to be.. love the size of the town as well..not too small,...not too big
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Old 04-25-2014, 09:13 AM
 
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I'm getting more and more intrigued about Ocala, still wondering about the relationship with "locals" vs. newbie former Yankee's, or is Ocala not that much of a small southern town like I found further down 27 in Avon Park? I've had my fill of interior South Carolina and want to go back where it's a bit warmer. I've been looking into coastal GA. but the prices in Ocala and its proximity to our son in Tampa have put it on the map.
Although I was born in Ocala, my parents are from the North. It is hard to find people living in Ocala whose parents were also born in Ocala. The point I am trying to make is that there are probably as many New Yorkers as there are native Ocalans.
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Old 04-25-2014, 09:19 AM
 
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So can I expect Ocala to be hot and sticky from April through October? Do the nights cool down enough to enable a person to sit on their porch?
During the summer, you may need a fan on you at night. The humidity makes the weather, even at night, quite disgusting. But that is not every night.
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Old 04-25-2014, 12:01 PM
 
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Another New Yorker checking in!

My husband and I own land in Dunnellon and have vacationed/visited Ocala often. However, visiting and living in a place are very different.

I've been trying to wrap my head around 55+ communities in the Ocala area. Can anyone tell me about Pine Run Estates, Palm Cay or Cherrywood? They seem to have fewer rules than some of the other 55+ developments. Since we don't plan to live there year-round, I'd like some information about crime, demographics and other issues that we might face if we decided to locate there.
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Old 04-25-2014, 07:09 PM
 
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Another New Yorker checking in!

My husband and I own land in Dunnellon and have vacationed/visited Ocala often. However, visiting and living in a place are very different.

I've been trying to wrap my head around 55+ communities in the Ocala area. Can anyone tell me about Pine Run Estates, Palm Cay or Cherrywood? They seem to have fewer rules than some of the other 55+ developments. Since we don't plan to live there year-round, I'd like some information about crime, demographics and other issues that we might face if we decided to locate there.
Unfortunately, I don't really have any expertise about 55+ communities in general, but I will say that the crime level should be very low. I have never heard anything bad about any retirement community. Maybe just stay away from trailer parks? Even then, you would probably be fine.
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Old 04-25-2014, 07:19 PM
 
Location: Ocala, FL
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Most of the large 55+ communities have guarded entrances and outside cars and visitors cannot enter without a good reason. Crime tends to be low in those communities. Trailer parks are another story altogether.
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Old 04-25-2014, 08:01 PM
 
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Thank you for the advice! We are planning to avoid the trailer parks and like the fact that the communities are guarded/gated because we will be away for somewhat long periods of time. Using sites like City Data, it can be difficult to figure out if specific neighborhoods within a municipality have issues with crime.
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Old 06-21-2014, 07:07 PM
 
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In Florida "trailer parks" are known as mobile home parks. And while family mobile home parks can be sketchy, most of the 55+ parks are very nice. My parents lived in a 55+ park in Dunedin and it's very clean and friendly. Many are resident owned and have amenities. My mom was able to live there independently until she turned 93 because neighbors look out after each other. It's nice not having to share a wall with your neighbor, like condo living. There's not as much upkeep if you're a snowbird. And best of all, you can find nice mobile homes for $50k - $80k including the land. Maintenance is around $150 a month. It's not for everyone, but it's the route I'll probably take. Possibly in the Ocala area.
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