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Old 01-23-2014, 06:57 PM
 
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Yea my zip code is 34472
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Old 01-23-2014, 11:07 PM
 
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you guys know OP posted this 8 years ago right? Pretty sure the decision has been made lol.
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Old 01-26-2014, 01:44 PM
 
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I think I see where y'all mean though the sheriff substation out there is like a few miles down the road from me
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Old 03-08-2014, 10:07 AM
 
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Just purchasing a home in Lake Diamond Community. Moving next year. Is there a woodworking club with a shop nearby to feed my wood habit?

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Old 01-23-2015, 04:18 PM
 
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Thumbs up Great description of Ocala

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Ocala is the center city of the area and Silver Springs is a city about 2 miles east of the ocala city limits, but they are basically contiguous now, thanks to the development in-between. Real estate prices are MUCH lower than most of Florida, the average price of a 3/2 home here is about $185,000, compared to about $300,000 in Orlando. The best areas in the city are the southeast near the historic district down to about 31st street, or for older people the SW area. Outside of the city the NW area off of US 27 is a good area. Silver Springs Shores is cheaper, but you get what you pay for(it's a pretty bad area for the most part, and rush hour traffic on Maricamp and Baseline is horrific). I should also point out though that the Historic district is quite a bit more expensive than the rest of the city, for example, a 3/2 home typically goes for about $600,000, and bigger 5/4 homes always go for over $1,000,000unless you get a fixer-upper, and your still looking at $300,000 for a house that could be falling apart. As for the people, Ocala is a pretty good place to live. It's definately friendlier than major cities like Orlando, Tampa, and Miami, and even similarly-sized cities like Gainesville, Lakeland, or Daytona. Crime isn't really a problem here except for the west end area of the city which is pretty much the area between US 27 on the north, US 441/Pine Avenue on the east, SW 10th street on the south, and interstate 75 on the west. It is almost entirely below-poverty level, annd most of Ocala's crime takes place there, but efforts are beginning to redevelop that area. Overall Ocala really is a great place to live, it's central to both coasts, Orlando, Tampa, and Jacksonville, and new development is coming, such as the new mall-Market Street at Heath Brook
Mikeytots23- Very detailed and descriptive definition of Ocala. I like when someone gives that much detail about where the good and bad areas of the city are. Keep up the good work!
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Old 01-23-2016, 09:18 PM
 
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How is SE 88th off SE Mericamp(sp) 34472? No kids. Adult family. Thanks
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