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Old 04-24-2007, 05:19 AM
Location: Ocala Fl
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I was pretty set on the Ocala area- hoping for some info on suburbs of Ocala- but also I was interested in Newberry near Gainesville. Are they different in the available job market?
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Old 05-02-2007, 07:11 AM
Location: Gainesville
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I could better answer your question if I knew what field you're looking in...yes, that really does make a difference!
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Old 05-02-2007, 07:23 AM
Location: The best country in the world: the USA
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I would think Ocala because in Gainesville there are a TON of college students and college grads and I assume it would be harder to find a good paying job.

I like Gainesville better than Ocala... specially since the Ocala area gets some tornadoes. Oh if you are considering "The Villages", that is a high-tornado occurence area!!
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Old 05-03-2007, 12:06 AM
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Gainesville has a much better job market for higher paying professional jobs because of the University of Florida.....so if you are looking for jobs in academia, health care, or government services....Gainesville is much better than Ocala.

For everything else, Ocala is probably better. Service jobs are service jobs. They are going to pay $8 in Gainesville. They are going to be $8 in Ocala. The big difference is because of the high numbers of good paying jobs at the University, housing costs are much more expensive in Gainesville than Ocala to the tune where comparable houses will cost $50,000+ more.
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