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Old 11-02-2011, 05:12 AM
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I am looking for the best place to be to raise 3 kids in Ocala - a middle schooler, an elementary student and a preschooler. Also need help in finding the businesses related to the criteria. Willing to commute up to 45 minutes each way. Prefer to rent a 4 bdrm house with decent sized yard.

TOP rated schools - public - unless tuition is very low for private
Great/Serious tackle football program - private or through school
Great baseball / Little League
Dance and cheerleading for young girl
Nice YMCA or family friendly health club
Very very very safe
Closeknit and family oriented
Lots of other kids nearby
Not too buggy
Reliable internet and cable/satellite
Great grocery store

Nice to have:
Community swimming pool
Big box stores
Diverse dining options

Not concerned about:
paying more for awesome ammenities
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Old 11-02-2011, 01:54 PM
Location: Ocala, FL
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I suggest you look into the Fore Ranch community which is SW of I-75 and off of Hwy 200.
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Old 12-02-2011, 12:33 PM
Location: North Florida
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IMHO the best place to raise children near Ocala is Gainesville.
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