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Old 03-17-2017, 11:30 PM
 
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Let me warn you to be very careful where you move to in Ocala. Crime there is horrific. Some neighborhoods are like Fort Apache. If you choose an area make sure you drive around to see if only a block away there may be a slum area. We got so discouraged looking for a place to live in Ocala we moved to Silver Springs in "the Forest."
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Old 06-28-2017, 01:52 PM
 
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Wanted to get some thoughts on moving to Ocala. I am a single mother of two (17,11). Leaving Ohio and moving to Florida. I really want country. But still want me and my kids to have things to go and do. Just want the country views and slow pace. But within 20 - 30 minutes to a reasonable city.
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Old 06-28-2017, 05:19 PM
 
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Might want to start a new post.
Look outside of the city. Plenty of country.
Tell us some background. Have a job, don't need one, apartment or single home etc.
The area is fine. Be sure to go to the state site and look up the quality ratings of the schools your kids will go to.
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Old 06-21-2020, 12:12 AM
 
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Will you explain what you mean about “the forest”? We are moving to Ocala and I want to understand the neighborhoods. Does the forest mean the houses are spread apart with trees between?
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Old 06-21-2020, 04:56 AM
 
Location: Ocala, FL
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The "forest" is the Ocala National Forest that is East of Ocala (outside city limits) and is a very large area. Most folks live on or near Hwy 40 which is an East-West corridor to both sides of the state.
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Old Today, 06:01 PM
 
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If you have a young family, you might want to consider Gainesville! With the university and all the young families in the area, there is plenty to keep you busy. Plus, I think the schools might be better than Ocala. I am now an empty nester, but I hear some good things.

Good luck!
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