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Old 03-14-2015, 02:10 PM
 
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I'm moving to the Orlando area in the summer and I'm looking to bring my sister and brother in-law with. However they have job offers in Ocala but they are having trouble finding an area to live between there and Orlando that isn't a 55+ community. They are in their 20's and don't want to be too far (30-40minutes) from Orlando but they also don't want an hour commute to Ocala. Any suggestions?
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Old 03-16-2015, 10:19 AM
 
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I don't see any way for the desired commutes to be met, unfortunately. Either longer commutes will need to be tolerated, or they're going to need to be the type who can live in the middle of nowhere, or they'll need to look for work closer to Orlando.

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Old 03-18-2015, 07:34 PM
 
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The reality is that Orlando being the major metro is the place for young people, anything outside of Orlando is not. Your best bet would be to move to Orlando and deal with the commutes to Ocala, it is worth the sacrifice if you want access to the city vibe, nightlife, entertainment, and a younger crowd. Downtown Orlando/Thornton Park/South Eola is an up and coming area for young professionals.
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Old 03-18-2015, 07:41 PM
 
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Access to Rt 75 N/S is going to be critical in getting there as traffic can be horrendous on any surface roads.
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Old 03-19-2015, 07:00 AM
 
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Clermont, they could jump on Turnpike to I-75 and be in Ocala in less than hour. Head the opposite direction on turnpike and you'll be in Orlando in less than 30. Other areas to consider are Leesburg and possibly Tavares.
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Old 03-19-2015, 10:18 AM
 
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Clermont, they could jump on Turnpike to I-75 and be in Ocala in less than hour. Head the opposite direction on turnpike and you'll be in Orlando in less than 30. Other areas to consider are Leesburg and possibly Tavares.
Just depends on where you're going once you get off of the turnpike. A lot of people don't realize how long it can take to traverse Ocala when the destination is not reasonably close to the highway. Leesburg is a pretty filthy place to live unless you're comparatively well-to-do. Tavares is going to average around an hour to either Ocala or Orlando for the most part.

Between the three I'd definitely take Clermont and just expect to add 10 minutes or so commuting to both Ocala and Orlando.
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Old 03-22-2015, 10:25 PM
 
Location: Near Nashville TN
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I'm moving to the Orlando area in the summer and I'm looking to bring my sister and brother in-law with. However they have job offers in Ocala but they are having trouble finding an area to live between there and Orlando that isn't a 55+ community. They are in their 20's and don't want to be too far (30-40minutes) from Orlando but they also don't want an hour commute to Ocala. Any suggestions?
Why must they live in a "community?" There are plenty of homes for sale all around Ocala that are not for seniors only. We pass by and see children out playing and in the stores. A good RE agent should be consulted.
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