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Old 10-05-2017, 04:34 PM
 
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That's the bay area, LK. I tell you we're having great weather here in the Ocala area. The breeze just won't quit! I feel like I can breathe.

Although the lawn guy did say it was unusual and he's been here 20 years.
It's gonna quit in a few days once the high backs off and it's not gonna be cool anytime soon. Right back to 90's and all thru the fall as well just like the last 3 falls.
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Old 10-05-2017, 04:49 PM
 
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It's gonna quit in a few days once the high backs off and it's not gonna be cool anytime soon. Right back to 90's and all thru the fall as well just like the last 3 falls.
I'll take what we've got right now. I can hear the wind sighing in the trees. Love the trees here, as long as they're not too close to the house.
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Old 10-05-2017, 05:02 PM
 
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I'll take what we've got right now. I can hear the wind sighing in the trees. Love the trees here, as long as they're not too close to the house.
It used to be in the 40's in Oct here. Most times we were in the 60's and 50's by the 14th of Oct. But it normal to be windy in Oct.
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Old 10-13-2017, 06:34 AM
 
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I am surprised by the number of people we've met so far who are transplants from the tri-state area of NY, NJ and CT, mostly middle or working class, both young and retired. And most of them salt of the earth types, the kind I used to know when I was growing up in the tri-state area. You mostly hear about all the folks from that area living along the east coast of Florida, but here they are in the Ocala area. It's sort of interesting, as I wouldn't have thought the Ocala area would appeal to them. Some of the younger folks seemed to have followed their parents who retired here. What's also interesting is that they can work jobs that may not pay a whole lot, but can afford a halfway decent place to live in the area. Ocala seems to have some decent but less pricey housing stock.
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Old 10-13-2017, 07:42 PM
 
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I am surprised by the number of people we've met so far who are transplants from the tri-state area of NY, NJ and CT, mostly middle or working class, both young and retired. And most of them salt of the earth types, the kind I used to know when I was growing up in the tri-state area. You mostly hear about all the folks from that area living along the east coast of Florida, but here they are in the Ocala area. It's sort of interesting, as I wouldn't have thought the Ocala area would appeal to them. Some of the younger folks seemed to have followed their parents who retired here. What's also interesting is that they can work jobs that may not pay a whole lot, but can afford a halfway decent place to live in the area. Ocala seems to have some decent but less pricey housing stock.
Remember Ocala has very very few hurricanes.
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Old 10-15-2017, 07:48 PM
 
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I currently live in Arkansas. I've been looking at property online in Ocala... but would also like opinions on Crystal River and Fruitland Park.
I'm a fairly young 70...want access to walking & bike trails.
Thanks for any input...
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Old 10-15-2017, 08:49 PM
 
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I currently live in Arkansas. I've been looking at property online in Ocala... but would also like opinions on Crystal River and Fruitland Park.
I'm a fairly young 70...want access to walking & bike trails.
Thanks for any input...
I don't know enough to tell you about that yet, but here's an interesting link

https://www.alltrails.com/us/florida/ocala
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Old 10-18-2017, 07:38 AM
 
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Ocala is cool if you near retired age.
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Old 10-18-2017, 05:14 PM
 
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Ocala is cool if you near retired age.
It depends on what part of Ocala. For sure, the 200 corridor is 55+ heaven to the max. But there are family areas, the city itself, the horse farms, etc.

I am curious how 200 became such a big location for retirees, though. I've never seen anything quite like it. I guess the Villages, but I've never been there. And it sure looks as if OTOW is vying with the Villages for top retirement community in Florida.
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Old 10-18-2017, 07:16 PM
 
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I am curious how 200 became such a big location for retirees, though. I've never seen anything quite like it. I guess the Villages, but I've never been there. And it sure looks as if OTOW is vying with the Villages for top retirement community in Florida.
OTOW is essentially The Villages but without being too big, with less social problems, and with access to local medical care that is comparatively more focused on patients than profits.
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