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Ocala Travel Guide: 51 reviews and 106 photos

Ocala is a mix of big city, sprawling motor-home villages, lakes and ponds and horse country.
It is luckily in a band that is north of lightning alley and south of the storm-laden panhandle.
It is accessible by several major roads: I-75, route 301 and route 40.

We have friends who live there now after moving from my home town (Rochester,NY).

Good source of up-to-date info about Ocala is:

official website for Ocala is: http://www.ocalafl.org/

wikipedia info:
49000 people, 21000 residences, 11500 families.
Household income is about $31000.

ZIPCODES for Ocala are 34470 through 34483 in Marion County
029-11-13N 082-07-50W
29.187, -82.131
Area Code 352

interesting facts

City motto: God Be With Us

Ocala Police Department emblem has the same motto as the city seal

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:big enough place to keep us busy
  • Cons:none for us
  • In a nutshell:our friends chose a good FL spot to live
  • Last visit to Ocala: Jun 2003
  • Intro Updated Jun 25, 2007
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  • Apr 18, 2009 at 4:39 PM

    A lot of the sex offenders listed on the web pages have the same addess. That usually indicates a half-way house or temporary address. The real number of offenders in the area is probably a lot less.

  • Aug 20, 2008 at 3:38 PM

    We have stayed at Comfort Inn and found them to be a good motel and relatively inexpensive.

  • Aug 18, 2008 at 1:30 PM

    Ocala is definitely one of the better horse show towns in Florida. We have relatives who visit their friends there and talk about the beautiful horse country.


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