Why move to Ocala? We have everything, and just enough nothing at the same time to make this the perfect place to live.
If you have spent any time at all in some of our larger Florida metropolitan areas, you will know that there is a great way to kill a good mood. Try getting stuck in bumper to bumper traffic for hours on end. Here in Ocala, there just isn't enough here to cause hours and hours of bumper to bumper traffic. There are plenty of other roads to get you where you need to go.
What about all the great things the larger cities have to offer? We are smack in the middle of four of Florida's largest cities: Orlando, Tampa, Daytona Beach, & Gainesville.
No matter where in the world you live, chances are you have at one point considered a vacation to visit the mouse. Not only can you visit Disney for the day and still make it home before bedtime, you also can get some substantial discounts for being a Florida resident! Orlando also offers much in the way of shopping, restaurants, malls and other attractions.
There are few that would argue that both Daytona and St. Petersburg/Tampa have some of the best beaches in Florida, if not the entire United States. Both of these beaches are just about 90 minutes away. Spending the day at the beach is a fantastic way to relax with family and friends while still making it back home in time to have a cookout at home without all the sand.
Or pop into one of the many restaurants that Ocala has to offer! While we still don't have the traffic here that you find in most larger cities, you can still find all of the amenities! We have an indoor and outdoor shopping mall, plenty of parks, restaurants and family friendly activities.
Come for a visit and you will see how many amazing things there are to do and see right here in Ocala, Florida!
Andrea Proeber is now a Broker Associate! She has been a Realtor in Marion County for over a decade and specializes in long term real estate investing and property management.