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Can someone tell me about Ocala, FL.........



Company wants me to relocate, was told at first could live anywhere in Florida, but now it's Ocala and anywhere south. I want to stay as far north due to being divorced and having two kids in MS. I'm looking for another job because I don't want to be that dick dad that lives away from his kids, but I also know I need a paycheck to support them.






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GeauxJookCity
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re: Can someone tell me about Ocala, FL.........


Ocala sucks come to Tampa or Clearwater.





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nolanola
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I think it's mostly rural. Pass through it every time I drive into Orlando / Tampa.

By the way the forums on city-data.com usually have a lot of good relocation info, etc.



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shuke33
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Lots of snakes.





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BulldawgBooster
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Thanks for the forum.





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genro
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Quite redneck.





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redstick13
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re: Can someone tell me about Ocala, FL.........


My in laws retired there. Pretty popular spot for retirees.





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BulldawgBooster
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re: Can someone tell me about Ocala, FL.........


That's what I was worried about. Was just trying to stay north so it would be an easier process going back and forth to MS. Kids will just have to learn to not be scared to fly.





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BulldawgBooster
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quote:

Pretty popular spot for retirees.


Well that's not what I'm looking for! Thanks for the heads up.






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CtotheVrzrbck
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Have an ex from Ocala. It's horse country, the economy is shaky there as the area doesn't have a lot of industry and there's a lot more poverty there than you'd think. It's pretty rural and way too close to Gainesville.

Not sure if your job requires travel throughout Florida but as long as you're not working in Miami/Ft.Lauderdale Ocala is pretty central to Jacksonville/Tampa/Orlando. Your kids might really like it if you lived close to the beach and got to spend summers with you in FL and you were able to come to MS every couple months for weekend visits.

Would be a tough decision either way, hope it works out the best for you and the fam.






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LooseCannon22282
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have some relatives who live there....they are rednecks.

but so am I






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BulldawgBooster
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I do product development for an Ag company so I travel from Ocala to Homestead. Work with all the UF research stations and private companies. I also cover the mid-south but our money from sales in my territory is Florida, GA and the Carolina's so the company decided to have me relocate.

I'm going to have to consider schools also because my son may come with me.






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BulldawgBooster
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I'm from Leland, MS so I should fit in, but I'm an Italian redneck!





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catfish 62
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Move to miami, get a coke addiction, marry a latino,spend all your money, live with regret.







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jtran1988
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TAMPA ;)





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UFownstSECsince1950
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quote:

marry a latino
u gay brah??

Ocala has 2 extremes. Super redneck & super hood LINK






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deltaland
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quote:

u gay brah??



nice catch






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la_birdman
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Meh. You're right in the middle, right where 75 meets the FL turnpike. Not much there. It's mostly orange groves.

Kinda rural, although I'm only saying from what I saw driving north.

You're near a town that's name always makes me laugh, Howey In the Hills. No, I'm not joking.


About all I know about Ocala.






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CtotheVrzrbck
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LINK

Ocala looks pretty shitty from this video by the Chamber of Commerce.

If I were in your shoes, I'd look real hard at Clearwater/St. Pete or maybe Melbourne. I'm likely moving to Florida in the distant future, I'm eyeing West Palm or Boca, I think Miami might be too crazy for me.






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redstick13
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Moving there as a choice or for work? My mom has a place in St. Joe. The redneck Riviera seems ok.





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