Community Spotlight on Floridian Town of Ocala

Fun facts about this growing destination

By LandCentral


Recently, acquired a bonanza of beautiful land in central Florida. Florida is a popular place for snowbirds seeking a fabulous climate as well as for those seeking quiet, rural living in friendly, small towns. Central Florida maintains a small-town feel and is just a couple of hours from most Florida attractions, including beaches on the Gulf Coast and the Atlantic. One of the nicest small towns in Florida is Ocala, located about 90 minutes northeast of Orlando.

Quick Facts

Ocala has a population of about 57,000 people, which has been growing since 2010. It is a warm, welcoming town with a thriving business and cultural community, and a beautiful, historic downtown. Ocala is known as the “Kingdom of the Sun” for its beautiful, year-round weather. It is also considered one of the horse capitals of the world for its stables of world-renowned thoroughbred horses.


The beautiful, natural areas surrounding Ocala have been used to film movies since 1916, and television as well. Hollywood has shot six Tarzan movies in the area, as well as The Creature from the Black Lagoon and episodes of Sea Quest and One Life to Live. That’s just the beginning of Hollywood’s interest in the area. The Silver Springs International Film Festival is held there every year. It is named for Silver Springs State Park, a 350-acre nature park near the Silver River.


There are several other festivals and events during the year. Ocala offers Downtown Art Walks every First Friday, September through May. The Brick City Blues Fest comes ot Ocala in May. In October, Ocala celebrates “1Ocala 1America”, a week-long series of events celebrating racial harmony and cultural diversity.

There are plenty of other things to discover about Ocala, and about central Florida. Look into this area today and you will discover a great location, both to visit and to live. Then return to and explore our large variety of Central Florida land for sale to find your dream property.

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