Ocala

Ocala is known for its peaceful communities boasting spacious yards perfect for families and singles alike.

Welcome to Ocala

A beautiful town nationally recognized for its hundreds of thoroughbred horse farms


Ocala is a town in North Central Florida. This charming locale was created as a center for horse breeding. To this day, it is known as The Horse Capital of the World. Hundreds of horse farms reside within Ocala’s picturesque grounds, whose lush green fields give way to sparkling springs, peaceful rivers, and pristine lakes. Because of its stunning natural beauty and charming horse stables, Ocala is a great place for hiking and biking.

Ocala is known for its peaceful communities boasting spacious yards perfect for families and singles alike. Ocala’s homes offer comfortable, open layout plans with master bedrooms featuring high-end conveniences like walk-in closets and double vanities. The natural beauty of the area is what attracts most homebuyers to Ocala.

What to Love

  • Tight-knit community
  • Paradise for equestrian lovers
  • Beautiful scenery
  • Sunny weather year-round
  • Endless culinary options

Local Lifestyle

Ocala has long been a mecca for hikers, campers, and other nature lovers, in addition to its role as a major center in the agricultural and equine industries. The beautiful beaches of the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean are easily accessible from Ocala. The Ocala National Forest is a great place to go camping or hiking close to home. Those interested in wildlife enjoy the nearby Paynes Prairie, and those who prefer water activities spend time on the Rainbow or Silver Rivers. Silver Springs State Park, known as "Nature's Theme Park," is one of the area's most popular tourist destinations. Ocala is home to 41 parks ideal for hiking, biking, camping, boating, and fishing. 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Ocala National Forest is a popular tourist destination. Recreational opportunities like kayaking, camping, fishing, and photographing wildlife abound in this National Forest. It's also an excellent spot for those who enjoy bird watching. Nearby, Juniper Springs Recreation Area is a well-known and historic East Coast Park. Juniper Springs and its counterpart Juniper Run are surrounded by dense, jungle-like forests home to a vast array of Florida wildlife. Another great hiking spot is Withlacoochee State Forest, whose numerous paths are filled with natural splendor. 

Visiting Silver Spring State Park is a great way to spend a day in Ocala. Visitors can enjoy strolling along its paved trails, which pass through Silver Springs River, whose bubbling waters provide its own range of fun and exciting activities. Afterward, head to Gypsy Gold Horse Farm. The owner hosts a walking tour of the equestrian farm every Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday at 10 a.m.

Shop until you drop at Ocala's best outdoor mall, Heath Brook Commons. Anchoring the 528,000-square-foot lifestyle center is a unique blend of national chains and local favorites. Paddock Mall provides all of your shopping needs in one convenient location. Popular big-box stores anchor the mall, and it features an extensive food court, friendly guest services, and engaging activities for children. You'll also find one-of-a-kind shops around every corner of Downtown Ocala. 

Look no further than La Cuisine Restaurant for French cuisine. Make a reservation at this fine dining establishment and prepare to be impressed by the establishment’s excellent cuisine and service. For Latin American cuisine, head to Latinos y Mas Restaurant. This Latin fusion eatery is suitable for professional lunches, family, and romantic dinners. 

Things to Do

The Habitat Ocala Strawberry Festival is a highly anticipated event providing fun for the whole family. This beloved festival features over 200 vendors, music, a food court, live entertainment, a pie-eating contest, and a children’s area with bounce houses and rides.

Equestrian fanatics and those wishing to experience a weekend getaway should visit the World Equestrian Center. This sprawling resort is the largest equestrian complex in the United States. Its incredible grounds are home to a picturesque 248-room hotel and indoor and outdoor facilities. The Southeastern Livestock Pavilion (SELP) is Ocala’s go-to for a range of exciting events, from barrel racing to expos and more.

Golfers head to Ocala Golf Club, located on East Silver Springs Boulevard. The club’s well-maintained golf course offers five sets of tees catering to an array of skill levels.


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Overview for Ocala , FL

62,351 people live in Ocala , where the median age is 38.3 and the average individual income is $30,424. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

62,351

Total Population

38.3 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$30,424

Average individual Income

Around Ocala , FL

There's plenty to do around Ocala , including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Bikeable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Picasso's Palette, Hacienda Colombiana, and Grandpa Joe’s Candy Shop.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Dining · $$ 0.92 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.56 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 0.64 miles 21 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.86 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.93 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 0.88 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Ocala , FL

Ocala has 25,060 households, with an average household size of 2.37. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Ocala do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 62,351 people call Ocala home. The population density is 1,319.41 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

62,351

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

38.3

Median Age

49.37 / 50.63%

Men vs Women

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  • High School Degree
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  • Bachelor Degree
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25,060

Total Households

2.37

Average Household Size

$30,424

Average individual Income

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