The park is also the gateway to the woods and lakes of the vast Ocala National Forest to the east. The population has grown steadily in the past years and the growth rate from last year is 1.78%. This growth rate is expected to continuously climb leaving Ocala as a great investment opportunity.
Ocala, a primarily agricultural and equestrian focused city, is the largest city in Marion County which is located in north-central Florida. East of downtown, Fort King National Historic Park was an important Second Seminole War site. The collection at the Appleton Museum of Art includes pre-Columbian artifacts and contemporary art. The waters of Silver Springs State Park are dotted with kayaks and glass-bottom boats.
The median home value in Ocala is $142,400. Ocala home values have gone up 10.1% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 5.1% within the next year. Ocala is truly on the forefront of its total potential to be the ideal blend of Old Florida agricultural charm and thriving industry metropolis.