Ocala MSA Named a Best Place for Home Ownership
In a ranking released by NerdWallet, the Ocala MSA ranked 5th nationally among small metros for homeownership. The following is an excert from the story:
The Ocala metro area is a popular place to buy real estate with the highest homeownership rate in our top 10. Its prime location in Central Florida provides residents easy access to nearby cities Jacksonville, Orlando and Tampa. Ocala’s strong health care system and abundance of outdoor recreational areas have made it a popular retirement destination. The area is known for its more than 700 horse farms, Silver Springs State Park, and Ocala National Forest, the second largest national forest in the state. The Ocala/Marion County Chamber and Economic Partnership (CEP) is driving economic growth by attracting businesses in logistics and advanced manufacturing to the area and supporting local entrepreneurs through the Power Plant Business Incubator.
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