Retire in Ocala, FL, FL

Livability Score
47
** The AARP Livability Index scores neighborhoods and communities across the U.S. for the services and amenities that impact your life the most.
Total Population
56918
Median Househould Income
37442
Median Age
36.8
65 Years and Over
10053
Median Home Value
118900
Unemployed
3296
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. Cafe Havana

The absolute best Cuban food that I have ever tasted!!! Traveling through Ocala and found this jewel. Can't wait to come back!!!!!

2. Big Lee's - Serious About Barbecue

We read alot of reviews about this place while trying to find good BBQ. We drove 63 miles to try out Big Lees BBQ and we were not disappointed. I had the...

3. Taquería Guadalupe

Ordered 3 steak tacos with cebolla y cilantro and it was great. Got there 10 min before closing time and they were more than happy to serve us. The meat was...

4. La Hacienda

la Hacienda is the best authentic Mexican restaurant I've been to since I was in San Antonio Texas. the service was excellent. We made the mistake to order...

5. Brooklyn's Backyard

Wait! What? Five stars for a little restaurant in a strip center, am I nuts? You bet I am! I'm nuts about the burgers and the too cool atmosphere. As I...

Golf
1. Skyview Clubhouse

Beautiful club set on one of the highest points in florida right down the block from Ted williams house. Can't wait to go back

2. Citrus Hills Golf & Country Club

beautifully facility with the most amazing tiki bar you'll think your in a pacific island somewhere in between views of the golf course.

3. Tree Top Golf Development & Practice Center

Our first time here! Had a groupon-bought back in October 2011, that we finally used. It was 2 fun passes (which includes 24 balls in the batting cage, a...

4. Glenview Champions

I was on a family vacation in Daytona and I called a friend who lives in The Villages, he suggested we play golf at Glenview Champions Country Club. I was...

5. Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club

Amazing course with replica holes from Augusta and St. Andrews. I was lucky enough to experience the course through a private event. The staff was...

Active
1. Crystal River Kayak Company

Why 5 stars? Because this was a very memorable paddle boarding experience! --- --- --- If this wasn't such a journey from my house, I'd be a...

2. The Canyons Zip Line & Canopy Tours

I've lived in Ocala a year. Yesterday, did zip lining with Dez and John Boy. Great experience. I've zip lined in NC, the canyons a better experience....

3. Bird's Underwater

I can't say enough good things about our trip. Scalloping with Bird's Underwater was an amazing experience. On our drive home we had already decided we...

4. Silver River State Park

We arrived on July 16th for a three night stay. We reserved the week before so we got a non sewer site! Lots of flu pull thru sites and large spots with...

5. Zoom Air

We decided to try something different and hit up Zoom Air. What an awesome decision this was. We decided to take advantage of their discount package for the...

Arts
1. Cedar Lakes Woods and Gardens

Absolutely stunning! Very clean, very organized. Beautiful landscape to take great pictures. It is very nice to relax. Totally recommended it.

2. Ocala Drive In

I am in love with this place! It is so much fun and there is nothing else like it! It is sooo worth the drive! It is extremely cheap as far as movie prices...

3. Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing

Great sightseeing opportunity if you're in the area. It's a nice, quiet place to see beautiful cars from each era. There are two different showrooms so your...

4. Appleton Museum of Art

Don't trust your GPS, take the directions off the website. This is an amazing collection of antiquities and art in an unexpected place. The Asian and...

5. Whispering Oaks Winery

Blueberries, wine, and cheese. Need I say more? It was a quiet atmosphere. The staff was helpful. It definitely isn't a place to go if you are hungry,...

Shopping
1. Ulta

Before Ulta Salon, my hair was long, thick, and my layers were so uneven. But Chris at Ulta gave me exactly what i wanted and needed. She actually listened...

2. Tattookah

Shane is AMAZING! He takes time to really grasp what you want and then works from there. Not only was his customer service fantasic but he is a fabulous...

3. Wildwood Antique Mall Of Ocala

The place was huge. Clean with reasonable prices. I didn't walk out empty handed. This was the perfect end to a very nice weekend away. For all who like...

4. Clark Eye Care Center

I had to find a new eye care center as the provider I had been seeing for 20 plus years retired- so I did a little research and decided to try Clark eye...

5. Ole Cracker House Antiques

This place is a hidden treasure! They have everything you are looking for and more! The folks here are the nicest you can find! Everything is arranged very...

Health
1. Clark Eye Care Center

I had to find a new eye care center as the provider I had been seeing for 20 plus years retired- so I did a little research and decided to try Clark eye...

2. Park Dental Associates PA

Very courteous and professional staff. I had to have a crown replaced and they did an excellent job. I have never been happier with my smile. Good job!

3. Kuhn Chiropractic

AMAZING! Absolutely the sweetest staff! It was our first visit and they took the time to explain everything to us and answer all of our questions. I adore...

4. Altra Service Professionals, Inc

Amazing customer service. Incredibly helpful, fast shipping, and an awesome product. Tremendous. Thank you!

5. Bruce Chiropractic

A must visit if in need for a chiropractor. Have them give you a tour. They always will do the right thing. Dr. Bruce, Renee, Kathryn, and massage staff are...

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