If you like horses, then Ocala would be a great area to live! Known as “horse country”, Ocala sits in central Florida with an abundance of oak trees, Spanish moss and natural pathways. This area is the perfect place for nature lovers to canoe down a stream or take a walk in the forest. Speaking of which, the Ocala National Forest is just east of town and offers recreational activities under Florida pines and cypress trees. Tree-lined streets, southern style homes and many horse ranches depict true southern living. The fun family attraction, Silver Springs, is a 350 acre nature theme park that you just have to check out for yourself! This small agricultural and manufacturing town sits about halfway between Gainesville and Orlando. If clean air and nature are what you’re looking for when deciding on a place to live, then look no further than Ocala!