5 Things to Do in Ocala, Florida

Ocala National Forest is one of the most popular recreation spots in Florida.

Another year of 55 Places’ 55 Best 55 Communities means another year of recognition for On Top of the World in Ocala, Florida. While On Top of the World is known for its extensive and unique lifestyle options and plentiful amenities, its location in Central Florida is another huge benefit for active adults.

Ocala is about an hour and a half from Tampa to the west and Daytona Beach over on the East Coast. This area is a good example of Florida’s diversity of recreation, the beach isn’t the only place to have fun in the sunshine state. When you’re in Ocala, you can enjoy the outdoors as well as the local shopping and dining scene.  

If you choose Ocala as your next home, your social and recreational calendar will be packed with lots of local things to do.

Trails and Springs at the Ocala National Forest

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