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Old 04-28-2019, 08:22 PM
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Ocala is a great option for you. You should also look into Wellington, FL if you want to move to a horse community.
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Old 04-29-2019, 03:30 AM
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Originally Posted by Fish'nFool View Post
Charlottesville
Or Lexington ky
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Old 04-29-2019, 03:44 AM
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Bells, I think that you moving somewhere so your daughter doing what she loves is fantastic! What a great thing that is, you'll never regret it.

My son is a Jr golfer, I've tried that angle on my wife, hey let's move somewhere warm, you know, for the boy 😁
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Old 04-29-2019, 03:46 AM
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I lived in Fort White for 8 years on acreage. Worked in and around Ocala and Gainesville for some of that time. Ocala is a great place to live. Easy access to both coasts.
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Old 04-29-2019, 03:47 AM
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My grandmother lived in top of the world a 55+ golf course community. They loved it . been in Florida most of mjy 59 years . ocala would be an awesome place to live if you like the outdoor lifestyle. We have camped in that area of Florida many times. Nothing like the shithole most of the state has become.
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Old 04-29-2019, 04:53 AM
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Originally Posted by bellsisland View Post
My daughter is a very good horse jumper and I am considering other places to live to give her the best opportunity to pursue what she wants to do. I see a golf course community there that is building a world class horse arena. I have 2 kids one 12 and one 14 is that a good area to raise kids and what about schools do I have to consider private?
neighborhood is called ocala golden golf and equestrian Thanks.
I like Ocala. The many many natural springs in the area are reason enough to live there. The braised onion restaurant is one of my favorites in the entire state. great deer and turkey hunting.
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You've got two of the nicest horsey set towns in the country right there in SC: Aiken and Camden. Why move completely out of state?
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Old 04-29-2019, 05:51 AM
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You've got two of the nicest horsey set towns in the country right there in SC: Aiken and Camden. Why move completely out of state?
Have you been to Aiken or Camden, nothing there? Aiken is mostly polo oriented and large horse farms. I need an area that is more about horse competitions and horse teams etc. They are getting ready to build a world equestrian center at the golden ocala golf and equestrian center.
https://worldequestriancenter.com/wo...re-foot-arena/

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Moved from Eastern Long Island to the Keys...from the Keys to a small town about 25 minutes from Ocala. It is so beautiful in this part of Florida and the cost of living is much lower than Long Island or the Keys. Do it!
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Wellington, Florida is the epicenter of Jumpers and Dressage. My wife is in the business there. Feel free to message if you want specifics.

Being the epicenter it comes at an extremely high cost. $20 a bail hay and $4500 mo stall is not uncommon.

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Old 04-29-2019, 06:38 AM
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Originally Posted by barrell View Post
I like Ocala. The many many natural springs in the area are reason enough to live there. The braised onion restaurant is one of my favorites in the entire state. great deer and turkey hunting.
I LOVE the Braised Onion. I like non-corporate restaurants that actually have a chef in the kitchen instead of just a cook following the corporate rule book
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Old 04-29-2019, 06:42 AM
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If she's a jumper then yeah go for it. If not goto new hampsire / maine I hung around there for a while and equine is huge up there. Of course you get winters though
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Originally Posted by beachbum43 View Post
Ocala is a great option for you. You should also look into Wellington, FL if you want to move to a horse community.
This! Wellington is a great community with great schools. Plus, the ocean isn't too far away.

You can also look into Loxahatchee which is close to Wellington an you can keep your boat in your yard.
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Old 04-29-2019, 06:55 AM
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Originally Posted by KJS View Post
Or Lexington ky
I know nothing about jumping horses, but this was my first thought too. I know if walking horses was the question, Nashville would be the answer.
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Seems like every place is better than the others!
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Old 04-29-2019, 07:10 AM
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$4500 mo stall is not uncommon.
More evidence that I am in the wrong business. Holy moly.
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Old 04-29-2019, 07:31 AM
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Good dirt track there: Home - Bubba Raceway Park, Ocala Florida
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If Wellington is good enough for Bill Gates's daughter I'm sure you would also. Prefer South Florida myself due to the warmer winter nights.
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Old 04-29-2019, 07:38 AM
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Originally Posted by blaineC View Post
More evidence that I am in the wrong business. Holy moly.
LOL Need to tour a Lexington horse farm. Barns are spotless, AC and you have to wear a mask so you don't bring germs in for the horses.

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My Uncle has a farm next to John Travolta, actually sold him some land to extend his airport. They have been in Ocala for 50 years.

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Old 04-29-2019, 08:42 AM
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Originally Posted by rdmallory View Post
LOL Need to tour a Lexington horse farm. Barns are spotless, AC and you have to wear a mask so you don't bring germs in for the horses.

Doug
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My Uncle has a farm next to John Travolta, actually sold him some land to extend his airport. They have been in Ocala for 50 years.

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Yep, and the liability is pretty high. When I was younger I worked for a feed company that was blamed for the death of some of the Budweiser Clydesdale horses. After that we got out of all specialty feeds due to the liability.
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