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Old 04-29-2019, 01:09 PM
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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.
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Central VA around and above C'Ville is good horse country as well. A lot of show-jumping, steeplechase, foxhounds. Proximity to Richmond and D.C. may or may not be a plus. There is also the VA Horse Center in Lexington, VA.
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Not trying to dissuade you from Ocala as that is also a fantastic area and milder winters than VA. Just a different option as Fish'nFool pointed out. Old high school classmate trains thoroughbreds with her husband in Morriston - Stephens Thoroughbreds. They trained Barbaro early in his career.
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Old 04-29-2019, 01:50 PM
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Originally Posted by kennyboy View Post
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.
Welly-world...better hold on to your wallet. When I was a kid, the whole thing was a swamp. I remember my parents had friends that were involved in the initial land sales and my dad laughing at them for selling swampland. He did buy a few lots that my mom held onto for year$.

The North side of Lake Pontchartrain is horse country, across the causeway from New Orleans.

Look at a satellite image around the NW side of Ocala, dozens of horse tracks.
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Old 04-29-2019, 02:07 PM
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Originally Posted by LWLoadie View Post

Look at a satellite image around the NW side of Ocala, dozens of horse tracks.
I've found for every one of those oval tracks, there's 20+ dressage and jumping arenas.
My neighbor has a 40-50' mirror on 1 end of her dressage arena so she watch her moves. She's out there almost every day.
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Old 04-29-2019, 02:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Fish Haid View Post
I used to own that track. I sold it to Bubba.
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Old 04-29-2019, 04:02 PM
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Originally Posted by bellsisland View Post
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/
You think there is nothing in Aiken, you haven't been to Ocala yet. Aiken (and Camden) is one of the jumpers capitals of the US. Plus checkout what forms of civilization are within 90 minutes of there and Ocala. Also take into consideration proximity to your family's friends We like to visit Ocala for the racehorse auctions and exhibition races. Very pretty. But live there?
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I grew up in Marion County, just a few minutes outside of Ocala, and I wouldn’t want to raise kids here. The schools are terrible, jobs are limited and the heroin and meth epidemics are horrible. I’m currently driving 200 miles round trip for work, because the economy is so bad here.
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Old 04-29-2019, 08:43 PM
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I grew up in Marion County, just a few minutes outside of Ocala, and I wouldn’t want to raise kids here. The schools are terrible, jobs are limited and the heroin and meth epidemics are horrible. I’m currently driving 200 miles round trip for work, because the economy is so bad here.
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If you want to move to a backwards town where your kids will find a bad crowd, Ocala's your place. The number of kids there who end up dead, in jail, drug addicted, unmarried and pregnant, or all of the above, are unreal. And being from a "good" family, activities, church, private school, do not seem to protect you.

And yes, the schools do teach that you make a plural with apostrophe-s, and that trains are a natural resource. A DUI is a rite of passage. The government is corrupt, and wholly owned by special interests. The springs are nasty with nitrogen pollution. The atmosphere is 50% oak pollen for half the year. It's colder in the winter, and hotter in the summer, than most other parts of Florida. And these are the high points.

Just a dumb, dumb town. Avoid.

Good luck on your move!
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Originally Posted by V13 View Post
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If you want to move to a backwards town where your kids will find a bad crowd, Ocala's your place. The number of kids there who end up dead, in jail, drug addicted, unmarried and pregnant, or all of the above, are unreal. And being from a "good" family, activities, church, private school, do not seem to protect you.

And yes, the schools do teach that you make a plural with apostrophe-s, and that trains are a natural resource. A DUI is a rite of passage. The government is corrupt, and wholly owned by special interests. The springs are nasty with nitrogen pollution. The atmosphere is 50% oak pollen for half the year. It's colder in the winter, and hotter in the summer, than most other parts of Florida. And these are the high points.

Just a dumb, dumb town. Avoid.

Good luck on your move!
Spot on. I’ve got several friends in Ocala and all are dead, in jail, drug addicted, unmarried and pregnant.
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Old 04-29-2019, 09:10 PM
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Originally Posted by JP11283 View Post


Spot on. I’ve got several friends in Ocala and all are dead, in jail, drug addicted, unmarried and pregnant.
And that's just his guy friends!
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There’s very little cocaine if you’re looking for a positive. No one can afford the high end substances. Lol
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Originally Posted by Shamrock18 View Post
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.
Yep, was gonna say Wellington. We visit friends who jump and show there in February. It's the big thing there...
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Originally Posted by KJS View Post
Or Lexington ky
or Aiken
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Originally Posted by V13 View Post
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If you want to move to a backwards town where your kids will find a bad crowd, Ocala's your place. The number of kids there who end up dead, in jail, drug addicted, unmarried and pregnant, or all of the above, are unreal. And being from a "good" family, activities, church, private school, do not seem to protect you.

And yes, the schools do teach that you make a plural with apostrophe-s, and that trains are a natural resource. A DUI is a rite of passage. The government is corrupt, and wholly owned by special interests. The springs are nasty with nitrogen pollution. The atmosphere is 50% oak pollen for half the year. It's colder in the winter, and hotter in the summer, than most other parts of Florida. And these are the high points.

Just a dumb, dumb town. Avoid.

Good luck on your move!
Those news stories go all the way back to 2014. I'm sure, if you looked hard enough, you'd find the same problems in any similar sized town in Florida.
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Old 04-30-2019, 05:40 AM
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Originally Posted by V13 View Post
Meth in Ocala? Say it ain't so...Faces of Meth - Ocala Post

If you want to move to a backwards town where your kids will find a bad crowd, Ocala's your place. The number of kids there who end up dead, in jail, drug addicted, unmarried and pregnant, or all of the above, are unreal. And being from a "good" family, activities, church, private school, do not seem to protect you.

And yes, the schools do teach that you make a plural with apostrophe-s, and that trains are a natural resource. A DUI is a rite of passage. The government is corrupt, and wholly owned by special interests. The springs are nasty with nitrogen pollution. The atmosphere is 50% oak pollen for half the year. It's colder in the winter, and hotter in the summer, than most other parts of Florida. And these are the high points.

Just a dumb, dumb town. Avoid.

Good luck on your move!
Very close to Ocala is Gainsville "Go Gators" if you want a less rural setting but still be close to all the horse world.
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Old 04-30-2019, 05:46 AM
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Originally Posted by kennyboy View Post
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.
Im with you but a lot of people love the cool weather of northern Florida. The horses also probably prefer it.
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Originally Posted by bellsisland View Post
You guys are funny, Charleston has become an overrun shit hole with obscene traffic, look I am ok with you saying ocala is a terrible place to live that is the question? the point is I want to move out of Charleston not the place it was 15 years ago. So how about people who are familiar with ocala? Now I can live anywhere so if there is a better place to live that has better equestrian options than we have here lets hear them?

Agree on the traffic. I'm sure there are many places worse but the traffic there has become a nightmare. My brother lives in Mt Pleasant, wife & I were passing thru & were going to meet with him to eat supper. Coming thru town at the wrong time, I know, but we sat in traffic so long we finally had to call & cancel. Place has changed a lot thru the years with a large northern migration. Good luck with your relocation.
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I live in Wellington and it's busy here during horse season. It is the horse capitol of the world. Every year some rich kid wraps his Porsche around a tree after leaving Players club at 2am.
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I'm another Florida boy who has loved the area for years.

Lots going on in north central Florida...and you are on minutes from The Villages for when you want to really retire...



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The wife and I lived in Ocala when we got married, in 1990. Only lived there 3 years. Work moved us from there. We loved it. Met lots of good folks. Great golf. Best of luck.
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Originally Posted by bellsisland View Post
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/
Looked at Tryon/Columbus at all? Or Landrum if you wanted to stay on this side of the state line.
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