A great way to get to know any area before moving there is to read the local newspaper or see if the city of your choice has a magazine. Ocala has two magazines, Ocala Style and Ocala Magazine. Both are surprisingly sophisticated for a small city like Ocala with only 45,000 people. They more on par with what you might expect from a city like Boston, where I once went to college. Ocala Magazine and Ocala Style are fairly interchangeable as far as I'm concerned. They both feature a large glossy format with fantastic photography, tons of beautifully done ads but a little light on content. Having said that, they are very pretty to look at and give you a feel for why so many people have moved to Ocala over the past few years. Both magazines are worth a look if you'd like to learn more about Ocala Florida.