Ocala is a city of approximately 60,000, located in central Northern Florida. It has a long history, dating back to Native American times, where it was the site of Fort King during the Second Seminole war. Since then, it has become more and more popular as a tourist destination, thanks in part to the abundance of amusement parks in nearby Silver Springs. Today, it is home to college of Central Florida and was given an All-America City Award several years ago.
Public transportation in Ocala is available through SunTran bus services. It's the perfect way to travel when you're looking to get to class on time, go shopping, or want to explore one of the local Parks and Rec areas. For commuting to work or for errands outside of the bus routes, most residents use personal vehicles to get around. Interstate 75 passes through the western portion of town while routes 441 and 27 go right through the heart of the city. Plus the Ocala International Airport, Amtrak, and Greyhound Bus Lines are all available for out of town explorations.