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80 Apartments for rent in Ocala, FL

Last updated August 23 at 7:35AM
The Estates At Heathbrook
4900 SW 46th Ct
Ocala, FL
Updated August 23 at 6:35AM
1 Bedroom
$900
2 Bedrooms
$1,080
3 Bedrooms
$1,460
1155 NE 17th Rd
Ocala
Ocala, FL
Updated August 15 at 2:07AM
Studio
$1,100
990 SE 67th Court
Ocala
Ocala, FL
Updated August 17 at 11:43AM
4 Bedrooms
$1,850
1890 NW 40th Ave Road
Ocala
Ocala, FL
Updated August 15 at 3:51AM
2 Bedrooms
$675
3268 NW 68th Avenue
Ocala
Ocala, FL
Updated August 23 at 3:05AM
5 Bedrooms
$6,000
8545 SW 73rd Ave
Ocala
Ocala, FL
Updated August 22 at 12:06PM
1 Bedroom
$2,000
13 Pecan Run Radial
Silver Springs Shores
Ocala, FL
Updated August 15 at 3:44AM
3 Bedrooms
$1,050
1206 NE 31st Street
Ocala
Ocala, FL
Updated August 16 at 2:54AM
3 Bedrooms
$875
3928 SE 58th Avenue
Ocala
Ocala, FL
Updated August 15 at 3:52AM
3 Bedrooms
$1,800
114 Juniper Way
Silver Springs Shores
Ocala, FL
Updated August 22 at 9:41AM
3 Bedrooms
$1,050
13693 SW 33rd Circle
Ocala
Ocala, FL
Updated August 16 at 2:53AM
3 Bedrooms
$1,200
10374 SW 64th Court
Ocala
Ocala, FL
Updated August 15 at 3:46AM
4 Bedrooms
$2,100
2225 NE 45th Avenue
Ocala
Ocala, FL
Updated August 15 at 3:52AM
2 Bedrooms
$2,200
NE 52nd Ct
Ocala
Ocala, FL
Updated August 23 at 7:35AM
3 Bedrooms
$1,250
NW 6th St
Ocala
Ocala, FL
Updated August 10 at 10:55AM
Studio
$1,200
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City Guide
Ocala
There’s nothing cooler than living in a former chiefdom.

What's in a name? Ocala was named after the Timucua word for "Big Hammock", which sounds quite comfortable. It was nicknamed "Kingdom of the Sun", which sounds quite beautiful. It is also known as "Brick City" for its fire-resistant brick buildings, which sounds quite safe. "Horse Capital of the World" is another nickname, which sounds like there are quite a few horses. "God's Waiting Room" is a popular nickname among the youngun's (people under 55), which means that everyone must already have their ticket to heaven. So, in the names of Ocala, we have a city that is comfortable, beautiful, and safe, with a lot of horses and church-lovers with free passes to heaven. Sound good? Well then read on, my friend, because there's much more to this city than just nicknames.

Northeast neighborhoods

City Center

The city center and surrounding neighborhoods are seeing an increase in the crime rate, however there is still an undeniable charm to this part of town. The historical district is popular among locals and tourists alike, with historical tours and ghost walks through the streets that gave rise to the nickname, "Brick City". Along Silver Springs Blvd. there are tons of pizza places, barbecue joints, and Irish pubs. For seniors, there are plenty of affordable communities and resources, as well as a nearby golf course and a huge forest just minutes away. Nightlife is limited to Irish Pubs and the Ocala Entertainment Complex, the city's main venue for live music. $ - $$$

College Road

The neighborhood for the young and party-centric, especially students of the College of Central Florida, this area is completely walkable, with the campus, the mall, the movie theater, the Ocala Hills Country Club, as well as the Ocala Entertainment Complex just a minute down the road. $$$

Huntington

A safe, quiet neighborhood with few rentals and plenty of affluence. $$$$

Silver Springs

Safe, quiet, and beautiful, with the city center just a couple miles to the west and the Silver Springs Park and the Silver River Park located on the eastern border. In a confusing bout of nomenclature, Silver Springs Park features the Wild Waters water park for the kids, while the Silver River Park is a vast forest with as much fun as you can dream up. Locals flock to these woods for horseback riding, mountain biking, hiking, 4-wheeling, dirt biking, hunting, fishing, camping, swimming, canoeing, kayaking, snorkeling, boating, waterskiing, and, like I said, anything else you can dream up. $$$ - $$$$

Oak

A residential neighborhood of well-off homeowners just south of the filthy-rich Jumbolair Aviation Estates, where John Travolta likes to park his jet. Good luck finding a rental here though, and if you do, good luck paying for it. $$$$$

Kendrick

A popular neighborhood for seniors, families, and teenagers bored to the brink of insanity. While the old folks play a round of golf, those of the more extreme breed get their kicks at Hardrock Cycle Park, where dirt bikes, ATV's, Jeeps, baja cars, and other off road vehicles take on miles of potentially painful trails, hills, and jumps. There's also a Pewee Track for the kiddies and faint of heart. $ - $$

Northwest Neighborhoods

Ocala Ridge

A rowdy crowd, with monthly and yearly campground rentals, dirt cheap mobile homes, and drug issues. $ - $$$

Martel

A low crime rate and a few affordable, highly recommended lakeside apartments make this neighborhood great for families. The Circle Square Cultural Center is nearby, an auditorium featuring theater, music, dance, conventions, and more. $$$ - $$$$

Early Bird/Mount Olive

In a neighborhood of horses, ranch houses, and dead end streets, you won't be seeing many apartments any time soon. However, the lucky few who land in a house rental or mobile home will get to enjoy rural living along old, woodsy streets and dirt roads. $$$

Southeast Neighborhoods

Santos

Just southeast of the city center, the Santos neighborhood is safe and secluded, with old, snaking roads and loops that are very easy to get lost on. There are suburban houses, ranch houses, and mobile homes, as well as a few apartments. The Florida Trail meanders through this neighborhood, a great path to travel for horseback riders and hiking enthusiasts. To the south, you can find a handful of lakes that make for some great fishing. $$$

Shady/Camp Roosevelt

A tight-knit suburban neighborhood of single family houses, mobile homes, and affordable apartments, all within easy driving distance to the many lakes southeast of town, as well as a few small neighborhood lakes and ponds. $$$

Monroes Corner

At the southern tip, this neighborhood is full of mobile homes, ranch land, and miles of open space with hiking trails and horse riding trails. There are also a few streets with charming rowhouses and a strong sense of community. $$$

Southwest Neighborhoods

York

A safe, suburban neighborhood of retirement communities and rowhomes. There are lots of outdoor activities, including the Halpata Tastanski Preserve (say that three times fast), Rainbow Springs State Park, Goethe State Forest, and Lake Rousseau nearby. $$$ - $$$$

Marion Oaks

The southwestern tip of Ocala, this area is full of retirees and families, with the Halpata Tastanski Preserve on the western border. $$$$$

Transportation: Best with Two Feet

All the neighborhoods outside of the city center are best travelled by car. Transportation within the city center is best done by bike or car, as the public transportation system, SunTran, usually isn't convenient. Ocala has miles and miles of trails for hiking, biking, and horseback riding. On the south side of town, you could spend months exploring the expansive Florida Trail. There are also tons of trails in the surrounding forests, such as the Silver River State Park, that are great for horseback riders, mountain bikers, and off road vehicles.

Not as idyllic as you’d think…

Uninterrupted sunshine is how the city got its nickname, but the sneaky fact of the matter is that this beautiful weather is limited to the dry season, which is October through May. The wet season, June through September, brings months of hot, humid, rainy, stormy weather that’s very uncomfortable, unless you are a Vinegar Fly. Swarms of Vinegar Flies rain down on traffic and invade homes during these hot, humid months, and getting rid of them is a daily effort. Leave nothing on the counters, thoroughly clean and bleach anything that comes into contact with food, as well as any humid areas such as under sinks and refrigerators. Another problem pest is giant, flying cockroaches. However, most apartments include pest control, which unlike those species unique to New York, actually works on this particular breed of roach.

Gouging would be the appropriate term

There are two major electricity providers in Ocala, SECO and Ocala Electric. Beware of Ocala Electric. This is the only service available to most of the city, and the prices are outrageous. Utility costs run from $125 a month for a tiny apartment (with the thermostat set to 80 degrees), to over $500 a month for a normal single family house, not including all the other surcharges and fees. Ocala Electric also provides the water, with bills that run upward of $100 a month, plus charges for fire service, trash collection, and taxes. Why charge fire service to the water bill when citizens pay for it with their taxes? God only knows.

Hiking, Biking and Grannies. What’s not to like?

Ocala may be a city of many names and hats, but you can be sure that there’s something for everyone here, from rustic mobile home dwellers to jet-flying John Travoltas. The weather is great, the scenery amazing and the retirees just as prevalent as elsewhere in Florida. Whatever you want to call it, this city is a great place to settle down, so how about we all just call it "home"? Now get on the move, or yours will be gone!

-By Katy Comal

Rent Report
Ocala

August 2017 Ocala Rent Report

Welcome to the August 2017 Ocala Rent Report. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Ocala rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

Ocala rents increase sharply over the past month

Ocala rents have increased 1.3% over the past month, and are up significantly by 5.6% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Ocala stand at $780 for a one-bedroom apartment and $950 for a two-bedroom. This is the fourth straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in March. Ocala's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 3.3%, as well as the national average of 2.9%.

Rents rising across cities in Florida

Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Ocala, but across the entire state. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in Florida, 9 of them have seen prices rise. Florida as a whole has logged a 3.3% year-over-year growth. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the state.

  • Looking throughout the rest of the state, Pembroke Pines is the most expensive of all Florida's major cities outside the Ocala metro, with a median two-bedroom rent of $2,390; of the 10 largest cities in the state that we have data for, Miami, where a two-bedroom goes for $1,350, is the only major city to see rents fall year-over-year (-0.8%).
  • Orlando, Tampa, and Jacksonville have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (5.6%, 4.5%, and 4.3%, respectively).

Ocala rents more affordable than many comparable cities nationwide

As rents have increased in Ocala, a few other large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more modestly, or in some cases, even decline. Ocala is still more affordable than most similar cities across the country.

  • Ocala's median two-bedroom rent of $950 is below the national average of $1,160. Nationwide, rents have grown by 2.9% over the past year.
  • While Ocala's rents rose over the past year, the city of DC saw a decrease of 0.4%.
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Ocala than most other large cities. Comparably, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,060, which is more than three times the price in Ocala.

For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.

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Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.

Methodology:

Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

Read more about our methodology here.

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