Ocala is a beautiful and peaceful place to live, a setting of rural America with a modern twist in the heart of Central Florida. Rated as one of the fastest growing metro areas in the U.S., Ocala has a diverse population with ambition and a bright future. Famously known as the “Horse Capital of the World”, this city has produced some of the world’s finest thoroughbred horses and is home to the Florida Horse Park, where numerous popular annual equine events take place.

The economic state of Ocala is ideal due to its location, inexpensive cost of living and moderate temperate climate. The area features numerous rivers, lakes, and the popular Silver Springs Nature Theme Park. This serene city is close to some of the most extraordinary places in the Sunshine State, approximately an hour’s drive to Orlando, the Western Gulf Coast, and the Eastern Atlantic coast.

At a Glance

R+L Truckload Ocala
315 Northeast 14th Street
Ocala, FL 34470
877-510-9133

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Local Attractions:
  • Ocala National Forest – second largest national forest in Florida.
  • Silver Springs Nature Park – a 350-acre nature theme park built around one of the largest spring formations in the world.
  • Brick City Park & Discovery Science Center – a scenic park featuring sports facilities, hiking, walking trails, and a science museum.

Fast Facts:
  • Population
    City: 56,517
    Metro: 332,529
  • Nickname: Horse Capital of the World
  • Fun Fact: in 1956 – Needles, an Ocala horse-bred horse, became Florida’s first champion in the Kentucky Derby.