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Ehlers Realty is located at 2437 SE 17th St., Suite 102, Ocala, Florida 34471

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Ocala/Marion County Florida

Finance & Economies
Cost of Living
higher value = higher cost of living (100 = national average)
70

Sales Tax Rate

total sales tax

6.0%

State Income Taxes

state income taxes based on $50,000 income, married, two kids

$0

Local Income Taxes

local income taxes based on $50,000 income, married, two kids

$0

Job Growth
Marion County
new job creation in 1999

2.92%

Unemployment Rate

% unemployed in April 2002

3.82%

Median Household Money Income

median family income in 2001


$41,600
Real Estate

Median Home Cost

2000 home sales

$82,270

Property Tax

per $1000 of home value

$23.10

Home Cost Index

overall cost of housing index


$70.7
Education

High School Graduate Rate

% of population that are High School graduates

78.2%

Higher Education

% of population with a Bachelor's degree or higher


13.7%
Quality of Life

Air Pollution

amount of ozone in the air, as an index - US average = 100

89

Population

2001 estimate

267,889

Population Density

persons per square mile


1,579
Travel & Transportation

Mean Travel Time To Work

workers age 16+ (minutes)


25.8
Weather

Temperature (January)

average temperature low January

50 F

Temperature (July)

average high temperature July

90 F

Annual Precipitation

inches of rain annually

51

Number of Clear Days (no rain)

per year


249
State of Florida Demographic Information:
  • 2001 Population estimate 16,396,515
  • 2001 Unemployment Rate 4.3%
  • 1999 Median Household Income $38,819

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Employment:

Occupation Information For Florida: Everyone knows that Florida is called "The Sunshine State" when it comes to the weather, but what about the forecast for the job climate? Here we hope to provide you with information from outside sources that will showcase the economic growth of this state.

  • Largest Employment
  • Fastest Growing
  • Highest Paying
  • Most Openings
TOP EMPLOYERS IN MARION COUNTY
Company Industry Employees
Marion County School Board Education 5,200
State of Florida Government 2,200
Munroe Regional Medical Hospital 2,100
Emergency One Inc. Manufacturing 1,600
Wal-Mart Retail 1,452
Publix Super Market Retail 1,400
Ocala Regional Medical Center Hospital 1,200
City of Ocala Government 1,111
Marion County Board of County Commissioners Government 952
Closet Maid Manufacturing 915
Winn-Dixie Retail 866
Marion County Sheriff's Office Government 710
Kmart Corporation Ocala Distribution 650
Mark IV Automotive/Dayco Manufacturing 640
Lockheed Martin Manufacturing 600
U.S. Postal Service Government 442
Swift Transportation Transportation 430
Skyline Corporation Manufacturing 425
Marion County Mental Health Service 356
Alpha Smart Parks (Silver Springs and Wild Waters0 Theme Park 350

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Schools:

If you are re-locating one of a parents greatest concerns is, "What will the new schools be like?". This is true whether you are moving across the county, or across
the country. We have compiled information on our local schools that we hope you find useful. Click on the school district name for more detailed information.



School
District
Total
Total
Students
Students Teacher
Grade 1
Class Size
SAT
Avg.
ACT
Avg.
% to
4-yr
College
% to 2-yr
College
9703
15
24
1022
20.9
23 %
41 %
7025
18
24
926
20.1
19 %
51 %
11228
15
24
1043
21.8
40 %
42 %
9628
24
24
983
20.2
20 %
40 %
6793
15
24
1054
19.5
13 %
53 %
8645
14
24
1039
20.3
27 %
37 %

Marion County, FL Districts
Total Student Population
Average Elementary School Population
Student Teacher Ratio
Average Class Size - Grade 1
Average Class Size - H.S. Math
Computers in Elem. Classroom
Marion W/Belleview

9703
708
15
24
24
K
Marion W/Dunnellon

7025
663
18
24
22
K
Marion W/Forest

11228
603
15
24
26
K
Marion W/Lake Weir

9628
664
24
24
25
K
Marion W/N. Marion
6793
617
15
24
24
K
Marion w/Vanguard
8645
660
14
24
25
K

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Area Maps:

Maps... Maps... & More Maps
Getting around in a new city can be tricky and it is not always safe, or convenient to stop and ask for directions. (yes this page was written by a guy :-) Most of our on-line listings come with maps, but what if you want to know how to get to "Ocala Electric", or "Silver Springs"? This is where Ehlers Realty can help. Most other real estate companies offer you a free map of the area and tell you now you are on your own. Ehlers Realty goes a step further offering you FREE door to door, turn by turn driving directions to virtually anywhere. At Ehlers Realty we want to make your move easier.

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For Sale By Owners:

For Sale By Owners - Wish to sell your own home? You may be one of those sellers out there that has the time to do everything themselves. Selling your property in today's market entails several steps from first contact to closing. However, if you don’t have the time to take the calls, screen and qualify the buyers, show the property, negotiate the contract, deal with financing, manage the deposits, and accomplish the inspections, handle the walk through, dealing with a title company and/or an attorney to close the deal, then you should call Century 21 Ehlers Realty.


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Stop Paying Rent:

Did you know that you could be paying less per month to own your own home than you are currently paying in rent? When you own a home, you are creating equity for yourself, rather than buying a home for your landlord. There can also be certain tax advantages in home ownership. Consult your tax adviser for details.

Ehlers Realty has the answers to your questions about the path to home ownership. We are here to help.

Rent vs. Own Calculator

This tool will allow you to calculate the difference between renting a property and buying a home.

There are also special financing programs to help first time home buyers. Put the experience of the realtors of Ehlers Realty to work for you. Call or e-mail us today.

 

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