In response to a number of current letters from Ocala residents discussing the influence of current progress in Ocala/Marion County, one other resident wrote to share his ideas on the matter.
“My brother and his spouse moved to Ocala 33 years in the past from New York and welcomed the serene magnificence, tranquility and southern hospitality of the locals. I left New York Metropolis after 9/11 and moved to South Carolina. Three years in the past, I retired in Ocala. There have been nonetheless horse and cattle farms and bucolic views to be loved.
Because the current ‘invasion’ of northerners and midwesterners from large cities who had been apparently hoping to flee metropolis life with its crime, noise, congestion, tall buildings, and concrete all over the place, amongst different issues, it appears who need to flip Ocala into what they left behind. It is not going to occur.
If you wish to see buying malls as a substitute of cow pastures, condo buildings as a substitute of open fields and woods, and bumper-to-bumper site visitors as a substitute of nation roads, I counsel you get in your automobile, get on I-95 and head northward. , return to the place you got here from, as you don’t respect what’s left of the sweetness, peace and life-style of Ocala.
Go away behind your superficial values, concepts and existence or return to the lifetime of the town the place you got here from.
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