Ocala is located in North Central Florida approximately an hour north of Orlando and the world’s top theme park destination for tourists and perfectly situated to reach beaches on either coast too. Ocala is known as the “Horse Capital of the World,” a nod to the area’s thoroughbred farms that have bred or trained Kentucky Derby winners and other big races. The area’s rich history is highlighted by places on the National Register of Historic Places to include Ft. King National Historic Park, the Ocala Historic District and Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church. Also a winter resident hub for retirees from around the country, Ocala features a number of stellar restaurants and activities for all to enjoy.