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Thursday, May 30, 2024

Ocala horse farms are disappearing and car washes, gas stations are everywhere

To the Editor:

We moved here 21 years ago. It was wonderful to find a country setting where you are never far from the oceans, Disney World or any large city. The roads were good, plenty of stores to shop at, and restaurants to eat at. Now, the roads are worse than up north, 200 is a driver’s worst nightmare, and the backroads are no better as everyone wants to avoid 200. The beautiful horse farms are disappearing, 200 looks like one big shopping mall, and car washes and gas stations are everywhere you look! The county officials have ruined what once was a beautiful retreat from the rest of the world.

Karen Mikesell
Ocala Oak Run