On Top of the World in Ocala, Florida is a beautiful active adult community in the heart of Central Florida. The planned 10,000 homes make the community one of the largest in the state. It has attracted retirees from across the country with its finely crafted homes, world-class amenities and active lifestyle.
On Top of the World is located just 10 miles southwest of Ocala, FL. Surrounded by rolling hills and ancient oaks, Ocala is acclaimed as the Horse Capital of the World. The setting provides the perfect escape for active adults who want to get the most out of life. With everything that On Top of the World has to offer, it is easy to understand why so many retirees have chosen to call this community home.
On Top of the World Amenities
On Top of the World Florida is renowned for its world-class amenities that cater to the interests of nearly any active adult buyer. The community has a myriad of facilities that include enviable amenities such as three golf courses, several clubhouses, fitness centers, swimming pools, tennis courts, restaurants and even an RC airplane field.
The Circle Square Commons is the heart and soul of On Top of the World. The Commons acts as the entertainment and social hub for the community's residents. It includes the 800-seat Circle Square Cultural Center, which is Ocala's largest indoor venue for all forms of entertainment including performances by internationally known entertainers, theatrical productions, concerts, dances, meetings, conventions and more. The Ranch Fitness Center and Spa is Ocala's first world-class spa that is equipped with state-of-the-art cardiovascular and strength training equipment and features an exclusive selection of specialized massages, facials, body wraps, and hair and nail services.
The Master the Possibilities Education Center at the Circle Square Commons was designed to cater to the growing trend of active adults who wish to continue their education and learn new pursuits. This adult education center offers cutting edge classes in several hundred courses throughout the year including academic and special interests, fine arts and crafts, health and wellness, computer training and even culinary classes.
There are also several everyday conveniences located right on the Commons such as an ice cream shop, a deli and a farmer's market with fresh locally grown produce. Anchoring the Circle Square Commons is the Town Square, which showcases live entertainment every Friday and Saturday evening. The Town Square is complete with a stage gazebo that provides the perfect location for residents of On Top of the World to gather and unwind after a long week of golf and relaxation.
There are three 18-hole golf courses at On Top of the World. The Candler Hills Golf Club is a semi-private, par 72, 7,300-yard course that features the longest par 5 in Florida - 669 yards. The Links and The Tortoise & The Hare are private courses reserved exclusively for residents and their guests.
After a round of golf, residents like to gather for drinks and a meal with friends. There are two restaurants at On Top of the World including the Candler Hills Restaurant open to the public and The Pub, which is reserved for residents of On Top of the World and their guests.
On Top of the World Homes & Real Estate
On Top of the World Communities offers a variety unique floor plans with semi-customizable options. Homebuyers can choose from ranch single-family and attached villa floor plans that range from 1,100 to over 2,900 square feet. Homes in On Top of the World feature concrete block, steel stud and stucco construction. All new homes qualify as Energy Star rated by employing innovative building techniques to save on energy costs.
In addition to the new construction homes, there is a wide assortment of pre-owned resale homes at On Top of the World. Construction of the community started in the early 1980s and there has since been numerous home styles and floor plans offered. Buyers can select from intimate villas all the way to stately homes with magnificent golf course views. Depending on the neighborhood, association fees cover a varying degree of home and lawn maintenance.
On Top of the World is divided into several neighborhoods. The largest section is commonly referred to as On Top of the World Central. Residents in the Central neighborhood enjoy fully maintained homes and lawns included in their monthly association dues. There are a wide assortment of pre-owned resale homes and new construction single-family residences and villas in this neighborhood.
Candler Hills is one of the newest enclaves in On Top of the World Florida. Composed of elegant and stylish estate homes, this gated neighborhood offers an intimate upscale appeal and gorgeous golf course views. Plus, residents of Candler Hills enjoy exclusive use of the Candler Hills Community Center, an ideal place to gather with friends and mingle with neighbors. Residents of Candler Hills are also permitted to use all of the facilities in On Top of the World Central.
Indigo East is a non-gated neighborhood offering a community center with an outdoor pool. Indigo East enjoys the lowest association fees of any On Top of the World neighborhoods but homeowners are responsible for their own home and lawn maintenance. For an additional fee, residents of Indigo East are permitted use of the amenities in On Top of the World Central.
On Top of the World Lifestyle
The lifestyle in On Top of the World is scarcely matched by any active adult community in the country. There are over 200 organized clubs and interest groups that are sure to keep residents busy and socially active all year long. Plus, there is a vast array of community activities, events and classes offered every day of the week.
Homeowners can join a club, take a class, or pick up a new hobby such as painting, ceramics, yoga or fresh air fitness. Some of the other clubs and activities include RC flyers, red hatters, golf, bocce bowling, happy hour, pickleball, Irish club, garden club, travel club, theatre club, teacher's club, and snowbird club. With so many activities and clubs to participate in, active adults will never have a dull moment while living in On Top of the World.
With everything the community has to offer, residents of On Top of the World might never feel the need to leave. But when it is time to venture out, the surrounding area has a lot to offer. There are several nearby conveniences accessible via golf cart including two grocery stores, a post office, several restaurants, beauty shops and banks. There is bus service from On Top of the World to several nearby shopping areas.
There are many exciting attractions surrounding On Top of the World. Downtown Ocala offers great shopping and restaurants. Silver Springs Park is one of the oldest attractions in Florida. For over 50 years visitors have been entertained with the glass bottom boat rides on Silver Springs. Rainbow River State Park in Dunnellon offers gorgeous nature trails and year round swimming in the 72 degree clear waters of the natural springs.
When grandchildren come to visit, there are endless destinations nearby to keep them entertained. The Florida Horse Park is just ten miles away and offers enjoyable rodeos, tractor pulls and 4H shows. Places like the Kennedy Space Center, Disney World, Sea World and Universal Studios are accessible in less than 90 minutes. Plus, Tampa and Orlando's airports are readily accessible making trips to other destinations around the country a breeze.
- Health & Recreation Building
- State-of-the-Art Fitness Center
- Steam Rooms & Saunas
- Locker Rooms
- The Pub Restaurant
- 1500 Seat Ballroom
- Golf Pro Shop
- Outdoor Pool
- 2 Racquetball Courts
- 2 Tennis Courts
- 6 Pickleball Courts
- 8 Shuffleboard Courts
- Horseshoe Pits
- Mini Golf
- Softball Field
- Gardening Plots
- RC Flyers Field
- Picnic Pavillion
- Playground for Grandkids
- Walking & Biking Trails
- Craft Building
- Card Room
- Billiards Room
- Arts & Crafts Studio
- Woodworking Shop
- Meeting Room
- Arbor Club
- Hibiscus Cafe
- Indoor Pool
- Outdoor Pool & Spa
- Aerobics & Dance Studio
- Social Hall
- 6 Tennis Courts
- 4 Bocce Ball Courts
- Candler Hills Community Center
- Outdoor Pool
- Golf Driving Range
- Live Oak Hall
- Cypress Hall
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|Columbia||1,728||2 + Den||2||2|
|Oakbridge||1,738||2 + Den||2||2|
|Winthrop||1,749||2 + Den||2||2|
|Augusta||1,856||2 + Den||2||2|
|Philaphelphian II||Ask Agent||2||2||1|
|Montgomery||Ask Agent||2 + Den||2||2|
|Model Name||Sq. Ft.||Beds||Baths||Garage|
|Westross||1,605||2 + Den||2||2|
|Muirfield||1,859||3 + Den||2||2|
|Skye||1,945||2 + Den||2||2|
|Waterford||2,093||3 + Den||2||2|
|Model Name||Sq. Ft.||Beds||Baths||Garage|
|Franklin||1,379||2 + Den||2||2|
|Sheffield||1,407||2 + Den||2||2|
|Wakefield||1,503||2 + Den||2||2|
|Hamilton||1,551||1 + Den or 2||2||1|
|Hanover||1,669||2 + Den||2||2|
|Kingston||1,758||2 + Den||2||2|
|Essex||1,819||2 + Den or 3||2||2|
|Waterford||2,095||2 + Den||2||2|
|Danbury||2,405||3 + Den||2||2|
|Jefferson||Ask Agent||2 + Den||2||2|
There are over 200 clubs and activities in On Top of the World. Here is a sample of some of the clubs, activities and classes offered here.
- Arbor Club
- Billiard Club
- Cardio Mix
- Casino Nights
- Craft Fairs
- Day Trips
- Entertainment on the Town Square
- Family History
- Farmer's Markets
- Fresh Air Fitness
- Garden Club
- Get Acquainted Coffee
- Greyhound Club
- Happy Hour
- High Tea
- Hoosier Club
- Irish Club
- Ladies Golf
- Lifelong Learning
- Men's Golf
- Miniature Golf
- Music Concerts
- NY/NJ Club
- Rags to Riches Sale
- RC Flyers
- Red Hatters
- Snowbird Club
- Stamp Club
- Tai Chi
- Talent Shows
- Teachers Club
- Theatre Club
- Travel Club
numerous and you can be as busy as you want. I bought a house for
a reasonable price with the only problem being the landscaping in the
backyard. I figured I could work with the Master Association to fix
problems and I was willing to spend some money. In my opinion the
landscaping up keep is the worst I have ever seen. I have lived in Condos and HOA'a throughout Florida and again never have seen
this level of indifference. In my opinion this is a good buy but be
aware that landscaping in my opinion, is the worst problem here.
I feel the need to say that the motorcyclists currently living in OTOW are very respectful, as we are. Change is hard to handle sometimes, and people 20 years younger than I am are definitely going to have their own ideas, but I find that to be refreshing and just another reason for an HOA to be successful.
The On Top of the World communities are by far the best in the area. It has three nice golf courses if you play golf you will love this. We have lived her for 7 years and this is our second purchase. We wanted to downsize because of health issues and did not want to leave OTOW.
The plus of living here is that we are close to doctores and hospitals. Ocala Fl. has the best hospitals and doctors in Florida!
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