A blue sky over the outdoor pool at On Top of the World in Ocala, Florida

Active adults seeking an attached home in Ocala, Florida should consider these 55+ communities.

Attached homes offer homebuyers the privacy of a single-family home with the low-maintenance lifestyle provided by condos and apartment homes. They’re typically more affordable without giving up square footage and amenities. Buyers seeking attached homes for sale in Ocala, Florida will be pleased to know there are several 55+ communities in the growing Central Florida region selling these types of properties.

On Top of the World - Ocala, FL

Below $100k - Low $400s

Attached villas in 15 models are available on a resale basis at On Top of the World, one of the largest 55+ communities in Ocala. These homes offer 1,092 to 1,856 square feet, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and attached one- or two-car garages. Some models come with a den and others have features such as covered patios, large kitchen islands, and formal dining rooms.

Buyers looking for an affordable Florida retirement community will appreciate the price points and the amenities at On Top of the World. The large recreation center includes meeting rooms, an exercise room, restaurants, racquetball, pickleball, softball, and mini-golf. The Hobby Building includes a woodworking shop and a craft room. Residents also enjoy the gardening plots, pools, and tennis courts.

Some of the social events in this thriving community include karaoke, concerts, casino nights, and art classes. Residents appreciate the welcoming and social atmosphere as well as the town square, cultural center, and other features that make the community feel like a small town.

On Top of the World is close to some of the largest and most refreshing natural springs in Florida. Residents who enjoy tubing and rafting, swimming, snorkeling, or wildlife watching will enjoy the community’s proximity to Rainbow Springs and Silver Springs. Both parks also provide fishing, kayaking, canoeing, and boating opportunities.

Learn more information about On Top of the World here.

Stone Creek - Ocala, FL

Low $100s - Mid $500s

The amenities at Stone Creek are hard to match, and some of the best Ocala homes for sale are in this 55+ community. Reflection Bay covers 29 acres and serves as the social and recreational hub of the neighborhood. There’s also the Elan Spa, which includes a resort-style outdoor pool, an indoor pool, an aerobics room, a fitness center, and massage services. Golfers enjoy living at this community for the Stone Creek Golf Course, which includes a driving range, a putting green, and 18 holes of championship golf designed by Terry Doss.

For buyers who want attached homes, there are two resale models available in the Twin Villas Series. These homes include exterior maintenance and landscaping. The Augusta has 1,548 square feet with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a den, an attached two-car garage, a lanai, and a breakfast nook in the kitchen. The Alexander is a little larger with 1,709 square feet, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a den, an attached two-car garage, a separate dining room, and a screened lanai.

Stone Creek isn't far from the shopping, dining, and entertainment in Downtown Ocala. It’s also close to Ocala National Forest and all the outdoor recreation that comes with it. Residents enjoy visiting the park to hike, fish, camp, and bike.

Learn more information about Stone Creek here.

Oak Run - Ocala, FL

Low $100s - Mid $300s 

At Oak Run, buyers have a selection of duplex properties to consider. There are four models available, ranging from 1,049 to 1,489 square feet with two or three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and attached one- or two-car garages. These homes offer low-maintenance living, with exterior maintenance and landscaping taken care of by the HOA. There’s an activities director on-site who organizes events such as bridge games, bowling tournaments, yoga classes, and theater performances.

The amenities at Oak Run are spread between the community clubhouses. The Island Club is a great place to relax with other residents. There’s a meeting room, three pools, and a patio. At the Palm Grove Club, residents can work out in the fitness center, join a dinner dance in the ballroom, or attend a meeting in one of the multi-purpose rooms. At the Aqua Sports Club, there’s a heated indoor pool, and the Orchid Club offers a fitness center, a ceramics studio, and a library. The community also has shuffleboard, tennis, pickleball, and bocce as well as sand volleyball courts and horseshoe pits.

This community is close to some of Ocala’s finest horse farms. It’s also a short drive from the Appleton Museum of Art, which hosts ongoing and temporary exhibits and serves as a theater for concerts and other live performances.

Learn more information about Oak Run here.

The Villages - Villages, FL

Low $100s - High $1Ms 

The Villages isn’t technically in Ocala, but it’s hard to say really where it starts and where it stops. This 55+ community covers three counties and three zip codes, and it’s less than half an hour from the other Ocala neighborhoods we’ve looked at. It’s also flush with attached homes.

The Patio Villas offer 1,163 to 1,190 square feet with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and an attached garage for one car and one golf cart. Bungalow Villas are attached homes available in seven floor plans with two or three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and attached two-car garages. Square footage starts at 1,157 and goes up to 1,667. There are also the Cabana Villas with 1,161 to 1,665 square feet, two or three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and attached one-car garages with golf cart parking.

The Villages has 60,000 homes on more than 20,000 acres. Residents travel by golf cart to the various clubhouses, recreation centers, and community town squares. There are more than 200 retailers within the community, over 120 restaurants, and 80 pools. Fitness centers, as well as courts and fields for every imaginable sport, are available. There are also fishing lakes, houses of worship, and movie theaters. Residents have everything they need and enjoy a long list of clubs, events, and activities.

Learn more information about The Villages here.