Meet My Community: On Top of the World in Ocala, FL


If you’re going to name your active adult community On Top of the World, you’re setting a pretty high bar for yourself. Fortunately, On Top of the World in Ocala, Florida doesn’t seem to have much of a problem meeting and surpassing that standard. After finishing No. 2 on’s 100 Most Popular Active Adult Communities for 2018 list earlier this year, the community is back at No. 2 on the 55 Best 55+ Active Adult Communities for 2018 list. Whether it’s based on pageviews, reviews, or amenities, OTOW (as it’s known by locals) always seems to be right near the top.

One person who would confirm that is Becky Anderson, who has lived in On Top of the World since December 2017.

A retired registered nurse originally from outside Philadelphia, Becky began her retirement adventure with a motorhome, snowbirding back and forth to Florida. Two years ago she decided to make Florida her permanent home, settling in Punta Gorda. While there, she heard about On Top of the World and decided to visit last October. Within two months, she was a full-time resident of the Central Florida community.

So what has life been like in the seven months since?

‘An Adult Disney World’

“I have made some of the best friends I have ever had in my entire life here,” says Anderson. “To me, it’s sort of an adult Disney World. The people are wonderful. It’s a beautiful community. I’ve found my happy place.”

The amenities and activities are often cited as the biggest reasons people enjoy living at On Top of the World. You can count Becky among them.

“There’s so much to do, anything and everything you can think of. If somebody’s bored it’s their own fault.”

‘It’s Just a Fun Place’


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