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On Top Of The World  55+ Community
8445 SW 80th St, Ocala, Florida 34481

  • Below $ 100’s to High $ 400,000
  • 11,000 Homes and growing
  • New builds and Resale Homes
  • Gated 55+ age restriction
  • There are Three 18-hole golf courses at On Top of the World.

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On Top of The World in Ocala: The Exact Place Where You Want to Be Right Now!

On Top of the World active adult community tops the list of 55+ communities located in Ocala, Florida, and it is exactly the place where you want to be At the best time of your life, Which is Right Now!  As much as it is considered to be one of the largest 55+ communities in the sunny state of Florida, you still get to live a vibrant lifestyle of comfort and serenity within the gates of On Top of the World which is surrounded by lush green grounds and shady trees making On Top of The World is an oasis in paradise.  Picture this! You have access to three championship golf courses, state-of-the-art fitness centers, resident clubs, recreation centers, farmer’s market, scenic walking and biking trails, parks, community center and a lively town square for Community dancing and shopping.

Unlike the Villages On Top of The World is not crowded at all and You can get around safely in a golf cart and even driving to nearby stores, hair salon’s, doctors, Publics, Walmart, Lowes, and a host of other Services Just a Golf Cart ride away. Strategically situated just off I-75, and Rt 200 On Top of The World is not far from the other major cities in Florida. It’s also just a few minutes away from Ocala’s healthcare facilities, malls, banks, restaurants, museums, and parks and wildlife attractions.

Top all that off with Florida’s sunny weather On Top of the World is the preferred choice of active adults coming from all over the US and Canada.

Nice-to-Know Facts About the Owner of On Top of The World 

On Top of The World has been building homes and communities in Florida for over 70 years. It’s just one of the many premier and award-winning communities founded by renowned real estate developer, Sidney Colen.  On Top of the World is a  privately-owned land development  company and is considered to be one of the oldest in the sunny state of Florida.  Kenneth (Ken) Colen took over the reins when his dad passed on and has been leading the company since 1981.  Ken Colen has over 50 solid years of building experience helping his father Sidney Colen and along with  assembling  a strong management team assures the residents of On Top of the World of years of fun and exciting retirement living.

On Top Of The World has set a goal to build 10,000 homes within the community by the year 2

Wide Range of Options for Homebuyers and you can view them ALL!

030.  On Top of the World offers a wide range of options when it comes to homes. Unlike the other adult communities nearby, On Top of The World gives you the option build your own New Construction Home.  Whether you build your own or purchase a preowned home, you are guaranteed energy-efficient homes!. The square footage of all the homes in On Top of the World ranges from 1,000 to 3,000 square foot.  You have a lot of options for preowned homes as well. You can choose from their older existing signal family homes units  or choose one of their  attached home units called Villa’s. There are duplexes and triplexes that offer a one-level almost condo-style living.

Two of the newest neighborhoods are the Meridian Preserve and the Candler Hills, with the former being the largest in the community. The latter, Candler Hills neighborhood you will find Homes there are more spacious and more costly.  Needless to say all the neighborhoods in the On Top of The World community are safe and serene and they also all have well-maintained homes and lawns.

Modern Amenity-Rich Facilities

The lovely homes of On Top of The World are perfectly matched with modern amenity-rich facilities sprawling on lush acres of open land throughout the community. The three championship golf courses make up a good deal of the scenic landscape of the On Top of The World community. The Candler Hills Golf Club, a host site for the annual Ocala Open, is a semi-private club that offers reasonable membership options.  There are two other golf clubs and courses, both of which are exclusive for On Top of The World residents and their guests. Both of these exclusive clubs boast of an 18-hole championship golf course and along with a state-of-the-art practice facility with driving range to enhance your Golf game.

Golf is just one of the many activities you can do within the community!

Spread throughout the On Top of The World community are various recreation centers to choose from. Residents have exclusive access to the Recreation Center. It boasts of an indoor pool, exercise rooms, and indoor racquetball courts as well. Outside the Recreation Center is a heated, Olympic-sized pool and just in back of the pool is The Pub Restaurant.  There are also various courts for pickleball, tennis, shuffleboard, and basketball. A mini-golf course and a softball field are nearby as well. Residents can enjoy watching all the games inside the airy spacious picnic pavilion. Another recreational facility is the Arbor Club which is also free for all resident to use anytime it’s open.   More social and learning activities are offered in the Hobby Building. The Conference Center boasts of 1500 -seat ballroom for exciting dance parties.

The Indigo East and Candler Hills neighborhoods have their own community center.  The social and entertainment hub for all the residents of the On Top of The World community is the Circle Square Commons.  Here, residents can relax and hang out in Town Square and even participate in the outdoor entertainment while dancing with your significant other on Friday nights. The Circle Square Commons is also a great place to meet and mingle with other residents while sipping some freshly brewed coffee from Sid’s Coffee Shop & Deli or eating some ice cream from Mr. B’s Big Scoop Ice Cream Shop.  The Master the Possibilities Education Center offers a lot of fun, learning activities for the ever-curious active adult.  The Circle Square Cultural Center is home to some of the finest shows from top-rate entertainers.

The on Top of The World Lifestyle

Given all the amenity-rich facilities of On Top of The World, you are bound to enjoy a vibrant lifestyle for an exceedingly long time. The wide range of sports, social, and learning activities keep you well-rounded and busy all year long.  For shopping, banking, healthcare needs; On Top of The World is just minutes away from shopping malls, banks, and medical facilities like the Munroe Regional Medical Center and the Ocala Regional Medical Center.

Within the Ocala area are awesome tourist attractions.

There is something for everybody. Since it is the thoroughbred capital of the world, you can explore the magnificent ranches in the area such as the Gypsy Gold Horse Farm. Art enthusiasts can visit the Appleton Museum of Art and the Salvador Dali Museum. There are a couple of more museums for the curious minds such as the Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention, Silver River Museum and Environmental Education Center, and the Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing and International Drag Racing Hall of Fame. To add more to your active outdoor activities, you can visit the various parks and wildlife attractions such as the Withlacoochee State Forest, Ocala National Forest, and the Devil’s Millhopper Geological State Park; to mention a few.

Easy driving is all that is required to get to major tourist destinations such as Sea World, Disney World, Lego World, Kennedy Space Center. The lovely, white-sand beaches of the Florida coasts are not too far away as well.  These are just some of the very many interesting destinations in and outside Ocala, Florida.

You are never going to run out of things to do!

With all the perks and benefits of living On Top of The World, you are surely going to be living a healthy and vibrant lifestyle.

On Top of the World is exactly the place where you want to be living Right Now! 

On Top Of The World Ocala Fl Amenities & Lifestyle
The Recreation Center, Hobby Building and Arbor Club and Conference Center are open to all residents.
  • Recreation Center
  • Group Exercise Room
  • Steam Rooms & Saunas
  • Whirlpools
  • Locker Rooms
  • The Pub Restaurant
  • Library
  • Meeting Room
  • 1,500 Seat Ballroom
  • Golf Shop
  • Outdoor Pool & Spa
  • 2 Racquetball Courts
  • 12 Pickleball Courts
  • 8 Shuffleboard Courts
  • Basketball Court

  • Horseshoe Pits

  • Mini-Golf

  • Softball Field

  • Picnic Pavillion

  • Dog Park

  • Gardening Plots

Hobby Building

The Craft Building provides spaces for arts & crafts and other recreational activities.

  • Card Room
  • Billiards Room
  • Arts & Crafts Studio
  • Woodworking Shop

  • Meeting Room

Arbor Club & Conference Center

Arbor Club & Conference Center offers the following amenities:

  • Arbor Club – 10,000 Sq. Ft.

  • State-Of-The-Art Fitness Center

  • Locker Rooms

  • Olympic-sized Indoor Pool

  • Aerobics & Dance Studio
  • Ballroom
  • Outdoor Pool & Spa
  • 6 Ten-Ply Plexicushion Tennis Courts
  • 4 Bocce Ball Courts

Candler Hills Community Center

Candler Hills Community Center is open only to residents of Candler Hills neighborhood.

  • Candler Hills Community Center
  • Card Room
  • Catering Kitchen
  • Indoor Lounge
  • Ballroom