On Top Of The World (Ocala, FL)
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On Top of the World, Ocala, Florida Active Adult Living
Bill Ness, 55Places.com, Active Adult Community Guide (55Places.com)

On top of the World, Ocala, FloridaOcala, Florida is well known as a Florida retirement hot spot. One of the most popular active adult communities in Florida is On Top of the World. This resort-style, gated community is planned for 10,000 homes and is the largest 55+ community in Florida.

Being such a large active adult community, the list of amenities here is equally as large and amazingly impressive. There are numerous clubhouses boasting multiple fitness centers, swimming pools, restaurants, tennis courts and more. There are over 200 special interest clubs and hobby groups to discover featuring something for everyone. Every day of the week brings something special to do such as a fitness classes, activities, hobby club meetings or social gatherings. There are numerous special events, holiday parties, dances, seminars and more every month of the year.

At the center of the community is the Circle Square Commons. Here residents enjoy a prime destination for entertainment and socializing, right within their own community. There is a huge 800-seat indoor venue that brings in well-known entertainers, theatrical performances, concerts, dances, conventions and more. Also at the Commons is the popular Ranch Fitness Center and Spa. It’s rare for a 55+ community to have a full-service spa and this one happens to also be the areas only world-class spa facility boasting a state-of-the-art fitness center plus a long list of spa services ranging from massages to hair and nail services.

Another wonderful feature of this phenomenal Florida active adult community is the Education Center. Also located within The Circle Square Commons, the adult education center offers hundreds of classes throughout the year. Whether you’re interested in academics, arts and crafts or health and wellness, just to name a few, you’ll find a world of opportunity at this world-class education center. Other features of The Commons include a wide variety of shops and everyday conveniences such as a deli, ice cream shop, farmer’s market, live entertainment and more. Golfers will be thrilled with the three 18-hole courses offering challenging play for golfers of all levels. There are also two wonderful full-service restaurants offering fantastic dining.

With so much to do you won’t need to spend much time at home! Today interested home buyers can choose from over 20 different floor plans ranging in size from 1,100 to over 2,900 square feet. The options are endless with semi-custom options available and numerous styles to choose from including single-family and attached style designs. All of the homes are Energy Star rated ensuring lower energy bills and environmentally friendly features. Prices range from below $100,000 to the high $300’s.

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On Top of The World, Ocala, Florida
Bill Ness, 55Places.com, Active Adult Community Guide (55Places.com)

On Top of the World, Ocala, FloridaOcala, Florida is home to the massive active adult community known as On Top of the World. This amazing 55+ Central Florida community will be one of the largest in Florida with 10,000 homes upon completion. The picturesque setting of rolling hills and towering mature oak trees sets the stage for this popular retirement destination offering world-class amenities, a vibrant lifestyle and reasonably priced homes from well under $100k.

The homes at On Top of the World are divided among numerous distinct neighborhoods offering a wide range of homes including villas and single family homes priced from the $60,000 range up to the high $300’s. Some of the neighborhoods offer their own private clubhouse facilities such as the Candler Hills enclave. This gated portion of the community boasts beautiful golf course views and elegant homes plus a private community center. Another such example is the Indigo East neighborhood boasting its own community center with an outdoor swimming pool.

In total there are over 20 different new construction floor plans to choose from, many with a wide range of semi-custom options to personalize ones home. Sizes range from 1,100 to over 2,900 square feet and all of the homes are Energy Star rated. Since the community opened in the 1980s there have been a wide variety of different floor plans offered and therefore, there is always a nice selection of unique resale homes available in this popular Florida active adult community. Shoppers should note that homeowner association fees vary throughout the community based on the specific neighborhood selected due to different amenity packages and varying degrees of home and lawn maintenance.

On top of the world, Ocala, Florida

A community of this size is sure to have a staggering list of amenities and that especially holds true here. Whatever your interest you are sure to find something to enjoy at On Top of the World Florida. There are three golf courses, numerous clubhouses, fitness centers, swimming pools, tennis courts, restaurants and over 200 clubs and interest groups.

Some special features that make this a stand-out active adult community include the Circle Square Commons, The Ranch Fitness Center and Spa and the community Education Center. First, the Circle Square Commons is a fabulous 800-seat indoor venue bringing in internationally known entertainers, theatre performances, conventions and more. The Ranch Fitness Center and Spa offers a unique combination of high-end fitness amenities plus specialized spa services including massages, body and face treatments plus hair and nail services. Finally, The Master the Possibilities Education Center offers the latest in continuing education with hundreds of courses ranging from traditional academics to special interest hobbies.

Other community highlights include a Town Center offering numerous everyday conveniences such as a deli, ice cream shop and farmer’s market plus for the avid golfer there are three championship courses! In total 54 magnificent holes wind throughout the community including the longest par 5 in Florida with 669 yards. The golf lifestyle is complete with two fabulous restaurants, pro shop, driving range and putting green.

On Top of the World Florida offers the ultimate in active adult living in a fabulous Florida location. If you’re in the area you have to see for yourself what living On Top of the World is really like!

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Living On Top of The World in Florida
Bill Ness, 55Places.com, Active Adult Community Guide (55Places.com)

On top of the World, FloridaFlorida has long been a favorite hot spot for active adults and retirees, and the Sunshine State now contains several sprawling, resort-style active adult communities. Among these, On Top of the World shines as a jewel of Ocala. The community, which welcomes residents aged 55 or better, will offer 10,000 finely crafted homes, a full range of world-class amenities and a prime central Florida location.

At this popular Florida active adult community, residents live in harmony within several distinct sub-sections, including the Candler Hills, Indigo East, Renaissance Park and Windsor Neighborhoods. The community’s estate homes, premier homes and villas are all thoughtfully designed to meet the needs of active adults. They exhibit Energy-STAR construction, including water-wise features in the kitchens and bathrooms, water saver yards, effective insulation and other energy-efficient elements. One model, the Huntley II, is even offered with cost-effective solar roof panels.

The varied amenities at On Top of the World are spread across many recreational facilities. At the heart of the community, Circle Square Commons provides a hometown atmosphere with several dining, shopping and entertainment options, including the Circle Square Cultural Center and the Ranch Fitness Center and Spa. In addition to keeping residents entertained, Circle Square Commons’ many shops and services are also open to the general public.

If golf is your game, On Top of the World Florida features three par-72 championship golf courses. The Candler Hills semi-private golf course, designed by Gordon Lewis, offers a challenge to players of any skill level with five sets of tees ranging from 4,795 to 7,233 yards. There are also two private par-72 courses: The Links and The Tortoise & The Hare. Yet there is more to On Top of the World than golf.

This sprawling Florida 55+ community features resort-style amenities like state-of-the-art fitness centers, arts and crafts studios, hair and nail salons, restaurants and lounges, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, gardening areas, a dog park, an RC airplane field and a variety of sports courts. Social clubs are also abundant at On Top of the World. There are over 200 different clubs within the community, making it easy to find a club that will meet the interests of any resident.

If On Top of the World sounds appealing, potential residents will be happy to know that they can arrange a visit to experience this fabulous community in person. Visitors can take a tour of this amazing active adult community, meet many of the current residents and even stay on the property during their visit. In addition to experiencing the amenities offered within the community, visitors can explore the surrounding Ocala area to truly see what it is like to be living On Top of the World.

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It's Time to fly South for the Winter; Snowbirds Welcome!
Sara Homan, Realtor, Homes, Farms & 55+ (Coldwell Banker Ellison Realty 352-209-4044)



2/2/1 Birmingham Model. Vinyl and carpet. Price includes furniture. Family room off of kitchen. This has not been lived in very much. Florida room with vinyl. Covered open patio. this home includes a Coldwell Banker Home Protection Plan, administered by American Home Shield. New roof in 07, new water heater.

Priced at: $54,900 in On Top of the World


An immaculate pristine Birmingham. Freshly painted throughout, newer roof, A/C (2002), newer carpet (2006), leaded glass front door, newly renovated kitchen, new washer and dryer, many extras. You will love seeing this beautiful home.

Priced at: $73,900 In On Top of the World



EXCEPTIONAL End Unit 2/2/1.5 Expanded Grand Lafayette. One owner in excellent condition ready for new owner. Brand new A/C covered patio master bedroom w/walk-in closet and large walk-in shower. White tile and beautiful green carpet. Very attractive pastle colors in bedrooms and baths. This villa is ready for year round living or the snow bird in one of the finest 55+ retirement communities in Florida with many amenities for the retiree.

Priced at $67,500  On Top of the World



Well kept home in the best section of Palm Cay. New tile in both baths, new fixtures in kitchen and bath, new AC and water heater, all appliances stay including washer and dryer. Large yard with chain link fence, vinyl enclosed lanai, inside laundry room. Illness forces sale -seller's loss is buyers gain. Short Sale.

Priced at $52,900 in Palm Cay



Exceptional Atwell model. Absolutely move-in condition. Mr/Mrs Clean lived here for 4 yrs. Upgrades incl ceramic top range, acrylic Kit sink, 30 yr architectural roof, blt-in corner desk/computer cabinet, Murphy bed in guest BR, cultured marble tops in both baths and acrylic window enclosed, carpeted lanai. Beautiful laminate in LR, vinyl in Kit & bath, carpeted BR's., 4 ceiling fans. In one of the finest adult communities in Fl w/many activities for the retiree to enjoy.

Priced at: $99,900 On Top of the World



Fenced 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car garage plexie glassed and carpeted, lanai, carpet and tile flooring, gutters and downspouts. Gated community with restaurant, pool community center, golf course and tennis. TRULY A LIFESTYLE!!!

Priced at $98,900 in Spruce Creek Preserve


If the Weather outside is Frightful...
Sara Homan, Realtor, Homes, Farms & 55+ (Coldwell Banker Ellison Realty 352-209-4044)

And it's really not delightful,

you may love to watch the snow

Watch it on TV you know!

Head on south for the winter

Buy a Florida winter stinter and...

Let it snow, Let it snow, Let it snow!

When the crocus pops it's head up,

Then to the Northern traffic will pick up.

For the summer your sons & daughters,

Will swim in our beautiful waters.

Then when the Autumn leaves are fallin',

To Florida you'll be a callin' and again...

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!


Click on each of the pictures above for a variety of homes in Oak Run & On Top of the World.  The full amount of pictures available will be yours for the viewing...Enjoy!


Snowbirds are singing in Ocala Florida!
Sara Homan, Realtor, Homes, Farms & 55+ (Coldwell Banker Ellison Realty 352-209-4044)

Escape the cold and winter snow.  Bring a light coat or sweater and come on down buy a home in a 55 + Adult Community for Under $100,000 (of course that is if you are 55+).  There are plenty of homes to choose from and plenty of communities too!  I venture to say "You'll like Ocala enough to call it Home!"















Listen to the Demo of Merry Gentlemen as my friend Mike Pollice sings it...you'll never be the same again!


On Top of the World...You want to be there!
Sara Homan, Realtor, Homes, Farms & 55+ (Coldwell Banker Ellison Realty 352-209-4044)

On Top of the World is one of the largest 55+ Communities here in Ocala.  When you visit On Top of the World you'll see that it has plenty to offer active adults, from lush Golf Courses to Recreation Centers to Clubs & Activities and more...  For the pet lovers there is a dog park to meet some new friends.  For the gardener in you, there is a community garden for you too!  So much to see & do and shopping is just a golf cart ride away, now that's convenience!

Below are links to homes (just click on the various houses) that are new on the market and to spark the interest I've included homes that are currently under contract and recently sold homes in the past 30 days, giving you an opportunity to do some price comparisons. 

Have fun searching and investigating the great deals that are to be had here in Ocala at On Top of the World. 


For a more extensive list of available homes in Ocala's finest Adult Communities or Residential homes just drop me a line and let me know what type of homes you are interested in and I'll email them to you.

I'm looking forward to hearing from you soon and assisting you in finding that perfect home to place your name on and make it YOUR home!  Call or email me today and let's see some of those homes together.  Sara 352-209-4044











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