On Top of the World Overview
On Top of the World in Ocala, FL 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 Florida is located just six and a half miles west of Interstate 75. 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 55+ community their 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 every resident. 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, even a R/C airplane field and R/C car track. The Recreation Center, Hobby Building and Arbor Club and Conference Center are open to residents.

There are three 18-hole golf courses at On Top of the World. The Candler Hills Golf Club is a semi-private, par 72, 4,877 to 7,233-yard course, depending on which of the five tees you start from and was designed by renowned golf course architect Gordon Lewis. The Links and The Tortoise & The Hare are private courses reserved exclusively for residents and their guests.

After a round of golf, residents can gather for drinks and a meal within the community. There are two restaurants at this active adult community: The Pub, which is reserved for residents and their guests, and The Club at Candler Hills, which is adjacent to the golf course and is open to the public.

The Circle Square Commons is the entertainment and social hub for the public and residents. Circle Square Cultural Center (CSCC) at Circle Square Commons brings top name entertainment to the Ocala area, featuring spectacular events and performers every year. With seating for over 830 guests theater-style, residents have an incredible concert experience in this unique intimate setting. In addition to concerts, CSCC is the largest indoor venue for banquets in Ocala. This beautiful auditorium also hosts theatrical productions, dances, conventions, expos, fundraising events, and more. The Ranch Fitness Center and Spa is Ocala's first world-class spa and state-of-the-art fitness center designed to provide cardiovascular and strength-training equipment with specialized fitness programs. In addition to the fitness center, The Ranch also includes a full service day spa and professional salon.

Master the Possibilities is a not-for-profit lifelong learning center at Circle Square Commons and was designed to cater to the growing trend of active adults who wish to continue their education and learn new pursuits. This adult learning 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 culinary classes. Most classes are free to residents or require a nominal fee to participate.

There are also several everyday conveniences located right at The Commons such as an ice cream shop, deli, and weekly 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 to gather and unwind after a long week.

On Top of the World Homes & Real Estate
On Top of the World offers a variety of unique floor plans designed for the way active adults want to live. Homebuyers can choose from maintenance-free, single-family homes and attached villas that approximately range from 1,000 to over 3,000 square feet. Most homes feature concrete block, steel stud and stucco construction. All new homes are built 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 Florida. 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.

This 55+ community is divided into two distinct communities with several neighborhoods to choose from, depending on your budget and conveniences included. The largest section is commonly referred to as Meridian Preserve. Residents in this community enjoy fully maintained homes and lawns included in their monthly association dues. The second section, Candler Hills, is 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 both communities are able to enjoy the 250,000 sq. ft. of amenities located at On Top of the World in Ocala.

On Top of the World Lifestyle
The lifestyle is scarcely matched by any other 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 R/C flyers, red hatters, golf, bocce, bowling, happy hour, pickleball, singles’ club, garden club, travel club, theatre club, teacher's club, and snowbird club. With so many activities and clubs to participate in, residents will never have a dull moment living in this 55+ community.

With everything the community has to offer, residents 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, retail shops and banks. This community also offers bus service to several nearby shopping areas.

There are many exciting attractions surrounding this 55+ community. 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.

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. On Top of the World in Ocala is truly a great active adult community that has everything to offer 55+ homeowners in Central Florida.
Posted by ERA Big Sun Realty on September 26th, 2017 11:49 AM

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