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By Bill Ness | Broker in Chicago, IL

On Top of the World, Ocala, Florida

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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By Garyvh4r,  Mon Jun 27 2011, 11:39
Thanks for an informative look at On Top Of The World....It seems like a nice community with alot of amenities. I think though that The Villages is larger now than OTW. Just curious now which community is larger? They both have great amenities. If you golf then The villages might be a better choice because of the free golf. Here is some information about The Villages and I suppose it's just up to the individual which community they prefer. The following ink has information about The villages - 101 interesting facts about The Villages -
( http://www.villageshomes4rent.com/blog/?page_id=432 )
By Matt Wid,  Wed Oct 19 2011, 19:34
will your prices fall once the Slaughter house moves in near you? in 2012?

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