We are in the process of updating some of the reviews we have previously published. This week we revisit On Top of the World which we first wrote about back when this website first began.
With its location smack-dab in the middle of Florida, On Top of the World itself is largely self-contained. If you don’t like to wander very far, you don’t have to. Because it’s right by Interstate 75, though, getting to some of the state’s best attractions is easy. At On Top of the World, you settle in and live the good life. The community is designed for adults ages 55 and older, but it is a far cry from your typical retirement community. Learn more about it below.
Where to Retire magazine listed On Top of the World as one of the best places to retire in the United States, and it’s easy to see why the community earned such recognition. It sprawls out across nearly 13,000 acres in the heart of central Florida, and it is bordered by vast forests and many exciting towns and cities. The community has been designed to engage people’s bodies and minds, so there is always something happening. An extensive array of services, features and amenities is offered within its borders, so it’s ideal for people who are ready to live life on their own terms.
Key Amenities and Features
Everywhere you turn you will run across a great community center, outdoor activity or other amenity. By making this community your home, you will be able to enjoy:
The Homes of OTOTW
Homes at On Top of the World are offered in many distinct styles and configurations. State-of-the-art features and a wide range of elegant floor plans make them perfect for absolutely anyone. These homes have specifically been designed to be as energy efficient as possible. By taking advantage of the Design Studio, new residents can personalize their homes with flooring, paint and many other options. Many homes are located in prime places near golf courses and other popular community areas.
Home Prices and Sizes
There is a home for every lifestyle and every budget. Top-of-the-line Masterpiece homes have sprawling sizes of more than 4,000 square feet. In terms of price, they start around $330,000. Two different styles are available.
Estate homes are a nice option for people who have slightly smaller budgets but still want plenty of space. Five gorgeous designs and floor plans are available. They range in size from 2,500 square feet to 3,000 square feet, and they range in price from $170,000 to around $250,000.
Premier homes are available in six unique styles. They range in size from 2,300 square feet to around 3,400 square feet, and they cost between $170,000 and $225,000.
The Ocala and Marion County Area
On Top of the World Communities is located near Ocala in Marion County. Orlando and its world-class theme parks is just a short distance away. The area is also just as close to Gulf Coast beaches as it is to Atlantic beaches. More than 600 lakes are sprinkled throughout the region and offer prime fishing and water sports opportunities. The I-75 corridor is right nearby, so it’s easy to access prime dining, shopping and entertainment options.
A Gem of a Community
It’s easy to see why OTOTW has earned such rave reviews. The community has matured quite a bit from when we first profiled it. It’s perfect for active adults who enjoy getting out there and enjoying sports and other activities. It’s also great for people who like to take it a little easier. No matter where you fall on the activity spectrum, you’re sure to be floored by the huge array of features and amenities that are offered in this first-class community.
Address, Phone, and Directions
8445 SW 80th St.
Ocala, FL 34481
Getting to On Top of the World is pretty easy. From I-75 you just take SR200 west about 6 and a half miles. Then, turn north on SW 80th Avenue and then turn west on SW 80th Street.