On Top of the World
8447 SW 99th Street Rd., Ocala, Florida 34481
Large, Gated 55+ Community of On Top of the World Boasts Colorful Single Family Homes, Three Golf Courses, a Lifelong Learning Program, a Town Square, Miniature Golf, a Woodworking Shop, Dog Parks, 200 Activity Clubs and More
On Top of the World is a large 55+ community on 13,000 rolling acres in north central Florida. Gated and well established, it shares the land with a working cattle ranch and plans to eventually build 10,000 single family homes here. This makes On Top of the Wolrd one of the largest 55+ developments in Florida.
Homes are single story and have a pitched roof, a front porch and an attached one or two car garage. Exterior are stucco and brick and come a variety of colors, including light blue, light yellow, light green and others. The community dates from 1981 and has five separate neighborhoods. Older ones have leafy lanes and mature landscaping while newer areas have small trees and bushes. The three home series are the Classic, the Premier and the Estate. All are energy efficent and feature concrete block construction. Floor plans range from approximately 1,090 square feet with two bedrooms, two baths to 3,030 square feet with three bedrooms, a den and two and a half baths.
The World Design Studio gives homebuyers 10,000 ways to personalize their new dwelling, from choosing paint colors to selecting kitchen appliances. Home prices begin in the mid-$100,000s. Please verify this price with a Realtor as it is bound to change.
Amenities abound and begin with the three beautiful golf courses, two private and one semi-private. The golf club plans tournaments, and PGA and LPGA staff professionals present clinics and lessons.
The Arbor Club houses six tennis courts, an on-site tennis pro, an indoor swimming pool and happy hours. The Recreation Center boasts a full gym with sauna/steam/shower rooms, state-of-the-art fitness equipment, a woodworking shop, racquetball courts, a pub and more. Basketball courts, shuffleboard courts, bocce ball courts and pickleball courts await outside, as do walking trails, a miniature golf course and several dog parks. A farmers' market, planned trips and more than 200 activity clubs are further ways to stay active and engaged. There is even an RC airplane field. The Circle Square Ranch Town Square, an open air plaza, mounts dances, fairs and festivals.
Residents may also participate in Master the Possibilities, a not for profit, lifelong learning program that offers all kinds of wellness, educational, cultural classes and lectures. Many are taught by experts in their fields from across Marion County. Curriculum categories include American History, Economics, Estate Planning and many others.
Ocala is known as the "Horse Capitol of the World" and is dotted with horse farms and grazing pastures. World class salt-water fishing and endless opportunities to lounge on a Florida beach are all about 1 1/2 hours away.
Ocala Regional Medical Center is accredited by the Joint Commission.
The climate is humid subtropical, meaning two seasons a year. Summers and early fall are hot and rainy with temperatures in the 80s and 90s. Late fall and winter are generally dry and sunny with temperatures in the 40s, 50s, 60s and 70s.
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