On Top of the World Communities
The Premier 55+ Active Adult Retirement Community in Florida

On Top of the World Communities is an award-winning, family owned building and land development company founded in 1947 by patriarch, the late Sidney Colen. In 1975, he brought the family experience and vision to Ocala, Florida with the purchase of Circle Square Ranch, a continually working cattle ranch. The passion for creativity in land development and home building flows in the Colen blood. Kenneth Colen, Sidney’s son, never left his side as he grew up in the business and has led On Top of the World Communities since 1981, currently serving as President of all operations. Today, On Top of the World remains the oldest, privately owned land developer in the state of Florida.

Vintage postcard of Florida representing 55+ active adult On Top of the World Communities

Our Neighborhoods

From maintenance-free to owner maintained. We've got the perfect neighborhood and home designs to meet your needs!

  • Indigo East
    Indigo East
    Indigo East Community
  • Providence
    Meridian Preserve Community
  • Stonebridge
    Candler Hills Community
  • Windsor
    Meridian Preserve Community


With more than 300,000 square feet of amenities, On Top of the World Communities is the leader of 55+ amenities Florida, in both quantity and quality.


Each new home at On Top of the World Communities is built with quality, steel reinforced, concrete block construction using superior materials and brands.


As the premier 55+ active adult community in Florida, On Top of the World Communities is an award-winning, family owned company founded in 1947.

A Day in the Life

On Top of the World Communities is home to an endless stream of concerts, dances, parties, theatre, get-togethers, happy hours as well as more than 200 resident clubs, and social and service organizations. View this short video “A Day in the Life” and explore all our amenities.


On Top of the World Residents share why they love it here!
  • I love living here, let me count the ways: My house is great! I take many classes and am still learning (so you CAN teach an old dog new tricks). The dog parks! Pools galore! What more does a person need?

  • We are delighted we chose On Top of the World and look forward to many more physically active, intellectually stimulating years!

    Bob & Allie
    OTOW Homeowners
    Bob & Allie
  • On Top of the World afforded us the type of house, lifestyle and community we were hoping to find. We have met so many interesting people and made many new friends here. Who could ask for anything more?

    Frank & Janice
    Candler Hills Residents
    Frank & Janice
  • We absolutely love the various amenities available, the close proximity to everything, and the camaraderie. We have formed many new friendships and enjoy being involved in the educational opportunities and social activities. We now have a great home, on a perfect lot, and are enjoying our new lifestyle.

    Ron & Petra
    Ron & Petra

*Free HOA for 1 Year available in Candler Hills and Indigo East communities only; Up to $6500. in Choice Bucks available in Providence, Windsor or Renaissance neighborhoods only. See Sales Counselor for Details. Offer is valid through February 28, 2017. On Top of the World Communities reserves the right to change or withdraw this or any offer at any time. Prices, features and specifications are subject to change without notice.

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