Florida Tops the List of Best States for Retirement - Ocala, FL Home to On Top Of The World

Welcome to the Heart of Florida, Ocala. One of the Best Retirement Cities.

Welcome to the heart of Florida.

Florida tops the list of best states for retirement, and located at the center of Florida with its leisurely lifestyle, On Top of the World provides unsurpassed active adult living within this expansive community. And the rest of the world is just outside its gates.

Also topping the list of best retirement cities is Ocala. Sunny weather, tranquil landscapes and a low cost of living make Ocala an ideal place to call home. It’s peaceful and laid back but with plenty of options to fill your days with fun. Outdoor recreation at state parks, dining at unique local restaurants, concerts and live theatre, antiquing in nearby historic towns, and so much more await you here. Centrally located within the state, Ocala is close to major cities like Orlando, Daytona, Tampa, Jacksonville, and is minutes away from Gainesville, home to the University of Florida Gators. We’re also close to beaches on the East and West Coasts.

The medical community of Marion County is exceptional, offering four area hospitals, two of which are only minutes from On Top of the World. Medical professionals with specialties and expertise in all disciplines can be found locally. Located in Gainesville, just a short drive away, are the world-famous Shands Teaching Hospital and the region’s Veteran’s Hospital.

Shop. Eat. Play.

If shopping is your pleasure, you’ll have plenty to choose from. Several major department stores are located just minutes away and include Kohl’s, Dillard’s, Macy’s and Sears. Of course, you’ll also find Wal-Mart, Target and Sam’s Club, too!

CLOTHING

Macy’s
Kohl’s
Dillard’s
Sears
JC Penny
Belk
Old Navy

GIFT STORES

Your Heart’s Desire
Ocala Traditions
Stella’s Modern Pantry
Pier 1 Imports
Shannon Roth Collection
Serendipity Boutique
Artsy Abode

DINING

The Club at Candler Hills
Sid’s Coffee Shop & Deli
Pi on Broadway
Stella’s Modern Pantry
Harry’s Seafood,Bar & Grille
The Corkscrew Winery
Feta Mediterranean Cuisine
Carrabba’s
Bonefish Grill
Chili’s
Outback Steakhouse
Olive Garden

ENTERTAINMENT

Circle Square Cultural Center
Ocala Civic Theatre
Marion Theatre
Hollywood 16 Regal Cinema
Ocala Symphony Orchestra
Fine Arts Festival of Ocala
Silver Springs State Park

Ocala Florida Horse Farm

Ocala Community Links

These helpful links will acquaint you with your new community! From local news to entertainment options and more, you’ll be in the know about what’s what in the Ocala/Marion County area.

Ocala Points of Interest

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Ocala – Perfectly Central!
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Unmatched
Amenities

With unmatched amenities, On Top of the World Communities is the leader of 55+ recreational activities in retirement communities in Florida, in both quantity and quality.

Unrivaled
Construction

Each new home at On Top of the World Ocala is built with quality, steel reinforced, concrete block construction using superior materials and brands for better energy efficient homes.

Storied
History

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

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