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On Top of the World Communities LLC is different from all the rest! We offer decades of family owned expertise providing unmatched experience and dedication to building quality, energy efficient homes in a well designed, amenity rich community. We strive for excellence in everything we do, including the still operational Circle Square Ranch, which surrounds the property.

Mission Statement:
On Top of the World is the realization of a commitment to protect our land and natural resources.
Our communities are the reflection of the vision of one family and the achievements of many.
Our residents are an extension of ourselves and as such motivate our actions.
Our employees are the assets, which sustain our foundation and nourish our future.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Social Media:
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twitter.com/OTOWFL

Year Founded:
Company founded in 1947.
Land purchased in Ocala in 1975.
On Top of the World Communities in Ocala premiered in 1981.

President:
Kenneth D. Colen

Corporate Headquarters:
8445 SW 80th Street, Ocala, Florida 34481

Business:
Building quality, energy efficient new homes in a well designed, amenity rich community for active-adult homebuyers.

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2020

Measure of a Man – ocalastyle.com
Keeping Water Use In Line – Recreation & Green Industry Magazine

2019

Backstage at The Circle Square Cultural Center– wcjb.com
Community Builds Out with Florida Water Star– swfwmd.state.fl.us
55 Places Lists 2019’s Most Popular Active Adult Communities– builderonline.com
APPLAUSE: Recognizing Good News and Milestones– Ocala.com
Building a Legacy, One Generation at a Time– ideallivingmagazine.com

2018

Miniature Golf at On Top of the World– Ocala.com
Best of 2018-Florida– golfadvisor.com
Have Alexa Run Your New Home at On Top of the World– floridaforboomers.com
21 Most Luxurious Retirement Communities in America– blog.cheapism.com
The 21 Most Luxurious Retirement Communities in America– msn.com
Phillip Hisey Waters Thousands of Lawns with Science– fngla.org
Florida for Boomers– floridaforboomers.com
Meet My Community– 55Places.com
A Walk in the Park: Sholom Park– Ocala’s Good Life
All Hat, All Cattle: E.L. Strickland– Ocala’s Good Life
Something to be Thankful for: A new, free home– Ocala.com

2017

BMP’s at Work at On Top Of The World– gcmdigital.org
Circle Square: Sold Out in the Southwest– Ocala.com
SR 200 Corridor: Why leave at all?– Ocala.com

2016

On Top of the World Communities’ Golf Courses featured on Golf America. Click video to view show.

The Villages Vs. On Top Of The World– Floridaforboomers.com
Kevin Costner: ‘We’re gonna play loud’ – Ocala.com
Kevin Costner Photos | Video
Live Life! On Top of the World. – Southern Golf Central Magazine
Limited Time Only Incentives – Orlando Sentinel
The 25 Best Value Active Adult Communities of 2016 – 55Places.com
SR 200: 36 Years of Growth – Ocala.com
The 55 Best 55+ Communities for 2016! – 55Places.com
Top Eco-Friendly Communities – 55Places.com
100 Most Popular 55+ Communities for 2016 – 55Places.com
15 Largest Active Adult Communities in the U.S. – 55Places.com

Archives

2015
On Top of the World Communities in Ocala, Florida offers four new floor plans in Stonebridge at Candler Hills
– PalmBeachPost.com
Community Adapts to Changing Needs, Desires – Ocala.com
Newsmax’s Top 50 Active Adult Retirement Communities in Florida – Newsmax.com

2014
The Best Niche Active Retirement Communities
– TheHuffingtonPost.com

2021
Ideal Livings Americas 100 Best places to live 2021

ideal-LIVING Magazine: America's 100 Best Places to Live

2020
2020 ideal Living Best of the Best Health and Fitness

ideal-LIVING Magazine: The Best of the Best Health & Fitness Community

55Pleaces.com Community of the Year On Top of the World Communities

55Places.com: Community of the Year

2019
Ocala Star Banner 2019 Best of the Best Award

Ocala StarBanner’s Readers' Choice Award: Retirement Community

Ocala Star Banner 2019 Best of the Best Award

Ocala StarBanner’s Readers' Choice Award: Developer

NAHB - National Association of Home Builders

NAHB 2019 Gold Award: Best 55+ Corporate Website (OnTopoftheWorld.com)

NAHB - National Association of Home Builders

NAHB 2019 Gold Award: Best 55+ Repositioned or Repurposed Project (Arbor Fitness Center)

NAHB - National Association of Home Builders

NAHB 2019 Silver Award: Best 55+ Lifestyle Director (Cammy Dennis, Fitness Director)

NAHB - National Association of Home Builders

NAHB 2019 Silver Award: Best 55+ Clubhouse or Amenity Center over 200 Homes Community (The Lodge at Candler Hills)

Where to Retire Top 50 The Short List

Where to Retire: Short List of the 50 Best Master-Planned Communities in the U.S.

2019 Ideal Living Best of the Best

ideal-LIVING Magazine Honors “The Best of the Best in Planned Communities”

2018
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55Places.com: 100 Most Popular Active Adult Communities for 2018

55Places.com The 55 Best 55+Communities for 2018

55Places.com: 55 Best 55+ Communities for 2018

2018 Ocala Star Banner Best of the Best Award

Ocala Star Banner’s Readers' Choice Award: Retirement Community

2018 Ocala Star Banner Best of the Best Award

Ocala Star Banner’s Readers' Choice Award: Event Venue (Circle Square Cultural Center)

2017
2017 Parade of Homes Award - Open Floor Plan

Parade of Homes
Special Feature Award: Aberdeen Open Floor Plan

2017 Parade of Homes Award - Fireplace

Parade of Homes
Special Feature Award: Wisteria Fireplace

2017 Parade of Homes Award - Workshop

Parade of Homes
Special Feature Award: Arlington Workshop

2017 Parade of Homes Award - Fire place

Parade of Homes
Special Feature Award: Ariana Fireplace

2017 Parade of Homes Award - Natural Light

Parade of Homes
Special Feature Award: Brighton Natural Light/ Large Windows

Florida Water Star

Florida Water Star: Private Builder Award

Where to Retire Top 50 The Short List

Where to Retire: Short List of the 50 Best Master-Planned Communities in the U.S.

2017 ideal Living Best of the Best

Ideal Living: Best of the Best Model Homes

2016
2016 Best of the Best Ocala Star Banner

Ocala.com Readers' Choice Awards : Best Retirement Community

2016 ideal Living Best of the Best

Ideal Living: Best of the Best Social Calendars

55Places.com The 55 Best 55+Communities for 2016

55Places.com: The 55 Best 55+ Communities for 2016

Florida Communities of Excellence

Florida Communities of Excellence: Water Conservation, Indoors and Outdoors

2015
Where to Retire Top 50 The Short List

Where to Retire: Short List of the 50 Best Master-Planned Communities

55Places.com logo

55Places.com: Second Most Popular Active Adult Community in the Nation

Florida Communities of Excellence

Florida Communities of Excellence: Energy Efficiency

Florida Communities of Excellence

Florida Communities of Excellence: Community Video Showcase

2014
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55 Places.com: Best Value in Retirement Community in the Nation

2020

Live Oak International

Operation Helping Heroes

2019

Live Oak International

Marion County’s 175th Anniversary

Operation Helping Heroes

2018

American Heart Association Marion County Go Red

“Beyond Glory” at the Ocala Civic Theatre

Hospice of Marion County, Inc.

Interfaith Emergency Services

Live Oak International

Marion County Center for the Arts at West Port High School

Ocala Symphony Orchestra

Opera Tampa Gala

West Port High School Marching Band

2017

American Heart Association Marion County Go Red

Hospice of Marion County, Inc.

Interfaith Emergency Services

Marion County Center for the Arts at West Port High School

Ocala Civic Theatre

OzCala Women’s Expo

The First Tee of Greater Ocala

The Florida Orchestra

West Port High School Marching Band

2016

American Heart Association Marion County Go Red

Hospice of Marion County, Inc.

Interfaith Emergency Services

Jewish Federations of North America

Marion County Center for the Arts at West Port High School

Marion Cultural Alliance

North Central Florida Pickleball Doubles Tournament

West Port High School Marching Band

West Port High School Football Team

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