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Our History. Our Story. On Top of the World.

As the premier 55+ active adult 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 the company 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.

Kenneth’s leadership brings you peace of mind. We are a debt free company that you can count on to be here for you! We have been making new home dreams come true for over 65 years for more than 50,000 home buyers. The Colens have mastered the design of a well-built, intimate, quiet, amenity rich community with solid management. Our management team has over 100 years combined experience, proving our dedication to the heart and loyalty to your dreams is big at On Top of the World Communities. Listen to Ken Colen discuss how On Top of the World came to be.

On Top of the World retirement community. You Deserve the World®!

55+ Active Adult Community in Florida.

On Top of the World Communities 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. Check out this video about the ranch earning the 2012 Environmental Stewardship Award. On Top of the World Communities is located in the Horse Capital of the World amidst the rolling hills of beautiful Ocala, Florida, one of the best states for retirement.

On Top of the World Communities' Mission Statement

“This Company has always stood for quality, value, moral obligation and sustainable development practices. We have never undertaken the development of anything or any community unless we believed there would be a redeeming value. Money has never been the motivation or the purpose of our existence. We have always believed keenly that service and human values are greater than mere development. We affect the lives of people and we affect their lives for good.”

– Sidney Colen




Tennis Courts




Golf Courses


Miles of Exercise Paths


Fitness Centers


R/C Airplane Flying Field


Cultural Center


Pickleball Courts


R/C Car Track


Dog Parks




Horseshoe Pits


Softball Field


Bocce Courts


Shuffleboard Courts


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.


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.


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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