Thursday, April 27, 2017

Scenes from On Top of the World

On Top of the World is a very large (and growing) 55+ community located in southwest Ocala. It offers a wealth of amenities, such as community centers with swimming pools, spas, billiard rooms, libraries, etc.  There's a dog park and walking trails.

It all began with the Colen family in 1947.  They developed several of these communities in Florida but the Ocala site is arguably the best.  One of the things of which they are most proud is the "Lifelong Learning Education Center," which offers classes and lectures on just about any topic one can imagine - there are 700 plus such offerings every semester.

OTOW provides three golf courses, one of which is open to the public which also features a driving range, practice facility and pro shop.

There's much more and if you're interested you can get additional information HERE.

Flag & Flowers

Cultural Center

A Horse Fever Horse

North Entrance

A Utility Van for Various Purposes


bill burke said...

There is plenty to do in one of these communities to satisfy lots of people.

RedPat said...

You couldn't get bored there!

William Kendall said...

The Horse Fever is my favourite of these.

Lois said...

It does look nice. I have a friend who just bought a house there a few months ago and she loves it!

Kay said...

I'm impressed with 700+ classes and lectures. That's a big program...but then it sounds like a big community.

Linda said...

Wonderful photos, Lowell! Thank you so much for sharing!

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Belas fotografias, gostei muito do cavalo.
Um abraço e bom fim-de-semana.

Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa

Marleen said...

Sounds like a great place to live with all the activities you mention.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Three golf courses are going to make a lot of residents very happy Lowell 😊 love the Picasso'ish painted horse!

Small City Scenes said...

What a neat place. Too much to do!

Sharon Anck said...

It sounds like quite a place. I love that horse.

Kate said...

Obviously here are lots of activities that will keep boredom away. Seems like there are plenty of energetic folks there.

Laura. M said...

A good center with many activities.
Un abrazo.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

The Lifelong Learning Center is a great idea. There are opportunities for "seniors" classes in Eugene through the UO and various other sponsors (all for any old person, they are not located in a 55+ development). but nothing we've found in our neighborhood here in Florida. We have to self-educate (not sure that's working so well).

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