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Supervision Requirements:

Guest’s regardless of age, will be required to have the sponsoring resident in attendance with them at all times when using facilities. If the in-area guest(s) is not with the sponsoring resident, they will be denied access to District amenity facilities. Guest must be 15 years are older to utilize the following facilities with a resident, all fitness centers, Hot tubs or spas, Billiard room, and Woodshop. Guest fees will apply for all fitness facilities and these fees are subject to change yearly. Fee amounts can be obtained by contacting the fitness facility for the location you are visiting.

Fitness & Wellness

Health, fitness and wellness programs are important for the well-being of mind and body. On Top of the World offers countless choices of activity to keep you in top shape and has some of the best facilities, programs, and qualified instructors in the state of Florida!

Recreation Center

The Recreation Center hosts many services and recreational activities for residents of OTOW Central, Candler Hills and Indigo East residents who purchased the Gateway of Services Pass.

Monday-Friday: 6am-7pm
Saturday: 7am-7pm
Sunday: 9am-5pm

Lower level:

  • The Recreation Center offices
  • Large group exercise room with fitness class programming
  • The Fitness Center includes full workout area, sauna, steam room and hot tub.

Second floor:

  • The ballroom is home to many resident functions such as bingo, entertainment and dances held periodically by the Dancing on Top Club.
  • The Pub is a private restaurant only open to residents and their guests. The Pub features daily breakfast and lunch specials.

Located outside and directly behind the Recreation Building:

  • The Olympic-sized swimming pool.
  • The OTOW Golf Pro Shop which serves the private courses of The Links and The Tortoise and Hare.

Fitness Equipment at the Recreation Center

  • Cybex weight training equipment
  • Seated Leg Press
  • Seated Leg Curl
  • Leg Extension
  • Rotary Calf
  • Hip Abduction
  • Hip Adduction
  • Fly
  • Chest Press
  • Overhead Press
  • Lateral Raise
  • Lateral Pull down
  • Row
  • Arm Curl
  • Arm Extension
  • Ab Crunch
  • Low Back Extension
  • 1 Universal Multi-Purpose Machine
  • 1 Nautilus Stationary Multi-exercise machine with stationary stepper and stretching area
  • 9 Star Trac Treadmills
  • 2 Ellipticals
  • 2 Airdyne Bikes
  • 8 Recumbent Bikes
  • 4 Nu-Step Cross Trainers
  • Precor Stretching Machine
  • Free weights 3 to 45 pounds
  • 9 Flat Screen TV’s
  • 6 Ceiling Fans
  • Audio System
  • Water Cooler System

Indigo East Fitness Center

Indigo East residents can now enjoy the new 3,400 Sq. Ft. Fitness Center. Features include:

  • Fitness Room -Aerobics Studio
  • Oversized Pool with Lap Lanes
  • Covered Outdoor Fitness Power Park
  • Wide Open Green Spaces with Social Gathering Areas and Walking Trails

The Arbors

Activity Center, Fitness Center, and Conference Center

The recently completed all new Arbor Activity Center opened to residents on January, 2nd 2019 and includes an expanded billiards room with 12 tables, a Poker room, 3 card rooms, music room, event room, and an electronic game room.

The newly renovated Arbor Fitness Center offers state-of-the-art exercise equipment, group fitness rooms, a TRX fitness room and is the hub of tennis and aquatic activity. The Arbor Fitness Center is where you’ll find both indoor and outdoor pools. The heated Olympic-sized indoor pool is home to the Aqua-Aerobic classes and lap swimmers. Water relaxation is prevalent at Arbor outdoor pool and Jacuzzi where you can choose to sit and relax while you enjoy the Florida Sunshine. The facility also provide men’s and women’s showers and locker rooms.

The Arbor Conference Center features large Dance Studios, large Card Room, Table Tennis Room, and Ballet Room perfect for most resident clubs, large or small.


Tennis is “tops” at On Top of the World! The Arbor Club boasts of ten (10) tennis courts of which eight are lighted and surfaced with the Plexicushion Prestige Cushion Acrylic so residents may enjoy the game daytime or nighttime. Lessons are available through the on-premise Tennis Pro, and lessons encompass private, semi-private, and group instruction. Residents also play in tournaments.

Long Leaf Trail

The nature trail is adjacent to the Arbor Conference Center.  This natural walking trail is clearly marked.  Along the trail you will find markers that identify the flora and fauna native to the state of Florida.  Our own Native Plant Club maintains the Long Leaf Trail.

Long leaf pine Trail at On top of the World Communities Ocala, FL

Recreation & Activities

OTOW Library

The Library hours: Monday through Sunday 7:00 am to 9:00 pm 
The Hobby Building is home to our own library. All books have all been donated.

On Top of the World Community Library

Hobby Building

This building consists of (five) 5 separate rooms:

  • Art Studio A and B is one large room and it may be shared by two groups. These rooms are often used for ceramics, painting and sewing.
  • Model Railroaders room.
  • The Event Room is mainly used for bridge or cribbage. There are 16 card tables with enough seating for 64 people.
  • The Library
  • The Woodworking Shop is a secured room due to the amount of woodworking equipment and safety. If interested in utilizing this room, please contact the Recreation Office.

RC Airplanes Field

Some call it a sport, others call it a hobby, but whatever you call Radio Controlled Model Flying, you’ll feel right at home when you become a “Model Resident” at On Top of the World.
A virtual “Vista of Blue Sky” awaits you to perform those special aerobatic maneuvers or to begin learning to fly model aircraft for the first time with the help of a friendly instructor and where a maintained field is provided to indulge On Top of the World residents.

In order to fly a model plan you must be a member of the AMA. Contact the RC Flying Club for more information.

Private RC Airplane flying field at On top of the World Retirement Community

Community Facilities

Candler Hills Community Center

The Candler Hills Community Center is open to all Candler residents and has a ballroom/meeting area that can hold up to 80 people. There is also a card room with three (3) full size poker tables, and this room may also be changed to accommodate regular card tables for various other card games. This facility includes a mini kitchen with a sink, refrigerator and microwave.

Outside you will find a heated swimming pool along with a hot tub. Reservations for the ballroom/meeting area and the card room may be made at The Lodge office Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Candler Hills Community Center at On Top of the World Retirement Communities Florida

The Lodge at Candler Hills

The Lodge is our exclusive new clubhouse for Candler Hills residents only. Features include:

  • Over 17,000 a/c sq. ft of enjoyment
  • Resort-style pool featuring beach entry
  • Outdoor fire pit and covered pavilion
  • Indoor gathering lounge with gas fireplace and large screen tv
  • Grand lobby with gas fireplace
  • Expansive ballroom
  • Multi-purpose rooms, catering kitchen and so much more

Indigo East Community Center

The Indigo Community Center is open to all Indigo East residents and has a ballroom/meeting area that can hold up to 176 people. The entryway to this building can also be utilized as a meeting area for small groups if necessary. This facility includes a mini kitchen with a sink, refrigerator and microwave.

Outside you will find a swimming pool along with a hot tub. Reservations for the ballroom/meeting area may be made at the Indigo East Fitness office M-F 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Circle Square Commons

Circle Square Commons has become the heart of the hometown atmosphere at On Top of the World Communities.  The Commons is truly reminiscent of a simpler time and carefree days gone by, with a design and architecture reflecting the heart of country and small town charm. Offering a variety of daily choices, Circle Square Commons is an entertainment and social hub for not only On Top of the World residents, but the general public as well. On Top of the World Real Estate of Marion, Bridgenet Communications, Marion Title & Escrow Company, Bay Laurel Center CCD, VIP Care, MFG Financial Group, Senior Health Plus, Visiting Angels, Master the Possibilities Lifelong Learning Education Center, The World Design Studio, The Ranch Fitness Center & Spa, Circle Square Cultural Center, Sid’s Coffee Shop & Deli, Mr. B’s Big Scoop Ice Cream & Smoothies Shop and The Town Square all call the Commons home.

The Town Square at Circle Square Commons is a great venue for all forms of entertainment including performances by entertainers, festivals, dances and more.

For this month’s featured entertainment, click here.


8409 SW 80th Street | Ocala, FL 34481
Thursdays & Fridays, 6 pm – 9 pm


Businesses Currently Located in Circle Square Commons

List with the Leader.

  • Dedicated team of Real Estate Agents that exclusively represent On Top of the World
  • Community Market Analysis for your home.
  • We drive more potential buyers to sell your home fast.
  • Maximum online exposure: MLS.com, Realtor.com, Homes & Land, Digest of Homes
  • Our own listing engine website, OTOWRealEstate.com
  • The power of a full time marketing team and professional photographers to showcase you home.
(352) 854-2394 | (800) 871-8901 | OTOWRealEstate.com
8413 SW 80th Street | Suite 3 | Ocala, FL 34481
Monday – Saturday, 8:30 am – 5 pm
Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm

Kenneth D. Colen, Licensed Real Estate Broker

On Top of the World Real Estate in Circle Square Commons.

BridgeNet Communications offers high speed internet with reliable connectivity serving customers in communities such as On Top of The World and Stone Creek.

(352) 873-4817 | BridgenetCommunications.com
8413 SW 80th Street | Suite 1 | Ocala, FL 34481
Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5pm


Bridgenet Communication in Circle Square Commons serving On Top of the World and surrounding areas.

(352) 414-5454 | BLCCDD.com
8470 SW 79th Street | Suite A | Ocala, FL 34481
Monday – Friday, 8 am – 4 pm


BLCCDD crew at Circle Square Commons

Serving delicious ice cream, frozen yogurt, smoothies, juice, sugar-free products, sandwiches and other lunch items!

(352) 237-4777
8399 SW 80th Street | Suite 16 | Ocala, FL 34481
Tuesday – Thursday, 12:30 – 8:30 pm
Friday – Saturday, 12:30 pm – ’til last call
Sunday, 12:30 – 8:30 pm
Mr. B's Big Scoop Ice Cream at Circle Square Commons.

Primary Care – Claudine Frederiks, MD

Dental Care – Daniel Greenstein, DDS
8409 SW 80th Street, Ocala, FL 34481
(352) 414-1922
Monday – Friday, 8 am–5 pm


(352) 387-7647

8405 SW 80th Street | Suite 11 | Ocala, FL 34481
Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 5pm

Providing non-medical homecare to seniors. Assistance with light housekeeping, meal preparation, shopping, medicine reminders and more.

(352) 620-8484 | VisitingAngels.com
8405 SW 80th Street | Suite 14 | Ocala, FL 34481
Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5 pm

Lic. NR 30211451

Prestigious agency with over 30 years experience specializing
in retirement, estate and individual needs.

(352) 351-0500 | McLeodFinancialGroup.com
8413 SW 80th Street | Suite 2 | Ocala, FL 34481
Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4 pm

Guided Medicare Solutions represents many of the popular Medicare plans in your area. We can help you learn about your options and find a plan that best suits your needs and fits your budget!

(352) 401-5611 | MedicareAndMe.com
8399 SW 80th Street | Suite 17 | Ocala, FL 34481
Monday – Friday, 10 am – 2pm (Jan. – Sept.)
9 am – 5pm (Oct. – Dec.)


Circle Square Cultural Center

The Circle Square Cultural Center is Ocala’s premier entertainment venue. This fabulous auditorium at Circle Square Commons is Ocala’s largest indoor venue for all forms of entertainment including performances by internationally known entertainers, theatrical productions, concerts, dances, meetings, conventions, and more. The Circle Square Cultural Center will host up to 600 guests banquet-style and 830 in a theatre-style setting. The possibilities are endless and you are invited to contact the Circle Square Cultural Center for more information.
For Complete Entertainment Line-up or more information visit www.CSCulturalCenter.com.

The Ranch Fitness Center & Spa

The Ranch Fitness Center & Spa is equipped with state-of-the-art cardiovascular and strength training equipment and features an exclusive selection of specialized massages, facials, body wraps, and hair and nail services. Located in Circle Square Commons, The Ranch also features private men and women’s saunas, steam rooms, locker rooms and personal amenities so that you feel truly pampered in this lavish retreat.

  • State-of-the-art fitness facility
  • Individualized fitness orientation for fitness members
  • Group fitness programs including; cardio, strength, dance, cycle, and interval training
  • Mind body classes for inner balance
  • Indoor heated pool
  • Full menu of services to include massage therapies, facials and body treatments
  • Special signature treatments for the equestrian athlete
  • Full service hair and nail salon
  • Five full service, tranquil treatment rooms
  • Steam and sauna rooms
  • Locker rooms complete with a collection of spa delights for hair and skin
  • Open seven days a week
  • Flexible monthly memberships

For More Information please visit: www.TheRanchFitnessSpa.com

Master the Possibilities Education Center

Master the Possibilities (MTP) Lifelong Learning Education Center, a not-for-profit program, offers more classes, more lectures and more chances to expand your horizons than any other active adult community. Exciting educational programs provide hundreds of opportunities throughout the year to learn and grow. Located in the new Circle Square Commons Town Center, instructors build on our active adults’ knowledge and experiences. Outstanding instructors take you to topics of interest – from literature and history to current events and scientific topics. You will be amazed at the range of subjects! Master the Possibilities courses are available to On Top of the World Residents and the general public. See you in class!

Phone: (352) 861-9751
8415 SW 80th Street
Ocala, FL 34481

For More Information please visit: www.MasterthePossibilities.org

Sid’s Coffee Shop & Deli

Sid’s Coffee Shop & Deli is an eat-in café located at Circle Square Commons, offering specialty coffees, breakfast items, salads, soup, deli sandwiches and more. Sid’s Coffee Shop & Deli was established as a tribute to the late Mr. Sidney Colen, the founder of On Top of the World.

Serving Breakfast and Lunch
Monday – Saturday
7:30 AM – 3:00 PM

Sid's Coffee Shop & Deli at Circle Square Commons On Top of the World Communities.

Circle Square Commons Farmer’s Market

The weekly Circle Square Commons Farmer’s Market held at The Town Square provides a wonderful selection of fresh, seasonal produce from local growers as well as baked goods, plants, hand-made soaps and more.

For More Information please visit https://www.circlesquarecommons.com/visitors/

Circle Square Commons Farmers Market at On Top of the World Communities

Golf Clubs

On Top of the World is home to the Candler Hills Golf Club and the OTOW Golf Club, which is comprised of two private golf courses The Links and The Tortoise and the Hare. Both clubs offer fully stocked golf shops, regularly scheduled events, and lessons available with our PGA and LPGA golf professionals.

Candler Hills Golf Course

Whatever your reason for choosing Candler Hills Golf Club – a round of golf, a tournament, instruction or a social get-together at the restaurant – our number one priority is to make your experience exceptional. We offer an expertly manicured golf course, shot-making long and short game practice area, PGA and LPGA professionals on staff and regularly scheduled special golf and social events. Designed by renowned golf course architect Gordon Lewis of Naples, Florida, Candler Hills Golf Course is a masterpiece in design, offering a challenge to all levels of golfer. Five sets of tees ranging in length from 4877 to 7333 yards create a rewarding experience for golfers of various handicaps.  Enjoy the picturesque scenery and unique layout, but most importantly, enjoy your round of golf! With a Palm Springs-style landscape… this is not your typical Florida golf course.

  • Par-72 semi-private championship course
  • 7,333 yard course
  • Longest Par 5 in Florida – 669 Yards!
  • State-of-the-art practice facility
  • Lessons available by PGA and LPGA Professionals
  • Special group & corporate events/fundraisers
  • U.S.G.A. Handicap System Available
  • Fully stocked Golf Shop
  • Candler Hills Restaurant adjacent to the golf shop serving breakfast brunch (Sunday only), lunch and dinner with full service bar.

View Candler Hills Golf Rates

Candler Hills Golf Shop:
(352) 861-9712
For more info visit www.CandlerHillsGolfClub.com.

The Tortoise & The Hare, and The Links Golf Courses

Both The Links and The Tortoise & The Hare are private 18-hole golf courses in a picturesque natural setting, exclusive only to On Top of the World residents and their guests. There are no tee times at either course, as play is on a first-come, first-served basis. The Tortoise & The Hare is a shot makers delight, while The Links offers more traditional southern flavor.

  • Both courses are par-72
  • No annual membership or initiation fees
  • Lessons available by PGA and LPGA Professionals
  • Driving Range, Short Game and Practice Putting Green areas
  • U.S.G.A. handicap system available to all members
  • Fully stocked Golf Shop
  • Men’s and Women’s Leagues
  • Planned mixers, scrambles and tournaments

View The Tortoise & The Hare Rates

On Top of the World Golf Shop:
(352) 854-8430


Choose from three different restaurants at On Top of the World. From casual dining, to pub-style atmosphere, to morning coffee and deli sandwiches — the variety offers something for everyone!

The Pub at On Top of the World Retirement Community Florida. Exclusively for On Top of the World residents and their guests.

The Pub
Breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as a full service bar, can be enjoyed in a casual atmosphere. The Pub is the ideal location to meet old friends and make new ones and enjoy a delicious meal. Good Friends, Good Food, Good Place!

The Club at Candler Hills at On top of the world Retirement Communities Florida. Open to the public!

The Club at Candler Hills
Whether you come in for lunch or cocktails and a light dinner, you are sure to be impressed with gorgeous views of the greens and the delicious menu offerings. Don’t forget to leave room for dessert!

Sid's Coffee Shop & Deli at Circle Square Commons at On Top of the World Retirement Communities Florida. Open to the public!

Sid’s Coffee Shop & Deli
Enjoy a delicious breakfast and lunch with friends. Located just outside the gates in Circle Square Commons, Sid’s is a local favorite.