55Plus Communities in Florida

Our 5 Favorite 55 Plus Communities in Ocala, Florida

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Ariel view of the Ocala Preserve clubhouse

Florida is the unofficial home for retirees, with several 55+ communities designed to cater to your every need. These communities are a haven for people looking for a home with a thriving adult community scene.

If you’re making retirement plans and your eyes are set on the Ocala area, look no further. Here are five of our favorite Ocala 55 plus communities worth checking out.

1. On Top of the World

Located in the heart of Ocala, Florida, the residents of this community are spoilt for choice when it comes to recreational activities and amenities. Whether you’re looking for an activity-packed community or a more slowed-down pace, On Top of the World has everything.

With three 18-hole golf courses, tennis courts, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, fitness centers, racquetball, bocce, basketball courts, and much more, you can find all you dream of in this tight-knit community. The homes in On Top of the World are of quality construction, maximum convenience, and a variety of designs.

With the average home price around $302,000, there are more than enough homes to suit your budget. The HOA and CDD fees vary depending on the neighborhood portion you’re in. You can expect to pay anywhere from $175-$385 in HOA fees and very little ($35 per month) to no CDD.

2. Ocala Preserve

If a scenic, natural environment is what you’re looking for, then Ocala Preserve would be perfect. Ocala Preserve is known for its beautiful aesthetic and meticulously maintained hybrid golf course. This gated community features top notch amenities, a 7-acre lake and a convenient location to outdoor activities, ranging from biking and hiking trails to theme parks.

The average home sale price is $402,188, with the lowest sale price in the last six months being $255,000. The Ocala Preserve HOA monthly fee ranges from approximately $437-$478. CDD fees vary based on which section of the community you live in. Newer parcels have CDD fees depending on lot size and typically range from $72-$87 per month.

3. SummerGlen

For those who love to socialize, SummerGlen is one of the best places to spend your retirement years. SummerGlen prides itself on its sense of community. It’s a beautiful, quiet, expansive community with breathtaking scenery and an onsite golf course. Proximity to everyday conveniences like grocery, medical, and shopping make this one of our all around favorite retirement communities. Plus, it's just a 25 minute drive to the downtown square of Ocala with fine dining, boutique shops and farmers markets to enjoy.

The average price for homes in SummerGlen is $322,970, which is relatively affordable. This community has no CDD fees, and the average SummerGlen HOA fee is $265 per month.

4. Stone Creek

Experience the best resort-quality gated community with Stone Creek homes in Ocala, Florida. Stone Creek is a subdivision By Dell Webb and one of the most inviting 55 plus communities in Ocala, Florida. The amenities include indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a workout room, a community garden, a plethora of sports courts, and a spectacular golf course. If you enjoy fishing, their lakes and ponds are stocked with fish to catch and release.

The average sale price for homes in Stone Creek stands at $380,947, with most homes ranging from $260,000 to $625,000. Stone Creek residents pay anywhere from $209-$444 monthly in HOA fees, and there is no CDD fee.

5. Oak Run

Oak Run is a calm, beautiful and affordable gated community in Ocala. The residents have access to a clubhouse with various amenities, including a swimming pool, workout room, library, and a room for card games.

The Oak Run HOA fees range from $165 for single-family homes and $295 for villas. The average cost of a home at Oak Run is $285,000, but pricing can range from $150,000 to $400,00.

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