Located at the center of Florida, one of the best states for retirement, with its leisurely lifestyle, sunny weather, tranquil landscapes and a low cost of living make Ocala an ideal place to call home. It’s peaceful and laid back but with plenty of options to fill your days with fun. Outdoor recreation at state parks, dining at unique local restaurants, concerts and live theatre, antiquing in nearby historic towns, and so much more await you here. Centrally located within the state, Ocala is close to major cities like Orlando, Daytona, Tampa, Jacksonville, and is minutes away from Gainesville, home to the University of Florida Gators. We’re also close to beaches on the East and West Coasts.
The medical community of Marion County is exceptional, offering four area hospitals, two of which are only minutes from On Top of the World. Medical professionals with specialities and expertise in all disciplines can be found locally. Located in Gainesville, just a short drive away, are the world-famous Shands Teaching Hospital and the region’s Veteran’s Hospital.