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Old 02-23-2008, 10:20 AM
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Recently looked at On Top of the World community in Ocala. Really liked the community and it's amenities. Appear to be quite a few re-sales and, of course, the new home construction. Can anyone tell me the good and bad about that community, especially if you live there-what are your main complaints, likes, dislikes, etc.? I am leaning toward the maintenance-free homes, so I am especially interested in hearing about them. Thanks!
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Old 02-13-2010, 09:33 PM
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On top of the world owns the water utility and controls it's own rates which are very high. They tier the cost regardless of your lot size, plus water used for yards is billed for sewer rates.
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Old 10-28-2018, 08:08 PM
Location: Summerglen
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Default Getting sewer charges isn't just OTOW its all Florida

and you will find that all the water companies in Florida do the same thing unless they have special lines to use reclaimed water for watering grass. If you have never been or lived in Florida before, it's a bit of a shock. Everyone fusses about it. We took one look at our water bill in Summerglen, and built a well, but you can't do that here now, or at OTOW.

I have been in Florida since 1986 and everywhere we lived we had the sewer charge thing.

Lee Officer soon to be living at OTOW myself.
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Old 10-28-2018, 08:37 PM
Location: Florida
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I would break up the communities into small, medium and large. I think you will find OTOW is in the large group. I think you will find fewer problems (at least financial), better upkeep and more variety in a large community than a small one.

The water utility was mentioned above. It is state regulated for rates. When a hurricane is likely the utility moves several employees, with families, to the property incase of emergencies. Almost all equipment has permanate or portable large electric generators so the systems will mostly likely remain operational.

Seems like TV and internet services have complaints from time to time.

This subject has been on this site before so do a search.
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