On Top of the World Clearwater Lifestyle

Welcome to On Top of the World in beautiful Clearwater, Florida, a 55+ community!

Clearwater is located on Florida’s West Coast and along the Gulf of Mexico shore. Offering our residents natural wonders, cultural events, craft fairs, plays, concerts and outdoor activities.

Clearwater Beach

On Top of the World is less than nine miles away from Clearwater Beach, which received the 2016 Trip Advisor Travelers’ Choice Award for “Best Beach in the US.” It also received the 2013 USA Today Readers’ Choice for “Best Beach Town in Florida,” was one of the “Best Beaches from Maine to Hawaii,” and the “Best Beach to Watch a Sunset.” Pier 60 comes to life every night at 6 p.m. with music, jugglers, and crafts people. The nearby marina offers fishing, sailing, and it’s not unusual to spot dolphins leaping out of the Gulf. The Clearwater Marine Aquarium is home to Winter and Hope, the stars of the movies “Dolphin Tale,” and “Dolphin Tale 2.”

Outdoor Activities

Clearwater is home to a portion of the Pinellas Trail, recognized as the longest urban trail in the United States. The newest leg of the trail runs along the eastern edge of the On Top of the World community. It is perfect for cycling, jogging, skating, and walking.

Sporting Events

If you’re looking for sporting events, look no further. The Tampa Bay area is the spring training home to the New York Yankees, the Toronto Blue Jays, and the Philadelphia Phillies. Tampa Bay is home to the Buccaneers football team, the Tampa Bay Rays baseball team, the Tampa Bay Lightning hockey team, and the Rowdies soccer team.

Shopping & Entertainment

Westfield Mall is just two miles away from On Top of the World. Offering 149 stores, including 4 major department stores, 29 restaurants, an organic food supermarket, and a 12-screen movie theater.

World-renowned entertainers perform at Ruth Eckerd Hall, and at the newly renovated Royalty/Capitol Theatre. Both Clearwater venues are less than six miles from On Top of the World. The surrounding major cities, St. Petersburg and Tampa, also provide cultural events, dining, museums, and shopping.

Need groceries? Publix––Florida’s #1 ranked supermarket––is less than a mile away from On Top of the World. You may walk, drive, or take advantage of the community’s free shuttle-bus service. Fuel-efficient hybrid city buses stop in the development as well.

Air Travel

The St. Pete/Clearwater Airport is 10 miles away from our community. The Tampa International Airport only 20 miles away. Having airports close by make air travel accessible to our On Top of the World residents.


Clearwater and the Tampa Bay area are home to the BayCare Health System chain of thirteen hospitals. Among them are Mease Dunedin Hospital and Mease Countryside Hospital, which are all located less than 5 miles from On Top of the World.

There are two VA medical centers in the area––one in St. Petersburg, and one in Tampa. There is also a VA clinic just 20 minutes from On Top of the World.

When you put it all together, Clearwater and On Top of the World could be the lifestyle for you.

On Top of the World Clearwater Pier
Dog park at On Top of the World Clearwater

An Amazing Lifestyle

The On Top of the World Condominiums community offers residents two activity centers. These centers have meeting rooms, exercise facilities, hobby studios, a café, a library, a learning center, and a huge ballroom. There are also 2 golf courses, tennis courts, swimming pools, a dog park, lawn bowling greens, shuffle board courts, horse shoe pits, and other amenities in the community, all for the exclusive use of On Top of the World resident owners, and approved renters (with a lease of six months or longer). Rooms in the activity centers can be reserved for parties, such as anniversaries or birthdays.

On Top of the World Clearwater Ceramics


On Top of the World Clearwater Card Game

Card Rooms

On Top of the World Clearwater Billiards

Billiard Room

On Top of the World Clearwater Woodworking

Woodworking Shop

On Top of the World Clearwater Dog Park

Dog Park

On Top of the World Clearwater Gym

Fitness Rooms

Nature walk at On Top of the World Clearwater.

Nature Walks

On Top of the World Clearwater LIbrary


Good Karma Café

Stop by the Good Karma Café and enjoy a cup of coffee and a Danish. In a hurry? Grab a sandwich to go! Good Karma Café adds new menu items monthly, with ready to heat, healthy meals coming soon.

On Top of the World Clearwater Good Karma Cafe
On Top of the World Clearwater Good Karma Cafe

Golf - On Top of the World Golf Course, Clearwater

Resident owners at On Top of the World have the pleasure of playing golf FREE on two private courses, first opened in 1971. The 18-hole course––designed by Chic Adams––measures 4,023 yards from the longest tees. The 9-hole course offers golfers 1,661 yards of play at Par 33. Both courses are available to play year round and greens and fairways are Bermuda grass. Guests of resident/owners are welcome to play for a nominal fee.

On Top of the World Clearwater Golf
On Top of the World Clearwater Golf Course

Active Sports

On Top of the World is an active place!

Tennis at On Top of the World Clearwater.

Tennis is “tops” at On Top of the World, with four lighted tennis courts. You can enjoy a game of singles or doubles tennis, day or night! Tennis Courts are located at the East Activity Center.

Shuffleboard at On top of the World Clearwater.

Shuffleboard is quintessential in an active adult Florida community. Here at On Top of the World, there are twelve shuffleboard courts for your enjoyment. Enjoy tournament and league play for all levels.

Lawn bowling at On Top of the World clearwater.

Lawn Bowling
Lawn bowling is a classic sport with roots in old-world Europe. It enhances hand-eye coordination and strengthens your legs, back, and arms. You can enjoy a singles game or team game on the newly resurfaced greens.


There are two pools in On Top of the World, one at each of the two Activity Centers. The East pool is heated for your convenience, and the West pool is adjacent to the Whirlpool Spa. For your safety, please observe all posted rules.

Both pools have been renovated and they reflect a true resort-style experience. Come bask in the sun in the brand new chairs on the paver decks, and enjoy a dip in the newly refurbished pool. You’re sure to enjoy an afternoon in the Florida sunshine… even in January!

On Top of the World Clearwater East Rec Pool.
On Top of the world Clearwater Pool
Whirpool at On Top of the World Clearwater.

Fitness Centers

East Activity Center

The East Activity Center is now home to the new fitness center. There are treadmills, ellipticals, stationary bikes, circuit training, weights, and much more. Across the hall is a studio space for yoga, aerobics, and dance classes. Just down the hall is the Good Karma Café, where you can relax for a snack, have lunch, or buy a ready to reheat gourmet meal to go. The library and hobby studios are on the bottom floor. The upper floors have the auditorium, and multiple meeting rooms.

The heated pool and resort-style deck is just outside.

West Activity Center

The West Activity Center has a state of the art learning center, where classes and seminars are held. The room also has free WiFi, computers for residents to use, and a free charging station for mobile devices. Down the hall is a billiards room and a card room. The large banquet room is used for line dancing, and ping-pong, with an attached kitchen for use with banquets and luncheons. You will also find the generously sized heated spa, locker rooms and an Olympic-sized pool. Just outside is the very popular dog park.

Fitness Center at On Top of the World Clearwater.
Fitness options at On Top of the World Clearwater.

Arbor Lake

On Top of the World Clearwater Pier

On Top of the World Condominiums is built along the shore of Arbor Lake, a freshwater lake with two fishing docks, and an area for storing residents’ kayaks and canoes. Nearby is Nature’s Gym, a fitness area with outdoor equipment, and there are miles of walking paths to enjoy the natural splendor of a tropical paradise.