Candler Hills is an active 55+ golf course community located in SW Ocala. Candler Hills is a newer part of the On Top of the World Communities. The homes here are of concrete block and stucco construction and built within the last few years. There are new homes for sale and quite a few resales. Resales are in the $150-250,000- range. HOA fees are currently $210.00 per month and include a 24 hour guard at the gate, common area maintenance, curb side trash pickup, basic cable and high speed internet, access to On Top of the World amenities, discount golf fees, the Candler Hills clubhouse and heated outdoor pool. Candler Hills is a golf cart community meaning you can drive your cart down the road. As a matter of fact you could drive all the way to a super market if you were so inclined. You are not allowed to finance more than 80% of the purchase price of a home here.
Update 2-29-12 There were 10 sales in 20111. Prices ranged from $120,000- for a 1583 sq ft home built in 05 up to $225,000- for a 1888 sq ft home with a ton of upgrades. Candler Hills has CDD bonds that add around $800- yr to your taxes. Most sales in 2011 were between $140K and $170K. Considering these prices and the build quality Candler Hills is an excellent buy.
Update 2-12-2013 HOA fees are $224- month. There were 12 sales in 2012. The lowest was a rare foreclosure that went for $82,000-. The next lowest was $130,000- for a 1705 sqft 3/2/2. The highest sale was $228,000- for a 2087 sqft 3/2/2.
Update 6/14 HOA fees are $234- month. New homes being built in Candler Hills West do not have the CDD bonds that are found in Candler Hills East where all the resales are located. The median price for a resale in 2014 so far is $94- sqft of living area. That is a great price compared to new construction. Candler Hills has very high quality and very energy efficient newer homes and I think they are a bargain at the present time.
Statistics used for this blog post are from the Ocala Marion County MLS and are deemed to be accurate at the time this blog was written but are not guaranteed. All information is time sensitive and subject to change without notice