Family Living, Well Planned.

Founded in St. Petersburg in 1947 by the late Sidney Colen, Colen Built Development is an award winning, family-owned building and development company that has built thousands of homes in Florida for people of all ages. In 1975, Colen expanded his dreams to Ocala. In what some saw as a 13,000-acre working cattle ranch, Colen saw something more significant. Today, that is the ever-growing On Top of the World Communities, the premier active-adult community in Florida. On Top of the World leads the industry in recreational activities and amenities, energy-efficient construction, and environmental stewardship.

Today, son Kenneth Colen is carrying on the family legacy by providing customers with the same creativity and passion for creating exceptional homes and communities, just like his father. Colen’s latest endeavor is Calesa Township, a new master-planned community for families of all ages. This state-of-the-art community includes an extensive trail system, resort-style amenities, an onsite aquatic center, and an onsite charter school. While this new development appeals to families of all ages, the commitment of quality, value, moral obligation, and sustainability remains the same.

Calesa Township is the first community of its kind in Ocala. The master-planned community offers a mix of home styles perfect for families of all ages, including one- and two-story single-family detached homes and, in future development, multifamily attached homes. Offering a wide array of designs from 1,500 a/c sq ft to over 3,800 a/c sq ft, Calesa has a home to suit everyone’s lifestyle and budget. With three collections of homes that feature open floorplans, flex spaces and 2- or 3-car garages, you are sure to find a plan that is a perfect fit for your family.

Planned for growth with future top-notch amenities you enjoy at premier resorts, living at Calesa Township feels like being on vacation. From community pools, picnic & BBQ areas to playgrounds, basketball courts, and soccer fields, you’ll appreciate the myriad of recreation activities that are afforded to you. The extensive trail system at Calesa Township leads to Ina A. Colen Academy, Florida Aquatics Swimming & Training (FAST), and a wide array of amenities. Miles of trails, paved and unpaved, throughout the neighborhoods of Calesa Township provide for safe passage of kids roaming from place to place, people exercising, or families out for a relaxing stroll. These trails define life within Calesa.

The Ina A. Colen Academy is a tuition-free K-8 public charter school that children in the community have an opportunity to attend.

Adjacent to Calesa Township is Florida Aquatics Swimming & Training (FAST). FAST is the premier swimming, training and competitive venue in the Southeastern United States, and is home to the FAST Falcons Swim Club. While FAST is open to the public, membership is offered to residents of Calesa Township as part of their homeowner association dues. All amenities, electronically gated neighborhood entries and common area maintenance in Calesa are included in a low monthly HOA fee of just $100.

Located in the Horse Capital of the World, Calesa Township is close to Ocala’s best equestrian venues including The World Equestrian Center, HITS, and the Florida Horse Park. Whether you are an equestrian or not, Calesa Township offers the perfect community, amenities, and home for your family’s lifestyle.

New Single-Family Homes from the mid $300s to the $500s

Call us at (855) 963-1378 or
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Get Social with us: @CalesaTownship
7947 SW 80th Street, Ocala, FL 34476

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