Citrus County Communities
It’s not surprising that Citrus County’s activities revolve around outdoor activities. We are a part of the Nature Coast after all. Learn about Citrus Counties Communities.
In 1851, David Levy Yulee established a 5,000-acre sugar plantation on the Homosassa River, close to the current town of Homosassa. From that sprang an old fishing village on the Homosassa River. This quaint little riverside village offers many fine restaurants that serve a variety of fresh seafood, Cajun gumbo, Cuban cuisine, and Smokehouse meats. Visitors enjoy the fine offerings of local artists’ wares, including beautiful hand made pottery, creative art in metal, glass, jewelry and original decor.
For the golfer, Homosassa offers Sugarmill Woods. This community has gently rolling hills and an abundance of trees. It featuring a relaxed mix of traditional golf course homes, world-class amenities and a deep sense of appreciation of nature and habitat which surrounds your home.
East of Hwy 19 offers a “Live Free” lifestyle with a mixture of homes and mobiles on acreage.
The Dunnellon area offers a variety of eco-tourism opportunities for visitors of any age to explore. Both water sports, and numerous trails, and local history abound in Dunnellon for you to enjoy.
The small-town atmosphere in Dunnellon makes for a restful break from the stress and strain of everyday pressures. You can feel comfortable and safe strolling around our nationally registered Historic District, through shops that sell a wide variety of gifts and antiques, as well as our other business districts.
Dunnellon is home to the crystal clear freshwater head-springs to the Rainbow River. Archaeological evidence indicates that people have been using this spring for nearly 10,000 years.
Floral City is what Florida natives lovingly call Old Florida. The majestic moss-draped tree-canopied the Avenue of the Oaks giving the town a laid back charm. Historic homes are featured through the center of town. Floral city is noted for its gardens, wrought iron fences, and blooming azaleas. It gives you a sense of a Norman Rockwell painting and old Americana.
Mixed in with the old are new additions to the community in a museum that captures the rich history that is Floral City. In the early 1900’s it was actually larger than Miami due to phosphate mining. Right next door is a modern library.
There is plenty to do from enjoying the many lakes, rivers, and hiking/biking trails. The downtown features restaurants, produce stand, shops, and galleries that beg to be explored.
Floral City is home to the Floral City Strawberry Festival held each March.
Lecanto sits in the heart of Citrus county. In the north, it is home to one of the most famous golfing communities in the state of Florida, Black Diamond Ranch.
Tom Fazio designed some of the most dramatic and challenging golf holes anywhere. Black Diamond features outstanding 45 holes of golf, including the 18-hole Quarry and Ranch Courses and the 9-hole Highlands Course. This exclusive community is a must for any golf enthusiast.
Further south Lecanto is more rustic. It sits beside the 157,479 acre Withlacoochee State Forest. It is used frequently by both hikers and horseback riders. This is the perfect setting for an outdoors-man that wants to get away from it all.
Hernando is an idyllic, residential community of rolling hills, panoramic vistas, and lush manicured neighborhoods. Hernando has a mixture of families and retirees, with the Villages of Citrus Hills being primarily an active lifestyle retirement community.
Hernando consists of several separate developments including, Hampton Hills, Fairview Estates, Heritage, Presidential Estates, River Lakes, Cornish Estates, Clearview Estates, Quail Run, Canterbury, Arbor Lakes, Crystal Hill Mini Farms, Arrowhead, Forest Lake, Apache Shores, as well as the newer Brentwood and Terra Vista. If you are looking for ALL the amenities, you’ve found it. It has Golf, Tennis, Indoor and Outdoor Pools, Fitness Center and Private Dinning that is the best in the area.