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About The Area

Citrus County, situated on the Gulf Coast of Florida, is a unique region located between the metropolitan areas of Tampa, Orlando, and Gainesville. Known as the "Nature Coast," approximately 40% of the land in Citrus County has been reserved for public use, making it an ideal destination for outdoor water activities such as fishing, scalloping, boating, swimming, canoeing, kayaking, snorkeling, scuba diving, and tubing down the Rainbow River. Citrus & Marion Counties offer the best of both worlds for businesses and residents to live, work, and play.


Developing Neighborhoods

The top neighborhoods that were affected by this toll road are


1. Cardinal Corridor in Homosassa Springs  (residential, commercial, and light industrial).

2. Inverness Acres In Inverness, FL (Residential).

3. Citrus Springs Community In Citrus Springs, FL (Residential).

4. Rainbow Springs in Dunnellon (Residential).

Suncoast Parkway

Due to the gross development on the west coast north of Tampa FDOT (Florida Department of Transportation) approved the building of the Suncoast Parkway.

Also known as the Veterans Expressway and Suncoast Parkway, it is a North-South toll road near the Florida Gulf Coast. Maintained and operated by Florida's Turnpike Enterprise, this 68-mile (109 km) transportation corridor extends from State Road 60 in Tampa north to State Road 44 near Lecanto. 

The Veterans Expressway was built to accommodate the increasing commuter traffic in the Tampa-St. Petersburg metropolitan area, with the Suncoast Parkway opening in 2001, extending from near the northern terminus of the Veterans Expressway to U.S. Route 98, with a possible northern extension to U.S. Route 19/U.S. Route 98 in Crystal River in Citrus County in the planning and development stages. 

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Nature and Wildlife 

In addition to the Gulf of Mexico, Citrus County is home to King's Bay and several rivers, including the Crystal River, Homosassa River, Withlacoochee River, Rainbow River, and Chassahowitzka River. The area boasts excellent saltwater and freshwater fishing opportunities. Lake Rousseau and the Tsala Apopka Lake chain offer some of the best bass fishing in Florida, and the Gulf of Mexico, providing a seemingly endless supply of enjoyment, including the chance to catch world-record tarpon.

One of the highlights of Citrus County is the City of Crystal River, a quaint coastal town home to the West Indian Manatee. These gentle giants are drawn to the warm, spring-fed waters of the Crystal River and Homosassa River, making them a popular attraction for visitors who can rent boats or take a snorkel and scuba tours to swim with them.

The county seat of Citrus County is the City of Inverness, which offers a variety of historical landmarks, including the Old Courthouse Museum, built in 1912. The downtown square has been beautifully restored and is a great place to browse shops and restaurants or relax under a moss-draped oak tree.


Citrus County also boasts more than 20 excellent golf courses, including five ranked among the top 100 in the U.S. by Golf Digest Magazine. With many residential communities to choose from, including exclusive waterfront communities like Homosassa and Crystal River, spacious equestrian country lots in Pine Ridge Estates, and pristine country club communities like Citrus Hills, Florida, and the gated Terra Vista of Citrus Hills, BH Homes can help you find your perfect dream home.

The Villages - World's Most Infamous Retirement Community

The Villages is America's premier Active Adult Retirement Community located in sunny central Florida, just 30 miles east of Citrus County. Approximately 55 miles northwest of Orlando and 80 miles northeast of Tampa. The Villages is dubbed Florida’s friendliest retirement community. In fact, it’s the largest age-restricted community in the world.  The entire community is connected by over 100 miles of golf-cart-legal streets and trails. The Villages is an entirely self-sustaining town complete with retail establishments, restaurants, banks, post offices, healthcare centers, and countless recreational amenities.

The Villages, Florida

Main Cities

Citrus County

Marion County

- Crystal River

- Inverness

- Citrus Springs

- Beverly Hills
- Floral City
- Hernando
- Homosassa
- Inglis
- Lecanto

- Ocala
- Dunnellon
- Belleview
- Orange Lake
- Orange Springs
- Silver Springs


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