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Citrus Springs

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Citrus Springs

Citrus County, Florida is the perfect area for you to settle down into a brand-new Holiday Builders home! Citrus Springs, one of the most beautiful hidden gems in the state of Florida, offers residents the opportunity to enjoy gorgeous natural springs, diverse wildlife, charming local restaurants, and so much more. Living in Citrus Springs provides firsthand access to numerous things to do and explore.

Citrus Springs is part of the larger area known as the Nature Coast, encompassing peaceful towns such as Crystal River, Homosassa, Inverness, Lecanto, and more. Each of these towns has its own unique charm and attractions. Crystal River, for instance, is famous as the Home of the Manatee, where you can spot hundreds of these gentle giants in the springs during peak season. Three Sisters and Homosassa Springs are must-visit destinations for those who love paddleboarding, kayaking, or simply enjoying the beauty of the waters with snorkeling gear.

Moreover, every small town in the area boasts its own distinct “downtown” area where you can find delightful boutique shops, delicious restaurants, historical landmarks, and town squares hosting live music and seasonal events. For outdoor enthusiasts, there are golf clubs, biking and walking trails, horseback riding farms, a wonderful fishing pier, and a beach at Fort Island. You’ll also find convenient big-box stores for your everyday shopping needs.

The Crystal River area is particularly renowned for its abundance of natural freshwater springs. These springs, which feed the seven rivers that wind through the region, pump out millions of gallons of crystal-clear fresh water every day. With over 70 beautiful springs in Kings Bay alone, it’s hard to describe them all! The opportunity to explore and enjoy these natural water sources is truly a special aspect of living in Citrus Springs.

Snorkeling with manatees is a must-do activity in Citrus Springs. As a resident, you live in the same area where these gentle giants call home. Guided tours are available in nearby Crystal River or Homosassa, allowing you to snorkel alongside these majestic sea cows. Fun 2 Dive is a great option for these tours, offering the chance to join a group swim or rent a boat with a guide for a semi-private tour of the manatee refuge.

If you’re looking for year-round activities in Citrus Springs, biking along the Withlacoochee State Trail is a fantastic option. This 46-mile-long paved trail was once a railroad track and has been transformed into one of the longest paved rail-trails in Florida. The mostly flat terrain and multiple access points make it easy to enjoy a leisurely bike ride between Citrus Springs and Dade City.

When it comes to dining experiences, Sugarmill Restaurant offers a unique and interactive opportunity. Housed in a replica of an 1830s sugar mill, this restaurant provides a griddle at each table for guests to cook their own pancakes to perfection. To visit the restaurant, you’ll need to pay admission to De Leon Springs State Park, but the experience is well worth it. Enjoy a meal and have fun with friends as you compete to see who can make the tastiest pancakes. While you wait, you can explore the park or browse the gift shop.

For a delightful evening out with friends, Copp Winery & Brewery is a local favorite spot. Serving local beer and wine to Crystal River since 2006, Copp Winery & Brewery is set to open a new location in 2022 with a historic European feel combined with old Florida charm. The new location will feature ample outdoor space to savor the beautiful Florida weather while enjoying flights of craft beer and wine.

If you love the outdoors, breathtaking scenery, great food and drinks, and that small-town Florida feel, Citrus Springs is a wonderful place to call home!

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