The Nature Coast Region
The Nature Coast is a coastal region area north of Tampa Bay, which boasts one of the most unique lifestyle opportunities in Florida. In marked contrast to most other coastal areas, you’ll find a locale characterized by less crowded conditions, preserved natural beauty, and a reasonable cost of living. Among the natural highlights distinguishing the area is a blend of rolling hills – a terrain rare to Florida – freshwater lakes, and famed spring-fed rivers feeding into the Gulf of Mexico.
The Nature Coast – A Comfortable, Secure, and Convenient Place
Citrus County is the crowning jewel of the Nature Coast, with its charming towns of Crystal River, Inverness, Homosassa, Hernando, and Floral City. Here year-round and seasonal residents enjoy a casual lifestyle, protected from excessive crowding in a picturesque suburban setting rich with community services and amenities. It is a place where you can enjoy a quality, day-to-day life. That is enhanced by convenient access to the hubs of Tampa Bay, Orlando, and Gainesville aided by the Suncoast Parkway, the Florida Turnpike, and Interstate 75. Plus, only a 30-minute drive brings you to the many amenities and attractions in the famous horse country of Ocala.
A Mecca for Good Times in the Great Outdoors
For those loving time in the great outdoors, Citrus County offers a bounty of pastimes on both land and water. There’s World-class fishing, boating, renowned diving and kayaking in the freshwater lakes, spring-fed rivers, and the Gulf of Mexico. While on land the picturesque surroundings provide the perfect backdrop for golf, hiking, cycling, and camping. As a place to call “Home Sweet Home”. Citrus County promises a quality way of life that recaptures the essence of the “once upon a time” that many areas of the Sunshine State have lost to overbuilding.
The Nature Coast – A Quality Lifestyle Protected by Preservation
Working to protect the Nature Coast and its quality lifestyle… this commitment to conservation and preserve the land and water is found throughout Citrus County. Included are county, state, and federal owned lands including protected forests, wildlife management areas, preserves, and parks. The focus on preservation centers around our large collection of major magnitude springs. Their importance is as a long-term source of quality water to accommodate the future needs of the Central West Florida Region. Preventing excessive population increases, which will prove harmful to this resource, sets the stage for ongoing growth management for the Citrus County area. The result will be the preservation of the quality lifestyle the area is known to deliver.