With seven major waterways winding through the land, Citrus County has more waterfront property than one can probably imagine.
In the eastern part of the county, there is the Tsala Apopka lake chain, including Big Lake Henderson, and the Withlacoochee River.
To the west is the Chassahowitzka River, Homosassa River, and the Crystal River, all of which flow into the Gulf of Mexico, and their countless canals, streams, and tributaries.
The Crystal River actually flows into Kings Bay before continuing on into the Gulf of Mexico. Kings Bay is skirted by one of the most luxurious waterfront neighborhoods on the west side of Citrus County.
Both the Crystal River and the Homosassa River are spring-fed. They maintain a refreshing 72-degree temperature year round, and are the seasonal homes of the manatee, the county's most famous resident.
Swimming, snorkeling, and diving are some of the most widely enjoyed pastimes in this area, along with fishing and boating. Fishermen will appreciate these waters: some of the best freshwater fishing in the state can be found here. The rivers flow into the gulf, where record setting tarpon have been caught, and where a variety of other game fish abound.
Many homes line the shores of these rivers, most having docks and small boats. From the comfort of your backyard, enjoy incredible sunsets or spend an afternoon quietly sunbathing in the warm Florida sunshine.
In addition to these homes, there are also a number of undeveloped lots waiting for someone's dream home to be built.
Along the shores of Kings Bay in Crystal River is one of the nicest neighborhoods in the county. A ride along Kings Bay Drive offers a glimpse of some of the most magnificent waterfront homes in the region. This neighborhood is quiet, a sort of community within a community, and gives residents a wonderful feeling of privacy and exclusivity.
Also, be sure to meander down Ozello Trail and Fort Island Trail, roads that wind through marshland between the mainland and the gulf with spectacular waterfront and stilt homes. One never knows what wildlife will cross the road or be standing alongside the shoulder. At the end of Fort Island Trail is a small public beach great for cooling off in the summer months.
If a waterfront home or lot is what you seek, along with fantastic fishing and boating opportunities, look no further than Citrus County. Please contact Susan Woodstoday for information on waterfront homes for sale in Crystal River or Homosassa, Florida!