One of the Best Places to Live in Florida
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This is Florida the way it used to be – natural and unspoiled. Sweeping vistas seen from atop rolling hills, beautiful moss-draped oaks and spectacular sunsets over the Gulf of Mexico’s tropical waters entice thousands of visitors to this perfect Florida location every year.
Welcome to Citrus County also known as Florida's Nature Coast. This northernmost suburb of the Tampa Bay region offers a lifestyle free of the congestion of major urban areas with all the conveniences important to you and your family. Enjoy abundant shopping, first-rate schools, welcoming houses of worship and excellent healthcare facilities. The city of Ocala, a quick 30 minute drive, offers delicious dining and great shopping. In just over an hour you could be dining in Tampa Bay, enjoying the parks in Orlando or watching a college football game in Gainesville. Living in the Villages of Citrus Hills, you’re really in the heart of it all.
Citrus County is also known as a sportsman’s paradise, with nationally recognized snorkeling, scuba, boating and fishing spots. Bordered by water on three sides, the region surrounding the Villages of Citrus Hills provides a seemingly endless variety of outdoor activities. State parks and other outdoor recreational areas are great for hiking and biking, including the 46-mile Withlacoochee State Park multi-use path, the longest in Florida.
You’ll have plenty of time to enjoy the outdoors here, too. Because of its higher elevation, and closeness to the Gulf Coast with its moderating breezes, Citrus County has perfect weather nearly year-round. Other parts of the southern United States certainly can’t boast 274 days each year where the temperature is between 65 and 75 degrees.