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Imagine living on the water in “Old Florida”. Here the pace is slower and hearkens back to days of sipping homemade lemonade on a swing under an oak tree overlooking a river or lake, or even the bay! Waterfront property like this still exists in Citrus County.

Crumps Landing Homosassa
Fort Island Trail Beach

Waterfront homes and property in Citrus County Florida are an undiscovered treasure. Did you know that nearly 40% of all the land in Citrus County is set aside and protected from development in the form of wildlife preserves, greenbelts, refuges, parks, wetland, and bird sanctuaries? This is one of the things that set Citrus County apart from almost all other coastal areas of Florida.

Here you will not find high-rises and congested traffic along the coast. Instead, you find quiet, spacious, pristine communities at the seaside with spectacular gulf views and unobstructed, breathtaking sunsets. Waterfront property here is still largely undeveloped and still reasonably priced compared to other more developed coastal areas of Florida. It is not too late to own a piece of the Florida coast!

Citrus County Waterfront
Sand Crane Family

Crystal River and Homosassa waterfront properties offer some of the most scenic and desirable coastal property on the gulf coast of Florida. There are seven rivers that crisscross Citrus County in addition to the Gulf of Mexico, providing an almost endless amount of waterfront home as well as many canal homes with quick water access.

Communities like Kings Bay Drive in Crystal River are highly prized for their large waterfront estate homes overlooking the protected safe harbor of Kings Bay. Dotted with anchored sailboats, dolphins, and manatees year round, it is a water lovers’ haven. Residents and visitors alike enjoy the boating, swimming, kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding, fishing, diving, and snorkeling with the manatees.

Homosassa and Homosassa Springs has its own unique character with many stilt homes right on the water’s edge. Waterfront home on the Gulf of Mexico, as well as homes on the Homosassa River which is fed by Homosassa Springs, tend to me more private and wooded.

Crystal River Manatee
Kings Bay Boats at Sunset

The waterfront communities of Crystal River and Homosassa are famous for their local festivals including; the Manatee Festival, the Stone Crab Jam, the Crystal River Scallop Fest, Shrimpapalooza, the Homosassa Seafood Festival and many more. The whole area celebrates the sea and all it has to offer this ever-evolving waterfront community.

For more information about the highly sought after waterfront home for sale in Crystal River and Homosassa, call or email Sandy McDermott today!