Welcome to Citrus County Waterfront Property. The west side of Citrus County, Florida lies on the Gulf Coast of Mexico and has several fresh water, spring-fed rivers that traverse the region.
Much of the recreation and business around Crystal River, Florida has to do with the water and all the enjoyment it brings.
Some of the waterfront communities include Homosassa, Ozello, Fort Island Trail, King's Bay Drive, and to the north Inglis, and Yankeetown.
Homosassa Florida and the Homosassa River have a colorful history. The Yulee family established a sugarcane plantation and processing mill here in the mid 1800s.
During the Civil War the Yulee Sugarmill provided molasses and sugar to the confederate troops.
Today, the ruins of the mill are still present on Halls River Road in Old Homosassa and are considered a historical site. The nearby community of Sugarmill Woods was named in its honor. The drive out Halls River Road will lead you by many Homosassa waterfront communities. A waterfront home in Homosassa means quick access to the Homosassa River and the Gulf of Mexico for excellent saltwater fishing.
A long winding road out through the natural, coastal wetlands leads you by flocks of aquatic birds, miles of saw grass and oasis of palm trees rising from the marshes.
Magnificent stilt homes, some with private drives and even their own bridges, characterize this very unusual Citrus County waterfront community.
The area known as Ozello is very unique. As you turn off of U.S. Hwy. 19 onto Ozello Trail, you know you are heading off the beaten path.
Just south of the center of Crystal River is another turn off of U.S. Hwy. 19, Fort Island Trail. The first place of interest you will encounter is the Plantation Inn and Golf Resort.
A beautifully preserved glimpse into southern charm, this restored plantation offers quaint accommodations, fine dining, modern amenities, immaculate grounds, and a world class golf resort.
You then continue on out Fort Island Trail past numerous Crystal River waterfront communities such as The Islands and Dixie Shores, with waterfront homes offering some of the most magnificent sunsets and waterfront views in Citrus County Florida.
Fort Island Trail eventually ends at the Fort Island Beach, a man made beach with pure white sands that gently descend out into the warm gulf waters.
Closer to the center of Crystal River is King's Bay Drive. An exclusive neighborhood of luxurious sea-side homes with gated entrances and stunning landscaping. King's Bay Drive also offers the added convenience of instant access to King's Bay and The Gulf of Mexico, but is only minutes from town.
As you continue north up U.S. Hwy. 19 you will come to a large, high bridge that transports you over the Cross Florida Barge Canal and into nearby Levy County. The quaint little town of Inglis Florida is also home to Yankeetown, a colorful waterfront community.
Yankeetown was literally carved out of the lush vegetation starting in 1919 when A.G. Knotts purchased two thousand acres and moved down from Gary Indiana. He built the now famous Izaak Walton Lodge and convinces a few hundred northerners to come down and join him for the unsurpassed boating and fishing. About a thousand residents now call Yankeetown home.
If you are interested in learning more about any of these unique Citrus County waterfront communities or if you are ready to have Pinecrest Building Corporation start on your next waterfront home, then please contact John Osborne today!