Citrus County Florida is one of the most diverse counties in the state.
We are known as Florida’s Nature Coast
Thinking about a move the Citrus County Florida? Within you will find many reasons why Citrus County Florida is “The place to be”. You will find some Useful Links for Citrus County, Florida below.
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Citrus County is approximately 75 miles north of Tampa and 90 miles northwest of Orlando on Florida’s West Coast. The communities of Crystal River, Pine Ridge, Beverly Hills, Citrus Hills, Black Diamond Ranch, Homosassa Springs, Inverness, Terra Vista, Sugarmill Woods, Floral city and many more communities are all located here.
Citrus County Florida distance from many of Florida’s hottest attractions and theme parks. Florida’s international airports, Orlando and Tampa, are located approximately 2 hours away with shuttle services available. Gainesville Regional Airport is approximately 80 minutes from the center of Citrus County.
Citrus County is famous for being home to the endangered West Indian Manatee. Our area has seven rivers, some of which are spring-fed, which ultimately drain into the Gulf of Mexico. Cool spring water provides a seemingly endless supply of fresh water from the Crystal River, Homosassa River, Chassahowitzka River, and their tributaries. There are literally hundreds of fresh water springs which maintain a year-round fresh water temperature of 72 degrees. The 30 largest springs along, pump 600 million gallons of water daily. Attracted to these warm waters, the West Indian Manatees make their home here in winter.
The north and eastern sides of the county are bound by the Withlacoochee River, the east by the Tsala Apopka chain of lakes and the west by the Gulf of Mexico. In addition to the Withlacoochee State Forest & Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge, Citrus County has over 52 miles of gulf coast, 106 miles of rivers, and 19,111 acres of lakes. The 30 or so natural springs flow over 600 million gallons of water daily. Over 152,000 acres of its 683-square miles included wildlife parks and reserves.
According to national sporting publications, we are ranked as one of the top 12 best fishing spots in North America. Aptly named “The Nature Coast,” this area of Florida is teeming with flora and fauna. The Nature Coast has that special mixture of environmental ingredients which form the ideal foundations for an abundance of wildlife. The crystal clear waters offer speckled trout, redfish, Spanish mackerel, snook, cobia, tarpon and a multitude of other species.
The central ridge of our county is the sand hill region and you will find abundance long leaf pine and turkey oak here. The communities of Pine Ridge, Black Diamond Ranch, Citrus Hills, Terra Vista and Citrus Springs. You will find many beautiful Golf Courses in this area. With more than a dozen public or semi-public golf courses, and private golf courses, there are many places for beginners and for the most advanced golfers. From the center of the county you will find Great Golf in every direction.
Along the eastern side of the county are the 13 mile Tsala Apopka chain of lakes and the Withlacoochee River which have some of the very best largemouth bass fishing you’ll find anywhere. Here nestled in the hardwood and cypress forests along the river and lakes and the upland pine forest, you will find the communities of Hernando, Inverness and Floral City. The Withlacoochee State Trail offers a 46-mile section of railroad track that has been paved for use by visitors on bicycles or foot. The even topography and natural surroundings make it particularly well-liked among cyclists.
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Our Business is registered with the State of Florida as Edward Russell Johnston, Inc. a Certified Class “A” General Contractor #CGC062630.
Our clients may like to know that we started our business more than forty years ago in Citrus County Florida and we have operated Edward Russell Johnston, Inc. from the same location at 531 North Citrus Avenue Crystal River Florida for the past twenty-three years.
Our customers are very special and important to us. We understand that building is a major investment that requires important decisions. From start to finish we will work with you every step of the way to assure your satisfaction. Our promise to you is an expertly crafted home or building that will fit your budget requirements.
We would like to assist you wish your next building or remodeling project. Call us at 352-795-2200 or 800-771-2202