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Crystal River, Florida is in the heart of the pristine Nature Coast! This beautiful area is one of the fastest growing in Florida, and there is no wonder. Crystal River has so much to offer singles, families, retired, and anyone else who is looking for a new, fresh, and exciting life.
Just a few minutes from anywhere in Crystal River is the sparkling and refreshing Gulf of Mexico, excellent for boating, fishing or just getting away from it all. There are also numerous rivers, lakes, and springs in the area including the Crystal River and The Homosassa River, both of which are spring fed. Along with the water comes many water activities including boating, canoing, kayaking, and don’t forget about swimming with the manatees. If underwater exploration sounds exciting to you, there are many local dive shops that rent boats, SCUBA diving and snorkel equipment as well as offer lessons.
One of the most popular activities in Crystal River Florida is swimming with the Manatees. Crystal River Florida is home to the endangered West Indian Manatee. Locals and tourists from around the world flock to Crystal River to swim with these giant, gentle sea cows. For just a small amount of money, you get gear, a guide, and a once in a lifetime chance to swim with these graceful creatures once mistaken for mermaids.
When you’re finished swimming with the manatees, grab some new friends and head out for a bite to eat. There are plenty of restaurants in the area. Some popular ones are Apple Bees, Chili’s, Cody’s Steakhouse, Fat Boys Bar-B-Q, Crackers on the Water and the Crystal River Ale House offering waterfront dinning.
There is a lot to do on the many sunny days that Crystal River has to offer. You can visit the Crystal River State Archeology Site, the Crysta River Wildlife Refuge, Fort Island Gulf Beach, or one of Citrus Counties 18 birding trails as well as an occasional outdoor concert at Rockcrusher Canyon. Crystal River Florida is truly a family fun community.
While Crystal River is away from the hustle and bustle of big cities, those large metropolitan areas are just a short car ride away. Take a day and drive to nearby Orlando or Tampa and go to huge malls and theme parks. Or go up the road about a half hour to Ocala, where you can go to Silver Springs Park or Wild Waters.
Crystal River is home to three schools, Crystal River Elementary, Crystal River Middle, and Crystal River High School. The Pirates of Crystal River High have won many sports and academic awards throughout the past few years. So come and cheer them on as they battle other area schools in various sporting events.
There are also several golf courses in Crystal River including Seven Rivers Golf Course and the near by Plantation Inn and Golf Resort.
With all that Crystal River has to offer, many people are calling this their new home and Plantation Realty has the key to letting you in.
For more information about the homes for sale in Crystal River Florida, contact Plantation Realty today!