I discovered the rolling hills and citrus groves in Spring Lake Florida, east of Brooksville in Hernando County in 1987. I relocated with my family and have been living in my little piece of heaven ever since. We are called "The Nature Coast" because so much of our county is state and federally protected lands.
You can ride your horses through the trails or camp out and ride your ATV or dirt bike in the Croom Forest. If kayaking and canoeing is your recreation, we have the Withlacoochee River on the east side, or the Weeki Wachee River leading out to the Gulf of Mexico. Along the Withlacoochee you will see bald eagles, deer, and wild turkeys. Along the Weeki Wachee you well see the turtles sunning themselves on the banks, as well as numerous native Florida birds. Floating along side you will be our beloved sea cows, the Manatees, and even dolphins come and play along side you as you make your way out to the Gulf of Mexico. Our hills offer quite an interesting bicycling experience, and the country roads offer a beautiful view for motorcyclists. Golfing is a major past time in Hernando County, and we have multiple golf courses and golfing communities. We are located just 30 minutes north of Tampa and Busch Gardens. Driving directly east, we are an hour away from Orlando, where Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, Sea World and many other pleasures await you.
Our homes are affordable, our elevation is high, and our homesites are generous. We have many parcels of land suitable for the equestrian lifestyle or organic gardening and farming. Our northern neighbor, Homosassa, is home to the rehabilitation center for the Manatees in the State Park. You can feed them and watch them play as well as enjoying the other native Florida animals in their natural habitat. Dine on the water in one of the riverside restaurants and enjoy the laid back lifestyle of the Nature Coast. Come discover our piece of heaven just minutes from the metropolitan lifestyle.