Home to Homosassa Springs and Inverness, Citrus County is located north of Tampa and about 83 miles from Orlando. It's known for the Crystal River area and this coastal county offers many unique communities throughout.
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With a large senior citizen population, it comes as no surprise that healthcare is a very dominate industry in Citrus County. Citrus Memorial Hospital is one of the largest employers in the area, along with the Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center.
While healthcare is the dominate industry, Citrus County also offers many other top industries throughout including:
The Citrus County School Board is listed as the largest employer in the area. Other top employers include Duke Energy, Black Diamond Ranch, Walmart, and the Citrus County Board of County Commissioners.
A variety of fun activities are found all throughout Citrus County. Many unique water and outdoor adventure activities are offered, along with plenty of arts and culture, dining, and shopping options.
While Citrus County is found on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico, it's known for other bodies of water, such as the springs found throughout. Swimming with manatees is one of the most popular attractions in the area and the warm water springs are filled with hundreds of manatees.
Kings Bay is another popular area for manages and it's fed by more than 70 springs. It's also the home of the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge and the Kinds Bay Manatee Refuge
In addition, the Apopka Chain of Lakes is found near the City of Inverness and offers 15 total lakes covering more than 22,000 acres. These lakes are great for fishing and boating, along with other water activities.
Plenty of nature is found throughout Citrus County with the Crystal River Preserve State Park and the Ellie Shiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park both found here. Those looking to enjoy biking one of the top-rated trails in the country will enjoy the Withlacoochee State Trail, which offers about 46 total miles for cycling.
Plenty of camping is found throughout with the Withlacoochee State Forest found within the county. Nature is dominate in Citrus County, whether you want to enjoy the water or the land.
Spending time outdoor is rather popular here, but Citrus County also offers some indoor attractions, too. It's home to several art galleries, along with the Art Center of Citrus County. In addition, the county offers many historical and archaeological sites throughout.
Citrus Avenue in Downtown Inverness is filled with great places to shop and dine. There are several unique shopping and dining options found throughout the county with Old Homosassa and Floral City offering even more options.
Along with the many attractions, Citrus County is home to several annual events including:
Citrus County offers plenty of things to do with nature playing a significant role throughout the county.