Beverly Hills Real Estate

Written by Helen Glenn Court
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If you're looking for a quiet but lovely spot in Florida off the Gulf coast, Beverly Hills might be just the spot. In the heart of Florida's Citrus County across the state and just south from Daytona Beach, it is a small city of only 8,500 residents. Its closest neighbors are Crystal River, Citrus Springs, Inverness, and Homosassa Springs.

Living in Beverly Hills

The area is famous for its flats fishing, for the largest colony of red cockaded woodpeckers in peninsular Florida, and for a rich history that reaches from the Pre-Columbian era through Spanish explorers, Confederate blockade runners, artist Winslow Homer, baseball's Ted Williams, up to Elvis Presley. Just off the beaten track yet only five miles from the coast, Beverly Hills real estate sits just off North Lecante Highway between Routes 19 and 41, which run north-south through Citrus County.

Called the nature coast, much of this region remains undeveloped. National, state, and county parks take up the majority of the land. Only 15 to 20 miles south is Homosassa State Wildlife Park, and just off to the east is the 22-mile Tsala Apopka chain of lakes. Popular among fishermen, scuba divers and boaters, this protected region is home to a rich diversity of wildlife.

Nearby Crystal River, for example, is home to the largest herd of manatee in the country. Whooping crane, flamingos, egrets, bobcats, and deer frequent the trails and preserves, to the delight of walkers, hikers and bicyclists enjoying the Withlachooche State Trail along the county's eastern border. If you're looking for a quiet spot, whether to raise a family or to start taking it easy, it's worth looking at Florida's Beverly Hills.

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