Spring Hill Real Estate

Written by Helen Glenn Court
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The city of Spring Hill sits in the heart of Hernando County near Brooksville, seven miles inland from the Gulf of Mexico. This region--which includes Citrus, Hernando, and Pasco Counties--is part of Florida's Nature Coast. It is called that because of its rural character and the vast acreage turned over to national, state and county parks and nature preserves.

Life along Florida's Nature Coast

The Chassahowitzka Wildlife Refuge, for example, runs 100 miles from the Suwannee River down to Pasco County to the northwest. To the east the region is bounded by Withlacoochee State Forest and the Withlacoochee River. Numerous small lakes and rivers have made the area famous for fishing, especially for bass. Hernando Beach offers splendid tarpon fishing.

Bisected east to west by Highway 50, and north to south by Highways 19 and 41 and Interstate 75, Spring Hill is within easy reach of Tampa (35 miles) and Orlando (72 miles), and three international airports. At the same time, it is delightfully verdant and quietly remote from urban sprawl and a high-rise skyline.

With charter fishing, championship golf, bird watching, kayaking, hiking, and pristine Gulf beaches, Spring Hill is an outdoor enthusiast's delight. Its population at the 2000 census numbered nearly 70,000. Culturally diverse, solidly educated, and for the most part married, the vast majority of these residents live in their own homes. Local employment sectors include education and the health and social sectors, followed by retail.

Housing is quite reasonable. Prices for a single-family home, for example, begin at around $100,000 and peak at about $400,000--a few million-dollar properties notwithstanding. Signing up with a local realtor is always a good idea. Where you might have had your eye on Spring Hill, historic Brooksville--the Hernando County seat--might prove to have just the house you've been looking for.

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