Sitting quietly in the southeast corner of Citrus County, lies Floral City, Florida. Established in 1883, Floral City remains a holdout of Old Florida. It is an eclectic community in both its people and its architecture. Its undeniable Southern charm is readily apparent in its magnificent “Avenue of Oaks”. Here, 184-year-old live oaks intertwine their canopies over Orange Avenue. While shading the roadway, these grand old trees also provide shade to the lawns of historic homes. One of these, Duval House, circa 1866, is the oldest standing house in Citrus County. If you enjoy a small town with history, purchasing Floral City Florida real estate might be your best choice.
A Historical City
Other historical buildings, like Knight House, which today contains the Florida Artist’s Gallery. This gallery is a showcase, displaying original works of 40 local artists. This multi-media gallery has everything from fine art to unique jewelry and gifts. Additionally, it houses a quaint little café with its own special offerings. Another point of interest is the Floral City Heritage Hall Museum and Country Store. Housed within a 1960’s era fire station, this museum offers a comprehensive history of Floral City. The artifacts within, dating from its early days of sugar cane and citrus production, to its boom as a phosphate mining town, bring one back to a bygone era. The little Country Store inside the museum offers many items that hark back to those olden days.
Floral City Lake
On the edge of town, is Floral City Lake. This is southernmost of the Tsala Apopka Chain of Lakes, known as the Floral City Pool. It is the largest of the three main lakes at 9,100 acres. Gracious homes line its banks and those of its centerpiece, Duval Island. It is from the serene enclave of Duval Island, that one can truly appreciate the beauty of this lake. From its teeming waters, a wide variety of hungry members of the finny tribe are sure to delight anyone who casts their bait into its depths. Wonderful waterfront properties exist in Floral City Florida real estate.
Existing waterfront homes and lots on which to build your own dream house as well as large acreages are available in the immediate area.
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