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Tucked away just a few minutes north of Crystal River, is a quiet, untouched, nature lover’s paradise. The town of Inglis and Yankeetown is densely populated with forests, waterways, and wildlife. Located on the banks of the Withlacoochee and a short distance from the Gulf of Mexico, this exciting wilderness is just an hour or two from major metropolitan cities such as Tampa, Orlando, and Ocala.
You may never want to leave this gorgeous pristine environment though because there is so much to do here! As part of Florida’s Nature Coast you have unlimited options for planning your days. There are world-class golf courses, great salt water and fresh water fishing, other water activities, antiquing, hunting, bird watching, hiking, and much more. The area hosts many annual events including a seafood festival, the Withlacoochee Bluegrass Jamboree, arts and crafts fairs, the Spring Festival and a Christmas Parade.
With the Withlacoochee River just minutes away from you at all times, the Gulf of Mexico in close proximity, and several other lakes and rivers, water fun is a guaranteed winner with every one. Rent a boat, canoe, or kayak and make your way down any river. Put a jet ski in at the nearest lake and enjoy a day on the water with some friends. If you are interested is some great salt-water fishing, make some time to head towards the Gulf of Mexico. Here you have your choice of redfish, shark, flounder, grouper, and many more species of fish to please any angler. And if you think you can handle the challenge, try your hand at tarpon fishing. You can book a fishing trip with some of the best guides in Florida.
Inglis and Yankeetown is also home to the Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway. Formally one of the biggest public works projects in Florida, the land adjacent to the Cross Florida Barge Canal has been transformed into a crucial Florida greenway. This 110 mile corridor connects a wide variety of natural habitats from the Gulf of Mexico to the St. Johns River. This premier greenway offers many trails and recreational areas where visitors can experience the wonders of Florida’s Nature Coast.
This peaceful community offers great schools, a very low crime rate, and spectacular Inglis waterfront property. Inglis and Yankeetown is a great place to retire, vacation, or raise a family and feel safe doing it. Settle down in a cozy home right on the water. You’ll be able to sit on your back porch with family and enjoy the sounds and tranquility of the natural environment that surrounds you.
One event that Inglis, Florida is famous for is the filming of “Follow that Dream.” The 1961 film starred Elvis Presley and was filmed right in the heart of Inglis. There are pictures on display here in Inglis, along with books and commentary about the movie and it’s filming.
Right down the road, is the Izaak Walton Lodge. This famous lodge and restaurant were named after Izaak Walton the English biographer and author. The lodge offers great rooms, delicious food, scenic boat tours, and fishing charters. This historic site is a must see on your list!
The agents at Plantation Realty have extensive experience with the various neighborhoods and waterfront properties available in Inglis and Yankeetown and can guide you to your new home or investment property.
For more information about the homes for sale in Inglis and Yankeetown Florida, contact Plantation Realty today!