License# CRC1332569


County Stats Graphic

Hernando County was established in 1843 and named in honor of Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto. Now known as Florida’s Adventure Coast, our freshwater rivers and springs, state forests and preserves and Gulf waters provide opportunities for many land and water adventures for residents and tourists.

Our county is the geographic center of the state, and is located on the central-west coast of Florida. Businesses are drawn to this location because of our affordability, accessibility and ;abundant space to relocate or expand. It’s a place where community and commerce thrive. These are just some of the reasons why Hernando is great place to start or grow a business.

The City of Brooksville is the county seat and is rich in history and traditions. Weeki Wachee, the only other city in the county, incorporated many decades ago to appear on Florida maps to promote the Weeki Wachee Springs as the “City of Mermaids.” Unincorporated areas include Spring Hill, Ridge Manor, Ridge Manor West, Masaryktown, Bayport, Aripeka, Lake Lindsey and Hernando Beach.


A Balanced Location

  • Citrus County is located along the “Central Ridge” of Florida, which gives us up to 260 feet of elevation in some areas.
  • Rolling hills and beautiful breezes
  • Central Florida does not see the freezing temperatures like Northern Florida and does not see the hot and humid temperatures like Southern Florida.
  • Being located 10 minutes from the Gulf of Mexico gives us an unbelievable breeze across our county.
  • Citrus Hills is centrally located between two International Airports, Tampa, and Orlando.

Uncrowded and Unspoiled

  • Nearly 50% of Citrus County is protected from new construction.
  • Citrus County is bordered by water on three sides.
  • It will not become over-built or overcrowded.
  • No lines, no waiting
  • State Forests and Preserves
  • Saltwater Estuaries
  • We have seven of the state’s crystal-clear waterways.

No Traffic and Low Crime

  • No traffic, no congested areas
  • One of the lowest crime rates in the state
  • The Citrus County Sheriff’s Department has been nationally recognized for its safety and crime-prevention efforts.

Reasonable Taxes and Insurance

  • No state income tax
  • Homestead Exemption
  • Long-Term Real Estate Tax Stability
  • Reasonable costs in homeownership

Attractive Cost of Living

  • According to Comparative Price Index Reports: Citrus County ranks among some of the most affordable places to live in the entire state of Florida.
  • Higher quality of life with a lower cost of living