Crystal River Florida is a little old fishing town that has grown up, but still retains a Gulf Coast seafaring charm.
In Crystal River you will find crystal clear natural springs pumping out millions of gallons of fresh water every day. These springs feed the Crystal River and Kings Bay which leads to the Gulf of Mexico. The spring waters are a temperate 72 degrees year round.
These mild waters attract the West Indian Manatees. Hundreds of manatees herd together in these shallow waters for warmth during the cooler winter months. Some manatees have made Crystal River their home and stay here year round.
Snorkel and dive shops are located throughout Crystal River and offer manatee tours, as well as boat rentals and snorkel and dive gear rentals on Kings Bay. Scuba diving in and around these wondrous springs has also become an attraction for the more daring.
The City of Crystal River surrounds Kings Bay, which is a boater’s paradise. From kayaks and skiffs to pontoon boats and Boston whalers, even sailboats are at home in Kings Bay.
Whether you enjoy pleasure boating or inshore flats fishing or offshore deep sea fishing, Crystal River is the mecca for it all. Fresh Gulf of Mexico seafood is the bounty of Crystal River. Shrimp, scallops, blue crabs and every kind of fish imaginable are on the menu at local Crystal River seafood restaurants.
There are several annual festivals that celebrate this seafaring bounty, including the Scallop Jam, the Stone Crab Jam, Shrimpapalooza, and the Manatee Festival (manatee is not on the menu).
As you can imagine much of the lifestyle and the homes revolve around the water. Waterfront property in Crystal River is still very reasonably priced compared to other more developed areas of coastal Florida.
Whether you are looking for a riverfront home, a bay front home or a home on a canal, Donna Dorsey can help you find it in Crystal River.
There is a wide variety of homes for sale in Crystal River from homes on the golf course, to large acre wooded properties such as Crystal Manor, waterfront condos and town homes, and the exclusive Kings Bay Drive with waterfront estate homes and mansions, most complete with their own docks.
Contact Donna today to answer all your Crystal River waterfront home questions.