Crystal River is a small waterfront city in the heart of Central Florida’s Nature Coast.  Best known as “The Home of the Manatee”, this quaint, beautiful area is an international tourist destination. When the Gulf of Mexico cools down in the wintertime, hundreds of West Indian Manatees travel into the inlets and canals to make Crystal River their temporary home.         

If you’re searching for a location that is peaceful but still has fun things to offer, Crystal River is the spot for you. We have several festivals year round, a wonderful picturesque downtown area filled with shops, boutiques and places to eat, and tons of water activities. There is fabulous kayaking, canoeing, snorkeling, swimming, boating, fishing, tubing, and even SCUBA diving to be experienced here. Don’t have your SCUBA certification? There are plenty of dive shops to assist you with that. Don’t have a boat? Rent one from one of the many marinas here. Crystal River is also home to Fort Island Gulf Beach, The Crystal River Wildlife Refuge, Crystal River State Archaeological Park, Rock Crusher Canyon, and several trails for bird watching, biking, or walking. 

Another appealing part of living in Crystal River is “location, location, location”. It is only approximately an hour from the Tampa International Airport, about two hours from Disney, and just three hours to Tallahassee. Escape the hustle and bustle of the big cities, but enjoy the conveniences they have to offer whenever you’d like. Crystal River is the place to be, and Plantation Realty has the key to let you in.     

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