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I can go on and on about why Pine Ridge Homes is so desirable, but here are the top reasons why you should include Pine Ridge Estates in your relocation search. One of the reasons, Pine Ridge is so Desirable is all the amenities within Pine Ridge, such as:

-28 Miles of Equestrian Trails and boarding facilities for your horses.

-The Community Center which is the social hub of the neighborhood including a playground.

-Has both an 18 hole par 72 golf course and lighted tennis courts.

-Pine Ridge Estates has a brand new YMCA.

– Model Plane flying area

-And SOOO Much More!

Another Reason that Pine Ridge is so desirable is all the amenities and stuff to do within 20 minutes.


There are numerous golf courses within 20 minutes including the only 5 star golf facility in the state of Florida, World Woods or a top five Private Club in Florida, Black Diamond! Talk about Country Club amenities, residents of Pine Ridge Estates are able at the present time join Citrus Hills Social Membership as a non-resident member which allows the homeowner to dine at three restaurants, play golf on their four golf courses, play tennis at both tennis facilities and enjoy one of the top spa and fitness in the country, Bella Vita. (Membership availability is subject to change)

Are you a water person? Pine Ridge Homes is so desirable because you are virtually surrounded by numerous bodies of water that are all within 15 minutes. And the best news of all, your flood insurance in Pine Ridge is much less expensive than other areas of Florida.


Serious anglers have been hooked on Citrus County for generations. And with its teeming lakes, rivers, estuaries and the Gulf of Mexico, it’s no surprise that the area is fabled for fishing. Few destinations can offer the variety of angling experiences found in Citrus County. You can bring your lightest-weight fly rod, your favorite fast-taper bass rod, your deep-sea rig or your crappie stick. Because no matter what kind of fishing you prefer, you’ll find success somewhere in Citrus County.

Citrus County boasts seven beautiful rivers, with the Crystal and Homosassa Rivers especially beloved by fishers and boaters. Redfish, trout and jacks are common river catches there, especially in the cooler months. The grassy flats and estuaries where the rivers meet the Gulf are ideal for tackling several species, including the tarpon that school there in spring. (Kayak fishing offers a fun way to reach many otherwise inaccessible estuaries.)

Crystal River and Homosassa on the Gulf of Mexico are your gateways to saltwater angling excitement. Popular saltwater catches include cobia, red grouper, mackerel, gag grouper, grey snapper, hogfish, sheepshead, snook and triggerfish. Massive tarpon, redfish and more are also common catches offshore, especially in the warmer months. Inshore anglers won’t want to miss the renowned bass fishing found in Inverness and Floral City. The Tsala Apopka lake chain boasts some of the very best freshwater fishing you’ll find anywhere. And fish attractors in several lakes—including Big Henderson and Little Henderson East lakes in Inverness, Lake South in Floral City, and Lake Todd and Hernando Lake in Hernando—draw species year round. Largemouth bass, crappie and panfish (especially bluegill) are common catches. Seasonally, the best fishing times are typically from January through March/April for bass, from April/May through September for bluegill, and from November through January for crappie. If you love to Fish, You need to put Pine Ridge Homes on your must see list


If you love water, you have to put Pine Ridge Homes on your must see list. With the Gulf of Mexico bordering to our west and the Withlacoochee River along with the Tsala Apopka Chain of lakes to our North and East Along with our WORLD FAMOUS SPRINGS and 5 Spring Fed Rivers Citrus County has any water lovers passion covered. If you like to kayak, you have numerous options. With 7 rivers that lead to Gulf with numerous springs makes the water crystal clear so you are able to see below. But the best kayak trip is into 3 Sisters Springs. It is absolutely incredible and pictures will never do it justice. You can spend the day at Fort Island Beach, tubing down the Rainbow River, scalloping, and end it with a beautiful sunset. As mentioned numerous times, if you love water, Citrus County Rocks……


Here is a list to help. Kings Bay- The world famous Kings Bay is where you can swim with the Manatees. Even if your in a kayak, seeing the Manatees will make your day memorable. Chassahowitzka RIver– To quote my son, “It is incredibly hypnotic.” Rainbow River– Spring fed, very clear for the whole 5 mile route. Absolutely beautiful. Homosassa River– Manatee and dolphin await this awesome trip. Withalocoochee RIver– You and your mates will feel like you are the only people on earth.


When you pull out of Pine Ridge Homes, it doesn’t matter which side of Citrus County you want to explore by motorcycle, you will be ensured a scenic ride through The Water Lover’s Florida. Our highways and byways are beloved by bikers for their safety, low speed limits and natural surroundings. The roadways connecting our quaint communities will take you through richly wooded areas, by beautiful bodies of water and past all that this remarkable place to play has to offer. Plus, special rides, poker runs and other motorcycle events are held throughout the year.


The reason Pine Ridge Homes is so attractive to Car Enthusiasts is because there is virtually no traffic but we have all the day in and day out necessities you would find in larger metropolitan areas. So you are able to take your car out for a nice drive and not be overwhelmed by other motorists. Plus, being 250 feet above sea level and having 260 days in the comfort zone (Temperatures between 70 – 80 degrees) you will not find a more beautiful area in Florida with the perfect weather to roll the top down for a Sunday Cruise. There are also numerous Cruise-Ins throughout the county to show off your baby. Bottom line, if you are a Car Enthusiast, you need to put Citrus County on your must see list. Another major plus living in Pine Ridge, is that there are plenty of resales with three car garages and detached garages, and or you are able to build a detached garage. Maybe you enjoy cruising on your bicycle? Pine Ridge is within minutes of the Withlacoochee State Trail.


Withlacoochee State Trail is a wide, asphalt-paved trail 46 miles long, that follows much of the course of the Withlacoochee River. The trail is built on the former right-of-way of an abandoned railroad track and spans several counties as it traverses mile after mile of natural lands and riverbanks. Ideal for bicycle touring, the trail also attracts roller blade enthusiasts and equestrians who appreciate the dirt path that parallels the entire trail. On the north end, the Citrus Springs Trailhead provides parking, restrooms, a drinking fountain and maps. From there, riders go generally southward, skirting the lake in Hernando, to the charming town of Inverness. There, the rider can enjoy two lake-side parks with facilities or go off the path for shopping and restaurants. The trail continues southward through Historic Floral City. Yes, Pine Ridge is so desirable because of its tranquility and ease of getting around BUT you are so close to so many things that 70 million people visit the state of Florida for annually.

SIDE DISCUSSION– Every buyer that comes into contact with me always asks about foreclosures and short sales. Please see my blog on the subject. Also, there is a feeling more and more that you can do most of the work yourself, why? As a buyer, my expert services are complimentary. Please see my blog on this.


Pine Ridge is a little over an hour to both Tampa (click for more info on Tampa Real Estate) and Orlando Airports?

-Close to numerous cruise terminals.

-Culture and Sports are all within an hour’s drive

-World Class Shopping is within an hour’s drive

-Numerous theme parks are within an hour’s drive

-Cedar Key, Ocala National Forest, The Villages, Clearwater Beach are all within an hour.

-I am missing so much more.

Pine Ridge Homes is so desirable because of the unique blend of deed restrictions that allows you the right amount of freedoms but keeps the neighborhood on level with what you would expect at this price point.


You’re able to have your boat and RV parked at your home but the neighborhood is still not a mess. Pine Ridge Estates has lots from 1 acre to 5 acres. Pine Ridge is an Equestrian Themed Community, so bring your horses or just your love of horses. With the acre lots, it is a great place for gardening.


One of the most important decisions when choosing an area to live is the proximity to local conveniences such as supermarkets, medical facilities and other day in and day out shopping. Pine Ridge Homes is so desirable because it is close to everything without any traffic. Publix, Walgreens, CVS, and Walmart are within minutes of your doorstep. -Every type of doctor’s office and two hospitals are within minutes of your doorstep. -Within 30 minutes of the mall and big box retailers in Ocala I can sound like the late, great Billy Mays and yell about the value that is present at Pine Ridge but the following break down is all that is needed.PINE RIDGE REAL ESTATE VALUE

What constitutes value is of course the price of something but it also combines all the features that come along with the product and as you can see, Pine Ridge Estates offers an incredible lifestyle that is incredibly inexpensive when compared to other areas of Florida. Especially when you take into account that Pine Ridge Homes offers one acre to five acre lots. Let’s break down the value even farther. At the present time, a pool home that has all the upgrades that you would come to expect with a new roof and new AC is on the market for roughly $105.00 to $125.00 a square foot. Even if you wanted to build a new home in Pine Ridge, you are looking at roughly $135.00 per square foot for a well-appointed home with a pool and a lot. Most other areas of the state, you are looking at $150.00 per square foot and up. That does not include an acre lot and the tranquility of this area. Bottom line, Pine Ridge Homes is more than just inexpensive square foot pricing, it is about an incredible lifestyle with second to none tranquility. Its a great day on the Ridge and you decide to go kayaking/canoeing, what river should you choose? Well the easy answer is all of them….


Since there I have met a lot of couples that are not married looking to purchase a home, I thought the below information will be very helpful but with that being said, I want to discuss what is happening with Pine Ridge Homes right now and how you can be the smart buyer. As we speak, there is a lull in the action with sales. There are a lot of lookers but not a lot of buyers. This tells me two things. Number one, there are a lot of folks just starting the process and plan to make their purchase later in the spring or summer. (65% of the homes are sold within a 4 month period of April, May, June, July) Or number two, their expectations are not in line with what is available today. Maybe they have been in the market for a while and are a bit disappointed that the price has went up.

Here is the deal, if you are truly in the market for a new home and you are in the first camp of not wanting to do anything until later, you need to rethink your strategy. I have seen it for three years now, where there is a lot of looky lou activity proceeded by a buying frenzy. I can tell you by first hand experience that sellers are always frustrated and will be more willing to take a little less at this time than their expectations but not crazy. Case in point, I have had numerous ridiculous offers and my sellers have tried to meet them at a fair price and the buyers have not come up.

What is going to happen is as soon as the spring selling season hits, these sellers will get their prices and the low ball buyers will have to come up where as if they were reasonable now, they would have a paid a few thousand less for the home. Bottom line, the sooner you can come to the table with a fair offer, the better chance that you will get a better deal on your home. Now if you are in camp two, and you are frustrated and feel like you missed an opportunity, you need to rethink your expectation level. I can go on and on but unless there is a national economic issue, the prices are going to stay the same or rise a tad. With that being said, our area is definitely in a time warp but as we move forward, there is going to be more and more people finding us that were looking in other areas of the state, which will increase demand. Bottom line, Florida overall is a hot market because of our low cost of living and weather and Pine Ridge Homes mirrors this. Prices will not be falling so you need to come to terms and make a move.

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