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Hernando County

Named for the Spanish explorer Hernando De Soto who explored this area in 1539, Hernando County has grown a lot is recent years..

Before the 1880's, Hernando County was a much larger county that included what is now Citrus, and Pasco county. In 1887 a law was passed that subdivided the county into the three counties that exist today.

Currently Hernando County covers approximately 506 sq. miles of including the cities of Brooksville and Weeki Wachee. The unincorporated areas include Spring Hill, Ridge Manor, Ridge Manor West, Bayport, Aripeka, Lake Lindsey and Hernando Beach.

Hernando County Golf
Hernando Waterslide

Hernando Beach, covers an area of about ten square miles. Just 45 miles north of Tampa Bay and about 90 miles west of Orlando, this oasis is waiting for you. The Suncoast Parkway, a new highway connecting Tampa and Hernando County, shortens travel time even more.

Outdoor recreational opportunities in Hernando County are everywhere due to the centralized location. Situated on the Gulf of Mexico but close to Disney World, EPCOT,

Universal Studios, Bush Gardens-they're all just minutes away in Orlando and Tampa. From luxurious southern-style resorts to fun sporty lodgings, the Walt Disney World area is perfect for a family vacation or weekend getaway.

Hernando is a golfer's dream with the renowned Cheval, as well as dozens of other country clubs carving their way through Hernando, Citrus, and Pasco counties. Championship links are just a short drive away in any direction, so pack your clubs and enjoy a beautiful Sunshine State afternoon.

Hernando County is growing rapidly, and with the completion of the new parkway, it has become one of the swiftest growing communities in the state. The area is perfect for retirees to savor their "golden years" or young couples looking to raise a family in a quiet, yet active community.

A home in Spring Hill offers quick access to water soaked fun and amusement at the Weeki Wachee and Buccaneer Bay water park attractions.

Another historic area with in Hernando County is Brooksville. Not many cities can evolve with time and still retain the same old-fashioned, small town ambiance. Brooksville is an exception.

Spring Hill Sign
Hernando County Beaches

Located in Hernando county and built upon sloping and rolling hills, many of Brooksville's historic buildings are Victorian-era structures.

The great feeling of history hangs in every branch of centuries-old oak trees and in the stone streets that pave the downtown district.

With a population of over 7,000, Brooksville covers an area of just over five and a half square miles.

Most of this area is residential with more and more housing developments being constructed to accommodate the growing population and your next home in Brooksville Florida.

Another friendly neighborhood is Hernando Oaks, the perfect community for golfers, naturalists, and city lovers alike.

This 626-acre gated residential neighborhood was designed to preserve the delicate natural environment around it. A home in Hernando Oaks offers a great golfing community.

Canoing in Weeki Wachee

Weeki Wachee Mermaids

The golf course, designed by Scott Pate, is an 18-hole course that stays as close to the original natural environment as possible.

The course features Bermuda grass fairways, but utilizes natural grass species in the rough areas.

Hernando Beach

If a peaceful environment, secure neighborhoods, great golf, and prime location to a major city appeal to you, be sure to look into building a home in Hernando County and see what the community can offer you.