Floral City is a cozy, idyllic, little slice of “Old Florida”. The town has about 2,000 residents who appreciate a quiet, peaceful way of life. Located in the southeastern corner of Citrus County, Floral City is just minutes from Inverness.
Surrounded by ancient oaks and pristine waters, Floral City is in part of the lakes region of Citrus County near the Withlacoochee River and Tsala Apopka Lake Chain. The Floral City waterways are a hub of activities for Floral City residents and visitors alike, including fishing, duck hunting, boating, and air boating on the Withlacoochee River and Tsala Apopka Lakes.
Orange Avenue is a popular destination in Floral City. The street has been photographed possibly more than any other in Florida. Running through the middle of town it is flanked by rows of massive oak trees that stand like sentinels, witness to the centuries of activities here. Spanish moss hangs thick in the branches creating a cool shady cover during the warm summer. Victorian Style homes from the 1890’s peek from behind the trees. Floral City is the only National Historic District in Citrus County and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
At Christmas Orange Avenue is closed on Friday evening, lined with candles, and serenaded by Christmas carolers. It is a spectacular sight to witness and remember always.
Another popular attraction in Floral City is the annual Strawberry Festival, drawing thousands of people each March to come enjoy the sweet and tart treats fresh from the fields.
Other activities include bird watching, hiking, horseback riding, biking and inline skating on the Withlacoochee State Trail, this section of the larger Rails to Trails is 46 miles long. Sometimes called the Withlacoochee Bike Trail, it traverses though historic downtowns, and on into the Withlacoochee State Forest with sections along the banks of the cool Withlacoochee River.
The Floral City area is steeped in history including Indian battles. The Dade Battlefield Historic State Park is just a few miles away in Bushnell. This is where a battle that started the Second Seminole War took place in 1835. Each January the battle where 108 U.S. soldiers were ambushed by Seminole Indian warriors and only three survived to tell the tale is commemorated.
The surrounding countryside is divided into large tracts, and is characterized by large horse and livestock farms, as well as ranches. The many winding roads make for popular weekend country drives for both motorcyclists and motorist alike. The Stage Coach Trail is one of the most traversed by sightseers.
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