Inverness, Florida was established as the county seat of Citrus County and as such is a hub of activity. The Historic Inverness Downtown Square is perhaps the most notable area of interest with its many specialty shops, restaurants and pubs.
The old Citrus County Courthouse, now known as the Old Courthouse Heritage Museum, was built in 1912. The grand old courthouse was inspired by ancient Greek temple designs and sports a huge clock tower. It has been restored and now serves as a museum as it was replaced by the nearby municipal courthouse complex in 1992. In 1961, Elvis visited the courthouse as the old courtroom was used in scenes of the Elvis Presley movie, “Follow That Dream”.
Inverness is also popular for its many annual events and festivals. The annual Fourth of July festival is a family favorite. After sunset, residents and visitors alike gather on blankets at Liberty Park on the shore of the lake to view a spectacular fireworks show. The Annual Cooter Festival, named after the local cooter turtle and Cooter Pond garnered national fame after it was highlighted on the Daily Show with John Stewart. The Taste of Inverness, Speedboat Races, Arts and Craft Shows are also popular, to mention a few.
Inverness is also home to the Citrus County Fair. Every Spring, young and old alike flock to the fair grounds. Carnival rides, food, games and livestock offer up a great source of wholesome entertainment and county pride. Next to the county fairgrounds is the Citrus County Speedway. Spectators fill the stands as stock cars race by at unbelievable speeds on the small track.
Inverness is also home to the Tsala Apopka Lake Chain making water sports a favorite past time. Big Lake Henderson is just one of 50 smaller lakes that dot the area. From spectacular bass fishing to water skiing, the lake is the place to be in the summer.
If golf is your game, be sure to visit the Inverness Golf & Country Club and Lakeside Golf & Country Club provide challenging holes and interesting obstacles along the course. Other nearby world-class golf courses include; Citrus Hills Golf & Country Club, Twisted Oaks Golf & Country Club, Skyview, and more.
Also newly renovated is the old Valerie Theatre. Built in 1926 during the silent movie era when prices were 10 cents for children and 25 cents for adults. The City of Inverness purchased it in 2009. And a grand reopening of the newly built “old picture palace” was held for the Valerie Theatre Cultural Center in 2015. You can enjoy a balcony view of plays, movies, and other cultural exhibits and events.
Inverness offers a great variety when it comes to residential neighborhoods, from exclusive waterfront homes on Prichard Island and Gospel Island to tree-lined streets with children playing ball in the cul-de-sac. Other communities include the Inverness Highlands, The Moorings, Windemere, The Landings, James Island, Anglers Landing, Whispering Pines, Royal Oaks, Inverness Heights, Connell Lake Estates, Fletcher Heights, Azalea Island, and Davis Lake Golf Estates.
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