Inverness, Florida

Inverness, Florida

Inverness is named for the Scottish town and like its inspiration is surrounded by lakes. This picturesque seven square mile town in Citrus County is like a Monet painting come alive with its with rolling hills, crystal clear lakes with lily pads floating on the surface and surrounded by great moss covered oaks and magnolias. Every color and variety of wild flowers brings the serene landscape alive. It is located approximately 20 miles north of Brooksville and approximately 60 miles northwest of Orlando.

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Looking up at the end of a building that has a sign that say, “Inverness” an a vintage style light fixture to resemble an old train station. Inverness, Florida n January 5, 2020. File photo: Kim Bowman, Shutter Stock, licensed.

About The Community

The town is home to seven thousand four hundred multicultural people, many of who have retired to this sunny paradise. Inverness is in the Homosassa Springs metro area and is the county seat. There is plenty to do for the active, including golf, tennis, walking or jogging, biking, and visiting the many antique shops. The 22-mile long chain of freshwater lakes including the Cooter Lake and White Lake offer boating, diving, snorkeling, and matchless fishing.


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Old Citrus County Courthouse Heritage Museum. Scenes from the Elvis Presley movie “Follow That Dream” were filmed inside. Inverness, Florida, July 31, 2021. File photo: Sunshower Shots, Shutter Stock, licensed.

Important Links

Inverness houses the Citrus County Coastal Heritage Museum in a 1939 native lime rock building that was once home to the city hall, jail, and fire department. One can learn a lot about the way of life in the area in times gone by from a diorama of the downtown area in 1927. Do not miss the replica of an original fish house façade. The “Historic Tour of Crystal River” provides information on the late 1800s residences, the early 1900 depot, and the 1920s commercial buildings.

Vicinity of Inverness

Additional Details

Fort Cooper State Park named for Major Mark Cooper was developed around a fort built during the Second Seminole Indian War. It saw action in 1836 and served as an observation post and stopover until the end of the war. Restoration of part of the palisade wall has been completed and the fort is the venue for a battle reenactment during Fort Cooper Days in April.

Inverness, Florida, May 14, 2021.
Caboose No. 5245 at the Apoka Avenue trail head of the Withlacoochee State Trail, a paved rail trail. Inverness, Florida, May 14, 2021. File photo: Sunshower Shots, Shutter Stock, licensed.

Hiking and biking are popular in the area with bikers making the most of the undulating parts of the countryside. They can rest and enjoy two lakeside parks with facilities. Kayaking in the many water bodies is a memorable experience. Walk in History is a downtown tour that brings to life all the historic buildings in the charming town of Inverness.

Mrs. Pearl G. Maddox built the Valerie Theatre, a movie theater in Inverness, Florida, in 1927, naming it the Valerie after her daughter.
Mrs. Pearl G. Maddox built the Valerie Theatre, a movie theater in Inverness, Florida, in 1927, naming it the Valerie after her daughter.  File photo: Sunshower Shots, Shutter Stock, licensed.

There is plenty of shopping too at the Inverness regional shopping center and Citrus Plaza Highland Square. Citrus Memorial Hospital is fully equipped state of the art Medical Center that looks after the needs of the population in Inverness. In addition to excellent high schools, higher education is offered in the town at the Withlacoochee Technical Institute.

There is a charming nine hole, par 30 course that is perfect for couples who enjoy walking, the Point O Woods Golf Club. Golfers can enjoy excellent golfing at the lakeside Golf and country clubs. Foxrun Terrace Executive Home and Timucuan Trail Executive Home offer luxury suites in Inverness around the lakes. Located near the golf and country clubs they offer free golf at Silver springs, Citrus springs, and Miona lake Golf and Country clubs. There is a variety of accommodation available at Inverness. Charming unique inns like the Running Deer Lodge and the Magnolia Glen are perfect getaways.

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