© 2015
The Inglis/Yankeetown area of southern Levy County is one of the last waterfront gems of Central Florida and is strongly reminiscent of Florida as it was many years ago. Located in the Big Bend section of the Gulf Coast, Levy County is large in area (705,208 acres) yet sparsely populated. (Under 35,000 people) The Withlacoochee River, an outstanding Florida Waterway, forms the southern boundary and is the dividing line between Citrus and Levy Counties.  The combined population of both towns is approximately 2200 people, and is not influenced by the tourist season. The climate here is temperate with the average winter temperature about 65 degrees and average summer temps around 85 degrees. Approximately 50” of rainfall per year keeps our foliage lush and green. The Withlacoochee River, one of the few rivers in the world that flows north, is also the deepest river on the West Coast between Tarpon Springs and Carabelle with excellent navigation to the Gulf of Mexico. Couple this with the close proximity of the deactivated Cross Florida Barge Canal, the Florida Greenways, the Gulf of Mexico and Lake Rousseau (sometimes called the Withlacoochee Backwaters), and you open up a variety of water recreation which includes some of the best fresh and saltwater fishing in the southeast United States, kayaking, canoeing, scuba diving, fishing tournaments, and Arts and Craft Festivals. This area of Florida also offers some of the finest hunting with the abundance of deer, quail, turkey, ducks and wild hogs. Fishing is prime and we have several charter captains to take you to a “Honey Hole” so you can land and bring home your own trophy!  The South Levy Recreational Park, located just east of town, provides softball and baseball fields. Local residents contributed to the purchase of a 2 mile nature preserve along the banks of the river and this was presented to the town of Yankeetown to insure that the natural settings and environment would be preserved for all to see and use. The western end of the river remains in its natural state and appears as it did hundreds of years ago when Indians inhabited the area.   Several RV camps, marinas, boat ramps and a beach add to the recreational facilities. Many golf courses, tennis and racket club, bowling alleys, movie theaters and two large “Flea Markets” are located within a 25 minute drive. Major attractions like Disney World, Busch Gardens and Sea World are less than 2 hours away. Our new Suncoast Parkway makes the drive pleasurable and quick. Our economy is based on service industries, agriculture, aquaculture and fishing. Levy County is a very large peanut producer. We also produce seafood for the markets of North and Central Florida and provide Stone Crabs, Clams, Shrimp, Blue Crabs and many delectable varieties of fresh and salt water fish. These are available at local markets at prices that will remind you of yesteryear.  The major employers are Progress Energy and Seven Rivers Community Hospital, with the Yankeetown School, IAG Mining, Georgia Pacific Lumber Company and small businesses completing the picture. The immediate area has two small commercial banks, a small grocery store, and a physician’s office and only 12 miles away, Crystal River has major shopping with a mall, several movie theaters and many fine restaurants along with local tourist facilities. Our school, serving grades K – 8 is located between the two towns. High School students attend either Dunnellon or Crystal River depending on the curriculum they choose. Bussing is provided to both locations. Central Florida Community College in Ocala and University of Florida in Gainesville are just a short distance. Both Gainesville International Airport and Tampa International Airport handle major carriers while Ocala, Dunnellon and Crystal River are perfect for smaller aircraft to hop in and out.  Yankeetown if governed by a town council while Inglis by a town commission. Police coverage is provided by Inglis Police Dep’t and Levy County Sheriffs Dep’t. Yankeetown is home to a U.S. Coast Guard facility and the Florida Fish and Wildlife are located just over the Barge Canal in Citrus County. Seven Rivers Community Hospital is just 8 miles away and Shands Teaching Hospital; North Regional Hospital and the VA Hospital are located in Gainesville. There are 2 large hospitals in Ocala and one in Inverness. Ambulance service is provided to the area with a state of the art emergency vehicle and a very professional staff.    This area is ideal for retirement or for raising your family. Homes both on and off the water are still affordable from modest to magnificent. We have 2 great restaurants in our hometown including the famous “Izaak Walton Lodge located on the River and the newly redone Riverland Caf� in Inglis. So…What are you waiting for? ”Come on down stay a spell” and if you decide to stay awhile there are several quaint cottages and homes to rent while you are here.  When we meet we promise to give you a taste of “Southern Hospitality” and you will, like us, want to call this place “Home”!
ABOUT OUR AREA
River Coast Realty, Inc. Telephone - 1-352-302-3114 FAX - 1-352-447-0001 84 Highway 40 West, Inglis, Fl.  
© 2015
ABOUT OUR AREA
The Inglis/Yankeetown area of southern Levy County is one of the last waterfront gems of Central Florida and is strongly reminiscent of Florida as it was many years ago. Located in the Big Bend section of the Gulf Coast, Levy County is large in area (705,208 acres) yet sparsely populated. (Under 35,000 people) The Withlacoochee River, an outstanding Florida Waterway, forms the southern boundary and is the dividing line between Citrus and Levy Counties.  The combined population of both towns is approximately 2200 people, and is not influenced by the tourist season. The climate here is temperate with the average winter temperature about 65 degrees and average summer temps around 85 degrees. Approximately 50” of rainfall per year keeps our foliage lush and green. The Withlacoochee River, one of the few rivers in the world that flows north, is also the deepest river on the West Coast between Tarpon Springs and Carabelle with excellent navigation to the Gulf of Mexico. Couple this with the close proximity of the deactivated Cross Florida Barge Canal, the Florida Greenways, the Gulf of Mexico and Lake Rousseau (sometimes called the Withlacoochee Backwaters), and you open up a variety of water recreation which includes some of the best fresh and saltwater fishing in the southeast United States, kayaking, canoeing, scuba diving, fishing tournaments, and Arts and Craft Festivals. This area of Florida also offers some of the finest hunting with the abundance of deer, quail, turkey, ducks and wild hogs. Fishing is prime and we have several charter captains to take you to a “Honey Hole” so you can land and bring home your own trophy!  The South Levy Recreational Park, located just east of town, provides softball and baseball fields. Local residents contributed to the purchase of a 2 mile nature preserve along the banks of the river and this was presented to the town of Yankeetown to insure that the natural settings and environment would be preserved for all to see and use. The western end of the river remains in its natural state and appears as it did hundreds of years ago when Indians inhabited the area.   Several RV camps, marinas, boat ramps and a beach add to the recreational facilities. Many golf courses, tennis and racket club, bowling alleys, movie theaters and two large “Flea Markets” are located within a 25 minute drive. Major attractions like Disney World, Busch Gardens and Sea World are less than 2 hours away. Our new Suncoast Parkway makes the drive pleasurable and quick. Our economy is based on service industries, agriculture, aquaculture and fishing. Levy County is a very large peanut producer. We also produce seafood for the markets of North and Central Florida and provide Stone Crabs, Clams, Shrimp, Blue Crabs and many delectable varieties of fresh and salt water fish. These are available at local markets at prices that will remind you of yesteryear.  The major employers are Progress Energy and Seven Rivers Community Hospital, with the Yankeetown School, IAG Mining, Georgia Pacific Lumber Company and small businesses completing the picture. The immediate area has two small commercial banks, a small grocery store, and a physician’s office and only 12 miles away, Crystal River has major shopping with a mall, several movie theaters and many fine restaurants along with local tourist facilities. Our school, serving grades K – 8 is located between the two towns. High School students attend either Dunnellon or Crystal River depending on the curriculum they choose. Bussing is provided to both locations. Central Florida Community College in Ocala and University of Florida in Gainesville are just a short distance. Both Gainesville International Airport and Tampa International Airport handle major carriers while Ocala, Dunnellon and Crystal River are perfect for smaller aircraft to hop in and out.  Yankeetown if governed by a town council while Inglis by a town commission. Police coverage is provided by Inglis Police Dep’t and Levy County Sheriffs Dep’t. Yankeetown is home to a U.S. Coast Guard facility and the Florida Fish and Wildlife are located just over the Barge Canal in Citrus County. Seven Rivers Community Hospital is just 8 miles away and Shands Teaching Hospital; North Regional Hospital and the VA Hospital are located in Gainesville. There are 2 large hospitals in Ocala and one in Inverness. Ambulance service is provided to the area with a state of the art emergency vehicle and a very professional staff.    This area is ideal for retirement or for raising your family. Homes both on and off the water are still affordable from modest to magnificent. We have 2 great restaurants in our hometown including the famous “Izaak Walton Lodge located on the River and the newly redone Riverland Caf� in Inglis. So…What are you waiting for? ”Come on down stay a spell” and if you decide to stay awhile there are several quaint cottages and homes to rent while you are here.  When we meet we promise to give you a taste of “Southern Hospitality” and you will, like us, want to call this place “Home”!
River Coast Realty, Inc. Telephone - 1-352-302-3114 FAX - 1-352-447-0001 84 Highway 40 West, Inglis, Fl.