Crystal River/Lecanto, Florida

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The Veterans Expressway and Suncoast Parkway is a north–south toll road near the Florida Gulf Coast. Maintained and operated by Florida's Turnpike Enterprise, this 57-mile transportation corridor extends from State Road 60 in Tampa, north to U.S. Route 98 near Chassahowitzka.

This residential development is in the direct path of growth. The Suncoast Parkway 2 is a four-lane toll facility that extends the existing Suncoast Parkway northward for 13 miles from US 98 to SR 44 in Lecanto. Crystal Ridge Community is less than 1/2 mile from the on ramp. 1 hour to Tampa International Airport. Now open

This is a great place to live in Florida and the surrounding areas are seeing rapid growth.



Crystal Ridge at Rock Crusher is situated between Crystal Oaks neighborhood and Cinnamon Ridge neighborhood and is starting construction. Located in Citrus County, Crystal Ridge Residential community is a 345 acre planned urban development. The property will include 957 single family residential permitted home sites.

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DIX Developments Citrus County Recreation on the Rivers
DIX Developments Citrus County Recreation at Crystal River

Citrus County on the move.

Florida is now the third most populous state and by 2030, 26 million Floridians will call Florida home

County Population Growth

162,529 in 2022 up from 141,177 in 2010-15.%

Cities of Citrus County

Inverness, Crystal River, Homosassa, Lecanto, Black Diamond

Citrus County Population

Increased 9 of the 12 years between 2010-2022

Cost of Living

12.2% lower than the U.S. avergae

Home Sales

22 days on market compared to 28 days last year

In October 2023

Home prices were up 2.0% compared to last year


Citrus County was created in 1887. It was named for the county's citrus trees. The rich historical culture and variety of shops, water recreation, golfing, and dining experiences, make Citrus County one of the most enjoyable places on the west coast. Now under construction the new 2 mile section of the Suncoast parkway will allow residents of Amber Ridge to access the new interchange to open in 2026 allowing for a 1 hour commute to Tampa and the International airport. State Road 589, also known as the Veterans Expressway and Suncoast Parkway, is a 68-mile transportation corridor and extends from State Road 60 in Tampa, north to State Road 44 near Lecanto.

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DIX Developments Citrus County Rereation Amber Ridge
DIX Developments Suncoast Parkway Extension to 486 Amber Ridge


Citrus County, Florida has a variety of parks and recreational opportunities for residents and visitors to enjoy. The county's parks department operates several facilities, including community parks, nature parks, and recreational areas. Some of the notable parks in the area include:

• Withlacoochee Trail State Park, which offers 46 miles of paved trail for hiking, biking, and rollerblading.

• Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, which is home to a variety of native Florida wildlife, including manatees, alligators, and birds.

• Fort Cooper State Park, which features a reconstructed Second Seminole War fort, as well as opportunities for fishing, boating, and picnicking.

• Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge, which offers hiking trails, fishing, and wildlife viewing opportunities.

• Citrus County's nature parks, such as the Floral City Heritage Council Nature Park, the Crystal River Preserve State Park and the Chassahowitzka Wildlife Management Area provide visitors with opportunities to experience the natural beauty and wildlife of the area.

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DIX Developments Crystal Ridge in Lecanto Crystal River Florida

Property Type: Single Family Community

Location: W. Crystal Oaks Dr., Lecanto, FL and Rock Crusher RD., Crystal River FL

Planning/Permits: Planned Urban Development

Description: Utilities: Water and sewer are at the property.

Schools: Citrus County Rock Crusher Elementary, Crystal River High.

Uplands/Wetlands: 345 acres of uplands

County: Citrus


Crystal Ridge is a Planned Urban Development. The community is currently in the middle of a fast growing corridor of Citrus County. There is plenty of retail shopping and grocery nearby, allowing our residents to make their every day lives easier.

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DIX Developments Crystal Ridge Crystal River Home Depot
DIX Developments Crystal Ridge at Rock Crusher


Crystal Ridge in located in Lecanto/Crystal River Florida at Rock Crusher Canyon and has had a long rich history. Its early days date back to the 1920’s. The limestone mine flourished from the 1930’s till the 1960’s. The nearby elementary school was actually built on the site of a corporate schoolhouse, established for the education of the mine workers’ children.

The GTE earth satellite station in the rock pit, was built in the 1970s and dwarfed vehicles and people with its size. There is a natural amphitheater that has been used for various events such as concerts, festivals, and weddings. The venue features a large pavilion, which can accommodate up to 3,000 people, as well as several smaller meeting rooms. In the past, it has been used for events such as the Citrus County Fair and the Rock Crusher Canyon Bluegrass Festival. The venue is also known for hosting a number of country music performers.


DIX Developments Rock Crusher Canyon 1926 Crystal Ridge
DIX Developments Rock Crusher Canyon 1926 Crystal Ridge
DIX Developments Rock Crusher Canyon 1926 Crystal Ridge
DIX Developments Rock Crusher Canyon 1926 Crystal Ridge


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Crystal Ridge Development

Citrus County, FL

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