Hernando Beach is Florida's Hidden Treasure4/6/2015
If you have been searching for a home that makes you feel as if you are on a year-round vacation, your hunt is over. Hernando Beach is a small community consisting of fewer than 2500 residents and could serve as that permanent tropical vacation you have always dreamed of. Although there is no actual beach, all Hernando Beach homes are waterfront homes built on saltwater canals with direct Gulf access or on freshwater canals with indirect access. You will never have to pay higher prices for waterfront bliss here. Compared to the larger, highly populated, neighboring beach locations like the Clearwater area, Hernando Beach homes are offered at discounted prices.
There is 360 degrees of paradise and fun surrounding Hernando Beach. Located on Florida’s west coast, the community is tucked neatly between the Gulf of Mexico on the west and Weeki Wachee Springs State Park on the east. Basically you are only minutes away from a day at the beach on the Gulf or a relaxing riverboat cruise and other fun activities provided at the state park. You are also only 90 minutes from Disney World and other Orlando attractions and an hour from the Tampa International Airport and Busch Gardens Tampa theme park.
If you enjoy the social life, the community has plenty of that too. Boating enthusiasts will be thrilled to know that Hernando Beach has a yacht club. Members of the Hernando Beach Yacht Club are instantly members of the Yachting Club of America, and privileges are extended to other yacht clubs in the state of Florida. The club is easy to find on Shoal Boulevard—the main route into the community.
For a small membership fee, the Hernando Beach Club, located at the north end of the community on Flamingo Boulevard, is a great place to stay connected with friends. You will have a breathtaking view of the sun setting while you eat your evening meal in the barbecue area or the large gazebo overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. The club can also be rented for weddings and other family functions.
What began as a community of mainly retirees now beckons families with a crime rate below the U.S. average and school classrooms that boast fewer than 20 students per teacher. Back yards are marine retreats with occasional visits from dolphins and other oceanic life. The streets have a low volume of traffic and the local restaurants receive rave reviews. Hernando Beach provides splendid living for retirees and families alike.
Reap the benefits of small town living with big town amenities. Treasure a quiet retirement or discover a safe family haven from the rest of the world. Your peace and tranquility are waiting for you in Hernando Beach.