As one of the last remaining areas of the “real Florida,” Hernando County real estate features preserved natural settings that invite you to take a deep breath and enjoy. From visiting one of the newest state parks in Florida to finding your favorite Florida fishing spot, Hernando County provides an abundance of back-to-nature activities for anyone craving a relaxing or adventurous outdoor experience.
The estimated population in 2004 was 150,370. This was an increase of 14.96% from the 2000 census. The majority of the county's population live in Spring Hill, located in the west portion of Hernando. Hernando County covers approximately 506 sq. miles of area including the cities of Brooksville and Weeki Wachee.
Don’t let the cozy, relaxing feel of Hernando County fool you. When it comes to things to do in the county, it’s not all lazy days and lemonade. There are plenty of fun and adventurous activities worth climbing out of the hammock for. The Weeki Wachee live mermaids at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park (Hernando County’s most famous attraction) have been providing underwater entertainment for over 60 years. Enter the underground theatre of Florida’s newest state park to watch real mermaids lip-sync, eat bananas, drink cola and dance ballet under water.
After enjoying Weeki Wachee’s live mermaids, play with the kids at (or cool off at) Buccaneer Bay, Florida’s only spring-fed water park, for water slides, beach volleyball, sandy beaches and lots of family fun. Soak up the serenity by gliding down the crystal-clear waters of the Weeki Wachee River on an endangered manatee tour, or scuba dive a 140 ft. underwater cave at Hospital Hole. Outdoor excursions through the Withlacoochee State Forest and Chinsegut Nature Center show off Hernando’s eco-friendly attitude and abundance of natural attractions. To learn more about Hernando County homes for sale or available homes for rent, contact us today.
The Hernando County School Board District includes over 21 schools both public and private, and is now proud to offer Florida Virtual School's full-time programs to families as a school of choice. Because of the state's commitment to online learning, your student can participate in a full-time, 180-day program at no cost to you if he/she meets the eligibility requirements. Find more information about Hernando County Schools. Hernando County is located north of Pasco County, and northwest of Hillsborough County. Hernando County is served by US Hwy 19, US 41, Interstate 75, and the Suncoast parkway which runs north and south and connects Pasco County with Hernando County. County Line Road is a major county road running entirely along the border with Pasco County.