Weeki Wachee has been alluring new residents and commerce to the Weeki Wachee River, the Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge, and the lesser-known Mud River Spring in Hernando County, “Florida’s Adventure Coast.”The state park has become famous for its mermaid shows and is home to Florida’s only natural spring-fed water park that contains an underwater theater, where the mermaids perform. They have been delighting guests since 1947. Elvis Presley himself visited Weeki Wachee Springs State Park in 1961. The water park is open during the summer and provides for the entertainment of all ages in the clear waters of the river.
Weeki Wachee Springs State Park is something you do not want to miss. You can even take a nature boat tour provided by the park.
Homes for sale
There are several affordable riverfront lifestyles to opt for, anything from riverfront condos, to vacation homes, to practical newer home options for growing families.
While many homes lay directly on the banks of the river, others sit on man-made canals with quick, easy access to the river and to the Gulf of Mexico.
Non-waterfront home sites offer half an acre to multiple acres and would be considered an ideal place to build your dream home within minutes to the water. Hernando County recently opened Weeki Wachee K-8 and Weeki Wachee High School, GO HORNETS!
Residential real estate in Weeki Wachee offers great deals for homebuyers – whether you’re on a tight budget or looking for something more exclusive.
Things to do
Once you are a local resident, you will want to explore the nature of the river on your own!
The Weeki Wachee River winds for approximately 9 miles from the head springs to the Gulf of Mexico. Rent a kayak, canoe, or other watercraft from the park or launch your personal paddle craft at the springs and explore the untouched beauty of the river.
The head springs of the Weeki Wachee River provide crystal-clear, spring water to the river at a constant 72 to 74 degrees, a sanctuary to our most mellow locals, the manatees.
Roger’s Park along the river is another fantastic place to snorkel, sunbathe, or just leisurely float. It also offers a public boat ramp and launch area for your personal watercraft. Not only home to the mermaid show and manatees of the naturally stunning Weeki Wachee State Park, this area has steadily seen its share of economic growth over the years to include more shopping and restaurant options.
To learn more about the desirable waterfront communities in Hernando and Pasco County, call the Oakland Team:
- Sharie Oakland, REALTOR – (352) 584-5026
- Brittney Oakland, REALTOR – (352) 616-8200