The Villages of Citrus Hills - Hernando, FL

Quick Facts

  • Price Range: Mid $200ks - Mid $1Ms
  • Home Types: Single-Family, Attached
  • Number of Homes: 10005
  • New / Resale: New And Resale Homes
  • Age Restrictions: No Age Restrictions
  • Gated: No
  • Construction Dates: 1982 - 2025
  • Activity director: Yes
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The Villages of Citrus Hills, located in Hernando, is an ideal community for buyers who desire luxurious living. Though construction of this development began in 1982, development continues today. Upon completion, this luxury community will boast approximately 10,000 spacious, high-end homes. The Villages of Citrus Hills contains several distinct neighborhoods, or villages, which are commonly referred to as Terra Vista of Citrus Hills, Brentwood of Citrus Hills, Canterbury Lakes of Citrus Hills, and Belmont Hills of Citrus Hills, among others.

The Villages of Citrus Hills is open to all ages. Some neighborhoods are gated for those who prefer added security. All residents enjoy access to the multiple clubhouses found throughout The Villages of Citrus Hills. The abundance of amenities provided throughout The Villages of Citrus Hills will keep even the most active of residents entertained. In addition to the amenities offered at multiple clubhouses, this community also boasts three 18-hole championship golf courses.

Homebuyers looking for homes for sale in Hernando, FL will enjoy what The Villages of Citrus Hills has to offer.

The Villages of Citrus Hills Amenities

The plentiful amenities at The Villages of Citrus Hills are spread across multiple clubhouses and activity centers. Set amidst Florida's gently rolling hillsides, three 18-hole championship golf courses provide their own unique elements. Skyview, the community's flagship course, offers challenging play spread over 7,142 yards with elevations up to 250 feet above sea level. The Oaks 6,323 yard, par-70 course is set amid Florida's towering great oak trees, while The Meadows 5,885 yard course features ample open spaces.

At the BellaVita Spa and Fitness Center, residents of The Villages of Citrus Hills can make use of the amenities offered in a collection of smaller buildings. The state-of-the-art-fitness center has cardiovascular equipment and two racquetball courts. There are also yoga, aerobics and spin rooms, an indoor lap pool, whirlpool spa, saunas, and steam rooms. A full-service day spa provides a variety of facials and massages as well as hair and nail treatments.

Restaurants, pro shops, and tennis courts are also available at the Skyview Clubhouse and Oaks and Meadows Clubhouse. The Skyview Clubhouse features a Har-Tru tennis facility, while the Oaks and Meadows Clubhouse offers a hard-surface tennis center.

For outdoor swimming and poolside entertainment, residents of The Villages of Citrus Hills can visit either the Brentwood Clubhouse or the Belmont Hills outdoor pool and cabana. The Central Activity Center provides additional amenities including another outdoor pool, state-of-the-art fitness center, 400-seat community theatre, billiards, card room, media center, and pickleball, basketball, and bocce ball courts. Homeowners also have access to a tot lot, dog park, and plenty of walking trails. Some neighborhoods in The Villages of Citrus Hills require social memberships in order to use certain amenities.

The Villages of Citrus Hills Homes & Real Estate

The opulent homes within The Villages of Citrus Hills are available as both traditional single-family homes and detached villas. The detached villas differ from single-family homes only in that they offer the advantage of being care-free. This difference is reflected in the monthly homeowners' association (HOA) fees for each type of home. Home styles and settings vary in each of Citrus Hills' neighborhoods. Some are set on large, open homesites, while others feature more secluded lots. The popular Terra Vista of Citrus Hills is a gated community that is set on a hillside with a spectacular view of Citrus County.

Care-free single-family homes at The Villages of Citrus Hills offer 1,666 to 3,061 square feet of living space. They have two or three bedrooms, a den, two to three-and-a-half bathrooms, and an attached two or two-and-a-half-car garage. These maintenance-free homes offer homeowners the luxury of not having to worry about exterior home maintenance.

Exterior home maintenance for the single-family residences is the responsibility of the homeowner. They offer 2,182 to 3,952 square feet of living space. They have two or three bedrooms, two to four bathrooms, and an attached two or two-and-a-half-car garage.

The Villages of Citrus Hills' spacious, high-end homes are designed for luxurious living. Homeowners will appreciate the open floor plans, graciously sized rooms, high ceilings and artful exteriors. Many of Citrus Hills' two- and three-bedroom homes also include a den or library, full dining room, breakfast nook, and gourmet kitchen. Some models include courtyards or swimming pools, and all models include a lanai and attached garage.

The Villages of Citrus Hills Lifestyle

Homeowners of Citrus Hills enjoy spacious, high-end homes, as well as beautiful community landscaping and an exceptional country club environment. The abundant amenities found throughout The Villages of Citrus Hills meet residents' fitness, recreational, and social needs.

In addition to the plentiful amenities, The Villages of Citrus Hills offers many social groups and classes designed to engage residents. A wide spectrum of interests are covered including astronomy, motorcycles, foreign languages, performing arts, fishing, fitness, card games, and line dancing. Scheduled community events, parties, travel opportunities, and other entertainment provide residents with many social activities right within The Villages of Citrus Hills community.

Hernando, FL Area

The Villages of Citrus Hills is set within Hernando, Florida in the center of Citrus County. This beautiful area is located near the gulf coast and lies just north of the Withlacoochee State Forest. Citrus County is 70 miles north of Tampa and 60 miles northwest of Orlando. With beautiful beaches, state parks, shopping, dining, and cultural attractions, there are plenty of recreational activities found within the surrounding areas.

For daily conveniences, residents can stay within The Villages of Citrus Hills community. Many necessities are centrally located within Citrus Hills, including a Publix Grocery Store, Walgreens Pharmacy, and Suntrust Bank. Fast food restaurants, a medical clinic, gas station and other conveniences are also located within the community, as well as a salon and day spa. With a wide variety of home designs, country club amenities and a central location in Hernando, Florida, homeowners will love to call The Villages of Citrus Hills their home.

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The Villages of Citrus Hills Amenities

The following amenities are available to The Villages of Citrus Hills residents:

  • Clubhouse/Amenity Center
  • Golf Course
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center
  • Indoor Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Aerobics & Dance Studio
  • Card Room
  • Ballroom
  • Performance/Movie Theater
  • Library
  • Billiards
  • Walking & Biking Trails
  • Tennis Courts
  • Pickleball Courts
  • Bocce Ball Courts
  • Basketball Court
  • Playground for Grandkids
  • Outdoor Patio
  • Pet Park
  • Steam Room/Sauna
  • Racquetball Courts
  • Golf Practice Facilities/Putting Green
  • On-site Retail
  • Day Spa/Salon/Barber Shop
  • Multi-Purpose/Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center
  • Locker Rooms
  • Golf Shop/Golf Services/Golf Cart Rentals

The Villages of Citrus Hills Clubs, Groups, Activities & Classes

There are plenty of activities available in The Villages of Citrus Hills. Here is a sample of some of the clubs, activities and classes offered here.

  • Acappella Singers Club
  • Art Workshop
  • Ballroom Dancing
  • Basketball Challenge
  • Big Show Concert Series
  • Billiards
  • Bocce Beginners
  • Bocce Couples
  • Bocce Men
  • Body Sculpting
  • Book Readings
  • Bowling League
  • Breakfast Club
  • Bridge Women's
  • Bridge for 4
  • Bridge, 49ers
  • Bridge, Duplicate
  • Bridge, Ladies Social
  • Bridge, Men's
  • Car & Truck Shows
  • Cardio-Karate
  • Cooking Classes
  • Craft Fair
  • Cycling Club
  • Dance Parties
  • Day Trips
  • Dinner Shows
  • Doc Talk
  • Exercise Ball Class
  • Farmers Markets
  • Fashion Shows
  • Fitness Clubs
  • French Lessons
  • Game Shows
  • German Lessons
  • Golf Clinics/Lessons
  • Golf Demo Days
  • Golf Leagues
  • Golf Tournaments
  • Group Circuit Training
  • Group Golf Outings
  • Holiday Events
  • Karaoke Nights
  • Kayak Club
  • Line Dancing, Beginners to Advanced
  • Live Entertainment
  • Lunch & Learn Events
  • Mahjong
  • Model Boat Club
  • Monthly Special Events
  • Motorcycle Club
  • Pickleball
  • Pilates, Beginner and Intermediate
  • Professional Show Series
  • Singles Club
  • Spa Services
  • Speaker Series
  • Spinning Classes
  • Stargazers Astronomy Club
  • Sunset Fiesta Parties
  • Table Tennis
  • Tai Chi
  • Tennis Clinics
  • Tennis Tournaments
  • Themed Dance Parties
  • Tone and Trim Aerobics
  • Travel Events
  • Water Exercise Classes
  • Water Volleyball
  • Watercolor Group
  • Woodworking
  • Yacht Club (Models)
  • Yoga
  • Yogilates
  • Zumba

The Villages of Citrus Hills Reviews (20)

Average Rating for this Community

When you read the comments from the people that like to complain just throw them out. This is an amazing community with so many things to do it's often hard to decide what to do next. The facilities are World Class and the Citrus Hills Construction Co. builds fantastic homes. There are 3 very good Restaurants on the complex as well as 3 - 18 holes Golf Courses and a 9 Hole . They even bring in excellent entertainment. Come up and see for yourself and don't listen to a couple of people who probably would not be happy anywhere.


Really great community with lots to do. The clubhouse and fitness center is amazing. Close to shopping and restaurants. Would recommend.


Terra Vista is a beautiful gated community! We have lived here for 5 years and it is like no other place in Citrus County. When we have visitors, they are amazed at the views and always remark on how they did not know this place was here. It is well-kept and pride of ownership is obvious. Unfortunately, the recent negative reviews are spurred on by a "Negative Nancy" or "Lousy Lorraine" who posts on a Neighborhood site and gets some of the older residents worked up about non existent problems. She knows nothing of our community and posts negative things to get attention, which is negatively affecting some people.


We've been living here for two years now and it has far exceeded our expectations. The amenities are first rate, easy to book tee times on any of the three golf courses, the helth centers have every type of machine thinkable, friendly neighbors, great for bike riding.....I can't say enough. We absolutely love it here.

Those that are complaining about the new phase of development should have looked at the master plan. Empty lots get built on.... that's a fact of life.


We fell in love with Citrus Hills the first time we visited. Choosing our lot and customizing our new home was a smooth and exciting process. The most impressive thing we found was that all the people involved in this venture were extremely knowledgeable, helpful and nice.


After extensive research and looking at 50+ communities in Texas, Arizona, California and all over Florida, I found Citrus Hills. There are many reasons that it was obvious that this is the best retirement situation that I have found. Some of these reasons include homes that do not all look alike, rolling hills in central Florida, rivers for fishing and the nearby Gulf. Also, the proximity of Tampa, Orlando, Ocala and Gainesville for shopping, university sports and cultural events as well as excellent medical availability make this ideal. Low taxes, and reasonable amenity fees are also very attractive.


My wife and I had looked at a number of places to retire in Florida and when we discovered Citrus Hills it did'nt take us long to decide that this was the place for us.We are both excited about locating here and we soon will be moving their as ground was just broke for our Amherst model on the golf course in Brentwood.Can't wait.


We bought a resale in the Villages of Citrus Hills just down the block ffrom the fantastic Tiki Bar and Clubhouse on the golf course for the Oaks and Meadows Golf Course. About 1 mile away lies Terra Vista where Skyview Golf Course and our 2 tennis centers are. We have every Amenity and Club you can think of. We are very close to the super Activity Center on Fenway where we have participated in several great shows at reasonable cost great seats and the best parking and no congestion. The1495. Citrus Hills Golf and Country Club fees a year are well worth it considering our taxes are less than 2000 per year on a 5br 3bath 2car pool home on over .55 acres. It is quiet and serene with great neighbors. Plus POA fees are only 75 per year. Fantastic. Resales are great because you can get a nearly new home at near 65% of the cost of new. We just love it here. 5 stars.




From the moment we entered Citrus Hills we knew that we had found a special place. It is not only a beautiful community but offers a large selection of beautiful homes and a multitude of amenities, not to mention the surrounding lakes, rivers and nearby Gulf of Mexico.


Terra Vista has the flavor of North Carolina with rolling hills and the true feeling of 'community' in sunny Florida. We enjoyed our visit and found the homes to be some of the best built that we have ever seen. My father was a home builder in Atlanta for years and I know he would be impressed. We swam with the manatees during our visit. My grandson was amazed and I know he will remember this 4-ever.


My wife and I recently returned from a month long trip looking at different areas between Hilton Head and Naples when we found the Villages of Citrus Hills. I have to say, an absolutely outstanding property with more to offer that we both enjoyed then any of the other locations we looked at. We are looking forward to our return visit next month to choose our new home and must add...of the communities and many staff members at different locations we've experienced over the last month or sincerest thank you to the staff for their outstanding service at the far the most attentive and professional we've experienced.


Wow ! This is a very impressive development. We've been traveling to FL over the past several years during our winter months - MN, and mostly, to the Miami and Ft Lauderdale area. Well this year, we visited the Tampa area instead, and my wife liked it so much, she has decided that Citrus Hill is where we will be buying our retirement home ... can't argue wt that ! She's the boss ... The staff was great and we look forward to visiting again in April. Don Descote


I have spent quite a bit of time there.The community is a beautiful and classy place that is financially sound and professionally run. The spa and golf course is of the best in Florida. There is more to the story or just a fluke. We are thinking of buying there


I want to say right up front that we do not regret moving to Citrus County, Florida in particular and Citrus Hills in general. Nor do we regret dealing with Citrus Hills Construction in hindsight. It beats anything to the south or east where hoards of people, copious traffic and significantly higher costs of living prevail.
So why did I only give Citrus Hills Construction only three stars!? It’s because you should be prepared to ask them the right questions when it comes time to make decisions on building within their community. We were not totally prepared and ended up in an adversarial relationship after putting down a non-refundable deposit.
Here are the questions you need to ask them before signing on the bottom line. If you get the answers that are acceptable to you, then by all means join us!
1. Can you go through a preliminary planning session so the approximate total construction cost of your home is agreed upon before you put down a non-refundable deposit? The base costs seem totally reasonable after looking at the models because they are loaded with upgrades. That base cost is only a bare bones construction price. Beware of the costs of associated upgrades. Ask for specifics, not generalities!
2. Are the social amenities that you are showing me available on a year round basis, including the summer months when snow birds return North? There have been occasions in the past where restaurant hours have been curtailed on a rotational basis in order to cut back costs when demand is lower in the summer. This has created problems with year round residents.
3. For Golfers: May I play on at least two of the golf courses so I can make an assessment of whether I will decide on a charter golf membership? The SkyView golf course is a premier layout that is maintained in pristine condition, but if that is what is luring the golfer in your family here, you need to ask about the total up front and annual costs of a charter membership to that course. If it is beyond what you wish to pay, you need to see what the conditions are on the other two courses they offer for play.
Good luck with your choices and we hope to see you here!


The area that comprises The Villages of Citrus Hills is a quiet, peaceful area with about 19 different villages. The country club has many nice facilities for use by its members. Having lived here for 2 decades, the biggest drawbacks in my opinion are:
1) It is a For Profit country club where members have no say in what their dues are used for.
2)The owners have told control of what the rates should be. In 2022 they raised their dues by about 17% while closing facilities for members because of Covid. In 2023 they again raised their rates by another 8%.
3)The club is mismanaged. The owner, who is the developer, is focused building houses for new clients and does not care about the needs or wants of the members. Requests/complaints/concerns fall on deaf ears when presented to the club management.
4)Of the three golf courses, only one is properly maintained. The one that they show to potential buyers.
5)The restaurants are overpriced with questionable food quality. It's usually hit or miss as to how your meal will arrive.
6)Depending on which area you live in will determine your HOA fees. If you live within Terra Vista you can be subject to an HOA fee from Terra Vista, plus an HOA from the individual community you live in. These fees are on top of your country club dues.
As they say. “BUYER BEWARE!”


Very dramatic and pretty entrance if you come in main gate. We looked at the new homes but found they are much more expensive then the resale homes and no better. Some haven't even been lived in yet! The different dues (there are several types that are mandatory) aren't too bad but I'm a little concerned with all the people who cant seem to sell their home if their wants/needs change.


Bought here for the beautiful mature tree vistas between groupings of homes that distinguished this community from others in central Florida. Sadly, this is now coming to an end with vast acreages now being clear cut for back to back homes. Soon we will be just another "Vilages". The once beautiful Skyview golf course will soon be just another Florida "cow pasture" with homes bordering every fairway. This developer really had something unique, now going downhill quickly. Significant reservations about buying here.


I would love to move. I bought here 4 years ago caught up in the hype that they so expertly do here. I am now just another of many residents who overpaid and are stuck in the endless changes that ruin my property values while putting money into theirs. We bought in an area that was surrounded by trees on the golf course with a view of the lake and fountain. We paid a premium for this lot thinking that would would always have nature and the sky. Well that has all but been taken away from us. The trees have been cut down (we were told that that would not happen in our lifetime, if at all) They are allowing people to build so that our view of the lake fountain and sky even is obliterated. And now we find out they will be putting in another sub-division across from us on the golf course and removing (clear cutting) all of the trees there. It is just another tract home in a sub-division with very high POA's and membership fees. Go somewhere where your heart won't be broken.


Generally speaking, the developer has lost his passion for his gem. Management is not responsive to resident concerns for lax security controls, poor grounds keeping, and other exalted features at time of sales presentations.

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