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.
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.
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.
TERRA VISTA IS A FANTASTIC PLACE TO LIVE. MOVED HERE IN MID-MAY AND WE LOVE IT! GREAT PEOPLE AND GREAT FACILITIES. I NOW KNOW WHAT THEY MEAN BY ACTIVE LIFESTYLE RETIREMENT.
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.
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.
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.
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 Villages...by 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