About Pine Ridge

 

 

Pine Ridge Estates is a hidden gem located in Citrus County; it boasts miles of acreage and is a unique upscale development with diverse styles and layouts. While enjoying the beauty of this area, one will occasionally encounter wildlife.   Some of the species that have been sighted are the Sherman fox squirrel, black bear, gopher tortoise, bobcat, eagle, and many varieties of hawks.  This area is also home to the bluebird. As you drive through the community, you may notice bluebird boxes that are placed in various locations.   

This beautiful community has amazing amenities to offer such as 27.3 miles of horseback and walking trails, a 94-acre complex with a community barn to accommodate up to 17 property owners’ horses, a large main riding arena that is often used for charitable events, a dressage/jump/cross country arena and much more. The complex has four lighted tennis courts, four lighted pickle ball courts, two shuffleboard courts, an R/C (radio controlled planes) flying field with paved airstrip and a shade pavilion, a state-of-the-art playground with shade cover, swings, and a gazebo. Also, there are two picnic pavilions with charcoal grills and two meeting rooms (one larger for private events with a commercial kitchen and a smaller meeting room with a full kitchen.) The Maintenance and Administrative offices are located at the complex.

Pine Ridge is home to many who enjoy various activities, and there are many clubs to join that are maintained by the resident groups. One of the clubs is the Civic Club, who holds monthly meetings at the Community Center; this group host games, cards, bingo night and they participate/coordinate community clean-up through the Adopt-a-Highway program.  Other clubs are the Poker Club, Sewing, Reading, Quilting, Mahjong, Fishing, Airplane, Bowling, Tennis, Golf and Bunco Clubs. Not a part of the amenities, but located within the community, is the Pine Ridge Golf Course.  It is a semi-private course with restaurant and bar; the course is challenging and conveniently located off of Elkam Blvd.

The Citrus County area, also known as the Nature Coast, has many beautiful areas to enjoy.  Activities to experience are kayaking the springs/rivers, boating the waterways out to the Gulf, and visiting the wildlife center in Homosassa/an archaeology park in Crystal River/historic downtown Inverness, or downtown Crystal River. Annual, traditional festivals and parades are held as well. If that is not enough, you can always find your way to Ocala. This is truly the Nature Coast; we invite you to come here to help us preserve the natural beauty and call this your home!

 

Some Interesting Facts about Pine Ridge

 

The following are informational Facts that have been gathered about our community

  • Pine Ridge was Created in 1972
  • Elkcam Road is Mackle backwards. Mackles were the original builders of Pine Ridge
  • There are 27.3 Miles of Horse Trails in Pine Ridge
  • There are 141 miles of roads in Pine Ridge
  • There are 1531 miles of roads in Citrus County
  • According to the Information in the Citrus county Property Appraiser systems as of 6/16/2021
    • There are 4994 Recognized lots in the neighborhood. (This includes residential and Commercial)
    • There are 3121 Buildings in the neighborhood
    • There are 2772 Homes that have Homestead Exemption
    • There are 2338 Pools in the neighborhood
    • There are 8929+ Acres of Land in the neighborhood
    • There are 9791 Bedrooms
    • There are 7099 Bathrooms and 494 Half Baths
    • The Average SQ Footage of a Home in Pine Ridge is 2375 SQ Feet
    • You can download a copy of this data and look at the pivot table here
  • Pine Ridge is the largest population designated area in Citrus County, as of 2020 census it is 10,999. Some others:
    • Crystal River – 3,264
    • Inverness – 7,807
    • Homosassa – 2,779
    • Beverly Hills – 9,226
    • Citrus Springs – 9,725
    • Sugarmill Woods – 8,996
    • Lecanto – 6,196
    • Citrus Hills – 8,929
    • Black Diamond – 1,240
    • Total County is 149,657
  • Link to some of the images of the Pine Ridge Original Master Plan
  • Information about the Equestrian Background of Pine Ridge