Royal Highlands is located on the Gulf Coast of Florida in Weeki Wachee. Apart of Hernando County, the community sits roughly 56 miles north of Tampa, and 60 miles west of Orlando.

Why Royal Highlands?

Apart from Florida’s Adventure Coast, Royal Highlands is perfect for homeowners craving a peaceful or entertaining beach lifestyle. With a low cost of living, no state income tax, and excellent public schools, Weeki Wachee is a great place to reside.

The area is most famous for its various outdoor activities. Hernando County has an abundance of conservation lands, wildlife refuge parks, and nature preserves. Spend an afternoon salt water fishing, canoeing, kayaking, or golfing at one of 17 well-designed golf courses.

Weeki Wachee Springs State Park: Home of The Wild Mermaids

Founded in 1947, Weeki Wachee Springs State Park is one of Florida’s oldest attractions. The 538-acre park features a first-magnitude spring, as well as a 400-seat submerged theatre for the live mermaid show. It is known as the mecca for mermaid enthusiasts and fresh water adventures. Witness the magic of live swimming mermaids in the enchanted spring, take a river boat cruise or lounge on the white sandy beaches.

Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge: Home of the Gentle Giants

The Crystal River is a popular destination for tourists and locals alike. It is home to the infamous yet endangered Florida manatee – commonly referred to as gentle giants! The fun flows freely at the Crystal River. Spend an afternoon swimming with the manatees, play a round of golf, hike through beautiful forests, or bike on a top-rated trail.

As an endangered species, there is a National Wildlife Refuge that works around the clock to preserve, restore and enhance the exceptional diversity of native flora and fauna the river exhibits. Currently, it is only national wildlife refuge in the US that was created specifically to protect habitats for manatees. During the winter, the refuges manage seven warm-water sanctuaries to keep the manatees safe and warm. They also rescue injured and orphaned manatees year-round as needed. 

With endless outdoor activities and easy access to the bigger cities nearby, Royal Highlands is a perfect place to live. With quality, economical home designs to choose from, Focus Homes offers something for every budget in Hernando County. Start building today!