In terms of landscape features, Citrus County just about has it all. At a relatively tidy 773 square miles, almost one quarter of it water, the area supports a wide range of aquatic life. For those fascinated by exotic animals, the coastal area of the county is home to more than 400 manatees among its population of sea creatures. The many lightly inhabited islands just of the coast in the Gulf of Mexico provide plenty of frolic space for the manatees as well as ideal sport fishing opportunities. For golfers, there are plenty of communities to choose from, none more renowned than Black Diamond Ranch and its Tom Fazio designed Quarry Course. Even though Florida is notoriously flat, elevations change inside Black Diamond Ranch; the county, at its highest point reaches more than 230 feet, or about the height of a 19 story building. In recent years, things have definitely been looking up in Citrus County as more and more retirees discover its temperate climate and reasonably priced real estate.