ABOUT PINE RIDGE
Pine Ridge Estates has been referred to as the hidden gem of Citrus County. Just as a jewel sparkles, Pine Ridge Estates casts its own special aura upon its residents. A deed restricted community of more than 10,000 acres, this area features almost 5,000 lots ranging in size from 1+ to more than 5 ½ acres. The landscape is dotted with rolling hills, wooded areas, natural vegetation, and plenty of beautiful pine trees. Labeled as a designated bird sanctuary, it is not uncommon for one to observe bald eagles, woodpeckers, great horned owls, or red-tailed hawks. Add an abundance of wildlife such as the gopher tortoise, bobcat, the endangered Florida panther, and an occasional black bear and you have a nature enthusiast’s delight. It is also a perfect place for equestrians.
A large number of lots in Pine Ridge Estates are certified for horse stabling, and there are approximately 30 miles of horse trails for the 100+ horses stabled on various lots throughout the community. Amenities include 4 lighted tennis courts, shuffleboard courts, a state-of-the-art covered children’s playground, gazebo, multiple equestrian arenas, and an active community center featuring a game room and fully equipped kitchen.
Of course, Pine Ridge Estates isn’t exclusively for horse owners. Other social and recreational facilities are available. Pine Ridge has contracted with a health club for exercise needs, features tennis teams of all styles, a men’s and women’s traveling golf league, bowling league, fishing club, R/C radio air club and flying field, dance, quilting, sewing, various game nights, and equestrian clubs. Registered trainers give instruction for tennis, equestrian disciplines, and aerobic exercise. A golf and country club is located within Pine Ridge Estates, which offers 27 holes. Other commercial businesses are located within the community as well. The Pine Ridge Civic Association has a full schedule of activities year-round in which all Pine Ridge members are invited to participate.