Silver Springs is world famous for its pristine blue waters, glass bottom boats and being a set location for Tarzan films and the television Show Sea Hunt. Although it has been a tourist attraction since the late nineteenth century, Silver Springs is much more than just that. As part of the greater Ocala area it has over seven thousand people who call it home.
It’s easy to see why so many people are moving to Silver Springs. There is no shortage of things to do, with Silver Springs State Park and those glass bottom boats, as well as the natural wonder of the Ocala National Forest. There are numerous hiking and mountain biking trails for the fitness minded to take advantage of year-round. Of course, the Silver River offers plenty of opportunity for canoeing and paddle-boarding. While you are enjoying the river, you might see a large gator perched on a log soaking in the sunshine, or an osprey snatch a fish out of the water. There are wild monkeys who have called the area home since the 1930’s and can be seen swinging from limb to limb among the cypress trees. The area offers bountiful employment and the many hotels and resturants that have sprung up around the springs.
Homes in the area are popular with retirees who have moved to the area for the same reason people have been doing it for over one-hundred and fifty years, to be part of the Florida wilderness and savor the unmatched beauty of the area. The area became so popular in the late 1960’s that it was made a national landmark in 1971 to protect the lands immediately located around the springs. Silver Springs is a town where anyone can find something to love.
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