There is no shortage of great shopping opportunities available to the residents of the Villages of Citrus Hills. Whether you are looking for popular mainstream stores or completely unique local options, there are more than a few of each located throughout Citrus County with even more options in Ocala and Tampa.
The prime local location for many nationwide retailers is The Crystal River Mall, located just 15 minutes from the Villages of Citrus Hills. The mall features all of the national brands you would expect to find in a modern mall such as GNC, Radio Shack, Miracle Ear, The Piercing Pagoda, and even Kmart.
For a different type of shopping experience, The Shoppes of Heritage Village in downtown Crystal River offers a unique collection of local stores. Here you will find stores like The Manatee Toy Company, La-Te-Da Boutique, MezMerEyes, and Glass Werx Studio as well as shops featuring antiques and local, handmade crafts.
In addition to those two hot spots, there is a wide variety of charming retail stores located throughout the area. Here are just a few of some of the most interesting and unique places to shop in Citrus County:
All About Nature, Gifts From Florida's Nature Coast
Locals have referred to All About Nature as “Crystal River’s Most Unique Nature Themed Gift Shop.” Located in the Crystal River Mall, the store is dedicated to selling nature themed gift items. There is an entire section of the store dedicated to coastal and nautical items, and also a huge selection of manatee souvenirs. All About Nature also carries a number of locally made products and gifts.
Copp Winery and Wine Bar
The Copp Winery and Wine Bar is another favorite stop in the Crystal River area. The winery produces a wide variety of wines from a high quality selection of domestic and imported grapes. The Winery is known for producing Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet, Shiraz, and Zinfandel, so they will certainly have something sufficient to serve you, regardless of your wine preference. Wine is available by the glass, bottle, or case. There is also a brewery on-site that produces an assortment of craft beers.
Citrus at Ferris Groves
One of the things that Florida is known for is citrus products like oranges, tangerines, tangelos, and grapefruit. Fresh citrus makes a perfect gift for any friends or relatives that live in colder climates, and Ferris Grovesmakes the process of sending that fruit as simple as possible. Located in Floral City, they also offer syrups, sauces, jams, and jellies. The store is open from mid-October through May.
Ritzy Rags & Glitzy Jewels, Etc.
Ritzy Rags & Glitzy Jewels, Etc. is located right in the heart of Inverness, and their goal is to make shopping at their store the absolute highlight of your day. The store features “everything diva,” which includes items like art, jewelry, clothes, and tons of unique creations. Since 1998, this spunky little store has been delighting customers in downtown Inverness.
Located throughout historic downtown Inverness you’ll discover interesting specialty shops and great restaurants to stop for lunch and a refreshing beverage.
Howard’s Flea Market
Dating back to 1972, Howard’s Flea Market is the largest flea market in Citrus County featuring over 800 booths sprawling across 55 acres. Located in Homosassa, Howard’s is open every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday and features just about everything your could ever imagine finding at a flea market, and plenty of things you haven’t thought of. There is no charge for admission, and there is a full-service restaurant there as well.
Upscale, World-Class Shopping at Florida Malls
For those interested in making a day, or even a weekend, of shopping there are fabulous upscale malls just over an hour’s drive away.
The Shops at Wiregrass with more than 100 specialty stores and restaurants is just an hour south in Wesley Chapel. Looking for Neiman Marcus, Gucci, Tiffany & Co., or Bloomingdale’s? International Plaza and Bay Street, and The Mall at Millenia will please the most avid shopper and when it’s time for a break you’ll discover outstanding restaurants and diversions. These two world-class malls are just over an hour away in Tampa.
Just up the road for the Villages of Citrus Hills is Ocala with plentiful shopping including malls with Dillard’s, Barnes and Noble, Macy’s, Searsand more. All that and more is just 35 minutes away.
These are just a few of the many interesting retail locations throughout Citrus County and nearby. With the unique assortment of options available, there is almost no end to the shopping damage that one could.
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