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Ridge Manor

Ridge Manor is a town in Florida with a population of 4,820. Ridge Manor is in Hernando County. Living in Ridge Manor offers residents a suburban and rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Ridge Manor and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Ridge Manor are above average. Ridge Manor is located in eastern Hernando County. It is bordered to the south by Lacoochee in Pasco County. The north-flowing Withlacoochee River winds through the southern and western parts of Ridge Manor.

Open Sunrise to Sunset, Ridge Manor Community Park, located off Ridge Manor Boulevard is a 41 acre park located in the heart of Ridge Manor. While the kids are playing ball or running around on the playground, go for a walk or sit and relax in the gazebo. You can also grab some friends and family and have a rousing game of volleyball. The park includes basketball, baseball/softball field, volleyball, walking trail, picnic shelters, pavilions, gazebo, restrooms, concession, playground and two pavilions are available for rent.

The Ridge Golf Course, previously named Whispering Oaks Golf & Country Club, is a Semi-Private, 18 hole golf course located in Ridge Manor, Florida This course is tight on the front "Oaks" nine, with narrow fairways hugged by hundred-year-old oaks and a "Dunes" nine that is open with waste bunkers and links-style grasses that border the fairways. Water hazards (ponds) come into play on five holes. The signature hole is #17, a 401-yard, par 4, requiring a tee shot up a dogleg left fairway, then an approach to a green protected by water in front and deep sand bunkers on both sides.

The course measures 6,712 yards from the tips and plays to a par of 72 . There are 4 sets of tees to accommodate golfers of all skill levels. The Withlacoochee State Trail is a 46 mile long paved multi-use trail that runs from its southern terminus along US 301 in Pasco County, north through Ridge Manor, Hernando County and Citrus Counties to its northern trailhead near Dunnellon. The Trail occupies right-of-way that was originally used by Henry Plant's historic railroad in the late 1800's.

Through the years it was used by the Atlantic Coast Line, the Searboard Coast Line, and CSX Transportation. However, in 1989 CSX sold the right-of-way for 46 miles between Gulf Junction and Owensboro Junction to the State of Florida to establish the Withlacoochee State Trail, under the Florida "Rails to Trails" program.

The almost entirely level trail runs through many small, quaint, historic towns, as well as through densely forested areas. It is entirely paved and suitable for hiking, bicycling, or rollerblading. Horseback riding is permitted along a dirt path that runs parallel to the Withlacoochee State Trail. Parking for vehicles with horse trailers is provided at the Ridge Manor, Citrus Springs, and Gulf Junction trailheads. For information about building a home in beautiful and peaceful Ridge Manor, contact us today!