Brooksville, Florida, has a population of 7,700 and is located in Hernando County and serves as its county seat. Brooksville, a suburb of the Tampa metropolitan area, has a total area of five square miles and is known for its historic homes and structures. Cobble stone streets and tree-lined neighborhoods characterize this city that is part of the Adventure Coast or the Nature Coast, known for its outdoor land and water activities, parks, and attractions. The city is heavily residential, with mainly single family homes.
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Brooksville offers much in natural beauty, recreation, and attractions. The Brooksville Railroad Depot Museum offers visitors a view of a historic train depot and the visitors can see model train displays and learn about the history of American railroads and the steam engine. The annual Florida Blueberry Festival also attracts crowds as well as unique shopping experiences in downtown Brooksville that include antique and vintage stores. The Peace Tree Trading Post offers authentic Native American arts, crafts, and music for sale. Bicycling is a popular activity and cycling races around town have drawn great interest. Visiting beaches, boating, fishing, paddling, scalloping, and manatee watching are some adventures to experience along the waters while bird watching, camping, horseback riding, golfing, and fruit picking are just a few activity choices to enjoy on land.
The climate in Brooksville is hot during the summer and ranges from 60 to 80 degrees throughout the year. Summer months tend to be the wettest time, as the town receives 7-8 inches of rain during each of the months. The access to modern medical facilities is excellent and there is a regional airport within six miles of the city. The growing business section of town has eleven shopping centers and three city parks provide a place for leisurely activities such as hiking and picnicking. Locals and visitors can enjoy a variety of ethnic and international cuisines as well as casual and family dining options. Local art and hand-painted murals are abundant in town. The City Art Gallery, which is free to the public and features works from local and regional artists, welcomes all artists to submit applications to exhibit their work. The environment around Brooksville is very healthy, rating well in air quality, water quality, and lack of pollution. Browse our listings of homes for sale in Brooksville and the Tampa metro area and find yourself a place in Florida to call home.