The Fairways at Twisted Oaks

Construction on a new community in Beverly Hills is underway. The Fairways at Twisted Oaks is located along the Twisted Oaks Golf Club. The home foundations will be poured as soon as county permits are secured, said Tommy Lyman, general manager and director of golf.

Citrus County’s newest 207-home residential subdivision is about to get off the ground.

The infrastructure — roads, streetlights, electric, cable, sewer and water — are in place at The Fairways at Twisted Oaks. The home foundations will be poured as soon as county permits are secured, said Tommy Lyman, general manager and director of golf.

Look for the first homeowners to move in toward late spring of 2021.

Lyman said the COVID-19 pandemic has prompted homeowners to move out of busy cities and seek the rural tranquility of places like Citrus County. The new Fairways, he said, fits that bill.

Eighty-nine of the 207 single-family homes will be surrounded by five holes on the golf course off Forest Ridge Boulevard. The single-family deed-restricted community will be built in three phases.

Golf course lots start at $54,990 and non-golf course lots at $39,990. 

The golf course took “a big hit” in March and April when the pandemic started, Lymon said.

“In May, everything started getting better,” he said. “I attribute that to the locals not traveling but staying here. Golf was one of the few outdoor activities that was deemed social distancing.”

Business has been off a bit in November since many snowbirds did not come to Citrus County this year because of the virus, Lyman said.

The new homes will be about 2,000 square feet, on roughly quarter-acre lots — the right size for the target retiree demographic, he said. They will likely sell in the $250,000 price range, Lyman said. Retirees are looking for three-bedroom, two-bath homes with smaller lots they don’t have to take care of, he said.

Lyman believes the Suncoast Parkway expansion, which will bring it closer to Beverly Hills, is also a selling point.

The builders include Adams Homes, D.R. Horton Homes and Reed Homes.

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