Founded in 1881, Citra, Florida, is an unincorporated community in Marion County. Citra, Florida, is known as the “Home of the Pineapple Orange” (originally called the Hickory Orange), a name coined in 1883 because it has a pineapple aroma. Citra is located 16 miles north of Ocala, FL, and has excellent fishing lakes nearby in Orange Lake and Lochloosa Lake, both known to produce impressive specs.

Citra, FL, is home to North Marion Middle School and North Marion High School.

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Map of Citra, Florida and Surrounding Area