Fort White Real Estate

Fort White is a town in Columbia County, Florida, United States, named after a military fort built in the 1830s. It is the closest town to Ichetucknee Springs State Park. Fort White High School and the Fort White Public School Historic District are located within the town’s borders. The original school building was constructed in 1915.

The locals have always known of and enjoyed the crystal clear Ichetucknee River and Springs, located 4 miles (6 km) northwest of the town. However, before 1970, the existence and location of this natural wonder were something of a secret. The road to the spring was not paved, nor was it marked, because the spring was on private property. In 1970, the state of Florida purchased the Ichetucknee spring and river property from the Loncala Phosphate Corporation. Columbia County built a paved road, number 238, providing easier access to the springs. In 1972, the head spring of the river was declared a National Natural Landmark by the U.S. Department of the Interior.

The main tributary from Ichetucknee Springs became one of the most popular tubing destinations in the world, attracting up to 5,000 visitors each day during the summer. Others came to the river to swim, picnic, snorkel, scuba dive, and explore the nearby forests.

Sources;flstateparks.org,floridarambler.com,wikipedia

Fort White - Town vs. County Stats

Avg Price in Fort White: $433,800 / County Avg $333,500

65%

Avg Sq. Ft. in Fort White: 1,717 / County Avg 1,865

46%

Avg Price per/sqft in Fort White:$253 / County Avg $179

141%

Avg Walkscore in Fort White: 14 / County Avg 23

30%

Avg Year Built in Fort White: 1986 / County Avg 1984

50%

Avg Days on Website in Fort White: 81 / County Avg 61

66%

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