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Historic Crescent City is a charming town located in Putnam County, Florida, known for its rich history and scenic beauty. The town is situated on the western shore of Crescent Lake, a natural freshwater lake that covers over 15,000 acres.

Crescent City has a long and fascinating history that dates back to the 19th century when it was first settled by pioneers. The town grew rapidly in the late 1800s thanks to the citrus industry, which brought in a great deal of prosperity and led to the construction of many of the town's historic buildings and homes.

Today, Historic Crescent City is home to numerous landmarks and historic sites that reflect the town's colorful past. Visitors can also enjoy outdoor activities such as fishing, boating, and hiking in the nearby Ocala National Forest.

Overall, Historic Crescent City is a wonderful destination for anyone interested in Florida's rich history and natural beauty.

Visitors can also enjoy our “Life Between the Lakes” with activities on Crescent Lake and Lake Stella, such as kayaking, sailing, fishing as well as hiking and camping in nearby Dunn’s Creek State Forest. We offer the unique experience of watching the sunrise over Crescent Lake and the sunset over Lake Stella.

Community Redevelopment Area (C.R.A.)

Crescent City's Central Community Redevelopment Area (“CRA”), was established in 1995 and updated in 2018, pursuant to the state of Florida's Community Redevelopment Act, with the addition of the North and South CRA’s, which enables the City Commission, acting as the Community Redevelopment Agency to make public improvements that will encourage private investment and facilitate neighborhood revitalization. These actions will assist in the rejuvenation of the older residential and commercial properties found within the CRA districts. The complete CRA Plan, which outlines the methods used to establish the CRA’s, the boundaries of the CRA’s, and the purpose and goals of the CRA’s is available on the CRA Grants Page.

Final CRA Financial Statements

CRA Annual Report 2021-22 Final

CRA fund budget 2024 9-28-23

For more information about the CRA Grants Program please visit our Information page by clicking the button below.