You do not want to live in Chiefland or Cedar Key or Yankeetown or Inglis or any of those areas. There is nothing there, no pretty beaches, no wide variety of stores or good hospitals - you CAN not make a living in this region. You have to go all the way to Gainesville to have a chance. Most of the houses in Chiefland and areas around are old and in bad shape and in need of a lot of repair. Next door to Chiefland: Old Town and it is aptly named. There is a nuclear plant in nearby Crystal River which you can see from Cedar Key - I think it is shut down now - but still not a good thing. Chiefland is not known for its diversity or beauty - very little of that there. I swear when I am in Walmart in Chiefland - it and Winn Dixie are your only real grocery options - I feel like I am back in Alabama. I can't think of any reason to live there. Chiefland is not waterfront and not that close to the water. Cedar Key is the nearest waterfront town and will give you a little recreational distraction for a day or so, but Cedar Key will get old quickly because it has very little there, no nice beach, mostly closed down businesses, and it takes about 45-60 minutes to get out there. Not worth it. I used to live in Chiefland and was lucky to get out, but I sold my home for less than half of what I paid for it. Don't be stupid like I was. This asker is probably happily settled somewhere else by now, but a couple of others may want to know info from someone who is not an agent. But don't take my word for it, drive around and see what you think, do your research, just do not rely on agents for info. Good luck!