Robyn Anderson

The City of Weeki Wachee’s Massive Growth

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Hernando Sun Staff

The City of Weeki Wachee has approved an 86-unit apartment complex. This will result in massive growth for the City, which currently has a population of 3 residents. The current mayor, Robyn Anderson, was the lone vote against the project.

It will be interesting to see if the 86 new residents choose to keep her as mayor or if she will be replaced by the new residents. Also of interest to the new residents will be the debt that the town is carrying. This debt has been a reason why the tiny town has not been swallowed by the county.

The City of Weeki Wachee

Hernando Sun Staff

There are two cities in Hernando County Brooksville and Weeki Wachee. Weeki Wachee is known as the "City of the Mermaids". It consists of the 12,000-acre Weeki Wachee Preserve, the Weeki Wachee Springs park and a few homes.

In 1947, Newt Perry started Weeki Wachee attraction. Girls performed by eating, drinking, and accomplishing other regular tasks under water. In 1966, someone had the bright idea of incorporating the City of Weeki Wachee, so it would appear on road signs and maps. Thus, the city of Weeki Wachee was born to provide free advertising for the park.

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