Located at the southern end of Citrus County, Sugarmill Woods offers a “greenbelt” community and Homosassa and Homosassa Springs offer a wilderness waterfront environment only an hour north of the greater Tampa area via the Suncoast Parkway. Many people who wish to escape the bigger city, but must still commute to their jobs have discovered that living in Homosassa Florida allows you to have it all.
The many canals, inlets, and waterways including the Homosassa River that emanate from and surround the area serve as a way of life for many. Flats fishing and saltwater fishing are world renowned in Homosassa.
The world record for tarpon caught on 4 lb. test line was 202 lb. 8 oz. landed on May 11th 2001 near
The Florida Manatee have made Homosassa and Homosassa Springs famous, but it is the rich history and colorful residents that have made it infamous.
During the Civil War, the Yulee family owned and operated a sugar cane plantation and processing mill which supplied sugar and molasses to the Confederate troops.
The ruins of this old mill can still be seen today in old Homosassa.
Homosassa residents share a love of seafood and there is no better place to find it than the many waterfront restaurants, bar & grills and seafood stands where it seems there are always shrimp for sale. The annual Homosassa Seafood Festival is over 30 years old and people come from around the world to sample the fare.