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Homosassa, FL: One Of Florida’s Best Cities For Retirement!

Homosassa, FL: One Of Florida's Best Cities For Retirement!

Homosassa, Florida in Citrus County is a small town located along the banks of the Homosassa River. The area boasts a slower pace with an abundance of outdoor activities – perfect for retirees looking to enjoy Florida’s Nature Coast! Homosassa has a population of just 2,200. And, compared to the rest of the US, its cost of living is around 11% lower than the national average (according to Best Places).


Retiree Fun In Homosassa, FL

Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park features animals native to Florida including manatees, alligators, black bears, bobcats, and river otters. Fun activities include manatee programs, wildlife encounters, picnicking, and bird-watching. The park has an elevated boardwalk, a children’s education center, and The Wildside Café.

Sugarmill Woods Country Club has 27 holes of golf! Members enjoy dining, golfing, tennis, swimming, and more. The Club also features the Oak Village Sports Complex.


River Safaris & Gulf Charters offers historically narrated tours, manatee viewing, airboat rides, guided fishing scalloping excursions, boat rentals, and on-site lodging. Visitors can also enjoy the Glass Garage, Pepper Creek Pottery, Safaris Cafe, and River Safaris Gift Shop.

Homosassa Fishing Guides and Charter Service offers charter fishing and local fishing guides with a specialty in fly fishing or light tackle fishing.

Homosassa 55 + Retirement Communities

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Stonebrook 55+ Community

Stonebrook is a 55+ resort-style retirement living community. It provides a small-town feel with great home values! Community features include spring-fed ponds, a nature preserve, and tree-lined streets. At Stonebrook, you can experience Florida’s Nature Coast with rivers for fishing and boating, forests, and wildlife preserves with manatees, sea turtles, pelicans, and sandhill cranes.


Stonebrook has a relaxed pace, located within five miles of everyday conveniences. Amenities, include a spacious clubhouse, fitness center, library, swimming pool and spa, an outdoor barbecue area, multiple lakes with water features, boat and RV Storage, and catch-and-release fishing.

Walden Woods 55+ Community

Walden Woods is a gated, 55 Plus retirement community with a relaxed vacation lifestyle. Amenities include a social club, two clubhouses, swimming pools, a putting green, tennis courts, a Dog Park, and more! Situated between the Gulf Coast beaches and the Withlacoochee region, Walden Woods is close to many nearby attractions such as Homosassa Springs Wildlife State, Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, and Buccaneer Bay. Banks, medical facilities, restaurants, and shopping are located within seven miles of Walden Woods!

Forest View 55+ Community

Forest View is a secluded 55-plus retirement community that offers vacation-style living and outdoor enjoyment surrounded by forests, private community lakes, and lush landscaping. Amenities include a lakefront clubhouse, a recreation center, heated swimming pools, a billiards lounge, a Tiki hut, and barbeque area, tennis and shuffleboard courts, boat and RV storage, and community events and activities. Situated in the heart of Citrus County on the Gulf Coast, Forest View is located within five miles of restaurants, shopping, banks, and medical facilities. The community is also located just five miles from Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park.

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Originally published July 15, 2022

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