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#1 of 3 Old 09-26-2011, 12:41 PM - Thread Starter
 
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We are moving to Homosassa, Florida to live near my in-laws. I have never been there. Could anyone give me their honest impression of the area. And, what beaches do we use? I have 3 kids and am looking forward to taking them to the beach. Thank you for all your help!! :)  ~~Melody


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From Portland to Homosassa.  Yikes.  You will experience some culture shock as you adjust to life in the "real" Florida.  I'm a Native, so I can talk about these things, lol.  Prepare yourself for small towns with one red light and your only shopping opportunity is WalMart.  There are no coffee shops.  There are no nice restaurants.  Roadside smoked mullet and boiled peanuts.  Beall's outlet.  Drive thru liquor stores.  Rednecks.  Endless cow fields, palmetto scrub, and piney oaks. 

 

I don't know about beaches but you are a stones throw from Weeki Wachi and Florida's natural springs!!  That's where I'd go swimming if it were me!  Check out Hart Springs, Manatee Springs, etc. about an hour's drive north of where you'll be.  Get a truck and a boat or an atv and live like a local, lol.

 

There's a big ol' nuclear power plant near Crystal River, btw.  

 

Do you homeschool?  Definitely check out the school system where you'll be... (because if you don't home/unschool now, you might want to start).


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Hello! I live in Homosassa. It is what you make of it but it is most definitely country! I grew up in Jersey so moving to FL was a huge culture shock to me. Eventually we moved to Fort Lauderdale an were there for about 6 years before we moved to Homosassa to be closer to family after the birth of my daughter. I hated Homosassa for the first two years! Now I love it here! There are lots to do for the kids if you like to keep them active but unfortunately very little in the way of homeschooling support if you are a secular homeschoolers as we are. Anyway welcome to the neighborhood!
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