Homosassa and its neighboring sister, Homasassa Springs are small towns (less than 3,000 people) on the northern part of Florida's west coast. This "Big Bend" area of Florida is proudly referred to as the "Nature Coast". The average age is quite high, 60, indicating a significant retiree population. The area is notable for outstanding wildlife viewing at the Homasassa Springs State Park, although it does not receive as much tourist attention as other areas. Early on Homoassas was home to a large orange plantation and sugar mill that was run by slave labor. Now that site is the Yulee Sugar Mill Ruins State Historic Site.