Homestead Real Estate & Homes for Sale in Florida
Nestled between the Atlantic Ocean's Biscayne Bay and the Everglades National Park, located approximately 30 miles south of the Miami International Airport and just before entering the Florida Keys, Homestead is the last stop on the mainland of the Eastern United States. Residents appreciate the active program of historic preservation which keeps the past alive while preparing residents for the growing industries, tourism and future population growth.
With nearly 69,000 residents, Homestead's population is increasing as its ethnic composition becomes more diverse. New housing developments complement charming older neighborhoods, while innovative schools, landscaped parks and bustling shopping areas enhance the quality of life.
Agriculture serves as the foundation for the Homestead economy, since nearly half of the winter vegetables consumed in the United States are grown in tropical South Florida. Besides providing national and international markets with tropical produce and plants, there are agricultural fields scattered throughout the region that allow self-harvesting of vegetables. Sunny days are in the majority here and the average temperature is 75 degrees.
Ten miles west are the vast mangrove forests and sawgrass plains of Everglades National Park, a subtropical wilderness that protects alligator and ibis, eagle and manatee. To the east and south are Biscayne Bay and its underwater national park, the Florida Keys and the Atlantic Ocean. Thirty miles north is Miami, one of the country's most exciting international cities. While offering a unique pioneering history, rich agricultural traditions and a close commute to Florida's most exciting cities, Homestead maintains a distinctive small town atmosphere with all the urban amenities.
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