The city of Homestead is the second oldest city in the Miami-Dade County. It received its incorporation in 1913.
Homestead got its name during the time when the Florida East Coast Railway Key West extension was being constructed. The area became an area for homesteading and was aptly called Homestead Country and eventually shortened to Homestead as engineers mapped the location.
The community is located 25 miles northwest of Key Largo and 35 miles southwest of Miami. Nearby cities include Florida City, Leisure City, Homestead Base, Princeton, Naranja, Goulds, South Miami Heights and Richmond West.
Since 1913, the South Dade News Leader has been the community’s own newspaper that publishes news every Friday. Homestead also has “Inside Homestead TV” that gives updates about events in the neighborhood.
The community also has a police force, Homestead Police Department at 4 South Krome.
The residents commute via the Miami-Dade Transit that operates Metrobus stations that brings residents to Florida City and nearby neighborhoods. The city also has two local circulators – the Homestead Trolley lines that run daily to bring residents to main residential and commercial areas for free.
Homestead is the home of the Homestead-Miami Speedway, a motor race track that serves as the venue for the NASCAR Sprint Cup annual finale and two minor NASCAR championships.
The neighborhood is also home to a myriad of leisure parks, which includes Biscado Park, Modello Wayside Park, Harris Field Park and Homestead Airbase Reserve Park.
The city is also home to public marinas located at Homestead Bayfront Park and Marina and at Black Point Park and marina. Biscayne National Park Convoy Point also has marina slips available for day docking.
Homestead Real Estate
Condos in Homestead
- Keys Cove
- Carols Place
- Caribbean Isles Villas
Neighborhoods in Homestead
- Shores at Keys Gate
- Baywinds of Flores
- Portofino Palms
- Towngate North
- Biscado Estates