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Homestead, FL

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Homestead is a middle sized city found in South Florida in Miami-Dade County. Homestead is considered a suburb of Miami, which is the region’s major urban area. Founded in the late 1800s and incorporated in 1913, Homestead is one of South Florida’s older cities. It was built on an agricultural foundation and is still considered to be a major farming area. Homestead is located near two national parks—both Biscayne National Park and the Everglades National Park.

Apartments in Homestead FL

$1779-$3857

Yacht Club at Brickell Apartments
Beds: 1-3  •  Baths: 1-3

$1202-$3669

Bay Parc Plaza Apartments
Beds: Studio-2  •  Baths: 1-2

$1249-$2599

Four Quarters Habitat Apartments
Beds: 1-2  •  Baths: 1-2

$1041-$1380

Palmetto Place
Beds: 1-2
Baths: 1-2

$1580-$2840

Red Road Commons
Beds: 1-3
Baths: 1-3

$1200-$1960

Hammocks Place
Beds: 1-3
Baths: 1-2

Key City Stats

The average age of Homestead, FL is
Under 5 Years
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  • Age Demographic of Renters
  • 25 to 29 years
  • 30 to 34 years
  • 35 to 39 years
  • Male
  • 9.05%
  • 9.91%
  • 8.87%
  • Female
  • 9.38%
  • 9.11%
  • 7.32%
$1025
is average rent in Homestead, FL
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  • Rent Range
  • $650 to $699
  • $700 to $749
  • $750 to $799
  • Percentage of household units
  • 3.82%
  • 4.0%
  • 4.7%
28.89%
of units are available for rent in Homestead
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  • Vacancy Status
  • For Rent
  • Rented, not occupied
  • Other vacant
  • Housing Units
  • 1187
  • 112
  • 961
Getting Around in Homestead, FL

Homestead is located relatively near the Miami International Airport, and it serves all of the cities air travel needs. There is an Amtrak inside the city that serves the resident’s rail needs, and it travels to other local cities in the region. However, most people get around by driving or using carpools. There are also a fair number of bike paths and walking trails, which the population in Homestead makes full use of.

46
Walk Score®
"Car-Dependent"
38
Transit Score®
"Some Transit"
The average commuter time in Homestead is:
60 to 89 minutes
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  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 2.44%
  • 13.71%
  • 2.97%

Biscayne National Park

<p>Biscayne National Park is located directly next to the city of Homestead. It is unique in that almost 95 percent of the park is actually underwater, and tourists and residents who visit the park have the opportunity to go scuba diving and snorkeling. In addition to the plant and animal life found in the water, the park also has a coral reef. Some of the animals found in the coral reef include manatees, sponges, and turtles. The park's land has a mangrove forest which has bird life and swallowtail butterflies.</p>

Coral Castle

<p>Coral Castle is a local landmark in Homestead. It was built in the late 1800s as a stone structure made of different megalithic stones. These stones were formed of limestone and coral, and the site has long been used as a tourist destination where visitors pay to see the sights. The stones themselves weigh several tons, and it is somewhat of a local mystery to how they were arranged by their creator, Edward Leedskalnin. He spent nearly thirty years building the Coral Castle to its present day look.</p>

Everglades National Park

<p>The Everglades National Park is located near the city of Homestead, and is one of the state of Florida's most well-known landmarks. The Everglades is mostly protected by the federal government, as it has important wildlife and a fragile ecosystem that could be damaged by too much human interaction. Protected species that call the Everglades home include the Florida panther, the American crocodile, and the West Indian manatee. There are hundreds of different birds, fish, and mammals who live in the Everglades and make the area unique.</p>