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.
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.