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Homestead: The Gateway to Florida Beauty

Homestead, FL is less than 10 miles from Biscayne National Park and the Everglades National Park, offering no limit to viewing Florida's natural beauty. The Florida Keys are nearby along US-1, which runs through the city. Even within Homestead city limits, palm trees line the streets and warm sunshine brightens the landscape.

Not only is this community a beautiful place to live, it is a top choice for home buyers who want convenience to Miami from a home that's affordable.

Homestead, FL

Homes for Sale in Homestead, FL by Price

Experience Nostalgia for the Past 

The history of Homestead begins in the 1900s when the area became available to homesteaders in Florida. A railroad extension in 1904 from Miami to Key West brought workers to the area, and Homestead was founded about a decade later.

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Explore Its Historic Downtown

Downtown Homestead remains a historic part of the city, and today you can find community celebrations and events taking place near buildings from the early 1900s. Sites of historic interest around downtown Homestead include:

  • Seminole Theatre
  • Seaboard Air Line Railway Station
  • Homestead Old Town Hall Museum
  • The Redland Hotel
  • Landmark Hotel
  • The Faust House
  • Lily Lawrence Bow Library

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Enjoy Its Modern Attractions

In addition to events like the Summer Music Extravaganza and the Homestead Rock 'N Rib Fest, residents enjoy swimming at Bayfront Park, race days at Homestead Miami Speedway, sampling tropical fruits at the Fruit & Spice Park, and more! 

Nearby attractions include:

  • Cauley Square Historic Village
  • Florida Keys Outlet Center
  • Zoo Miami
  • South Dade Rail Trail
  • Homestead Championship Rodeo
  • Coral Castle

What Future Residents Need to Know

When you are searching for homes and planning your move to a city like Homestead, it helps to know details about an area. Though you may want to know what attractions are within the area, you also need to know about commute times to nearby cities, the size of the area, how affordable the homes are, and more.

City Quick Facts

Population (2015 est.): 66,498
City Size: 15.14 sq. miles
Median Home Values (2014): $110,700

Commute Details

Downtown Miami: 45 min.
Miami International Airport: 40 min.
Highways: Ronald Reagan Turnpike (Toll), US-1

Local Schools

Public Schools: Miami-Dade County Public Schools (MDCPS)

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It's Easy to Find an Affordable Home Here

Charming condos, magnificent single-family houses, and HUD homes in a variety of styles are available for sale in Homestead. You can search for your ideal home or browse all home listings by price point to find a Homestead home that fits your budget and has your desired features.

Explore our home buying resources, like a mortgage calculator, for more information about buying a home in Homestead.

Home Buying Resources

Selling Your Home in Homestead?

When you work with Essential Realty Services, you'll find peace of mind about selling your Homestead property. We will help you sell for the highest price possible in the shortest time possible. Take the first step by requesting your free home evaluation, then call us at 305-508-7250 to discuss the next steps.

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Baywinds of Barbados in Homestead, FL.
$315,000 - $370,000
Sq Ft: 2,000 - 2,700
Sq Ft: 1,585 - 2,758
$316,990 - $380,990
Sq Ft: 1,790 - 3,020

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