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Homestead is the second oldest city in Miami-Dade County, after Miami. Buyers looking for Miami luxury homes are drawn to Homestead’s great location adjacent to two national parks with forests, wilderness and wildlife.
To the west is Everglades National Park and to the east is Biscayne National Park. To the south are the beautiful Florida Keys, with miles of beaches and plenty of recreational activities to keep you busy.
Homestead is located about 35 miles southwest of Miami. The city’s origins date back to its incorporation in 1913. Homestead boasts many popular attractions, including:
- Homestead Historic Downtown District
- Seminole Theatre
- Homestead Bayfront Park and Marina
- South Dade Rail Trail
- Knaus Berry Farm
- Coral Castle
- Schnebly Redland’s Winery
- Homestead-Miami Speedway
- Flagship Cinemas Homestead 14
- Miami-Dade Public Library System – Homestead Branch
- Homestead Championship Rodeo
- Homestead Pavilion
- Homestead Sports Complex
Buyers of luxury homes in Florida have come to expect hot and humid summers along with mild winters. Summertime high temperatures average between 88 and 92 degrees, with the average July high of 90 degrees. Summer lows range between 70 and 75 degrees.
Winter highs average between 68 and 80 degrees. Winter lows average between 57 and 64 degrees. Homestead’s inland location means winter can be slightly cooler compared to some of the nearby coastal areas. Cold fronts with frost and freezes have been known to occur in the farm areas to the west of downtown about five to 10 times per year. Homestead averages 62 inches of rain per year, with the rainy season occurring between mid-May and early October.
As of 2014, the population of Homestead is reported to be 59,866. Population has grown by more than 90 percent since the year 2000. Population density is 3,954 per square mile. The city’s median age is 29.6 years old. Married residents make up 44 percent of the population with the average household size at 3.2 people.
The median home cost is $99,700. In the last year, houses in Homestead have seen appreciation of 17 percent. Our skilled Homestead Realtors® can help you in your search for real estate in South Florida.
For buyers seeking luxury homes in Florida, our goal is to give you excellent customer service and assist you in finding the perfect home in the neighborhood you desire.