Homestead is a city within Miami-Dade Area in the U.S. state of Florida, in between Biscayne National Park to the eastern and also Everglades National forest to the west. Homestead is mostly a Miami suburban area as well as a substantial agricultural area. It is a principal city of the Miami city, which was house to an estimated 6,012,331 individuals at the 2015 demographics.
Homestead was included in 1913 in addition to is the second earliest city in Miami-Dade Area next to the city of Miami. It is located approximately 35 miles (56 kilometres) southwest of Miami, as well as 25 miles (40 kilometres) northwest of Technique Largo. The name comes from when the Florida East Shore Railway development to Trick West was being built. The railway was travelling through a place opened up for homesteading, and also as the structure camp at the end of the line did not have a particular name, building products in addition to products for the staff members were consigned to “Homestead Country”, reduced to “Homestead” by the developers who mapped the place. The population was 60,512 at the 2010 demographics. Homestead and also surrounding South Miami-Dade Area neighborhoods bore the brunt of Category 5 Storm Andrew on August 24, 1992.
The city of Homestead is located near the southerly terminus of the Homestead Development of Florida’s Turnpike where it finishes at its joint with U.S. 1. Homestead is immediately north and east of Florida City, and also these 2 cities consist of the higher Homestead-Florida City location. A few of the exceptional unincorporated areas in the area are Redland, Entertainment City, Naranja, as well as likewise Princeton.
Homestead FL is a small-sized city. At its biggest north-south points– along SW 137th Possibility (Speedway Blvd)– its city restrictions lengthen simply 4 miles (6 km)– from SW 288th Road (Biscayne Drive) at the north end to (academic) SW 352nd Roadway at the south end. At its biggest east-west variables– along SW 328th Street (North Canal Drive/ Lucy Street)– its city constraints increase 6 miles (10 kilometres)– from (academic) SW 132nd Opportunity at the east end to SW 192nd Approach at the west end. U.S. 1– referred to as Homestead Boulevard within the city restrictions– prolongs via an instead slim northeast/ southwest hallway of the city from SW 304th Road (Kings Freeway) at the north end to SW 328th Road (Lucy Roadway) at the south end. It goes to this element at the south end that Homestead as well as likewise Florida City share a regular border. (North of the north end at SW 304th Road is described as Unincorporated Miami-Dade Region, yet it is in your location called the community of Recreation City).
The original Homestead Flying force Base was as soon as situated many miles to the northeast of Homestead, however due to addition of formerly unincorporated land promptly to the eastern and additionally northeast of the initial city limitations throughout the late-1990s the city as well as the far southwestern boundary of the (presently) Homestead Air Publication Base share a normal border for a small portion along SW 137th Avenue (Speedway Blvd).
A noteworthy traveler destination within Leisure City is Coral Castle, established by a jilted enthusiast, Edward Leedskalnin, throughout 28 years from 1923 to 1951. The Fruit in addition to Flavor Park is also of interest.