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Both a Miami suburb and a major agricultural area, the city of Homestead, Florida is located in southern Miami-Dade county between the vast green stretches of Biscayne National Park and Everglades National Park. The area south of Miami was opened to homesteaders in 1898, when the only way in or out of the area was through a path known as the Homesteaders Trail. When developer Henry Flagler extended his railroad from Miami to Key West, area farmers were able to export their fruits and vegetables to other parts of the state. The Homestead Historic Downtown District is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The district is significant both as the hub of South Florida's early railroad expansion and because it contains distinctive architectural styles like Masonry Vernacular, Art Deco, Mission Revival, Italian Romanesque Revival, and Neo-classical Revival. Homestead has a history of incurring Mother Nature's wrath In 1926, 1945 and 1992, hurricanes caused major destruction and of rebuilding and restoring, true to its pioneer spirit. Visitors to Homestead find a city rich in history with a bright future. The community has focused on establishing new businesses and making its historic district a destination area with charming specialty shops and restaurants. The antique shops along Krome Avenue, for example, are part of a designated Main Street Community of the Florida Bureau of Historic Preservation.

Agriculture is still a great source of revenue and serves as a mainstay of the economy in this Redland (named for the area's red clay soil) community. Nearly half the winter vegetables consumed in the United States are grown in tropical South Florida. Agricultural tours introduce visitors to the industry in what is the only subtropical farming area in the continental United States. This agricultural presence means plenty of farm stands, produce markets and U-pick stands popular destinations for local and regional visitors. An old-fashioned Redland vibe is still in evidence here at places like Robert Is Here (a celebrated farm stand-cum-cultural touchstone) and the Everglades Alligator Farm. With the sprawling green expanse of the Everglades to the west, the pristine Biscayne National Park to the east, the culture and nightlife of Miami to the north and the Florida Keys to the south, the Homestead area enjoys a fortunate spot for tourism as well.

A revitalized business district, a thriving agricultural industry, a 280-acre Park of Commerce and surrounding attractions make this city of about 60,000 residents a popular choice for newcomers. New housing developments complement classic older neighborhoods. The area offers big-city employment opportunities within a small-town environment; innovative schools, beautifully landscaped parks and renovated shopping areas all add to its quality of life.

 

 

 

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