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Homestead Florida is located in an area of south Florida that keeps growing year after year. It lies in the southern-most tip of the state, near the Everglades and the entrance to the Florida Keys. Homestead has a balmy average temperature of 75 degrees and plenty of sunshine year round. Itís unique, in that it retains its small town atmosphere, while being just minutes from some of the most well known and busy tourist areas of the country. Itís less than an hour's drive from the glitz and glamour of Miami and the Everglades, which is the largest remaining subtropical wilderness in the continental United States. In Homestead, you are just minutes from world class shopping and dining, or from viewing unparalleled wildlife, and an incredible diversity of mammals, birds, and fish. The best of both worlds is one of the biggest attractions for living in the town of Homestead. Small hometown activities abound here, such as Cinco de Mayo, hometown parades at the Fourth of July and Christmas, and the popular Friday Fest in Losner Park, where youíll find food and merchandise vendors and music and dance entertainment.

Business is booming in Homestead and the areaís economy is growing every year. The area was hit hard by 1992's devastating Hurricane Andrew, but is proud of its rebuilding efforts, with it and the surrounding communities back now, better and stronger than ever before. Homestead not only has an abundance of family-oriented attractions, but also is home to a new industrial park and other new areas of business. Excellent schools and health care, a burgeoning arts and culture scene, and affordable housing makes Homestead a desirable place to live and work. The workforce of the Homestead area is one of the youngest in the country, with only ten percent of the residents being under the age of sixty-five. The population of the city is approximately 26,000. The City of Homestead has 13 elementary schools, 4 junior high schools, 2 parochial schools and 1 senior high school. Excellent public libraries serve the Homestead area, and in the immediate neighborhood are an aviation museum, a railroad museum, a Florida history museum, and a number of agricultural, marine, cultural and ecological facilities. With excellent public and private schools, as well as prestigious colleges and universities, Homestead is a leader in education. Restored buildings and an antique district on Krome and Washington Avenues in downtown Homestead appeal to both history buffs and shoppers. The Everglades Alligator Farm, located in Homestead, features thousands of gators and a thrilling airboat ride through the Everglades. The Metro-Dade Homestead Motorsports Complex, considered by many to be the finest racing facility of its kind in the country, brings several major events to the area each year. So, if you are looking for a place to settle that has small town charm, warm year round weather, and just minutes from some of the most exciting attractions in the country, Homestead may be just the place for you.


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