Homestead, Miami, is a diverse and rapidly growing area nestled in the southern part of Miami-Dade County. Known for its agricultural roots, proximity to the Everglades, and family-friendly atmosphere, Homestead offers residents a blend of suburban living and natural beauty.

Homestead statistics and characteristics

Location and Nearby Places:

Homestead is situated about 35 miles south of downtown Miami, making it an ideal location for those seeking a more relaxed pace of life while still having access to urban amenities. The area is close to popular destinations such as Everglades National Park, Biscayne National Park, and the Florida Keys, offering ample opportunities for outdoor adventures.

Population Number and Area Size:

Homestead has a population of approximately 70,000 residents and covers an area of around 15 square miles. The city’s population has been steadily increasing due to new developments and its strategic location near major highways and natural attractions.

Walkability Score:

Homestead has a walkability score of 35, indicating that most errands require a car. While some neighborhoods may be more pedestrian-friendly, the area is generally car-dependent, with limited public transportation options. Residents who prefer a quieter, suburban lifestyle with access to nature may find Homestead appealing.

Good Area to Live For:

Homestead is an ideal area for families, nature enthusiasts, and those looking for affordable housing options away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The area’s natural beauty, proximity to national parks, and family-friendly community make it a great choice for those seeking a laid-back lifestyle.

Architecture and New Construction Real Estate Market:

Homestead features a mix of architectural styles, including single-family homes, townhouses, and newer developments that cater to different preferences and budgets. The preconstruction market in Homestead offers a range of housing options, from traditional suburban homes to modern complexes, with top preconstruction projects from Lennar such as Cedar Pointe by Lennar and Positano at The Riviera by Lennar.

The Historic Redland Tropical Trail

The Historic Redland Tropical Trail, situated around Homestead, guides travelers along a journey through the region’s rich history, showcasing notable landmarks, attractions, and points of interest. Highlights include the esteemed R.F. Orchids Nursery and Gardens, the renowned Schnebly Redland’s Winery & Brewery, the captivating and enigmatic Coral Castle, and the engaging Everglades Alligator Farm, perfect for families seeking an adventurous outing.

Miami’s Countryside

Homestead, located a mere 30 miles south of Miami in the region referred to as Miami’s Countryside, offers a serene agricultural retreat in South Florida. Visitors can explore vast farms, verdant nurseries, tropical gardens, farm-to-table dining venues, distinctive historic locations, and exciting outdoor activities in this picturesque area.

Outdoor Escapades in Homestead

An ideal spot for outdoor enthusiasts, Homestead provides entry to two prominent national parks: Everglades National Park and Biscayne National Park. These parks cater to various activities such as camping, hiking, boating, fishing, and diving. Visitors of all ages can partake in thrilling airboat rides and guided tours in the Everglades, as well as observe the diverse wildlife at Monkey Jungle.

Homestead guide


  • Fruit & Spice Park
  • Harris Field Park
  • Homestead Bayfront Park
  • Roby George Park
  • Biscayne-Everglades Greenway
  • Biscayne National Park
  • Southern Glades Wildlife Environmental Area
  • Everglades National Park
  • Flamingo Adventures


  • Coral Castle
  • Homestead-Miami Speedway
  • Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center (Everglades National Park)
  • Homestead Air Reserve Park
  • Coral Castle Museum
  • Historic Homestead Town Hall Museum
  • Seminole Theatre
  • Homestead Cybrarium

Family Entertaiment

  • The Little Farm
  • Everglades Alligator Farm
  • Everglades Outpost
  • Knaus Berry Farm
  • City parks and playgrounds
  • More family-friendly things to do


  • Chefs on the Run
  • Casita Tejas
  • Capri Restaurant
  • The Whistle Stop
  • Miami Brewing Co.
  • The Redlander Restaurant
  • Shiver’s Bar-B-Que


  • Homestead Senior High School
  • Gateway Environmental K-8 Learning Center
  • Mandarin Lakes K-8 Academy
  • Everglades Preparatory Academy


  • Homestead Pavilion
  • Homestead Towne Square
  • Plaza Del Paraiso
  • The Crossings Shopping Village

Beaches & boating

  • Homestead Bayfront Park
  • Crandon Park Beach
  • South Beach

  • Robert Is Here
  • Florida Keys Outlet Marketplace
  • Downtown Homestead
  • Cauley Square Historic Village

New projects in this neighbourhood

Cedar Pointe by Lennar

28805 SW 163rd Ct, Homestead, FL 33033, USA

Cedar Pointe presents a master-planned community featuring newly available homes...

28805 SW 163rd Ct, Homestead, FL 33033, USA

Positano at The Riviera by Lennar

SW 336th St & SE 12th Ave, Homestead, FL 33034, USA

Introducing Positano at The Riviera, a vibrant community offering expansive...

SW 336th St & SE 12th Ave, Homestead, FL 33034, USA

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