Homestead is a Miami suburb that has remained a major agricultural area since its inception. It was incorporated in 1913 and is a principal city of the Miami metropolitan area. As the name suggests, it was named from a time when the Florida East Coast Railway was extended through a space opened up for homesteading. The camp where the railroad workers received materials and supplies didn’t have a designated name, so shipping companies consigned items going there as “Homestead Country,” later shortened to “Homestead” by those responsible for mapping the area. Neighboring Redland is an unincorporated community that has also remained a major agricultural area. Agriculturalists, botanists, and naturalists have always been impressed by Redland, which is nourished with pure water from the Biscayne Aquifer. Redland is also home to peacocks that live in abundance among the groves.
Homestead is a place that has a lot going for itself: comfortability, affordability, beaches by the ocean, and much more. One example of the amenities available here is the Everglades Alligator Farm located at 40351 SW 192nd Avenue in Florida City. The farm is home to over 2,000 alligators and features a lush setting for viewing snakes, caimans, and crocodiles plus an airboat tour. In addition to that, there is Monkey Jungle located at 14805 SW 216th Street in Redland, which is a 30-acre wildlife park that has about 500 primates of 18 different species running loose around the grounds. Another natural space that is available to Homestead residents is Fruit and Spice Park, a 37-acre botanical garden and park containing over 500 varieties of fruit, vegetables, spices, and herbs. With Miami only an hour away via the Ronald Reagan Turnpike, it’s quite easy to enjoy the things Miami has to offer. A perfect example is the many museums and cultural attractions found throughout the Miami-Dade County area. There is the Miami Children's Museum located on Watson Island. This 56,500-square-foot facility was designed by Arquitectonica and is a non-profit educational institution offering preschool classrooms, a 200-seat auditorium, parent/teacher resource center, 14 permanent galleries, Kid Smart educational gift shop, and Subway restaurant. Additionally, Miami Children’s Museum offers visitors hundreds of bilingual, interactive exhibits with topics ranging from arts, culture, community, and communication.
Styles of real estate in Homestead/Redland include Ranch, Art Deco, Classical American, Modern, Italianate, Colonial, Mission-Revival, Cottage, Tudor, Craftsman, Spanish-Mediterranean, Spanish-Ranch, and many others. Single-family homes for sale in Homestead/Redland range in size from two bedrooms, one bathroom, and 960 square feet to six bedrooms, three bathrooms, and 4,500 square feet. Furthermore, available properties in Homestead/Redland feature a number of condominiums, apartments, and townhomes of varying sizes. In addition to that, you can find a large number of lots for sale in Homestead/Redland for those looking to build new construction. If you’re interested in learning more about real estate options in Homestead/Redland, please contact us today for further details.