Introduction to Florida City, Florida
Florida City History
Florida City originated as a land promotion which was named Detroit. The first thirty families, who were also the first settlers, arrived in 1910. At that time, there were no buildings in the area. Until their houses could be constructed, these families had to stay in Homestead. The area received official incorporation in 1914. Florida City, along with Homestead, underwent catastrophic damage in 1992 when South Florida was struck by Hurricane Andrew. Together, the cities of Homestead and Florida City form the greater Homestead-Florida City area.
Florida City and nearby Attractions
- Art Museum at Florida International University
- John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park
- Lowe Art Museum
- Everglades National Park
- Gold Coast Railroad Museum
- Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park
Things To Do In Florida City
Visitors to Florida City will find museums such as the Miami Art Museum of Dade County, the Miami Science Museum, the Historical Museum of Southern Florida and the Art Museum at Florida International University. These museums provide absorbing insights into local history. Convenient parks include Washington Park, Roberts Park and Fasulo Park. Area churches include First Pentecostal Church, New Hope Assembly of God and First Presbyterian Church of Homestead. There are many animal parks such as the Monkey Jungle and the Miami Metrozoo. Some other notable locations include the Biscayne National Park Beach, the Everglades National Park and the Tropical Fun Center.
Florida City Transportation
The closest major international airport is Miami International Airport.
Florida City Higher Education
Higher education can be pursued at Florida International University, Barry University, and the University of Miami.