Overview

Introduction to Homestead, Florida

Homestead, Florida, in Miami Dade county, is 17 miles SW of Kendall, Florida (center to center) and 27 miles SW of Miami, Florida. It's situated in the southern tip of Florida between Biscayne National Park and Everglades National Park. It features a tropical climate. The city is not situated along the coastline, but it has been affected by hurricanes.

It's bordered by the Homestead Joint Air Reserve Base. The downtown area features numerous restored Mediterranean revival structures. Homestead has an ethnically diverse population. The region includes a flourishing agricultural industry.

Homestead History

The city was incorporated in 1913. The name was given during the time the Florida East Coast Railway was being extended to Key West. The railroad tracks were being constructed in an area that allowed homesteading. Since the area did not have a name, the construction materials and supplies for the railroad workers were delivered to "Homestead Country." In the early 1900's, agriculture, including winter vegetables and tropical fruits were transported all over the nation and were significant factors for the local economy. In 1992, Homestead was severely damaged by the powerful Hurricane Andrew. A housing boom began in 2002 primarily due to a lack of available land in Miami-Dade County.

Homestead Attractions

  • Fruit and Spice Park includes a wide variety of fruit, spice and nut trees.
  • Coral Castle is an unusual structure comprised mostly of coral.
  • Homestead-Miami Speedway.
  • Monkey Jungle is a well known wildlife park which features endangered monkeys in semi-natural environments. It includes an Amazonian style rainforest.
  • Homestead Sports Complex.
  • Annual Homestead Championship Rodeo.

Homestead Activities

The Homestead Bayfront Park features a natural pool and beach and includes an area for fishing. Grossman Hammock, John Pennekamp Coral Reef, Key Largo Hammocks Botanical and the Barnical Historic are some of the popular state parks. The Keys Gate Golf & Tennis Club and Readland Country Club are popular with golfers. The Florida Keys are nearby.

Biscayne National Park is regarded as one of the best scuba diving locations in the nation. It's also popular for snorkeling, boating, fishing and glass bottom boat tours. The vast majority of the park is water. Everglades National Park attracts more than one million visitors annually. It's been designated as an International Biosphere Reserve and a World Heritage Site. It features the biggest mangrove ecosystem in the Western Hemisphere and is home to a large number of species of birds, fish, reptiles and mammals.

Homestead Higher Education

The city is home to a campus of Miami-Dade College.

Homestead Transportation

Air travel is provided at the nearby Miami International Airport.

Demographics

People

Total Population68,424
Male Share of the Population49.9%
Female Share of the Population50.1%
Senior Citizens8.2%
Employed Population 16+29,367
Age of the Population31

Families

% of people married38.6%
Average household size4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher14.8%
Median Earnings25+$26,904
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$18,233
Median Earnings With High School Degree$23,871

Wealth

Median Family Income$44,688
% Above Poverty Level75.4%
% Below Poverty Level24.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time39 minutes
% Working from Home3.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.2%
% Using Public Transportation5.8%

Housing

People Living Alone17.3%
Median Gross Rent$1,243
Median House Value$195,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)74.8%
West Indian7.9%
Haitian4.5%
German2.5%
Jamaican2.1%
Irish1.7%
English1.6%
Italian1.1%
Bahamian0.8%
Scottish0.7%
Brazilian0.7%
Arab0.6%
Dutch0.5%
French Except Basque0.5%
Lebanese0.4%
Trinidad Tobago0.4%
African0.4%
Czech0.3%
Canadian0.2%
Polish0.2%
Welsh0.1%
Syrian0.1%
US Virgin Isl0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Russian0.1%
Guyanese0.1%
Greek0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Swedish0.1%
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Homestead Almanac

CategoryValue
County Miami-Dade County
Standard Zip Codes33033, 33035, 33030, 33031, 33032, 33034
P.O. Box Zip Codes33090, 33092
Company Zip Codes33039
Phone Area Codes786, 305
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude25.46
Approximate Longitude-80.45

Homestead Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationHOMESTEAD EXP STN
Distance2.6 miles
Jan Temp56 to 77 F
Apr Temp63 to 84 F
Jul Temp73 to 90 F
Oct Temp69 to 86 F
Annual Precip58.1 inches
StationPERRINE 4 W
Distance8.4 miles
Jan Temp55 to 76 F
Apr Temp63 to 83 F
Jul Temp72 to 90 F
Oct Temp68 to 85 F
Annual Precip61.5 inches
StationHIALEAH
Distance28 miles
Jan Temp62 to 78 F
Apr Temp70 to 84 F
Jul Temp79 to 92 F
Oct Temp74 to 87 F
Annual Precip66 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Coral Gables50,931$141,652
Florida City12,096$31,947
Kendall74,631$83,478
Pinecrest19,446$167,143
South Miami12,202$87,083
Sweetwater21,027$41,075

Homestead Hospitals

Homestead Hospital
(Non-profit)
975 Baptist Way
(786) 243-8000

Homestead Public Schools

Avocado Elementary School
16969 Sw 294th St
ZIP: 33030
(305) 247-4942
Primary
Total Enrollment 466
Homestead Middle School
650 Nw 2nd Ave
ZIP: 33030
(305) 247-4221
Middle
Total Enrollment 758
Laura C. Saunders Elementary School
505 Sw 8th St
ZIP: 33030
(305) 247-3933
Primary
Total Enrollment 666
Mavericks High Of South Miami Dade County
698 N Homestead Blvd
ZIP: 33030
(305) 909-6307
High
Total Enrollment 509
Medical Academy For Science And Technology (m.a.s.t.) @ Home
1220 Nw 1st Ave
ZIP: 33030
(305) 257-4500
High
Total Enrollment 510
Miami Bridge South
326 Nw 3rd Ave
ZIP: 33030
(305) 636-6147
Other
Total Enrollment 13
Neva King Cooper Educational Center
151 Nw 5th St
ZIP: 33030
(305) 247-4307
Other
Total Enrollment 107
Redondo Elementary School
18480 Sw 304th St
ZIP: 33030
(305) 247-5943
Primary
Total Enrollment 686
School For Advanced Studies Homestead
500 College Ter
ZIP: 33030
(305) 237-5062
High
Total Enrollment 125
Somerset Academy Charter Elementary School (south Homestead)
300 Se 1st Dr
ZIP: 33030
(305) 245-6108
Primary
Total Enrollment 493
Somerset Academy Charter High School (south Homestead)
300 Se 1st Dr
ZIP: 33030
(305) 245-6108
High
Total Enrollment 114
Somerset Academy Charter Middle School (country Palms)
1700 N Krome Ave
ZIP: 33030
(305) 246-4949
Middle
Total Enrollment 36
Somerset Academy Charter Middle School (south Homestead)
300 Se 1st Dr
ZIP: 33030
(305) 245-6108
Middle
Total Enrollment 219
Somerset Arts Academy
1700 N Krome Ave
ZIP: 33030
(305) 246-4949
Primary
Total Enrollment 360
Somerset Oaks Academy
47 Nw 16th St
ZIP: 33030
(305) 246-4949
Primary
Total Enrollment 294
South Dade Middle School
29100 Sw 194th Ave
ZIP: 33030
(305) 224-5200
Middle
Total Enrollment 1120
South Dade Senior High School
28401 Sw 167th Ave
ZIP: 33030
(305) 247-4244
High
Total Enrollment 3104
South Dade Technical College
109 Ne 8th St
ZIP: 33030
(305) 248-5723
Other
West Homestead K-8 Center
1550 Sw 6th St
ZIP: 33030
(305) 248-0812
Primary
Total Enrollment 778
Redland Elementary School
24501 Sw 162nd Ave
ZIP: 33031
(305) 247-8141
Primary
Total Enrollment 849
Redland Middle School
16001 Sw 248th St
ZIP: 33031
(305) 247-6112
Middle
Total Enrollment 485
Advantage Academy Of Math And Science At Summerville
11575 Sw 243rd St
ZIP: 33032
(305) 253-2123
Primary
Total Enrollment 92
Air Base K-8 Center For International Education
12829 Sw 272nd St
ZIP: 33032
(305) 258-3676
Primary
Total Enrollment 933
Coconut Palm K-8 Academy
24400 Sw 124th Ave
ZIP: 33032
(305) 257-0500
Primary
Total Enrollment 1419
Dr. William A. Chapman Elementary School
27190 Sw 140th Ave
ZIP: 33032
(305) 245-1055
Primary
Total Enrollment 591
Goulds Elementary School
23555 Sw 112th Ave
ZIP: 33032
(305) 257-4400
Primary
Total Enrollment 653
Mandarin Lakes K-8 Academy
12225 Sw 280th St
ZIP: 33032
(305) 257-0377
Primary
Total Enrollment 1091
Somerset Academy (silver Palms)
23255 Sw 115th Ave
ZIP: 33032
(305) 257-3737
Primary
Total Enrollment 617
Somerset Academy At Silver Palms
23255 Sw 115th Ave
ZIP: 33032
(305) 257-3737
Primary
Total Enrollment 667
Somerset Academy Charter High School
23255 Sw 115th Ave
ZIP: 33032
(305) 257-3737
High
Total Enrollment 351
Somerset Academy Charter High School (south Campus)
23255 Sw 115th Ave
ZIP: 33032
(305) 257-3737
High
Total Enrollment 30
Summerville Advantage Academy
11575 Sw 243rd St
ZIP: 33032
(305) 253-2123
Primary
Total Enrollment 458
Advantage Academy Of Math And Science At Waterstone
855 Waterstone Way
ZIP: 33033
(305) 248-6206
Primary
Total Enrollment 139
Aspira Leadership And College Preparatory Academy
13330 Sw 288th St
ZIP: 33033
(305) 246-1111
Primary
Total Enrollment 326
Campbell Drive K-8 Center
15790 Sw 307th St
ZIP: 33033
(305) 245-0270
Primary
Total Enrollment 866
Campbell Drive Middle School
900 Ne 23rd Ave
ZIP: 33033
(305) 248-7911
Center For International Education A Cambridge Associate Sch
900 Ne 23rd Ave
ZIP: 33033
(305) 248-7911
High
Total Enrollment 62
Chapman Partnership Early Childhood Center South
28205 Sw 124th Pl, Ste 234
ZIP: 33033
(305) 995-7689
Primary
Total Enrollment 32
Everglades Preparatory Academy
2251 Mowry Dr
ZIP: 33033
(786) 601-1969
Middle
Total Enrollment 556
Everglades Preparatory Academy High School
2251 E Mowry Dr
ZIP: 33033
(786) 601-1969
High
Total Enrollment 461
Leisure City K-8 Center
14950 Sw 288th St
ZIP: 33033
(305) 247-5431
Primary
Total Enrollment 1048
The Charter School At Waterstone
855 Waterstone Way
ZIP: 33033
(305) 248-6206
Primary
Total Enrollment 996
Title I Migrant Education Program
28205 Sw 124 Court Bldg F Roo, F019
ZIP: 33033
(305) 258-4115
Other
Total Enrollment 19
Homestead Senior High School
2351 Se 12th Ave
ZIP: 33034
(305) 245-7000
High
Total Enrollment 1780
Gateway Environmental K-8 Learning Center
955 Se 18th Ave
ZIP: 33035
(305) 257-6000
Primary
Total Enrollment 1854
Keys Gate Charter High School
2000 Se 28th Ave
ZIP: 33035
(305) 230-1616
High
Total Enrollment 1169
Keys Gate Charter School
2000 Se 28th Ave
ZIP: 33035
(305) 230-5630
Primary
Total Enrollment 2293

Homestead Private Schools

Atala Montessori School For Creative Expression
240 N Krome Ave
ZIP: 33030
Elementary
Total Enrollment 31
Colonial Christian School
17105 Sw 296th St
ZIP: 33030
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 172
Faith Fellowship School
28945 Sw 187th Ave
ZIP: 33030
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 21
First United Methodist Christian School
622 N Krome Ave
ZIP: 33030
Elementary
Total Enrollment 129
Hope Academy
1100 Old Dixie Hwy
ZIP: 33030
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 196
Kingswood Montessori Academy
20130 Sw 304th St
ZIP: 33030
Elementary
Total Enrollment 50
St John's Episcopal School
145 Ne 10th St
ZIP: 33030
Elementary
Total Enrollment 138
The Thinking Child Academy
155 Nw 4th St
ZIP: 33030
Elementary
Total Enrollment 81
Redland Christian Academy
17700 Sw 280th St
ZIP: 33031
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 212
Lovely Star Academy
24953 Sw 135th Ave
ZIP: 33032
Elementary
Total Enrollment 9
Lincoln-marti School # 28
2800 Sw 152nd Ave
ZIP: 33033
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 233
Steve's Academy
28901 Sw 137th Ave
ZIP: 33033
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
Aim High Learning Center
1013 N Redland Rd
ZIP: 33034
Elementary
Total Enrollment 64
Decroly Learning Childcare Center
1541 Se 12th Ave
ZIP: 33034
Elementary
Total Enrollment 14
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