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Homestead is a city within Miami-Dade County in the U.S. state of Florida, between Biscayne National Park to the east and Everglades National Park to the west. Homestead is primarily a Miami suburb and a major agricultural area. It is a principal city of the Miami metropolitan area, which was home to an estimated 6,012,331 people at the 2015 census. Homestead was incorporated in 1913 and is the second oldest city in Miami-Dade County next to the city of Miami. It is located approximately 35 miles (56 km) southwest of Miami, and 25 miles (40 km) northwest of Key Largo. The name originates from when the Florida East Coast Railway extension to Key West was being built. The rail line was passing through an area opened up for homesteading, and as the construction camp at the end of the line did not have a particular name, construction materials and supplies for the workers were consigned to "Homestead Country", shortened to "Homestead" by the engineers who mapped the area. The population was 60,512 at the 2010 census. Homestead and neighboring South Miami-Dade County communities bore the brunt of Category 5 Hurricane Andrew on August 24, 1992. The city of Homestead is located near the southern terminus of the Homestead Extension of Florida's Turnpike where it ends at its junction with U.S. 1. Homestead is immediately north and east of Florida City, and these two cities comprise the greater Homestead-Florida City area. Some of the notable unincorporated communities in the area are Redland, Leisure City, Naranja, and Princeton. Its race track is the annual finale of the NASCAR Sprint Cup as well as the two minor championships of NASCAR.

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Homestead in United States awaits visitors! Discover the attractions, activities and accommodation in Homestead. When planning a trip to Homestead, make sure you visit its near-by prime city of Fort Lauderdale. Attractions in Fort Lauderdale include Bayside Marketplace, South Beach, Zoo Miami. Also, to reach Homestead, you'll have to take a flight to Fort Lauderdale; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. Tour packages of Homestead are of 1 to 2 days duration.

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Facts and Stats for Homestead*

  • Pollution Statistics in Homestead

    Know the pollution level of Homestead before you plan your visit.

    • Water Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 12.5 (Very Low)
  • Homestead: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Homestead for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Homestead.

    • Burglary and Theft 25 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 33.33 (Low)
    • Drug offense 25 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 91.67 (Very High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 25 (Low)
  • Living in Homestead - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 86.98 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 6.03 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 90 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Homestead

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Homestead

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 38.61 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 78.14 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 41.83 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ‚Äčand subjected to change without notice.

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