Why Homestead Might be the Best Place to Move

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Looking to move to Homestead, FL? We don’t blame you. The cost of living is much more affordable compared to other areas across Miami-Dade County. You get the benefit and culture of a small town, including a historical main street, with access just miles away to the global hub that Miami has become.


According to Livibility.com, Homestead has a population of just under 70,000 residents with a median income of $40,959 and a median home value of $116,400, which should give you a pretty good sense of its affordability. Furthermore, the median rent for a one-bedroom apartment is $1,078.


One of the most engaging aspects of living in Homestead is the hometown atmosphere that the community radiates. The City of Homestead offers a unique small-town atmosphere with all the amenities of a big city. In fact, Homestead is the second oldest city in Miami-Dade County and celebrated its 100-year anniversary in 2013.


Homestead is also adjacent to two national parks. Ten miles to the west you’ll find Everglades National Park, the largest national park east of the Mississippi and one of the most spectacular of Florida’s natural wonders. Just east of the city is Biscayne National Park, which encompasses the bay, barrier islands and coral reefs. 


Most importantly, as South Florida home, condo and townhouse prices rise, value oriented buyers that are being priced out of coastal Miami-Dade markets such as Downtown Miami, Coconut Grove and Miami Beach can find more affordable deals just south in Homestead. Furthermore, commute times average just more than 32 minutes from Homestead compared to the 29-minute average from the rest of the county.


If you are interested in buying or selling a home, or if you have any questions about the real estate process, please call Roger Snyder Homes for a free and completely confidential consultation at 305-987-2859