Homestead, Florida

Homestead Business Signs

Homestead is a city located on the southern-most tip of the present-day U.S. state of Florida’s protuberance.  Prior to European invasion, this area had been inhabited by various native groups for four thousand years and then subsequently inhabited by the Tequesta peoples for two thousand years.  Due to a combination of Spanish biological warfare and conflict with the neighboring Calusa during the 16th century, the Tequesta were soon to disappear forever.  This area was then taken over by the United Kingdom, the United States, the Confederate States of America, then the United States yet again.

Homestead, Florida, specifically, was incorporated into a city on February 8th, 1913.  The area was originally opened for homesteading, so when the Florida East Coast Railway was being extended to Key West, the construction crews and mapmakers needed a name for the construction camp there.  Eventually, the name Homestead, Florida stuck.

Today, according to a 2010 estimate by the U.S. Census Bureau, the city of Homestead, Florida has a total population of 60,512 people.  Homestead, Florida is also considered a principal city in the Miami metropolitan area.  According to a 2015 U.S. Census Bureau estimate, the Miami metropolitan area has a total population of 6,012,331 people.  The Miami Metropolitan area is the eighth largest metropolitan area in the United States and the 67th largest metropolitan area in the world.

Homestead, Florida is sandwiched between two well-known U.S. National Parks.  The first of these is Biscayne National Park, which was established on June 28th, 1980 and is still governed by the National Park Service.  In 2016, this park saw 514,709 visitors.  Biscayne National Park preserves Biscayne Bay and its offshore barrier reefs.  In fact, 95% of Biscayne National Park is water.

As for Everglades National Park, this protects the southern 20% of the original Everglades.  According to the National Park Service, “Everglades National Park is the largest wilderness (in its case a tropical wilderness) of any kind east of the Mississippi River.”  Everglades National Park was established on May 30th, 1934 and is visited by an average of 1 million people annually.  Everglades National Park is also considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Nearby Homestead, Florida is the eerie Coral Castle.  Coral Castle, which was built in 1920, is now considered a U.S. Historic District and is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.  The brainchild of eccentric Latvian American Edward Leedskalnin, Coral Castle is a structure comprising “numerous megalithic stones (mostly limestone formed from coral), each weighing several tons.”  The most bizarre aspect of this structure, though, is the mystery of how exactly Leedskalnin constructed it.  According to a 2011 article in Skeptical Inquirer, legends claim “it was built single-handedly by Leedskalnin using reverse magnetism or supernatural abilities to move and carve numerous stones weighing many tons.”

As for sports, Homestead, Florida is home to the Homestead-Miami Speedway.  This motor racing track, which opened on November 5th, 1995, hosts major events such as NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR Xfinity Series, and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.  The Homestead-Miami Speedway has a seating capacity for 46,000 spectators.

Do you, by any chance, own a small business in and/or around the Homestead, Florida area?  Are you considering starting up such an endeavor?  The resources listed below could aid you should you choose to embark upon such a quest:

Apply for a Business License in Homestead, Florida:

Homestead, Florida Business Resources:

Greater Homestead, Florida City Chamber of Commerce:

South Dade Chamber of Commerce:

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Auburndale, FL
Brian Dorer

Ryan-Markland Signs Inc.
Inverness, FL
Bill Ryan

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Lake Mary, FL. 32746

Intergraphic Creative Group Inc.
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Maria Lawrence