Find Apartments for Rent in Homestead, FL
Finding an apartment in Homestead, FL that’s just right for you should be easy in this small, centrally located Southern Florida city. Homestead has been growing and has most of the services you’ll need. Yet it is convenient to Miami without the congestion or high prices. Updated and recently built amenities rich apartments with lush landscaping await you. By taking FL 821, you can traverse the 37 miles to Miami in just 41 minutes.
Outdoor Activities in Homestead, FL
The Homestead-Miami Speedway Annual Biscayne-Everglades Greenway Bike Festival takes place on a 10.25 mile course that loops around to Biscayne National Park. This trail is called the Biscayne-Everglades Greenway and when completed it will connect both Biscayne National and Everglades National Parks. The Greenway project offers a safe and scenic route to area parks, enabling bicyclists and pedestrians access without having to interact with vehicular traffic.
Visit Biscayne National Park, the largest national marine park in North America, for boating, fishing, diving and snorkeling. Even if you just want to sightsee, there’s a 53-foot glass bottom boat that crosses southern Biscayne Bay. Under the waters of this park you’ll find a significant part of the only living coral reef in North America. Florida Reef Tract is 358 miles long and stretches from the Dry Tortugas to the St. Lucie Inlet.
The lush subtropical landscape features mangrove creeks and islands – home to abundant and varied sea life. For individualized exploration, canoe and kayak rentals are available. Saltwater fishing requires a recreational license. Lobster harvesting has many restrictions, but is available during certain parts of the year.
A new sport so famous that even the New York Times is reporting it is python hunting. Pythons have invaded Southern FL and have hunted many indigenous life forms to near extinction. Pythons fear no one and have been seen to digest the fiercest reptiles – alligators! Now it’s payback time in the Everglades and pythons are the desired catch of the day. It’s estimated that somewhere between 5,000 and 100,000 Burmese pythons live in the area. They’re difficult of find because they seldom move and are well camouflaged. In 2013, about 1,600 hunters caught 68 snakes. In the future, trained and licensed hunters participating in established programs will be routinely engaged in python hunting.
Dining in Homestead, FL
Rositas is by far one of the best dining venues in Homestead if you’re looking for something very informal. The Mexican menu is chock full of delicious creations from fresh local sources. Tomatoes, chilies and avocados are purchased locally on farms surrounding the city. Ingredients aren’t processed, but made from scratch. Delightful meals are available at breakfast, lunch and dinner. Surprisingly the most expensive is $15 or under. Vegetarians can enjoy the rice, bean and salad lunch for only $7.
China Garden is well priced and conveniently located on US 1. The seating area is small and the staff is friendly. What’s good on the menu? Try chicken wings, ribs, pork fried rice, and wonton soup.
El Nicamex provides tasty and inexpensive Latin food in a clean and comfortable low brow environment. Find a filling meal for just $8. Free chips and salsa are served when you are seated by friendly staff. Enchiladas are especially delicious.
Weather in Homestead, FL
Temperatures in Homestead, FL ranges from an annual average high temperature of 90 in July and August to an average annual low temperature of 58 in December. Average annual rainfall is 58.23 inches. Southern Florida generally has a two season climate with a dry season and a rainy season. In Homestead, the driest months are November through April and the wettest months are May through October. Residents and visitors to Homestead will enjoy pleasant temperatures throughout the year. If you’re going to be spending the day boating, you may want to check with the National Weather Service.
Cultural Activities in Homestead, FL
When many think of Homestead they think of Everglades National Park, the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States. The main entrance is located in Homestead and provides access to Royal Palm and Flamingo, where there are boat rentals. Nature trails and a nature center can be found at Royal Palm. An abundance of wildlife can be seen both above and below the water and numerous birds can be found throughout the park including herons, pelicans, vultures, falcons and parrots.
Free guided trolley tours are available every Saturday and Sunday at Losner Park on 104 N Krome Ave. You can learn about the unique ecosystems and Homestead history on these tours featuring National Park rangers and volunteer guides.
Through the 1950’s, African workers were drawn to local agricultural work and contributed to a thriving community with shops, churches, residences and a movie theater. The remnants of their community form a unique historic area called the Historic Southwest Neighborhood.
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