Homestead, Miami Dade County, Florida
Homestead is the name of the city in Miami Dade County, that is located between the Biscayne National Park and the Everglades National Park to the west. Homestead is considered a suburb of Miami and is located in the southern area of the county. Homestead is also a significant agricultural area of the region.
In 1913 Homstead was incorporated as the second city in Miami-Dade County. The name Homestead finds it roots in the period when the Florida East Coast Railway’s extension to Key West was under construction. The area was the construction camp near the end of the line and did not have a designated name. The engineers named the area Homestead as it was where construction materials and supplies for the workers were consigned to.
The population was close to 53,000 according to the census conducted in 2006 and it continues to be a fairly small city both in geography and population. As a result of the real estate expansion in the middle of the last decade, several new homes and housing developments were constructed in Homestead, causing for an increase in population.
In 1992, Homestead was badly hit by Hurricane Andrew, which was a category 5 hurricane. This devastation won the area national attention.
The Law Office of Ruth E. Johnson is located in the southern area of Miami Dade County, not far from Homestead, Florida . This Miami personal injury lawyer handles claims for accident victims residing in Homestead and surrounding areas.
If you or a loved one has been in a car accident, truck accident, slip and fall or suffered injuries due to the negligence of others, please feel free to contact a Homestead personal injury attorney to discuss your case at 305 720 2086.