South Florida Home

February 2001

Homestead, Florida

Homestead and its neighbor Florida City, both popular retirement communities, are less than an hour from Miami.

This modest 3-bedroom home, in a gated community in the suburbs of Homestead, Florida, had a For Sale sign listing it at $64,900. Homestead is located near the Everglades and has easy access to the Florida Keys.

The cost of housing in much of Florida is clearly lower than in many other areas of the country. This, of course, has been one of the state's attractions for generations. I saw little else in this part of Florida to recommend it.