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Pros

-Cultural diversity
-Beaches and water recreation
-Entertainment

Cons

-Hurricane risk
-Cost of living
-Crime rates


What Bert Has To Say About Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Miami Beach Metro Area


Miami has always been the commercial and cultural center for Florida and the nearby Caribbean, but in the past 30 years it has emerged as a world-class international hub and a gateway for all of Latin America. In many ways it serves as the central logistical and cultural hub of the entire Western Hemisphere. The inevitable result is a diverse and invigorating Latin culture superimposed upon what was already a major commercial, resort, and retirement area dating back to the 1920’s. Many think of it as a tourist center, but import/export and international financial trade with Latin countries make up a far larger part of the economy. These activities bring a large banking industry as well as cargo transport and warehousing; the manufacturing and corporate headquarters rosters are also growing. The city is busy- in many ways stressful- and the mix of cultures, heat, and poverty has occasionally boiled over into ethnic and civil strife. But the city is fun and undeniably alive.


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Quick Facts About Homestead


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Homestead is 5.70 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Homestead jobs have Increased by 0.18 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Homestead's cost of living is 8.80% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Homestead's population is 59,866 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 90.61 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 33 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Homestead is $99,700. Home appreciation the last year has been 17.00 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Homestead public schools spend $10,414 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 17 students per teacher in Homestead.

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Homestead Florida
I am by far the weirdest guy in Homestead and i have got to say it was once a warm and wonderful place. that was before anyone knew where it was. I grew up here I stay... (read more)
People are so rude here.
I moved to Homestead in 1980. I was 10 years old. I stayed until hurricane Andrew in 1992, but since I still lived in the area I found myself visiting with friends that... (read more)
re: Is Homestead still in the US? - 5/29/2008
I agree and I'n Latin. I have lived here for 5 years now and is sucking me in. Was raised in NYC. I've never lived in a 3rd world country this would be it!!!! My kids... (read more)
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