The Redlands and Homestead: The Outback of Miami

By Herb Hiller Explore the Redlands and Homestead to discover a slower pace of life. Many years ago, Homestead played host to an annual "Wheelmen's Winter Rendezvous." It made the town a hotbed of bicycling advocacy. I went down a couple of years to join in. I loved the flatness. Cycling through…

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Driving Tour: Homestead and The Everglades

Native-American villages and Everglades adventures are easy to access with this driving tour. Heritage Highlights and Culture Quest Head west of Miami on Tamiami Trail (Highway 41) to sample native culture at Miccosukee Indian Village, 30 minutes west of the Florida Turnpike. Here, the natives…

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Miami-Dade County's Fruit and Spice Park in Homestead, Fla.

How about a little snot apple? Trust us. It's good. Try it, and a host of other exotic edi bles, at the Fruit and Spice Park of Homestead in the Miami area. By Sarah Elder Homestead – On a bright Saturday morning in South Florida, sweat dribbled down the sides of Curtis Mangham's face as he…

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Homestead: A Getaway to Bayfront Park, History and Florida Serenity

By Jodi Mailander Farrell As a rural farming community 35 miles south of Miami, Homestead is rightfully known for its fresh produce and authentic Mexican food. But South Florida’s “fruit basket” also has a secret sandy spot: Homestead Bayfront Park, which has its own swimming lagoon, man-made…

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A Look at the Wat Buddharangsi Buddhist Temple in Homestead, FL

By Jodi Mailander Farrell Surrounded by nurseries and tomato and fruit farms, a Buddhist temple in Homestead has been offering inner peace for more than a decade just a short drive from Miami. The Wat Buddharangsi Buddhist Temple sits like a serene crown jewel on five acres in rural Homestead…

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Homestead's Coral Castle: Monument by Edward Leedskalnin

By Steve Winston The Coral Castle of Miami, a man's hand-built shrine, is one of South Florida's great head-scratching mysteries and attractions. Sitting behind an old, neon-lined road south of Miami is America's most poignant monument to unrequited love, the Coral Castle of Florida. The story…

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The Famous Robert Is Here Fruit Stand in Homestead, Florida

By Jeanette Scott Located just outside Everglades National Park in Homestead, the Robert Is Here Fruit Stand is owned and operated by the legendary Robert. He was indeed "there" the day I visited, and this Santa Claus-esque (he gets that a lot) character was just as friendly and jolly as you…

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Homestead and the Redland Area

By Herb Hiller Bike your way through Homestead and Redland and discover a slower pace of life. Many years ago, Homestead played host to an annual "Wheelmen's Winter Rendezvous." It made the town a hotbed of bicycling advocacy. I went down a couple of years to join in. I loved the flatness. Cycling…

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Homestead Harvest Market and Cafe

Fresh goat cheese, pickled green beans, jams and salsas. I love exploring local farmers' markets with my boys. We've visited some fantastic markets traveling around Florida, so I was shocked when my sister made me aware of one in my own neighborhood. The Homestead Harvest Market & Café features…

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