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The State of Florida is a state in the southeastern United States. Florida is situated mostly on a large peninsula between the Gulf of Mexico, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Straits of Florida. It extends to the northwest into a panhandle, extending along the northern Gulf of Mexico. Florida's nickname is the Sunshine State but severe weather is a common occurrence in the state. It is bordered on the north by the states of Georgia and Alabama, and on the west, at the end of the panhandle, by Alabama.
Homestead is a city in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States nestled between Biscayne National Park to the east and Everglades National Park to the west. Homestead was incorporated in 1913. It is located approximately 35 miles southwest of the city of Miami, and 25 miles northeast of Key Largo. It gets its name from a path that was the only way to reach the area the Homesteaders' Trail. As of the 2000 census the city population was 31,909. As of 2004, the population recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau was 37,957.
In the city the population was spread out with 33.2 percent under the age of 18, 12.8 percent from 18 to 24, 31.2 percent from 25 to 44, 15.0 percent from 45 to 64, and 7.8 percent who were 65 years of age or older.
Homestead is also known as the town of best geographical environment and has traced its origins back to prehistoric times. Today, one can also learn about its history, from its earliest times and can also enjoy its natural beauty concealed by the beautiful landscapes.

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