Florida City is a city in Miami-Dade County, Florida, and is the southernmost municipality in the South Florida metropolitan area. Florida City is primarily a Miami-Dade County, Miami suburb and a major agricultural area.
The city lies to the south and west of and is contiguous with Homestead. Both cities suffered catastrophic damage in August 1992 when Hurricane Andrew struck South Florida.
The city originated as a land promotion named Detroit. There were no buildings in the area when the first thirty families arrived in 1910, and they had to stay in Homestead until their houses could be built. The name was changed to Florida City when the town was incorporated in 1914. It has a small historic area, but much of the city is hotels and other tourist facilities.
The city is at the eastern end of the only road running through the Everglades National Park, which terminates at Flamingo. Florida City is the southernmost city in the United States which is not on an island. It is also the last stop on the mainland north of the Florida Keys. The southern terminus of the Homestead Extension of Florida’s Turnpike, where it ends at its junction with U.S. 1, is located in Florida City. Homestead is immediately north and east of Florida City, and these two cities comprise the greater Homestead - Florida City area. Some of the notable unincorporated communities in the area are Redland, Leisure City, Naranja, and Princeton.
The closest beaches to Florida City are Miami Beach and Key Biscayne in Miami. It’s 38 miles or 61 km from Miami Beach to Florida City, which takes about 58 minutes to drive. The Florida Keys, south of Florida City, don’t have nice beaches.
Florida City zip code are 33034 & 33035
The median list price of homes in Florida City, FL was $340,000 in September 2022, compared to $329,000 in 2021. Price range from $168K $4M, with the median list price per sq ft of $309 Florida City, FL was a seller's market in September 2022, which means that there are more people looking to buy than there are homes available.