Homestead is a great area I used to have my primary residence in The Fairways.
One of my favorite parts of this area are the gated communities. The security guards do a very good job of checking and scanning Id's, writing down tag numbers, calling tenants to announce visitors, and asking Realtors for their valid real estate. Even in other areas of Miami, the security guards don't do such a thorough job.
Just like my colleague Irene stated, Realtors cannot legally tell you what areas are good or bad. That is called "steering". However, my best advice is to call the local police department and maybe they can shed some light on the crime rate of certain areas or communities.
Premier Properties LLC
My area is Homestead/Redland to Kendall. I can assist you in finding the perfect home.
Please contact me with any questions you have.
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First Service Realty
In my opinion as someone that lived in Homestead for 6 years I think a lot of people like to comment on the area without having any real knowledge.
The best thing is for you to drive around the area and look for yourself. Also, hiring an agent which knows the area is the best thing you can do.
I have been a rental expert for the past 9 years, lived in Homestead and my territory is from Kendall to Homestead.
As realtors by law we cannot give you this information however, there are plenty of sites which you can access that will give you the crime rate depending on the area.
I look forward to hearing from you.
RENTAL SPECIALIST SOUTH FLORIDA
10481 N.KENDALL DR.