What is More to Explore?
The South Dade | More to Explore invites you to discover the many assets of one of the most diverse areas of South Florida.
Ask a South Floridian what lies below Miami’s urban core– away from the sandy beaches, towering high-rises and the international ambience of our downtown — and even lifelong residents often do not know. Are we talking about rural lands and tropical fruits? NASCAR and National Parks? Small, historic towns and Old Florida type attractions?
The answer is all of the above. And, it’s the message South Dade’s business and civic leaders are striving to send with a new economic development campaign, South Dade | More to Explore. A public-private consortium of South Dade boosters has launched a new marketing campaign heralding the diverse communities that comprise the southern tier of Miami- Dade County.
The region boasts a rich agricultural base in the Redland and abundant parkland that includes two national parks (Biscayne and Everglades). Tropical Florida comes alive at South Dade at Fruit and Spice Park, the popular Robert is Here fruit stand and Schnebly’s Tropical Winery. A new Performing Arts Center serves as a cultural hub, while Homestead’s recently renovated Seminole Theater exemplifies historic preservation in a city that greeted the arrival of Henry Flagler’s Florida East Coast Railway in 1904.
South Dade is home to attractions diverse as ZooMiami and the historic Deering Estate to the much beloved Knauss Berry Farm and the Coral Castle. You can experience NASCAR racing, the Homestead Rodeo, great watersports and golf. There is excellent shopping and restaurants.
South Dade is an ideal locale for business interests with available land zoned for commercial development, affordably-priced housing, excellent healthcare facilities, good public/private schools and numerous institutions of higher learning. Transportation options include a dedicated busway linking communities to downtown Miami. The South Dade economy is primarily comprised of small businesses and there is a strong entrepreneurial spirit throughout the area.
Today, South Dade is well positioned for new growth. We invite visitors and residents alike to rediscover what makes this area of South Florida so special. In South Dade, there is more to explore!