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Florida City, located in Miami-Dade County, has a population of 12,844. Florida City began as a land promotion named Detroit, when the first 30 families arrived in 1910. The town wasn’t incorporated until 1914. It lies to the south and west of, and is contiguous with, Homestead, which suffered catastrophic damage in 1992 during Hurricane Andrew.
Prior to settlement, the area was vegetated with South Florida slash pine (Pinus elliottii var. densa). The ridges of this pine rockland formed the higher ground in Florida City and were cleared for agricultural use during the 1900s, producing tomatoes, squash, and other truck crops that helped drive the local economy.
The Florida City government is a municipal Home Rule democracy, meaning that citizens of the city elect their representatives and are responsible for setting policy. City leaders are constantly striving to enhance the quality of life for all residents and visitors. For more information, visit your city’s website for valuable resources for residents, online services, important updates and more.