Florida City – Florida City is the southern most city in the city in Miami-Dade County. It was established in 1914 and is now primarily made up of tourist attractions and hotels. Florida City is the gateway to both the Florida Keys and Everglades National Park. It is so close to the Everglades that it is sometimes referred to as “East Glades”.
There is a small pocket of warehouse space in Florida City. This area is mainly on the west side of US 1, between Lucy Street and Palm Drive. Your average Florida City warehouse is street level and was built in the 1980′s. The tenants and owners are primarily in the automotive, mechanical repair, or service industry. Some of the warehouses were built on extra land and have outside storage, which is difficult to find in the more northern cities of Miami-Dade County. Rental rates average between $7.00 – 8.00 per sq. ft. gross. Warehouse sales average around $55 per sq. ft.
Florida City also has the farmers market. These Florida City warehouses are where the local farmers come with their produce and other perishables, and place them into warehouses with cooler space before the product is shipped out all over the United States.