Miami Beach

Miami Beach is a city in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States. The city was incorporated on 26 March 1915. It is located on a barrier island between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean; the Bay separates Miami Beach from the city of Miami, Florida. The city is often referred to under the umbrella term of "Miami," despite being a distinct municipality. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 87,933. 55.5% of the population was foreign born. A 2005 population estimate for the city was 87,925. Miami Beach has been one of America's pre-eminent beach resorts for almost a century.


In 1870 Henry Lum and son Charles arrived by sailboat on the large sandbar off the southeast Florida coast, and were so impressed by the island they landed on that they bought from the federal government, for $.25 an acre, most of the island and property further north.

Lum would later sell the property to fellow New Jerseyites Elnathan Field and Ezra Osborne, who, in turn would sell the land to John S. Collins and his son-in-law, Thomas Pancoast, who were also from New Jersey.

In 1913, Collins and Carl Fisher, who had made his fortune from his invention and later sale of the Presto-o-Lite Corporation and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, embarked on an agriculture venture on the beachfront land. Fisher loaned Collins the money he needed to complete the first bridge from Miami to Miami Beach that same year and the bridge, at the time the longest wooden bridge in the world, would be the catalyst for the 1915 incorporation of Miami Beach.

The great boom of the 1920’s would see enormous growth, while during the Depression, new groups from the northeast would build many small hotels along lower Collins Avenue and Ocean Drive. This building boom helped bring the area out of the Depression and forty years later that area of Miami Beach would become the famous Art Deco District, known the world over as "South Beach" or "SoBe."

During World War II 500,000 Army Air Corps cadets passed through Miami Beach when it became a major training center. [ See here for more information and additional resources on these WWII Miami Beach veterans.] Many of these servicemen returned to make the area their permanent home after the war. By the end of the 1950s, South Florida had doubled its pre-war population.

When Fidel Castro took over Cuba in 1959, the revolution radically changed South Florida as half a million Cubans poured into the area. The 1980s and early 90s brought a massive infusion of investment capital that has produced a reborn Miami Beach. Although it has changed almost beyond recognition (again), Miami Beach has thrived amidst that change and overcome many difficulties as it continues to be an international mecca for travel, business, and permanent residents.

Beautifully maintained 3 bedroom 3 bathroom penthouse with bay and downtown views
3 BR 3 bath
Penthouse
Rental
$6,500
Front part of a duplex-feels like a single family home
2 BR 1 bath
Tri-level
Rental
$3,100
Stunning views on the ocean - RONEY PALACE CONDO 2 BR
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$5,000
Stunning 2bed/2bath apartment at South Pointe Tower
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$5,000
Enjoy stunning 180 degrees view of bay and ocean thru floor to ceiling glass windows
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,800
RONEY PALACE CONDO 1 BR
1 BR 1 bath
600 sq ft
Condo
Rental
$3,500
30 DAY RENTALS PERMITTED - RONEY PALACE CONDO 1 BR
1 BR 1 bath
960 sq ft
Condo
Rental
$3,500
Best Line in the Building - One Miami East Condo 3 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
3 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$4,600
Italian porcelain flooring - PALAU SUNSET HARBOUR 3 BR
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
Rental
$8,000
Beautiful Furnished Condo located in heart of South Beach
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$4,200
Brand New - Peloro 2 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,200
Fully furnished 3 bed/2 - Claris Condo 3 BR Split-level Miami Beach Miami
3 BR 2 bath
Split-level
Rental
$7,000
Incredible direct ocean - RONEY PALACE CONDO 2 BR
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$5,950
30 DAY MINIMUM RENTAL - Roney Palace 1 BR
1 BR 1 bath
960 sq ft
Condo
Rental
$3,800
2 BD / 2 BA direct bay facing residence at Sunset Harbour South
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$4,200
3 BR / 3 BA beachfront unit at Mosaic Condo with stunning views from every room
3 BR 3 bath
Highrise
Rental
$11,995
Spectacular and THE ONLY 4 BEDROOM 5 BATH available for RENT
4 BR 5 bath
Condo
Rental
$8,900
Enjoy oceanfront living with spectacular ocean and intracoastal views
2 BR 3 bath
Condo
Rental
$5,000
Immaculate Renovation - SOUTH POINTE TOWERS CONDO 2 BR
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$7,500
AVAILABLE NOW - SETAI SESORT & RES 2 BR
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$13,500
Beautiful Unit at Terra Villa beachside - TERRA BEACHSIDE CONDO 3 BR
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
Rental
$5,500
Brand new 2/2 furnished unit available for seasonal & anual rental
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$5,500
Corner bayfront residence in Capri South Beach w/direct views of Biscayne Bay & the Miami skyline
2 BR 3 bath
Condo
Rental
$7,500
Beautiful 2-story - TERRA BEACHSIDE 2 BR
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,455
UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY AVAILABLE IN THE MARKET - THIS PROPERTY IS COMPLETELY UPDATED - YOU HAVE TO SEE IT - IT WON'T LAST TO LONG IN THE MARKET
1 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,450
Need space - Costa Brava Condo 2 BR
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$4,500
THE ALLIAGE CONDO 2 BR
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,900
Mesmerizing Direct Ocean Views from This Residence featuring 3bed/3Baths
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
Rental
$6,500
Beautiful 3 Bedroom townhouse in the heart of the highly prized South of Fifth neighborhood
3 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$4,200
MINIMUM 30 DAY RENTALS - Roney Palace Condo 1 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
1 BR 1 bath
880 sq ft
Condo
Rental
$3,000
Looking for the South Beach experience - MIRADOR 1000 CONDO 2 BR
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,050
Chic North East corner home in the luxurious Capri South Beach
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$6,450
GORGEOUS UNIT - The Decoplage Condo 1 BR
1 BR 2 bath
850 sq ft
Condo
Rental
$3,500
Lowest priced unit on a high floor in the highly coveted corner 03 line at the Akoya
3 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$5,400
Beautiful 2 bedroom town home corner unit in a boutique building in South of Fifth
2 BR 1 bath
960 sq ft
Condo
Rental
$3,200
Breathtaking views from this exquisite unit at Brickell Place Condominium
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,200
GORGEOUS OCEAN FRONT CONDO - bel aire 1 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
1 BR 1 bath
819 sq ft
Condo
Rental
$3,000
3/3 for rent in the luxurious Green Diamond building
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
Rental
$6,000
Live on the sand at the Green Diamond and enjoy stunning ocean views from the largest 2 bedroom + den floorplan
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$4,400
Available April 16 through June 30 - Roney Palace 2 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,199
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