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.

South Beach 1 Bed + Den, 1.5 bath furnished/unfurnished$2,550 furnished
Luxury Furnished 1 bedroom in Miami Beach$2,300 furnished
GREAT APARTMENT IN MIAMI BEACH$1,350
Architecturally stunning waterfront estate with open water views on the prestigious North Bay Road.$130,000 furnished
Designed by Meyer Davis Studio, and Debora Agular, The 1 hotel and Homes South Beach is an Oasis of Exquisite Tranquility in the Most Desirable Neighborhood, South Beach.$55,000 furnished
$55,000 furnished
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$35,500 furnished
This beachfront private residence is nestled in Miami s first eco conscious hotel, with their belief being that sustainable hotels are the future and those who travel the world also ...$35,000 furnished
This beachfront private residence is nestled in Miami s first eco conscious hotel.$35,000 furnished
Be the First to Live in this Brand New Premium North Tower Apartment.$33,000
Be the First to Live in this Brand New Premium North Tower Apartment.$33,000
This luxury rental is found in Miami s first eco conscious hotel.$32,500 furnished
WELCOME TO SEASIDE AT FISHER ISLAND.$25,000 furnished
Amazing tropical Direct Ocean View, 2 Bdr Big Den used as a Third Bdr, 3 Full Bathrooms, Walk in Closets Along with Master Bathroom with Gorgeous Custom Finishes.$20,000 furnished
Introducing this rare commercial opportunity in The Shoppes of Il Villaggio on Ocean Drive, conveniently located one block off Collins Ave A1A, adjacent to Lummus Park and the Art Deco ...$17,033
3 Bed 3 Bath fully remodeled home across from Miami Beach Golf Course.$15,000
CASA LIGUSTRUM ! CHARMING 3 BED, 2 BATH HOUSE NOW AVAILABLE FOR RENT.$15,000 furnished
CONDO IN THE CLOUDS located in the highly sought after AKOYA Luxury Condo in Miami Beach 38 floors high into the clouds.$12,000 furnished
This luxury rental is found in Miami s first eco conscious hotel.$10,000 furnished
FABULOUS 2 BED 2 BATH CORNER UNIT SOUTH OF 5TH STREET WITH BREATHTAKING BAY, DOWNTOWN BISCAYNE BAY VIEWS.$8,000 furnished
This OCEAN FRONT UNIT has 2 oceanfront balconies with a peaceful unobstructed direct ocean views from every room.$7,800
Enjoy the best Miami Beach has to offer.$7,750
Enjoy The best Miami Beach has to offer.$6,850
2BD 2 1 BATH, BEAUTIFUL UNIT WITH OCEAN AND CITY VIEWS.$7,000
Luxurious apartment completely remodeled and furnished with impact windows and doors, a wonderful ocean view just a few steps from the beach located in privileged area of Miami Beach.$6,000
LIVE WORK IN PARADISE with Million Dollar views of the Miami Skyline, FLAMINGO South Tower.$5,000
AVAILABLE 06 01 UNIT CAN'T BE SHOWN TILL AVAILABLE DATE Welcome to Miami Beach's most exciting residential community, Flamingo Point.$4,553
Seasonal vacation rental minimum 30 days CURRENTLY RENTED until June 30, 2022 AVAILABLE FROM JULY 2022 4, 500, AUGUST 4, 500, SEPTEMER 4, 000, OCTOBER 4, 500, NOVEMBER 4, 500 ...$4,500 furnished
SPARKLING CONTEMPORARY STUDIO WITH STUNNING OCEAN VIEWS.$4,500 furnished
Be the First to Live in this Brand New Premium North Tower Apartment.$3,914
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Welcome to the Deco Bungalow Located just one block from the beach and walking distance to beachfront hotels, restaurants and more.$3,300 furnished
TOTALLY UPDATED UNIT WITH FABULOUS OCEAN VIEW.$3,500 furnished
Welcome to Casa Luna in Miami Beach ; Located just one block from the beach and walking distance to beachfront hotels, restaurants and more.$3,000 furnished
This fully furnished studio is located 1 block from the beach on the first floor.$3,000 furnished
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