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.

Un-Furnished Private Town House - GOLF COURSE SUB AMD PL 3 BR
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,590
Imagine yourself living in a waterfront community nestled in a beautiful island setting
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,100
Completely remodeled modern 1-Bedroom at prestigious Portofino Tower in South Beach
1 BR 1 bath
Highrise
Rental
$4,500
Villa Gustavia 2 BR Duplex Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Duplex
Rental
$3,250
Enjoy an Italian lifestyle on South Beach with private gated community steps from Flamingo Park
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
Rental
$5,850
Visit this breathtaking ocean direct 2nd floor unit with expansive wrap around terraces over looking the Atlantic ocean
5 BR 5 bath
Condo
Rental
$39,900
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2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$4,000
Incredible contemporary 2-story loft PH with 12 ceilings
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
Rental
$8,900
CAN YOU IMAGINE LIVING IN A UNIT THAT HAS SPECTACULAR OCEAN VIEWS FROM EVERY ROOM
3 BR 4 bath
Condo
Rental
$11,000
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2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$14,000
Newly renovated - Roney Palace Condo 1 BR
1 BR 1 bath
880 sq ft
Condo
Rental
$3,750
2/2 & 1/2 high floor unit in the most desirable line (02) at Icon South Beach
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$8,500
Large 1700sf Townhouse in Flamingo Park section of South Beach
3 BR 2 bath
Split-level
Rental
$3,500
DIRECT OCEAN VIEW FROM EACH ROOM - THE DECOPLAGE CONDO 1 BR
1 BR 1 bath
850 sq ft
Condo
Rental
$3,100
Beautiful 3 BR Condo on the bay - The Floridian Condo 3 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
3 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,700
Fully furnished in restored historical Art Deco Governor Hotel in the heart of exclusive Collins Park neighborhood
1 BR 1 bath
596 sq ft
Condo
Rental
$3,000
Panoramic oceanfront views - ROYAL CLUB CONDO 2 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$5,000
COMPLETELY RENOVATED IN THE HEART OF SOUTH MIAMI BEACH
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,950
Great location on the Venetian Causeway - The Vistas Condo 2 BR
2 BR 2 bath
Penthouse
Rental
$3,500
Roney Palace Condo 1 BR
1 BR 1 bath
900 sq ft
Condo
Rental
$5,500
The mercury south beach 1 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
1 BR 1 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,000
Amazing 180 degree views E - akoya condounit 1 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
1 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,500
102 24 Street 3 BR
3 BR 3 bath
Penthouse
Rental
$22,500
One of a kind 2bed 2 bath + den beautiful and tasteful super chic condominium
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,000
Please come and tour the best SE corner unit in the best line at the Roney
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$8,500
Awe inspiring unit at the Blue Diamond - BLUE DIAMOND CONDO 2 BR
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,800
Beautiful condo in the exclusive Portofino Towers located in the South of Fifth neighborhood of Miami Beach
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$5,700
2-STORY CONDO WITH DIRECT BAY VIEWS AND LOTS OF MARBLE THROUGHOUT
3 BR 4 bath
Condo
Rental
$5,600
This unique gem of a unit exudes luxury - W South Beach 3 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
Rental
$30,000
Great furnished unit for rent - SUNSET HARBOUR NORTH COND 2 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$4,000
Stunning layout 3 beds/2 baths apartment in the luxurious St
3 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$5,000
Hidden SOBE Gem - THE CENTRAL CONDO 2 BR
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,100
Furnished unit Originally the showroom unit for the Artecity park av everything is high end flooring
2 BR 2 bath
Penthouse
Rental
$7,900
The Waverly At Surfside B 3 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
3 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,700
Stunning 2BR/2BA condo in the heart of SOBE in unique only one floor building
2 BR 2 bath
863 sq ft
Condo
Rental
$3,000
A house without the burdens of a single family home
5 BR 5 bath
Split-level
Rental
$12,500
BRICKELL TEN 1 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
1 BR 1 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,000
Roney Palace is an Oceanfront building that shares amenities with 1 Hotel & Homes
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,500
BEST DEAL EVER - BEL-AIRE ON THE OCEAN CON 2 BR
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$4,500
BEAUTIFUL 2- STORY - TERRA BEACHSIDE CONDO 2 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,300
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