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.

Professionally furnished & gorgeous 3 bedrooms with 2 bathrooms comfortably sleeps up to 8 ppl
3 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$5,000
Large - NINE ISLAND AVENUE CONDO 2 BR
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,600
Turnkey Furnished Townhouse with private entrance with 2 bedroom on 2nd floor with balcony and patio
2 BR 1 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,500
<> Best line of all three St
3 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$5,500
SUMMER RENTAL - CONTINUUM ON SOUTH BEACH 3 BR
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
Rental
$18,000
Beautiful 2 bedroom 2 bathroom loft - TERRA BEACHSIDE 2 BR
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,400
2/2 + TWO DENS - KEY COLONY NO 4 CONDO 2 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$6,400
SPECTACULAR OCEAN VIEWS - HUGE BALCONY - 1 BED 1 BATH AND 1 HALF 960 SQ FT - TOP OF THE LINE FINISHES
1 BR 1 bath
960 sq ft
Condo
Rental
$3,000
BEST LOCATION IN SOUTH BEACH 26th AND COLLINS - LAKE BEACH CLUB CONDO 3 BR
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,150
Beautiful decorated one bedroom at Continuum South with partial ocean views
1 BR 1 bath
742 sq ft
Condo
Rental
$6,350
Beautifully updated 2bed/2bath ocean front unit located at the Roney Palace
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$8,000
Renovated Townhouse in Flamingo Park section - OCEAN BEACH ADDN NO 3 3 BR
3 BR 2 bath
Split-level
Rental
$3,850
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2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$4,500
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1 BR 1 bath
750 sq ft
Condo
Rental
$3,100
Beautiful 3 bedrooms 2 baths condo with direct views of Biscayne Bay
3 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,300
Enjoy living the Miami Beach dream in this brand new
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
Rental
$6,500
Luxury living in Sofi - Apogee Condo 3 BR
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
Rental
$18,000
BLUE DIAMOND 2BR/2BA OFFERING STUNNING VIEWS OF THE ATLANTIC OCEAN & BAY
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$4,150
Smartly reconfigured residence now offers 3 bedroom
3 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$8,500
Beautiful 3 bedrooms 2 baths condo with direct views of Biscayne Bay
3 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,000
Newly remodeled and furnished 3 bedroom unit in Portofino Tower with spectacular ocean views
3 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$8,500
2 Bedrooms 2 Bath - SOUTH BEACH 2 BR
2 BR 2 bath
960 sq ft
Condo
Rental
$5,000
Panoramic views of Atlantic - Il Villaggio 3 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
3 BR 4 bath
Condo
Rental
$12,500
COMPLETELY REMODELED 2/2 WITH NEW KITCHEN - Ocean Village Condo 2 BR
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,650
GREEN DIAMOND - GREEN DIAMOND CONDO 2 BR
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$5,700
Miami Riches Real Estate presents remodeled 2bed/2bath+den in south beach
3 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,050
ENJOY BREATHTAKING ATLANTIC OCEAN VIEWS FROM THIS GORGEOUS PALAZZO DEL MARE 4 BEDROOM PLUS DEN & 4
4 BR 4 bath
Condo
Rental
$28,000
The best views in the building - Blue Diamond Condo 2 BR
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$4,250
MIRADOR 1000 CONDO 3 BR
3 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$5,900
Exceptional seasonal residence in one of South Beach's most delightful boutique buildings
2 BR 3 bath
Condo
Rental
$8,500
Beautiful furnished unit featuring 30x30 white Glass flooring
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$4,100
Unit offers the best of Miami Beach in this perfectly appointed building on the coveted Venetian Islands
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,500
Furnished Direct Ocean view 2 Bedroom Penthouse - Roney Palace Condo 2 BR
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$9,000
BEAUTIFUL 2BEDROOM /2BATH CORNER UNIT WITH A GORGEOUS CITY VIEW IN THE FAMOUS DECOPLAGE CONDOMINIUM LOCATED IN THE HEART OF SOUTH BEACH
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$4,500
This updated 2-level townhome with spacious floor plan just under 2
4 BR 3 bath
Condo
Rental
$6,900
Completed remodeled 3 bedrooms 4 bath Grand Bay Condominium facing the beach and beautiful gardens
3 BR 4 bath
Condo
Rental
$13,500
Comfortable 2/2 in chic - SUNSET HARBOUR 2 BR
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,500
The Luxurious Akoya building - AKOYA CONDO 2 BR
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$4,200
One bedroom in the Chad Oppenheim designed Ilona Lofts
1 BR 1 bath
804 sq ft
Condo
Rental
$3,000
Large 2Bed/2Bath - La Costa 2 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,400
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