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.

The Ilona - ILONA CONDO 2 BR
2 BR 2 bath
Split-level
Rental
$4,500
EXCELLENT LOCATION - MURANO GRANDE AT PORTOFIN 2 BR
2 BR 3 bath
Condo
Rental
$7,000
Tremendous off season rental opportunity in the Murano Grande
2 BR 3 bath
Condo
Rental
$5,750
*This unit has just been completely remodeled - Flamingo South Beach 2 BR
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,474
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2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,800
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2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$4,300
Located in the heart of the residential neighborhood of SOFI
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,200
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2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,982
Beautiful and tastefully decorated residence in Prestigious Il Villaggio Condominium featuring wood floors
1 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$4,500
Direct Ocean Beauty - 1500 Ocean Dr 3 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
3 BR 4 bath
Condo
Rental
$10,000
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1 BR 2 bath
940 sq ft
Penthouse
Rental
$4,000
AVAILABLE 3/8/18 - THE DECOPLAGE CONDO 1 BR
1 BR 1 bath
820 sq ft
Condo
Rental
$3,100
Beautiful oceanfront building with great views of the ocean and park
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,200
YACHT CLUB AT PORTOFINO C 2 BR
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$5,000
TURNKEY Spotless 2/2 corner unit with Ocean - YACHT CLUB 2 BR
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,900
Spectacular Views of Biscayne Bay and Downtown Miami from this spacious 1-bedroom residence featuring over 1
1 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$8,000
SIMPLY SPECTACULAR - STAR LOFTS ON THE BAY CON 4 BR
4 BR 5 bath
Condo
Rental
$12,000
Spectacular 2 bedroom residence tastefully furnished offering stunning direct views of Biscayne Bay
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$4,300
BLUE DIAMOND NW CORNER 2BR/2BA UNIT ON 40th FLR OFFERING STUNNING VIEWS OF THE ATLANTIC OCEAN & BAY
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$5,500
Unobstructed Water Views from this 3 Bedroom/ 2 - EDEN HOUSE CONDO 3 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
Rental
$4,750
Upgraded corner unit in the Yacht Club with unobstructed views of the Water & Downtown Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$5,000
This 2/2 at the exclusive La Tour condominium has beautiful views of the ocean
2 BR 2 bath
Highrise
Rental
$3,100
Annual lease only - MURANO AT PORTOFINO CONDO 1 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
1 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$4,200
Collins Park condo in Artecity's historic Governor building
1 BR 2 bath
791 sq ft
Condo
Rental
$3,000
Nineteen floors above one of the worlds most famous beaches
1 BR 2 bath
767 sq ft
Highrise
Rental
$10,500
DECOPLAGE IS AN OCEANFRONT RESORT STYLE CONDOMINIUM WHERE LINCOLN RD MEETS THE OCEANIN THE HEART OF SOUTH BEACH STEPS FROM EVERYTHING CAFES
1 BR 1 bath
835 sq ft
Condo
Rental
$3,200
FAMOUS -ALEXANDER HOTEL- ++ BEACH FRONT ++ WHERE YOU CAN RENT BEACHFRONT TO THIS PRICE
2 BR 2 bath
960 sq ft
Highrise
Rental
$3,000
Beautifully decorated and spacious 2 bedroom at the world renowned Setai
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$30,000
Walking distance to Lincoln Road and minutes from the beach
1 BR 1 bath
722 sq ft
Condo
Rental
$3,000
SEASONAL RENTAL AVAILABLE JANUARY 8 - SOUTH POINTE TOWERS CONDO 2 BR
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$7,900
Beautiful Studio - THE DECOPLAGE CONDO 1 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
1 BR 1 bath
520 sq ft
Condo
Rental
$3,000
Most coveted oceanfront 2 bedroom/2 bath North-East corner residence 07 line at the Setai
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$30,000
*6 WEEKS FREE & $80 PARKING IF MOVE IN BY 12/10*Welcome to Miami Beach's most exciting residential community
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,500
UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY AT MURANO GRANDE - NEWLY BUILD EXTRAORDINARY LUXURY RESIDENCE
4 BR 6 bath
Condo
Rental
$17,500
Come and see this meticulously designed unit with breathtaking views of the water at Continuum South
2 BR 3 bath
Rental
$12,000
Direct Bay View - FLAMINGO SOUTH BEACH I CO 2 BR
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$5,700
WATERFRONT - NAUTICA CONDO 2 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,500
Available for a minimum 90 day rental - Yacht Club at Portof 2 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$5,500
First & last months plus one month security - OCEANFRONT PLAZA CON 2 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,200
Elegantly furnished and remodeled apartment with split bedrooms and baths
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,850
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