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 Condo Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$4,250
Spacious 2 bed/2 bath condo with water views - Peloro 2 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,000
Boutique - THE DANTON CONDO 2 BR Penthouse Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 2 bath
978 sq ft
Penthouse
Rental
$3,250
MOVE IN JUNE 1ST - LOFT STYLE OCEANFRONT BLDG 1470SF Condo w/ Intracoastal
1 BR 1 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,050
Beautiful 2 bedroom town home corner unit in a boutique building in South of Fifth
2 BR 1 bath
960 sq ft
Condo
Rental
$3,100
Whether you enjoy your morning coffee overlooking the sparkling intracoastal waterways or savor the beautiful sunsets on your private balcony
2 BR 2 bath
942 sq ft
Condo
Rental
$3,500
One of the largest apartments in the historic Flamingo Park/Lincoln Road neighborhood
3 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,250
Enjoy spectacular direct ocean views from this beautiful 2 bedrooms/2 bathrooms furnished apartment
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$5,500
Beautiful 2 bedrooms/2 bathrooms furnished apartment with ocean & bay views
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,200
Enjoy the beautiful ocean views from this gorgeous and spacious 2BD/2BA (1805SqFt)
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,300
THE MERCURY SOUTH BEACH 1 BR
1 BR 1 bath
650 sq ft
Condo
Rental
$3,000
Long and short term rental available - FLAMINGO SOUTH BEACH I CO 2 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,850
Turquoise waters - 1500 Ocean Dr 3 BR
3 BR 4 bath
Condo
Rental
$12,000
This unit has lots of upgrades - 1100 West Ave 2 BR Highrise Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Highrise
Rental
$5,700
Incredible contemporary 2-story loft PH with 12 ceilings
2 BR 3 bath
Condo
Rental
$8,900
Having a cozy home in Sunset Harbour is a dream - SUNSET HARBOUR SOUTH COND 1 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
1 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,000
Beautiful 2/2 corner unit on high floor w/Brazilian Cherry Wood floors (tile in baths)
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,900
Beautiful corner 2/2 unit in the Yacht Club with 5 star amenities
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,500
Beautiful and very tasteful furnished apartment in the Flamingo South Beach
1 BR 1 bath
731 sq ft
Highrise
Rental
$3,200
Experience spectacular views of the city - MURANO AT PORTOFINO CONDO 3 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
3 BR 4 bath
Condo
Rental
$25,000
BLUE DIAMOND CONDO 2 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$4,500
Spacious 2/2 facing Alton with ocean in background
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$5,600
TOTALLY REMODELED - THE DECOPLAGE CONDO 2 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$6,500
Parisian chic ocean castle in the sky done to perfection
3 BR 4 bath
Condo
Rental
$14,000
Unfurnished - SOUTH POINTE TOWERS CONDO 2 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,400
BEAUTIFUL COMPLETELY REMODELED JUNIOR 1 BEDROOM AT THE FAMOUS DECOPLAGE
1 BR 1 bath
515 sq ft
Condo
Rental
$3,000
Beautiful 2 bedroom apartment - THE DECOPLAGE CONDO 2 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$6,500
Spacious 2BD / 2BA apartment at Star Loft in Edgewater
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,250
Fully furnished 2BD/2 BA - YACHT CLUB AT PORTOFINO C 2 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$4,200
Perfect casual beach getaway - Oceanside Plaza Condo 2 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,200
Most Beautiful corner unit in the building - YACHT CLUB AT PORTOFINO C 2 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$6,500
High floor SW corner with best views at the charming Michael Graves
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$6,000
BEST LOCATION IN SOUTH BEACH 26th AND COLLINS - LAKE BEACH CLUB CONDO 3 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,250
THE ALEXANDER CONDO 2 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$4,500
Beautiful bright home in the prestigious area of south of 5th
3 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$6,300
AMAZING WATERVIEWS - FLAMINGO SOUTH BEACH I CO 1 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
1 BR 1 bath
722 sq ft
Condo
Rental
$3,700
Walking distance to Lincoln Road and minutes from the beach
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,500
AMAZING PRIME CORNER SOUTH EAST FACING 2/2 - MURANO GRANDE AT PORTOFIN 2 BR
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$5,799
Spacious 1 Bedroom / 1 Bath with Amazing Bay View - FLAMINGO SOUTH BEACH I CO 1 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
1 BR 1 bath
722 sq ft
Condo
Rental
$3,000
PENTHOUSE Amazing WATERVIEWS - FLAMINGO SOUTH BEACH I CO 2 BR Penthouse Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Penthouse
Rental
$6,850
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