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.

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3 BR 3 bath
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$7,500
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2 BR 2 bath
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$3,200
OCEAN VIEW 1 JR BEDROOM INCLUDED WIFI BASIC CABLE PARKING
1 BR 1 bath
550 sq ft
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$3,000
This apartment is stunning - Belle Plaza 1 BR
1 BR 1 bath
897 sq ft
Condo
Rental
$3,000
SKY HOME W/FLOOR THROUGH DESIGN THREE BEDROOM/THREE BATHROOM 05 LINE
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
Rental
$7,500
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2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$4,250
INTERNET - The Decoplage Condo 1 BR
1 BR 1 bath
845 sq ft
Condo
Rental
$4,000
UNIT AVAILABLE MAY 1 2017 - The Decoplage Condo 1 BR
1 BR 2 bath
850 sq ft
Condo
Rental
$3,500
Outstanding Ground floor 2 bedroom - Fisher Island 2 BR
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$7,900
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2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$20,000
Rare opportunity to rent a beautifully renovated 3 bedroom 2 bath
3 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,000
OCEAN VIEW - The Decoplage Condo 1 BR
1 BR 2 bath
890 sq ft
Condo
Rental
$5,500
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2 BR 2 bath
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$4,150
Beautiful 3 Bed/2 Bath Corner Unit in the exclusive South Tower at The Point
3 BR 2 bath
Condo
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$3,400
Furnished Private Town House - Golf Course Sub 3 BR
3 BR 2 bath
Condo
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$4,300
Professionally designed Luxury at ONE Ocean - Unit 304 move in ready
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
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$22,000
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2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$5,500
SPECTACULAR FURNISHED UNIT IN LUXURIOUS ST - St Tropez/Bay 02 3 BR
3 BR 2 bath
Condo
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$3,900
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1 BR 1 bath
960 sq ft
Condo
Rental
$3,200
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1 BR 1 bath
779 sq ft
Condo
Rental
$3,250
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3 BR 2 bath
Condo
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$5,000
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2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$4,500
Gorgeous water front - Terra Beachside Condo 3 BR
3 BR 3 bath
Penthouse
Rental
$4,600
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2 BR 1 bath
900 sq ft
Condo
Rental
$5,500
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3 BR 3 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,250
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2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,500
Spacious - Nine Island Ave Condo 2 BR
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
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$3,400
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1 bath
660 sq ft
Condo
Rental
$3,000
2 bed/2 bath South Beach pad - OCTAGON TOWERS 2 BR
2 BR 2 bath
950 sq ft
Condo
Rental
$4,500
AMAZING VIEW - MURANO GRANDE AT PORTOFIN 2 BR
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$6,500
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1 BR 1 bath
900 sq ft
Condo
Rental
$3,500
LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION - Tower 1800 Condo 2 BR
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$5,000
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3 BR 3 bath
Condo
Rental
$16,500
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2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,600
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3 BR 3 bath
Penthouse
Rental
$20,000
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2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$14,900
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1 BR 1 bath
570 sq ft
Condo
Rental
$3,000
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3 BR 3 bath
Condo
Rental
$7,500
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Condo
Rental
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Condo
Rental
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