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.

Luxury Furnished 1 bedroom in Miami Beach$2,300 furnished
GREAT APARTMENT IN MIAMI BEACH$1,350
Architecturally stunning waterfront estate with open water views on the prestigious North Bay Road.$130,000 furnished
Situated on San Marco Island, this breathtaking waterfront home is in a class of it's own.$150,000 furnished
$55,000 furnished
Designed by Meyer Davis Studio, and Debora Agular, The 1 hotel and Homes South Beach is an Oasis of Exquisite Tranquility in the Most Desirable Neighborhood, South Beach.$45,000 furnished
$40,000 furnished
This beachfront private residence is nestled in Miami s first eco conscious hotel.$35,000 furnished
This beachfront private residence is nestled in Miami s first eco conscious hotel, with their belief being that sustainable hotels are the future and those who travel the world also ...$35,000 furnished
$35,500 furnished
Located on the waterway that connects Biscayne Bay to the Atlantic Ocean you have panoramic views from North Beach all the way around to the Port of Miami.$30,000 furnished
Live out your Miami dream at this waterfront property.$26,000
WELCOME TO SEASIDE AT FISHER ISLAND.$25,000 furnished
Beautiful, designer finished and furnished 3 bedroom 3.$25,000 furnished
Stunning 3 BR penthouse Pied a Mer reconfigured, renovated and furnished to perfection.$25,000 furnished
Amazing tropical Direct Ocean View, 2 Bdr Big Den used as a Third Bdr, 3 Full Bathrooms, Walk in Closets Along with Master Bathroom with Gorgeous Custom Finishes.$17,500 furnished
EXPERIENCE FISHER ISLAND LIVING AT IT'S FINEST IN THIS SPECTACULAR FULLY FURNISHED OCEAN DIRECT SEASIDE VILLAGE RENTAL.$15,000 furnished
Large Oceanfront Condo, 2 bedrooms 2 Bathrooms with Laundry room at The Roney Palace ; South Beach's largest oceanfront premier resort.$14,000 furnished
CONDO IN THE CLOUDS located in the highly sought after AKOYA Luxury Condo in Miami Beach 38 floors high into the clouds.$12,000 furnished
Beautiful updated pool home with 3 BD 4 BA plus converted garage which may serve as 4th bedroom.$10,900
This luxury rental is found in Miami s first eco conscious hotel.$10,000 furnished
AMAZING 3 BED 3. 5 BATH IN TRUMP TOWER 1.$9,500 furnished
OCEAN FRONT PRESTIGIOUS TRUMP TOWER III STUNNING SOUTH EAST EXPOSURE WITH BREATHTAKING VIEWS OF THE INTRACOASTAL CITY FROM 41st FLOOR 11 FOOT CEILINGS PROFESSIONALLY DECORATED BEAITUFUL 2 BED 2 BATH ...$7,500 furnished
Beautifully Modern Studio, Fully Renovated.$7,000 furnished
Beautifully Modern Studio, Fully Renovated.$7,000 furnished
FABULOUS 2 BED 2 BATH CORNER UNIT SOUTH OF 5TH STREET WITH BREATHTAKING BAY, DOWNTOWN BISCAYNE BAY VIEWS.$6,000 furnished
Condo Hotel at the Ocean Point Beach Club condominium, by Hilton.$4,500 furnished
Be the First to Live in this Brand New Premium North Tower Apartment.$3,914
Be the First to Live in this Brand New Premium North Tower Apartment.$4,014
Gorgeous Bay Views. 1 bedroom 1 bath, apartment in excellent condition on the 21st floor, stainless steel appliances, open balcony with stunning direct views towards the Ocean, Biscayne Bay Downtown ...$3,690
Be the First to Live in this New Premium North Tower Apartment.$3,699
1680 Michigan is an 11 story office building ideally located just steps from Lincoln Road.$3,750
Be the 1st to Live in this New Premium North Tower Apt.$3,599
Furnished Studio at The Decoplage building, Wifi, Cable tv, electricity, and 1 parking space included in the rent, lease rent minimum 3 4 months.$3,000 furnished
BEAUTIFUL MODERN THE FLORIDIAN SOUTH MIAMI BEACH CONDO WITH SPECTACULAR DIRECT VIEW OF THE BAY, THE DOWNTOWN MIAMI SKYLINE STAR ISLAND.$3,000
AVAILABLE 10 25. Welcome to Miami Beach's residential community, Flamingo Point.$2,165
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