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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1 BR 1 bath
786 sq ft
Mid-rise
Condo
$259,000
South Beach / Beautiful 1Bed + Den / 2 Bath Condo on Exclusive Bentley Bay...
1 BR 2 bath
1175 sq ft
Condo
$1,139,999
Stunning directs views to the beach & Atlantic Ocean from this outstanding 5th floor 3BR/3+1BA oceanfront residence
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$4,200,000
Best Priced 04 In the Diamonds - GREEN DIAMOND 2 BR Condo
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$995,000
Luxury at its finest in this 2 beds 2 baths - King Cole Condominium 2 BR Condo
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$577,000
Mesmerizing direct ocean views from this low floor residence
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,415,000
Amazing opportunity to purchase the lowest priced corner 3BR/3+1BA in all of Oceanside Fisher Island
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$2,999,000
Wonderful boutique deco building on world famous Ocean Drive
1 BR 1 bath
890 sq ft
Condo
For Sale
$610,000
One Bedroom apartment at the Shelborne Hotel - Shelborne 1 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
1 BR 1 bath
530 sq ft
Condo
For Sale
$990,000
This charming Seaside Villa located on Fisher Island is the perfect Pied-a'terre
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$2,100,000
Portofino towers 3 BR Condo
3 BR 3 bath
Penthouse
For Sale
$2,195,000
Recently renovated Junior Studio apartment at the famous and prestigious Shelborne Hotel
1 BR 1 bath
360 sq ft
Condo
For Sale
$538,000
Enjoy luxury beachfront living in this 5BD/5BA unit with stunning panoramic ocean views
5 BR 5 bath
Condo
For Sale
$4,850,000
LAKEFRONT BEAUTIFUL CORNER TOWNHOUSE - RESERVE AT DORAL 4 BR Condo
4 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$530,000
AMAZING VIEWS of both OCEAN AND INTRACOASTAL - Regency Tower 2 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$549,000
Direct Ocean View for this gorgeous updated 2 Bed / 2 baths corner unit with a Den
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$700,000
Boutique townhouse - Meridian Place 3 BR Condo
3 BR 2 bath
Tri-level
For Sale
$789,000
Great Location - The Georgian Condo 2 BR Condo
2 BR 2 bath
902 sq ft
Condo
For Sale
$638,000
HOT PROPERTY WITH MONTHLY INCOME in the Bentley Beach Club
1 bath
400 sq ft
Condo
For Sale
$595,000
Bright - THE VISTAS 2 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$779,000
THIS BEAUTUFUL SEASIDE VILLAGE UNIT ON FISHER ISLAND HAS WONDERFUL GARDEN VIEWS
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,400,000
Ocean view 1 BR 2 bath at world famous Fountainebleau Condo/Hotel
1 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,450,000
Breathtaking views of the Ocean - Portofino Tower 2 BR Condo
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$2,720,000
The Roney Palace Condominium is an 18 story mid-rise located in Miami Beach
1 bath
660 sq ft
Condo
For Sale
$515,000
ONE OF A KIND INTER-COASTAL VIEWS FROM THIS VERY LARGE 2/2
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$529,000
Breathtaking views of the Ocean - Portofino Tower 3 BR Condo
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$4,080,000
Spectacular ONE MIAMI located on Biscayne Bay where The River meets the Bay
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$540,000
one miami east 2 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$550,000
Completely updated 4th floor corner unit with new impact windows
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,595,000
SUNRISE & SUNSET views of Miami Beach and Unparalleled vistas of the Bay and Ocean
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$785,950
DIRECT OCEAN VIEW 1 BED WITH 1 BATH BEST VIEW NICE CHERRY WOOD FLOOR
1 BR 1 bath
900 sq ft
Condo
For Sale
$1,099,000
Exclusivity is woven into the very fabric of Eleven on Lenox
4 BR 3 bath
Tri-level
For Sale
$3,900,000
BEAUTIFUL 3 BEDROOMS 2 BATHROOMS IN THE BEST LOCATION OF DOWNTOWN MIAMI
3 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$960,000
FENDI Chateau Residences is the first boutique luxury condo by renowned Italian brand FENDI
4 BR 7 bath
Penthouse
For Sale
$25,000,000
BEAUTIFUL COMPLETELY RENOVATED 2/2 - The Waverly at Surfside B 2 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 2 bath
930 sq ft
Condo
For Sale
$599,000
Architectonicss most exclusive boutique condominium in prestigious Bay Harbor Islands
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$760,000
This fabulous Collins Avenue 1 - ASHLEY APARTMENTS CONDO 2 BR Condo
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$795,000
Fully Furnished 2 bedroom at the Decoplage - DECOPLAGE 2 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,190,000
Spectacular Value for a 4 bedroom in South of Fifth in the brand new Three Hundred Collins
4 BR 4 bath
Condo
For Sale
$3,950,000
New Construction South of Fifth - Three Hundred Collins 3 BR Condo
3 BR 3 bath
Penthouse
For Sale
$6,450,000
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