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.

Cozy 1 bedroom in the heart of South Beach
Furnished
1 BR 1 bath
515 sq ft
Condo
$185,000
Nurano at Portofino 3 BR Condo Miami
3 BR 4 bath
Condo
For Sale
$6,375,000
REGATTA AT INDIAN CREEK C REGA 2 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$539,000
BEST DEAL IN THE BUILDING - Continuum South 2 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$2,950,000
Views of Fisher Island - Continuum South 2 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$3,100,000
Immaculate Renovation - SOUTH POINTE TOWERS CONDO Sout 2 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 2 bath
858 sq ft
Condo
For Sale
$1,195,000
SPACIOUS & OPEN FLOOR PLAN ON THIS 2 BED/2 BATH LUXURY CONDO AT MURANO GRANDE ON SOUTH OF FIFTH
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$999,000
RARELY AVAILABLE 47 LINE - THE DECOPLAGE CONDO DECOPLAGE 2 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,050,000
WELCOME TO THE GRAND VENETIAN LOCATED ON THE PRISTINE VENETIAN ISLAND
1 BR 2 bath
850 sq ft
Condo
For Sale
$689,000
A house without the burdens of a single family home
5 BR 6 bath
Split-level
For Sale
$2,250,000
Hyper Exclusive Apogee - APOGEE CONDO Apogee Condo 4 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
4 BR 5 bath
Condo
For Sale
$14,500,000
Best deal on high floor corner apartment in the building
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$775,000
Enjoy breathtaking ocean views from all rooms - FIFTY SIX-SIXTY 2 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,295,000
Art Lover's Escape at Aqua on Allison Island - Chatham at Aqua 2 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,695,000
Unit 908 is the best deal for an completely upgraded 2 bed / 2
2 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$3,250,000
THE ALEXANDER CONDO THE ALEXAN 2 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 2 bath
960 sq ft
Condo
For Sale
$650,000
This luxurious 2 bedroom - MURANO GRANDE AT PORTOFIN MURA 2 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,250,000
VERY NICE ONE BEDROOM - DECOPLAGE CONDOMINIUM 1 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
1 BR 2 bath
850 sq ft
Condo
For Sale
$679,000
MURANO AT PORTOFINO CONDO MURA 2 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$2,120,000
3BD/2BA w Private Garage - KIM AIMEE CONDO The Kim Aimee 3 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
3 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$525,000
Peaceful retreat at Continuum South Tower Exclusive Direct Ocean-Front 2-story furnished Cabana (1 of only 13 for 318 apartments)
1 BR 1 bath
400 sq ft
Condo
For Sale
$1,225,000
Elegant and sophisticated flow-through unit at the charming and elegant Eden House
3 BR 4 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,095,000
Positioned at the ideal height to enjoy views of the ocean and beach
3 BR 5 bath
Highrise
For Sale
$3,895,000
LOCATION - Vendome Place 2 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 2 bath
874 sq ft
Condo
For Sale
$519,000
Beautiful 2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms with a spectacular view of the bay and downtown at the Eden House condominium
2 BR 2 bath
952 sq ft
Condo
For Sale
$650,000
Enjoy this luxurious and updated 2 bedroom - Continuum on South B 2 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$2,750,000
Large 2 Bedroom / 2 - Murano Grande 2 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,150,000
Completely remodeled custom-designed Penthouse with 53ft long balcony open to the sky
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$2,195,000
Great income producing property - The Setai 2 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Highrise
For Sale
$3,500,000
Tastefully Renovated 2BD/2BA split bedroom floor plan unit with large balcony and breathtaking views
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,490,000
Live in most desired south of fifth location - MURANO AT PORTOFINO CONDO mura 3 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$3,490,000
Enjoy panoramic bay views in this 3BD/3+1 BA contemporary oasis
3 BR 4 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,050,000
Here is a plush vacation condo ready to go - Flamingo Plaza 2 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$500,000
This 01 line has been modified to create a 3rd bedroom where the kitchen was before
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$3,675,000
ARTECITY 1 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
1 BR 2 bath
813 sq ft
Condo
For Sale
$520,000
Enjoy spectacular breathtaking views of the ocean - BLUE DIAMOND CONDO BLUE DIAMON 2 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,350,000
Fabulous studio that has been completely renovated with top of the line finishes and fixtures
1 bath
560 sq ft
Condo
For Sale
$550,000
Priced for a Quick Sale - VENDOME PLACE CONDO 2 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 2 bath
949 sq ft
Condo
For Sale
$539,000
One of a kind Lanai unit with large Patio/Garden that feels like your private Villa
2 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,400,000
Fantastic 2 bedroom/2 bath residence at the renowned Setai South Beach
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$2,850,000
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