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.

Indulge your self in this one of a kind waterfront property on exclusive Fisher Island
4 BR 5 bath
Condo
For Sale
$6,300,000
Nineteen floors above one of the worlds most famous beaches
1 BR 2 bath
767 sq ft
Condo
For Sale
$1,990,000
Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity in South of Fifth's Murano Grande
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$2,750,000
South of Fifth's best luxury condo is Murano Grande
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,288,800
FOR RENT AND FOR SALE - OCEANFRONT PLAZA 1 BR Condo
1 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$589,000
Incredible opportunity in the most exclusive section of Miami Beach
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$800,000
Most desirable layout in Cosmopolitan - THE COSMOPOLITAN RESIDENC The 2 BR Condo
2 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$799,000
Undoubtedly the best apartment South of New York City
5 BR 7 bath
Condo
For Sale
$65,000,000
Great opportunity to own a highly sought after - MURANO AT PORTOFINO CONDO MURA 2 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$3,250,000
Stunning views of South Beach & Biscayne Bay greet you from the best NE corner residence in the building
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,499,000
3 BR 4 bath
Condo
For Sale
$18,950,000
This apartment at the Setai sits on the highly desired southeast corner of the building featuring panoramic ocean and city views from a large terrace
2 BR 2 bath
Highrise
For Sale
$2,750,000
Expansive open aqua water views encapsulating prestigious Venetian Islands & Downtown Miami Skyline
4 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$2,700,000
Waterfront living is easy in this cozy 1 Bedroom/1 Bath spacious unit with wonderful views
1 BR 1 bath
831 sq ft
Condo
For Sale
$725,000
The Greatest Show On Earth - CONTINUUM ON SOUTH BEACH Conti 3 BR Condo
3 BR 4 bath
Condo
For Sale
$10,500,000
Beautiful - THE ALEXANDER CONDO The Alexan 2 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$599,000
Well executed 2bd/2 - The Michael Graves 2 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 3 bath
Penthouse
For Sale
$1,750,000
Continuum spacious Ocean front 2 bedroom home - Continuum 2 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$4,200,000
Penthouse living on Miami Beach's Millionaires Row with breathtaking ocean & city views
4 BR 5 bath
Penthouse
For Sale
$1,699,000
LOCATED IN THE EXCLUSIVE SOUTH OF FIFTH - MURANO AT PORTOFINO CONDO MURA 2 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$2,650,000
Unobstructed Magnificent Ocean and City views from this penthouse located on the 42nd floor
3 BR 3 bath
Penthouse
For Sale
$3,250,000
RARE OPPORTUNITY - THE DECOPLAGE CONDO Decoplage 2 BR Condo
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,495,000
Amazing direct oceanfront unit - MAR DEL PLATA CONDO Mar del Pl 2 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$830,000
SPECTACULAR SOUTH OF FIFTH UNIT 1 BED + DEN 1 - THE COSMOPOLITAN RESIDENC THE 1 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
1 BR 2 bath
826 sq ft
Condo
For Sale
$585,000
Where Lincoln road meets the ocean - Decoplage 1 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
1 BR 1 bath
845 sq ft
Condo
For Sale
$774,900
Totally new - South Pointe Tower 2 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,799,000
IL VILLAGGIO ON SOUTH BEA ILVI 4 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
4 BR 5 bath
Condo
For Sale
$11,900,000
Amazing view of the waterway in this boutique condo Regatta at Indian Creek
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$570,000
A high-floor superb apartment at The Continuum on South Beach
1 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$2,125,000
Gorgeous Lower Penthouse in the Sky - FIFTY SIX-SIXTY COLLINS A FIFT 3 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$999,000
Amazing opportunity to own this 2 Master Bedrooms and 2 Master bathrooms condo that comes with stunning water views from every room
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$895,000
Spectacular oceanfront corner unit - BLUE DIAMOND CONDO 3 BR Condo
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$2,595,000
Direct oceanfront home at Continuum on South Beach
2 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$3,700,000
1/1 South Beach bargain - CAPRI SOUTH BEACH CONDO 1 BR Condo
1 BR 1 bath
918 sq ft
Condo
For Sale
$759,000
One and only guest suite for sale at Continuum for the past 3 years
1 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,200,000
This over-sized residence offers 2 huge master suites & 2
2 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,395,000
Sophisticated S/N facing high-floor residence at Apogee South Beach offering incredible South views of the ocean
3 BR 4 bath
Condo
For Sale
$7,950,000
Spacious two bedroom corner unit in The Yacht Club at Portofino
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$870,000
VERY NICE ONE BEDROOM 1 BATH UNIT W/BALCONY - THE DECOPLAGE 1 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
1 BR 1 bath
820 sq ft
Condo
For Sale
$610,000
Beautiful large open floor plan 2BR/2BA + Den split unit
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$610,000
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