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
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1 BR 2 bath
1175 sq ft
Condo
$1,139,999
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4 BR 4 bath
Condo
For Sale
$2,499,000
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4 BR 4 bath
Condo
For Sale
$3,150,000
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2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,560,000
This charming Seaside Villa located on Fisher Island is the perfect Pied-a'terre
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$2,100,000
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1 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,399,000
WATERFRONT - TOWER 41 2 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$680,000
Completely refurnished corner unit features large - OCEANSIDE 3 BR Condo
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$4,990,000
Where smart investing meets stylish living - 6080 Collins Av 1 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
1 BR 1 bath
558 sq ft
Condo
For Sale
$516,836
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2 BR 2 bath
Penthouse
For Sale
$4,300,000
Costa Brava Condo 2 BR Condo
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$835,000
GREAT 2 BEDS/2 BATHS - The Georgian Condo 2 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$575,000
Wonderful boutique deco building on world famous Ocean Drive
1 BR 1 bath
890 sq ft
Condo
For Sale
$610,000
ground floor 3 bedroom in Seaside Village - seasidevillage 3 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
3 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$2,195,000
Costa Brava Condo 4 BR Condo
4 BR 4 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,770,000
The Penthouse Residences at Faena Hotel offer one-of-a-kind fully furnished units crowing the top two floors of this celebrated 5 star hotel
3 BR 3 bath
Penthouse
For Sale
$9,000,000
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3 BR 4 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,400,000
Truly unique South Beach 3 Bedrooms / 2 - YUBA CONDO 3 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
3 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$949,000
The Penthouse Residences at Faena Hotel offer one-of-a-kind fully furnished units crowning the top two floors of this celebrated 5 star hotel
1 BR 1 bath
Penthouse
For Sale
$2,400,000
SPACIOUS TWO STORY TOWNHOUSE STYLE UNIT IN ARTECITY CONDOMINIUM
2 BR 1 bath
Condo
For Sale
$699,000
BEST VIEWS - THE GRANDVIEW MIAMI BEACH 3 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
3 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$709,999
Beautiful fully furnished loft-style residence with 13-foot ceilings and 760 square feet interior overlooking the Biscayne Bay
1 bath
760 sq ft
Condo
For Sale
$579,000
Costa Brava Condo 2 BR Condo
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$935,000
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2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$3,695,000
Ultra Modern Private Residence - Italian Studious 6 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
6 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$3,999,999
High floor corner unit with wrap around balcony - SOUTH POINTE TOWER 2 BR Condo
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,995,000
PENTHOUSE - South Pointe Tower 2 BR Condo
2 BR 2 bath
Penthouse
For Sale
$1,950,000
Beautiful fully furnished residence with 760 square feet interior overlooking the Biscayne Bay
1 bath
760 sq ft
Condo
For Sale
$549,000
PRICED TO SELL QUICKLY - Roney Palace 1 BR Condo
1 BR 1 bath
960 sq ft
Condo
For Sale
$675,000
BEAUTIFUL 3 LEVEL UPGRADED TOWN HOUSE IN THE VIBRANT AND SELECT COMMUNITY OF DOWTOWN DORAL
3 BR 3 bath
Tri-level
For Sale
$820,000
This stunning & rare NE CORNER unit offers a large & extended wrap around balcony with access from the 2nd bedroom & living room
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$850,000
Exclusivity is woven into the very fabric of Eleven on Lenox
4 BR 3 bath
Tri-level
For Sale
$2,990,000
Have it all ceramic floors throughout - DECOPLAGE 1 BR Condo
1 BR 1 bath
845 sq ft
Condo
For Sale
$693,000
Beautiful fully furnished with 760 square feet interior overlooking the Biscayne Bay
1 bath
760 sq ft
Condo
For Sale
$549,000
Live the South of 5th lifestyle without the million dollar price tag
1 BR 1 bath
760 sq ft
Condo
For Sale
$690,000
Ocean Village 2 BR Condo
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$675,000
Beautiful 2 bed 2 bath unique unit with huge terraza and amazing views of Biscayne Bay
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$550,000
South Pointe 2 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$999,999
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1 BR 1 bath
Condo
For Sale
$645,000
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