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.

The most exclusive residence in South Beach - THE SETAI - and this is the best deal for the most desired view in the building
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$2,790,000
THE BEST DEAL IN ALL THE BUILDING - THE MERIDIAN 4 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
4 BR 4 bath
Condo
For Sale
$2,499,000
Back on the MARKET - AQUA 5 BR Condo
5 BR 5 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,920,000
Exclusive waterfront TH at the Murano at Portofino
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$6,199,999
LIVE AND PLAY ON THE MOST PRETIGIOUS OCEAN DR - 1390 Ocean Dr 1 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
1 BR 1 bath
674 sq ft
Condo
For Sale
$526,500
Luxurios NEW PH with a HUGe private rooftop Terrace and huge balcony with an amazing bay view
3 BR 3 bath
Penthouse
For Sale
$1,500,000
Great opportunity to own at the historic Drake - Drake Condo 2 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$550,000
One of a kind 2 Bed 2 Bath with 1490 sq/ft just steps away from world famous Lincoln Road
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$530,000
Great opportunity - The Floridian 2 BR Condo
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$650,000
Gorgeous Bay views at this renovated Belle Isle corner unit
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,000,000
Great investment opportunity - BENTLEY BEACH CONDO 1 BR Condo
1 BR 1 bath
710 sq ft
Condo
For Sale
$890,000
Best Priced 04 In the Diamonds - GREEN DIAMOND 2 BR Condo
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$995,000
Ocean view 1 BR 2 bath at world famous Fountainebleau Condo/Hotel
1 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,450,000
Spectacular ONE MIAMI located on Biscayne Bay where The River meets the Bay
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$540,000
Desirable SE corner 2/2 with expansive East to SE views of The Bay
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$799,000
Best 3 bedroom value in South Beach - The Floridian 3 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
3 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$749,000
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3 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$820,000
Amazing Bayfront Unit With Views Of The Bay - CAPRI SOUTH BEACH 2 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$2,300,000
Corner unit with wrap balcony - SOUTH POINTE TOWER 2 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,495,000
Location - SUNSET HARBOUR 2 BR Condo
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,043,000
Large Studio - Roney Palace Condo Condo
1 bath
660 sq ft
Condo
For Sale
$500,000
Come live in prestigious Bay Harbor Islands - The Ivory Residences 2 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,546,900
IMPECCABLE DESIGNER DECORATED CONTEMPORARY CONDO WITH STUNNING DIRECT WIDE OPEN OCEAN VIEWS FROM EVERY CORNER
1 BR 1 bath
818 sq ft
Condo
For Sale
$564,800
2 bedroom / 2 bath in Luxurious high-rise condo with million dollar views
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$699,000
Conveniently located in South Beach - The Floridian 2 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$599,000
Take fun in the sun to a whole new level in this vibrant Miami Beach condo
1 BR 1 bath
600 sq ft
Condo
For Sale
$508,000
Live in Millionaires Row in this fantastic 2 bedroom 2 bath unit
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$549,000
Great 2 bedroom 2 bath Townhome in popular Armitage Place Condominium
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$825,000
Own a 2 bed/2 bath masterpiece South Beach pad 2 blocks from the beach
2 BR 2 bath
940 sq ft
Condo
For Sale
$545,000
Sought after multi-level condo at The Courts- Miami Beach's south of fifth street oasis
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$799,000
LOCATION - ECHO 3 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
3 BR 4 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,850,000
REDUCED FOR FAST SALE - BEST VALUE ISLAND WIDE - SEASIDE VILLAS 1 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
1 BR 1 bath
860 sq ft
Condo
For Sale
$1,540,000
One of the largest apartments in the historic Flamingo Park/Lincoln Rd neighborhood
3 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$575,000
The Vistas is an elegant 48 unit boutique building sitting on the wide bay in Miami Beach's 'it' neighborhood
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$799,000
Love it - Porto Vita 2 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,250,000
Enjoy sunrise and sunset views from this 2/2 - PORTOFINO TOWER 2 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$2,950,000
AMAZING Green Diamond Penthouse oceanfront condo available fully furnished
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$2,900,000
BEST DEAL in the Hollywood beach area for a REMOFEL 3 bedroom in a newer building
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,299,000
Gorgeous views from this 2 bed/2 bath fully renovated southwest corner unit at Sunset Harbour
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,075,000
Rarely available poolside lanai unit - South Pointe Tower 1 BR Condo
1 BR 1 bath
950 sq ft
Condo
For Sale
$925,000
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