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.

Sunny   ONE BEDROOM   with  Great Light in Lee Manor Condos
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
Condo
$1,139,999
Wonderful boutique deco building on world famous Ocean Drive
1 BR 1 bath
890 sq ft
Condo
For Sale
$610,000
This charming Seaside Villa located on Fisher Island is the perfect Pied-a'terre
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$2,100,000
2 BR 2 bath
904 sq ft
Condo
For Sale
$579,900
Bohemian beach chic 2 bedroom - COLLINS MANOR 2 BR Condo
2 BR 1 bath
900 sq ft
Condo
For Sale
$509,000
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1 BR 1 bath
716 sq ft
Condo
For Sale
$575,000
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2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$825,000
Priced to sell - Villas at South Beach 3 BR Condo
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$695,000
Stunning Oceanfront flow through unit located in SoFi's newest luxury boutique beachfront building
4 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$5,900,000
COSTA BRAVA CONDOMINIUM 2 BR Condo
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,125,000
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2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$3,990,000
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2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$2,545,000
Exquisite & rare concept boutique condo right on the beach
4 BR 4 bath
Condo
For Sale
$7,995,000
South of 5th prime location - BENTLEY BEACH CONDO Condo
1 bath
365 sq ft
Condo
For Sale
$600,000
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4 BR 4 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,675,000
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2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,199,900
Spacious white on white glass wrapped end unit in boutique waterfront property
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$675,000
This development offers a total living area of 2 - Neos Coral Way West Condo 3 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$695,000
Do not miss your opportunity to own a unit within this beautiful Miami Beach luxury condo
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$899,900
This grand 3 - The Ritz-Carlton 3 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$5,605,000
Direct Ocean Penthouse - Roney Palace 2 BR Condo
2 BR 2 bath
Penthouse
For Sale
$2,499,999
Beautiful 2/2 great location on the key - Ocean Village 2 BR Condo
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$899,000
South of 5th New Construction - 350 Meridian Ave 3 BR Condo
3 BR 3 bath
Penthouse
For Sale
$3,795,000
Located on Miami Beach - SEASIDE VILLAS 4 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
4 BR 4 bath
Condo
For Sale
$16,000,000
Located directly on the ocean at 1st & Ocean Dr - Bentley Beach 1 BR Condo
1 BR 1 bath
520 sq ft
Condo
For Sale
$650,000
Fantastic price in sought after oceanfront Roney Palace resort-style condo
1 BR 1 bath
880 sq ft
Condo
For Sale
$549,000
Light - Costa Brava 2 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$735,000
Portofino towers 2 BR Condo
2 BR 1 bath
Penthouse
For Sale
$1,350,000
5 BR 4 bath
Condo
For Sale
$5,345,000
Located in the prestigious Roney Palace now attached to the famous 1 Hotel
1 BR 1 bath
900 sq ft
Condo
For Sale
$620,000
Truly one of a kind dream place - DecoPlage Condo
1 bath
520 sq ft
Condo
For Sale
$649,000
Beautifully Renovated 2 Bedroom 2 Bath Corner Unit
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,350,000
DIRECT ELEVATOR TO THIS PRISTINE 3 BEDROOM 4 - ECHO AVENTURA 4 BR Condo
4 BR 5 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,540,000
Desirable second floor unit at Bot - BROMELIA 2 BR Condo
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$760,000
Truly exceptional living experience awaits you in this meticulously completely renovated apt at the Floridian
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,200,000
Amazingly renovated Green Diamond best line3' - Green Diamond 3 BR Condo
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$3,200,000
Unique opportunity to buy new construction spacious Townhouse with bay view in the heart of Miami Beach
2 BR 1 bath
Condo
For Sale
$850,000
Newly built Faena House designed by Foster + Partners is the ultimate in indoor and outdoor luxury living
1 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$3,650,000
- Luxurious brand new PH with a HUGE Private Rooftop TERRACE and huge balcony with an amazing view to the BAY
3 BR 3 bath
Penthouse
For Sale
$1,500,000
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