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.

Spacious high floor 2/2 - REGATTA AT INDIAN CREEK C REGA 2 BR Condo
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$671,000
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2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,625,000
Breath-Taking Ocean Views - OCEANSIDE PLAZA CONDO OCEANSID 2 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$775,000
BEST LOCATION IN SOUTH BEACH RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE RITZ CARLTON
1 bath
535 sq ft
Condo
For Sale
$549,000
One of Il Villaggio's best direct ocean 2 bed + den with 3 full baths units available
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$3,200,000
Wonderful investor property which allows for high rental return
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$525,000
Awaken to your newly renovated turn-key - THE COSMOPOLITAN 1 BR Condo
1 BR 1 bath
686 sq ft
Condo
For Sale
$530,000
Wonderful investor property which allows for high rental return
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$525,000
Own the premier residence in the best building in South Beach
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$4,450,000
2 bed / 2 bath condo in the very heart of South Beach within easy walking distance to everything - 1 block to Lincoln Road and 3 blocks to the beach
2 BR 2 bath
904 sq ft
Condo
For Sale
$549,000
The nicest one bedroom unit in the Yacht Club - YACHT CLUB AT PORTOFINO C Yach 1 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
1 BR 1 bath
760 sq ft
Condo
For Sale
$619,000
Enjoy ultimate luxury living in this stunning contemporary unit at the exclusive Murano Grande in South Beach
3 BR 4 bath
Condo
For Sale
$4,950,000
Best price for 2/2 oceanfront in building - Oceanside Plaza 2 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$575,000
Unique opportunity to live in the best line - THE GRAND VENETIAN 2 BR Condo
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,650,000
Beautiful lofty/one bedroom apartment - THE DECOPLAGE CONDO DECOPLAGE 1 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
1 BR 1 bath
845 sq ft
Condo
For Sale
$850,000
Don't miss this one of a kind opportunity at the acclaimed Cosmopolitan in South Beach
1 BR 2 bath
826 sq ft
Condo
For Sale
$575,000
BEAUTIFUL DIRECT OCEAN VIEW FROM THIS SPACIOUS 2BED/2BATH
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$621,000
Take in dramatic views throughout this contemporary 2Bed/2Bath apartment at the prestigious Grand Venetian
2 BR 2 bath
Highrise
For Sale
$899,000
True flow-thru premier condo with unobstructed views of the Ocean
3 BR 4 bath
Condo
For Sale
$4,296,750
Own this extraordinary Townhouse located on stylish & exclusive SoFi Miami Beach
1 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$825,000
STUDIO OVERLOOKING TO THE OCEAN AND POOL FROM 14 FLOOR
1 bath
544 sq ft
Condo
For Sale
$850,000
Incredible opportunity to own at The Grand Venetian
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$845,000
Imagine waking up everyday to the most panoramic views in South Beachs exclusive SoFi neighborhood
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,095,000
Five story new luxury boutique condo - Palau Sunset Harbour 2 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$995,000
2 Bedroom - FLAMINGO SOUTH BEACH 2 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$699,000
This stunning 2 Bed/2 - Il Villaggio 2 BR Condo
2 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,950,000
Welcome to the privacy and tranquility of your townhome
1 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$995,000
Desirable Fully Furnished - South Pointe Towers 2 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,825,000
INSANE VIEWS OF MIAMI BEACH AND BISCAYNE BAY FROM THIS LARGE 2/2 1
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$529,000
Property is occupied and occupants are not to be disturbed or contacted under any circumstances
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$550,000
Luxury townhome style in exclusive location with private balcony
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$985,000
NEW PRICE -MIAMI BEACH- OCEANFRONT Building Spacious Condo features Tranquil Intracoastal Water & Marina Views w/1283 Sq
1 BR 1 bath
Condo
For Sale
$525,000
Great opportunity to own at the historic Drake - Drake Condo 2 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$520,000
THE BEST LOCATION IN SOUTH BEACH - 100 Lincoln Rd 2 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$2,200,000
No expense spared on this new renovation lavish pre-penthouse high floor 3 bed/3 bath unit w/ direct private elevator entry
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$4,995,000
LOWEST PRICE IN YCP - Yatch Club at Portofino 2 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$760,000
Major Price reduction - La Tour 2 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,150,000
Apogee in South Beach: A house in the sky offering four bedrooms
4 BR 4 bath
Condo
For Sale
$8,200,000
Decoplage Condominium 1 BR Condo
1 BR 1 bath
820 sq ft
Condo
For Sale
$550,000
Gorgeous Grand Venetian 1Bed/1 - Grand Venetian 1 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
1 BR 2 bath
850 sq ft
Condo
For Sale
$515,000
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