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.

South Beach / Beautiful 1Bed + Den / 2 Bath Condo on Exclusive Bentley Bay...
1 BR 2 bath
1175 sq ft
Condo
Condo
$1,139,999
OWNER MOTIVATED - Meridian Place 3 BR Condo
3 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$799,999
Penthouse In The Sky- This Spectacular Beach Front Oasis is located in the most luxurious Ocean Front building at Fisher
5 BR 6 bath
Condo
For Sale
$11,499,000
Own the only move-in ready 3 Bd/3 - Palau Sunset Harbour 3 BR Condo
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$2,499,000
As you enter this 2-story modern home - 7 BR House
7 BR 7 bath
Two story
For Sale
$6,950,000
BEST LOCATION IN SOUTH BEACH - THE DECOPLAGE CONDO Condo
1 bath
530 sq ft
Condo
For Sale
$590,000
No photo available
6 BR 5 bath
Single story
For Sale
$5,450,000
SPECTACULAR 01 LINE IN THE PORTOFINO TOWER WITH GLORIOUS EYE-CATCHING VIEWS FROM YOUR FLOOR TO CEILING WINDOWS OF THE OCEAN
3 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$3,495,000
Great way to Live South of Fifth in a renovated 2/2
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$549,900
No photo available
4 BR 4 bath
Condo
For Sale
$9,995,000
A private boat dock & stunning views await you from this beautiful townhome in prestigious Aqua
5 BR 4 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,799,000
Welcome to Vila Paraiso in Miami Beach - 6 BR House
6 BR 6 bath
Two story
For Sale
$13,900,000
No photo available
1 BR 1 bath
777 sq ft
Condo
For Sale
$649,000
4 BR House Miami Beach Miami
4 BR 4 bath
Two story
For Sale
$2,995,000
This stunning Oceanside residence is truly a work of art
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$4,900,000
Charming 4 bedroom/3 - 4 BR House
4 BR 3 bath
Two story
For Sale
$1,690,000
Gorgeous 3 Bedrooms & 2 Bathrooms residence - St Tropez on the Bay II 3 BR Condo
3 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$865,000
Highly sought after center line unit at The Gables Club features fabulous views of Biscayne Bay and the Miami skyline from every room
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$2,590,000
No photo available
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$590,000
BEAUTIFUL LARGE JR SUITE/1 BATH WITH OCEAN & CITY VIEWS
1 bath
521 sq ft
Condo
For Sale
$800,000
Modern 2-story townhome with a direct access from the street
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,099,000
Immaculately renovated 4B/5 - Aqua 4 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
4 BR 5 bath
Tri-level
For Sale
$3,948,000
Amazing direct bay view & completely remodeled 2 bedroom 2 bath condo
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$825,000
The Floridian 2 BR Condo
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,050,000
Located on gated Sunset Island IV - 5 BR House
5 BR 5 bath
Two story
For Sale
$4,895,000
An Outstanding Place to Call Home at One Ocean - One Ocean 3 BR Condo
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$4,250,000
SEACOAST 5151 2 BR Condo
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$639,900
Impeccable - 3 BR House
3 BR 2 bath
Two story
For Sale
$1,990,000
Club Atlantis is located between the 1 Hotel South Beach and the Faena Hotel
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$749,900
Gorgeous unobstructed intracoastal views from this 2bedrooms/2full baths corner unit
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$680,000
Glamorous Art Deco beauty on prestigious Pine Tree Dr
3 BR 4 bath
Two story
For Sale
$1,748,000
BEAUTIFUL 3 BED/3 BATH CONDO IN PRESTIGIOUS OCEAN PALMS IN HOLLYWOOD
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,150,000
Treehouse views of lush tropical surroundings - Costa Brava Condo 2 BR Condo
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$999,000
Beautiful one bedroom PH w Ocean & Bay View - BEL AIR 1 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
1 BR 1 bath
819 sq ft
Penthouse
For Sale
$640,000
Welcome to Vila Paraiso in Miami Beach - 6 BR House
6 BR 6 bath
Two story
For Sale
$13,900,000
Incredible direct bay & downtown views from this large
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$825,000
Trophy South Beach Penthouse offers the ultimate Miami lifestyle
3 BR 3 bath
Penthouse
For Sale
$15,000,000
Imagine an idyllic sanctuary nestled on a private island enclave on Miami Beach where fine living
7 BR 10 bath
Two story
For Sale
$22,088,888
Come and live in this urban oasis located in a trendy South of Fifth neighborhood
1 BR 1 bath
804 sq ft
Condo
For Sale
$550,000
Amazing Opportunity - Prime investment - Multi-Family
Multi-Family
For Sale
$2,980,000
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