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.

4 story modern townhouse built by Todd Michael Glaser
4 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$2,999,000
4 story modern town house built by Todd Michael Glaser
5 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$2,910,000
This Beautifully 2 Bedroom - SOUTH TOWER AT THE POINT 2 BR Condo
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$874,999
Renovated two story townhouse South of Fifth Street
2 BR 2 bath
990 sq ft
Condo
For Sale
$550,000
4 story modern townhouse built by Todd Michael Glaser
Duplex
For Sale
$5,900,000
Don't miss out on this opportunity to own a 2/2 in an amazing location off the Venetian Causeway on Belle Isle
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$649,000
Just look at the views - The Vistas 2 BR Condo
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$825,000
SOUTH OF FIFTH - CLARIS CONDO 3 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
3 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$895,000
Amazing opportunity to own 5/5 on prestigious Pine Tree Drive w/ one of the largest decks on the water
5 BR 5 bath
Single story
For Sale
$4,795,000
This magnificent updated waterfront Mediterranean Estate boasts over 8
7 BR 9 bath
Two story
For Sale
$9,750,000
One Ocean Condo 3 BR Condo
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$4,400,000
Luxurious junior suite in the 5-star Hilton Bentley Hotel
1 bath
365 sq ft
Condo
For Sale
$629,069
9350 Condo of Bay Harbor is one of the finest condos in Bay Harbor
3 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,000,000
Ultra-modern tri-level townhome located in the heart of South Beach
2 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$699,000
Newly renovated - Mirador 1000 Condo 2 BR Condo
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$660,000
Most Desirable and Rarely Available '03 Line - SOUTH POINTE TOWER 2 BR Condo
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,795,000
Sunset Harbour 4 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
4 BR 4 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,998,000
Land
Land
For Sale
$13,000,000
Entering the private enclave a feeling of tranquility comes over you as you enjoy the beautiful lush tropical landscaping
4 BR 2 bath
Single story
For Sale
$1,250,000
If you're looking for Location - La Gorce Palace 2 BR Condo
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,450,000
Unit available to be shown November - Mosaic 3 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$3,900,000
Stunning Turnkey Corner Unit located in the most desirable/exclusive buildings on Fisher Island
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$9,900,000
DIRECT OCEAN VIEW - RONEY 2 BR Condo
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,999,000
WOW - CASA GRANDE CONDO HOTEL 1 BR Condo
1 BR 1 bath
610 sq ft
Condo
For Sale
$585,000
OPPORTUNITY is knocking - The Decoplage 1 BR Condo
1 BR 1 bath
865 sq ft
Condo
For Sale
$749,000
Breathtaking - The Gables Club 3 BR Condo
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$2,695,000
Completely remodeled hotel style studio suite with expansive views of Miami Beach
1 bath
600 sq ft
Condo
For Sale
$559,000
One of the most amazing views from this unit - La gorce palace 2 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,340,000
YACHT CLUB 2 BR Condo
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$999,000
Completed in 2015 - 4 BR House
4 BR 3 bath
Two story
For Sale
$1,299,000
Two Bedrooms-Two Baths unit at Seacoast 5151 Condominium with unobstructed and direct view to the Ocean
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$775,000
South of 5th New Construction - 350 Meridian Ave 3 BR Condo
3 BR 3 bath
Penthouse
For Sale
$3,795,000
LAKEVIEW NEIGHBORHOOD-MIAMI BEACH - 3 BR House
3 BR 3 bath
Single story
For Sale
$1,749,000
No photo available
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$619,000
BIG LOT - LANDMARK AT DORAL 4 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
4 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$590,000
2 BR Condo
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$849,000
3 BR Condo Miami
3 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$675,000
Completely renovated in 2013 - Portofino Tower 4 BR Condo
4 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$9,600,000
Enjoy sunsets and sea breeze from expansive corner balcony
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$993,200
Located on the prestigious Sunset Islands - 6 BR House Miami Beach Miami
6 BR 5 bath
Two story
For Sale
$5,800,000
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