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.

Breathtaking Luxury Ocean Front Trophy Property in Rio De Janeiro
Furnished
5 BR 8 bath
8500 sq ft
House
For Sale
$10,888,000
No photo available
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,000,000
Completely remodeled unit - MEI CONDOMINIUM 2 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,325,000
Palace in the sky on millionaire's row - Oceanside Plaza 2 BR Condo
2 BR 3 bath
Penthouse
For Sale
$1,099,000
Manicured grounds & red brick driveway welcome you to this classic corner lot estate on coveted Sunset Island II
5 BR 6 bath
Two story
For Sale
$3,599,000
Unique home in the sought-after South of Fifth district with 3BR
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$930,000
Oceanfront living at the famed Miami Beach Edition
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$3,995,000
Completed in 2016 - 7 BR House
7 BR 8 bath
Two story
For Sale
$22,900,000
Designed by internationally renowned architects Foster + Partners
5 BR 5 bath
Penthouse
For Sale
$55,000,000
No photo available
1 bath
491 sq ft
Condo
For Sale
$795,000
Turnberry South Tower's most sought after layout; THE GRAMERCY
4 BR 4 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,275,000
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,500,000
Glam Contemporary Loft with 12 - Aqua 2 BR Condo
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,850,000
Magnificently renovated Russell Pancoast home on Sunset Island 1 with 100 feet of waterfrontage
8 BR 6 bath
Two story
For Sale
$11,900,000
Impressive 2BR/2BA unit with direct views to the bay at the
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$575,000
Simply Sublime - Continuum 4 BR Condo
4 BR 4 bath
Condo
For Sale
$7,600,000
Epic Residence 2 BR Condo
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,300,000
No photo available
2 BR 2 bath
942 sq ft
Condo
For Sale
$750,000
Amazing 3 bedroom Oceanside corner unit - OCEANSIDE 3 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$4,990,000
Rarely available corner unit with beautiful panoramic views of the Ocean and South Beach from a large wrap-around terrace
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$2,599,000
WOW - Peninsula 4 BR Condo
4 BR 4 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,995,750
Miami Beach Perfection - Sunset Harbour 2 BR Condo
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,075,000
AMAZING 2/2 + DEN WITH BEAUTIFUL BAY VIEWS - Icon Bay Condominium 2 BR Condo
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$630,000
Gorgeous 3 bedroom w/ direct ocean from every room in the new 1 Hotel & Homes
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$3,895,000
Contemporary unit offers the best of Miami Beach in this perfectly appointed building on the coveted Venetian Islands
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$825,000
WATERFRONT ACRE situated in the Hottest portion of PINE TREE DRIVE
3 BR 3 bath
Single story
For Sale
$13,500,000
No photo available
3 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$875,000
This one of kind spacious Lanai featuring approximately 1000 feet of terrace overlooking the ocean and intercostal
3 BR 4 bath
Condo
For Sale
$2,499,000
AMAZING GORGEOUS DIRECT OCEAN VIEWS FROM 3 EXPANSIVE BALCONIES
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$850,000
Beautiful and breathtaking view from this large and bright one bedroom
1 BR 1 bath
950 sq ft
Condo
For Sale
$675,000
Build your dream home on this impressive bayfront site located of prestigious Star Island
Land
For Sale
$17,950,000
Exquisitely furnished unit in superb W South Beach
1 bath
490 sq ft
Condo
For Sale
$1,150,000
No photo available
5 BR 2 bath
House
For Sale
$2,250,000
Notes Remarks: EXQUISITE ARCHITECTURE AND BEAUTIFUL FINISHES IN THIS ONE OF A KIND CHELSEA STYLE SPLIT LEVEL LOFT IN MIAMI BEACH
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$650,000
Beautiful Turn Key unit featuring 30x30 white Glass flooring
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,050,000
Stunning penthouse residence furnished by Brazilian Interior Design house Artefacto
3 BR 3 bath
Penthouse
For Sale
$7,145,250
Fully remodelled unit - THE CARLYLE ON OCEAN DRIV 2 BR Condo
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$740,000
ENJOY PANORAMIC VIEWS FROM THIS SUBLIME 17TH FLOOR CORNER UNIT AT THE BATH CLUB
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,950,000
High end finishes & beautiful downtown water views highlight this completely renovated 2bd/2ba unit centrally located in the Nautica Condominium
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$574,999
Boutique building just one block from the beach - Regatta at Indian Creek 2 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$575,000
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