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.

Cozy 1 bedroom in the heart of South Beach
Furnished
1 BR 1 bath
515 sq ft
Condo
$185,000
Beautiful condo Ocean Drive
1 BR 1 bath
Apartment
Condo
$720,000
One bedroom in the Chad Oppenheim designed Ilona Lofts
1 BR 2 bath
804 sq ft
Condo
For Sale
$550,000
Custom floor plan that was combined pre-construction
3 BR 4 bath
Condo
For Sale
$15,500,000
No photo available
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,350,000
No photo available
3 BR 4 bath
Condo
For Sale
$5,100,000
No photo available
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,430,000
Located just steps away from the beach & Ocean this beautifully designed & renovated ground floor Oceanside residence offers 3
4 BR 7 bath
Condo
For Sale
$6,900,000
Spectacular views of the ocean - BLUE DIAMOND 2 BR Condo
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,495,000
THE DECOPLAGE CONDO Decoplage 1 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
1 BR 2 bath
890 sq ft
Condo
For Sale
$550,000
SPACIOUS 3/2 IN A MEDITERRANEAN STYLE RESORT IN THE COVETED SOUTH OF FIFTH NEIGHBORHOOD THAT FEATURES 2 POOLS
3 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$849,000
UNIQUE SPACIOUS AND BRIGHT 2 LEVEL TOWNHOUSE WITH HURRICANE IMPACT WINDOWS UPDATED KITCHEN AND NEW APPLIANCES
2 BR 2 bath
Penthouse
For Sale
$837,000
Spectacular high floor 05 line corner unit rarely on the market with breathtaking open city
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,599,000
Completely renovated - MURANO AT PORTOFINO CONDO MURA 3 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
3 BR 4 bath
Penthouse
For Sale
$21,000,000
Beautiful ocean views with south exposure from this 2 bedroom residence at the prestigious Setai
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$2,399,000
If GREAT LOCATION - THE DANTON CONDO THE DANTON 2 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 2 bath
978 sq ft
Condo
For Sale
$519,000
Very rare PH unit for sale - THE COSMOPOLITAN RESIDENC The 2 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$789,000
WATERFRONT - Nautica 2 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$595,000
Located in the coveted South of fifth neighborhood
2 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$785,000
Amazing direct ocean Jr Suite - Fountainebleau III Condo Miami Beach Miami
1 bath
521 sq ft
Condo
For Sale
$975,000
Captivating direct ocean-views from ever room & large terrace
1 BR 2 bath
880 sq ft
Highrise
For Sale
$897,000
Unique opportunity to purchase a unit in one of the most sought out boutique building's on South Beach
2 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$799,000
Unique opportunity to purchase a unit in one of the most sought out boutique building's on South Beach
2 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,250,000
YACHT CLUB AT PORTOFINO C Yach 3 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
3 BR 3 bath
Highrise
For Sale
$2,599,999
MIAMI BEACH - OCEANFRONT PLAZA CONDO OCEANFR 2 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$849,900
Direct Ocean View - Continuum South 2 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$4,000,000
BRAND NEW NEVER LIVED IN RENOVATED CORNER UNIT WITH WRAP AROUND BALCONY
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,649,000
Surprisingly stunning upper penthouse in South of Fifth with panoramic views with an everchanging landscape of coastal Miami Beach
3 BR 3 bath
Penthouse
For Sale
$3,575,000
This is your one chance to own the most prestigious address in South Beach: 100 Lincoln Rd PH 1
2 BR 2 bath
Penthouse
For Sale
$2,200,000
Located in the coveted South of fifth neighborhood
2 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$785,000
Spectacular Ocean and City Views from this gorgeous 2/2 Unit
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$879,500
Now PRICED more than $500 - Lenox Villas Condos 3 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
3 BR 3 bath
Tri-level
For Sale
$999,999
Enjoy Direct unobstructed Ocean Views and City views
1 BR 2 bath
865 sq ft
Condo
For Sale
$610,000
South Pointe 2 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,037,657
Miami Beach Oceanfront Condo - MAR DEL PLATA CONDO 1 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
1 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$525,000
Magnificent views of Biscayne Bay - Blue Diamond 1 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
1 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$829,000
Enjoy spectacular breathtaking views of the ocean - BLUE DIAMOND CONDO Blue Diamon 2 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,240,000
Spectacular corner unit with breathtaking views of the ocean
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,349,000
Live steps from the ocean in this spectacularly upgraded modern 2/2 apartment at Eden House in Miami Beach
2 BR 2 bath
938 sq ft
Condo
For Sale
$695,000
The first opportunity to purchase a high floor South East corner in nearly 6 years
3 BR 4 bath
Condo
For Sale
$5,350,000
406 found