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.

Property Info Price
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Breathtaking Luxury Ocean Front Trophy Property in Rio De Janeiro
Furnished
5 BR 8 bath
House
For Sale
8500 sq ft
$10,888,000 furnished
Beautiful South East Corner apartment with 2 bedrooms and 2 baths on a higher floor PRICED TO SELL FAST
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$699,000
BEAUTIFUL JR SUITE/1 BATH WITH DIRECT OCEAN VIEWS WITH: FLAT SCREEN TV
1 bath
Condo
For Sale
516 sq ft
$769,000
Continuum Condo North Tower - CONTINUUM CONDO NORTH 1 BR Condo
1 BR 1 bath
Condo
For Sale
790 sq ft
$1,175,000
Boutique luxurious condo that can be put into Boulan Hotel rental program if desired
1 BR 1 bath
Condo
For Sale
995 sq ft
$1,199,000
SUNSET HARBOUR SOUTH COND 3 BR Condo
3 BR 3 bath
Penthouse
For Sale
$1,800,000
ONLY direct ocean facing best line SE corner unit at Roney Palace
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,995,000
BEAUTIFUL TWO STORIES 2 BEDS - Triton Towers 2 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Penthouse
For Sale
$550,000
Boutique waterfront building on Miami Beach's iconic Millionaire's Row
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$698,000
BEAUTIFUL JR SUITE/1 BATH WITH OCEAN - FONTAINEBLEAU III Condo
1 bath
Condo
For Sale
538 sq ft
$695,000
Prized SE high floor corner unit - The Grand Venetian Condo 1 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
1 BR 1 bath
Condo
For Sale
850 sq ft
$850,000
Portofino Tower in South Beach - Portofino Tower 2 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$3,495,000
3 BR House
3 BR 2 bath
Single story
For Sale
$799,000
ARTECITY LOCATED IN THE HEART OF SOUTH BEACH - ARTECITY 1 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
1 BR 1 bath
Condo
For Sale
815 sq ft
$615,000
Sunny - Sunset Harbour 2 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$685,000
Roney Palace 1 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
1 BR 1 bath
Condo
For Sale
960 sq ft
$895,000
3 bedroom Lower PH at the luxurious Setai South Beach
3 BR 3 bath
Penthouse
For Sale
$6,990,000
16th floor SE views from this C Residence at W south Beach
1 BR 1 bath
Condo
For Sale
$2,300,000
Home was completely remodeled in 2013 with new roof
5 BR 5 bath
Single story
For Sale
$4,250,000
Stunning Townhouse with coveted Setai Hotel Package and ancient antiques from the Far East
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$5,350,000
RARELY AVAILABLE SPECTACULAR CORNER UNIT WITH 700 SQ FT OF WRAP AROUND TERRACE
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,950,000
Miami Riches presents 2 PARKING SPACES FULLY FURNISHED TURNKEY UNIT
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$689,000
Unique opportunity to own 1 of only 5 one bedrooms of this size in the whole building
1 BR 1 bath
Condo
For Sale
$2,350,000
Now available - four unit condo building with 4 - Multi-Family
Multi-Family
For Sale
$2,200,000
GORGEOUS 2/2 WITH PICTURE PERFECT WATER VIEWS AT THE EDEN HOUSE
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
952 sq ft
$775,000
The perfect blend of Art Deco charm meets the modern amenities and conveniences of today's lifestyle at The Dorilton
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$524,000
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2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$569,000
SETAI 2 BR Condo
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$4,350,000
Bayfront offering on Belle Isle in Miami Beach - 20 ISLAND AV 1 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
1 BR 1 bath
Condo
For Sale
897 sq ft
$525,000
PRISTINE MASSIVE 2 STORY 2 - TERRA BEACHSIDE VILLAS 2 BR Condo
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$650,000
EXQUISITE PENTHOUSE WITH BAY AND DOWNTOWN VIEWS IN THE LUXURIOUS RONEY PALACE-SOUTH BEACH
2 BR 2 bath
Penthouse
For Sale
$1,600,000
Beautifully remodeled spacious corner unit with expansive bay views
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$960,000
TERRA BEACHSIDE 2 BR Condo
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$650,000
A TRUE RARITY - 2 BR House Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Two story
For Sale
$1,495,000
This 2 bed/2 bath 'jewel' Mediterranean Revival home is 2 blocks north of Lincoln Rd
2 BR 2 bath
Single story
For Sale
$1,395,000
NOT IN HOTEL PROGRAM -This beautiful 676 Sqft apartment offers a king bed
1 BR 1 bath
Condo
For Sale
694 sq ft
$625,000
SUNSET HARBOUR SOUTH 2 BR Condo
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$965,000
AKOYA 2 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$925,000
RONEY PALACE 2 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Penthouse
For Sale
$1,190,000
L - The Beachway 2 BR Condo
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$545,000