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.

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Furnished
5 BR 8 bath
8500 sq ft
House
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$10,888,000
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2 BR 2 bath
Condo
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$849,999
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2 BR 2 bath
Condo
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$1,390,000
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2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$549,000
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2 BR 2 bath
Condo
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$795,000
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2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$749,900
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3 BR 3 bath
Condo
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$3,095,000
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2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$530,000
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2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$3,750,000
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1 BR 1 bath
940 sq ft
Condo
For Sale
$625,000
EDEN HOUSE 2 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$749,900
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2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,350,000
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2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$925,000
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3 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,650,000
South Facing Unit - The Lexi 2 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$524,900
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3 BR 3 bath
Penthouse
For Sale
$7,690,000
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3 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$3,900,000
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2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$979,000
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3 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$895,000
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2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$8,900,000
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1 BR 1 bath
Condo
For Sale
$640,000
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4 BR 3 bath
Two story
For Sale
$3,700,000
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1 BR 1 bath
909 sq ft
Penthouse
For Sale
$2,450,000
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2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$509,900
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1 BR 1 bath
Condo
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$510,000
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2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$585,000
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3 BR 2 bath
Condo
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$3,695,000
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1 BR 1 bath
881 sq ft
Condo
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$599,990
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2 BR 2 bath
Condo
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$2,260,000
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2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$579,000
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1 BR 1 bath
609 sq ft
Condo
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$1,299,000
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6 BR 6 bath
Condo
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$6,449,000
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$545,700
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1 BR 2 bath
940 sq ft
Condo
For Sale
$875,000
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2 BR 2 bath
Condo
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$949,000
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5 BR 5 bath
Two story
For Sale
$1,450,000
As you enter into this Stunning Residence - Green Diamond 2 BR Condo
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,250,000
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2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,595,000
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1 BR 1 bath
783 sq ft
Condo
For Sale
$650,000
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2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,078,000
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