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.

Exceptional - Bayview Plaza Condo 3 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
3 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$539,000
Watch the sunrise over south beach and the sunset over Star Island
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,249,000
Exquisite & elegant decor - The Setai Condominium 2 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$3,500,000
The most exclusive residence in South Beach - THE SETAI - and this is the best deal for the most desired view in the building
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$2,790,000
THE BEST DEAL IN ALL THE BUILDING - THE MERIDIAN 4 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
4 BR 4 bath
Condo
For Sale
$2,499,000
Back on the MARKET - AQUA 5 BR Condo
5 BR 5 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,920,000
Exclusive waterfront TH at the Murano at Portofino
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$6,199,999
Beautiful 2/2 great location on the key - Ocean Village 2 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$899,000
Located at The Point in Aventura - VIDA AT THE POINT 4 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
4 BR 5 bath
Condo
For Sale
$2,944,000
One of a kind Oceanfront condo directly on the Beach
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,450,000
A cozy private elevator entrance to its foyer - Echo Aventura 4 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
4 BR 5 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,598,000
DEVELOPERS PERSONAL UNIT IN THE MOST LUXURIOUS BUILDING ON THE BEACH
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$599,000
ECHO AVENTURA 4 BR Condo
4 BR 5 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,670,000
BEAUTIFUL JR SUITE/1 BATH WITH OCEAN & POOL VIEWS - FONTAINEBLEAU IIISORRENTO Condo Miami Beach Miami
1 bath
538 sq ft
Condo
For Sale
$699,000
- Luxurious brand new PH with a HUGE Private Rooftop TERRACE and huge balcony with an amazing view to the BAY
3 BR 3 bath
Penthouse
For Sale
$1,500,000
Live in ultra-luxurious Apogee - Apogee Condominium 3 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$8,990,000
Townhouse where luxury meets business/residential living
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$575,000
Best Priced 04 In the Diamonds - GREEN DIAMOND 2 BR Condo
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$995,000
OCEANFRONT RESORT STYLE CONDO WHERE LINCOLN ROAD MEETS THE OCEAN
1 BR 1 bath
835 sq ft
Condo
For Sale
$524,900
5 BR 4 bath
Condo
For Sale
$5,345,000
Tower 41 Jr - Tower Forty One 2 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$665,000
Corner unit with wrap balcony - SOUTH POINTE TOWER 2 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,495,000
Magnificent views abound from the floor to ceiling windows and 2 terraces
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$995,000
Enjoy ultimate luxury living in this one-of-a kind
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$5,900,000
OWNER MOTIVATED - MERIDIAN PLACE 3 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
3 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$799,999
Mosaic 2 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,457,000
Truly one of a kind dream place - DecoPlage Condo Miami Beach Miami
1 bath
520 sq ft
Condo
For Sale
$649,000
Miami Beach Townhomes 3 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$719,000
This development offers a total living area of 2 - Neos Coral Way West Condo 3 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$695,000
Direct Ocean Penthouse - Roney Palace 2 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Penthouse
For Sale
$2,499,999
The Decoplage Condo 1 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
1 BR 1 bath
880 sq ft
Condo
For Sale
$600,000
Stunning 3 bedrooms 2 baths unit in St Tropez - ST TROPEZ 3 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
3 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$800,000
Updated 2/2 unit located in the desirable residential section of Brickell Ave
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$520,000
Priced to sell - Villas at South Beach 3 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$695,000
Great 2 bedroom 2 bath Townhome in popular Armitage Place Condominium
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$825,000
LAKEFRONT BEAUTIFUL CORNER TONWHOUSE - RESERVE AT DORAL 4 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
4 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$519,000
BEST VIEWS - THE GRANDVIEW MIAMI BEACH 3 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
3 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$709,999
One of the largest apartments in the historic Flamingo Park/Lincoln Rd neighborhood
3 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$575,000
Take fun in the sun to a whole new level in this vibrant Miami Beach condo
1 BR 1 bath
600 sq ft
Condo
For Sale
$508,000
Best and Lowest priced unit in the building - Nine Island 2 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$585,000
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