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.

Large one bedroom plus den/1 - South of Fifth The Cosmopolita 1 BR Condo
1 BR 2 bath
826 sq ft
Condo
For Sale
$575,000
Ready to Move in - Continuum on South B 2 BR Condo
2 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$4,100,000
Sleek and impeccably detailed - Continuum South 2 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$4,200,000
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
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
$630,000
High floor 2 Bedroom/2 Bath at Murano Grande in South of Fifth neighborhood
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,350,000
Direct Ocean View - Continuum South 2 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$4,000,000
No photo available
1 bath
574 sq ft
Condo
For Sale
$925,000
Contemporary chic split floor design totally and spectacularly remodeled in 2010
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$2,000,000
Beautiful updated 2/2 unit with direct Bay & Downtown Views
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$530,000
BEAUTIFUL 2 BEDROOM / 2 BATHROOM CONDO - MOSAIC ON MIAMI BEACH 2 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,055,000
Glamour - W South Beach 1 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
1 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$2,225,000
Spectacular unobstructed intracoastal - Blue Diamond Condo 1 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
1 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,199,000
FABULOUS SUNSET & WATER VIEWS FROM COMPLETELY RENOVATED & SPACIOUS 1 BED+DEN
1 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$875,000
A unit unique of its kind - The Pavilion 2 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$520,000
LOCATECD IN COLLINS AVE AMAZING UNIT - TERRA BEACHSIDE 2 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$670,000
Luxurious - Oceanside Plaza Condo 2 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$845,000
Residence features an expansive great room - Fasano Residences + Hotel 2 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$3,114,774
OWNER MOTIVATED - MERIDIAN PLACE 3 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
3 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$799,999
No photo available
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$2,575,000
Luxurious residences with a private elevator that leads you to a contemporary foyer with custom designed glass doors
2 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,350,000
Best large 2 bedroom 2 bath unit currently for sale in the building with 1
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$875,000
Enjoy Ocean and Inter-coastal views from your private balcony at the celebrated Setai Resort
2 BR 2 bath
Highrise
For Sale
$3,600,000
PELORO 2 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$649,900
No photo available
1 bath
660 sq ft
Condo
For Sale
$550,000
No photo available
1 BR 1 bath
809 sq ft
Condo
For Sale
$559,000
Complete luxury remodel showcasing a sleek modern design w/ spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,599,000
No photo available
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,500,000
Reduced $5 Million - THE GRAND VENETIAN 3 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
3 BR 3 bath
Penthouse
For Sale
$7,899,000
Direct Ocean - CONTINUUM SOUTH 2 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$4,200,000
Award Winning unit - Continuum 2 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$4,400,000
Own the rarely available 04 line in the Continuum - CONTINUUM 2 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$5,829,000
5600 COLLINS AV 2 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$500,000
Rarely Available 3 Bed 3 Full Bath Unit - SOUTH POINTE TOWERS 3 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$2,500,000
No photo available
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,245,000
Realistic and serious seller selling in Porto Vita
3 BR 4 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,648,000
Live the luxury lifestyle - CASTLE BEACH 2 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$2,290,000
Own immediately in the amazing Eden House in Miami Beach
1 BR 1 bath
530 sq ft
Condo
For Sale
$525,000
Located in the most desirable spot in Miami - 1500 Ocean Dr 3 BR Condo
3 BR 4 bath
Condo
For Sale
$3,900,000
No photo available
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,625,000
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