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.

ARTECITY 1 BR Condo
1 BR 2 bath
813 sq ft
Condo
For Sale
$520,000
Continuum South Tower is located on the American Riviera
2 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$3,799,000
Enjoy panoramic bay views in this 3BD/3+1 BA contemporary oasis
3 BR 4 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,050,000
Live in most desired south of fifth location - MURANO AT PORTOFINO CONDO mura 3 BR Condo
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
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$3,490,000
Here is a plush vacation condo ready to go - Flamingo Plaza 2 BR Condo
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$500,000
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3 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$3,675,000
Rare & most saught after south east corner residence residence features the most luxurious and expansive two bedroom floor plan in the tower
2 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$5,800,000
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1 bath
560 sq ft
Condo
For Sale
$550,000
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
$1,350,000
Fantastic 2 bedroom/2 bath residence at the renowned Setai South Beach
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$2,850,000
Priced for a Quick Sale - VENDOME PLACE CONDO 2 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 2 bath
949 sq ft
Condo
For Sale
$539,000
One of a kind Lanai unit with large Patio/Garden that feels like your private Villa
2 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,400,000
THE BEST LOCATION in South Beach - THE VISTAS CONDO The Vistas 2 BR Condo
2 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$879,000
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3 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,895,000
Unique opportunity to acquire two units (#307/309) being sold together in one of most sought out boutique buildings on South Beach
4 BR 6 bath
Condo
For Sale
$2,200,000
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3 BR 4 bath
Condo
For Sale
$4,695,000
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2 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,795,000
PENTHOUSE STUNNING VIEWS OF OCEAN - Royal Club 1 BR Condo
1 BR 2 bath
977 sq ft
Penthouse
For Sale
$579,950
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1 BR 1 bath
530 sq ft
Condo
For Sale
$599,000
Penthouse with 270 degrees of astonishing views - SOUTH POINTE TOWERS CONDO S. P 3 BR Condo
3 BR 4 bath
Penthouse
For Sale
$4,950,000
This flow-thru residence overlooking Surprise Lake
3 BR 4 bath
Condo
For Sale
$5,795,000
Sophisticated luxury in the center of it all - IL VILLAGGIO 3 BR Condo
3 BR 5 bath
Condo
For Sale
$3,800,000
Fabulous one bedroom 1 - THE COSMOPOLITAN RESIDENC The 1 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
1 BR 2 bath
826 sq ft
Condo
For Sale
$595,000
No photo available
3 BR 4 bath
Condo
For Sale
$2,827,000
RemarksRemarks: LOCATIONS - THE GRAND VENETIAN CONDO The G 2 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,200,000
Most desirable corner residence with spectacular views of Direct Ocean
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,500,000
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2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$2,200,000
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2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$925,000
Fantastic 2BR/2 - FIFTY SIX-SIXTY 2 BR Condo
2 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,695,000
This grand 4 - The Ritz-Carlton 5 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
5 BR 6 bath
Condo
For Sale
$6,496,000
SHOWSTOPPER - DECOPLAGE 2 BR Condo
2 BR 3 bath
Penthouse
For Sale
$2,400,000
Come and see this meticulously designed unit with breathtaking views of the ocean at Continuum South
2 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$3,300,000
A beautiful and spacious two bedroom apartment at South Beachs Murano Grande
2 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,375,000
Rarely available gorgeous fully renovated 2bed/2bath/2HB + Den TH at the luxury Murano Grande on MBMarina in exclusive sofi neighborhood
2 BR 4 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,595,000
Beautifully renovated large 2 bedroom 2 bathroom apartment
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$649,000
Enjoy living in this 2 BD/2 BA contemporary apartment in the heart of the bustling South of Fifth neighborhood
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$749,000
Incredible opportunity to own a spacious 3 bed 3 - MURANO GRANDE AT PORTOFIN Mura 3 BR Condo
3 BR 4 bath
Condo
For Sale
$2,875,000
Gorgeous Bayside Home with private - YACHT CLUB AT PORTOFINO 2 BR Condo
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$875,000
Incredible Opportunity to own this high floor corner apartment in South Pointe Tower
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,870,000
Spotless 2/2 corner unit with Ocean - YACHT CLUB AT PORTOF 2 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$890,000
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