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.

Breathtaking Luxury Ocean Front Trophy Property in Rio De Janeiro
Furnished
5 BR 8 bath
8500 sq ft
House
For Sale
$10,888,000
PORTOFINO tower 6 BR Condo
6 BR 6 bath
Condo
For Sale
$18,000,000
Mid-Century MiMo home in the quietest street in the neighborhood
4 BR 3 bath
Single story
For Sale
$1,750,000
DIRECT OCEAN and INTRACOSTAL VIEWS - Mosaic 2 BR Condo
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,295,000
Miami Beach most exclusive and desired location - 6 BR House
6 BR 8 bath
House
For Sale
$12,500,000
Finest Finishes in this Designer unit - The Caribbean 2 BR Condo
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$2,270,000
ONE OCEAN IS ONE OF THE MOST EXCLUSIVE BUILDINGS ON SOUTH OF FIFTH
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$4,300,000
Very Desirable 04 Line - GREEN DIAMOND CONDOUNIT 2 BR Condo
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,270,000
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2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$749,900
Sophisticated & Unique - Eden House 3 BR Condo
3 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$900,000
One of the best units in the building with spectacular inter coastal & ocean view
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$890,000
Bright and Exclusive 2 Bed 2 Bath in the heart of South Beach with breathtaking Sunset views
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$795,000
The Floridian 2 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,090,000
2 BR Condo
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$795,000
Priced to sell - 6 BR House
6 BR 5 bath
Two story
For Sale
$2,499,000
$$MILLION DOLLAR VIEW AT HALF PRICE$$ BEAUTIFULL 2 BEDS 2 BATH
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$585,000
BEAUTIFUL 3 BED+MEDIA ROOM WITH 3 - THE PENINSULA II 3 BR Condo
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,185,000
2/2 BRAND NEW UNIT AT NEW CONSTRUCTION PELORO MIAMI BEACH WITH PREMIUM LOCATION IN FRONT OF THE BAY
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$799,000
No photo available
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$889,000
Miami Beach Townhomes 3 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$970,000
AS PER DEVELOPER: THE INTERIOR IS 1 - EPIC 1 BR Condo
1 BR 1 bath
950 sq ft
Condo
For Sale
$760,000
Beautiful Oceanfront 1/1 condo with balcony - RONEY PALACE CONDO 1 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
1 BR 1 bath
960 sq ft
Condo
For Sale
$699,000
Williams Island 2 BR Condo
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$540,000
Unique Green Card Opportunity - 7 BR House Miami Beach Miami
7 BR 6 bath
Two story
For Sale
$3,240,000
EVERYTHING HIGH END & TOTALLY UPDATED - 1800 Bayshore Dr N 2 BR Condo
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$637,000
Award Winning unit - Continuum 2 BR Condo
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$5,300,000
BEAUTIFUL 2 BEDROOM / 2 BATHROOM CONDO - MOSAIC ON MIAMI BEACH 2 BR Condo
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,227,000
One of only a handful that remain - Seaside Villas 1 BR Condo
1 BR 1 bath
710 sq ft
Condo
For Sale
$1,249,000
RONEY PALACE CONDOMINIUM Condo
1 bath
660 sq ft
Condo
For Sale
$549,000
Be the first to live in One Ocean - One Ocean 5 BR Condo
5 BR 5 bath
Condo
For Sale
$5,500,000
3/3 with over 2 - Flamingo 3 BR Condo
3 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,225,000
Amazing opportunity - M RESORT MARENAS 2 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$2,000,000
Largest one bedroom in the building offering views of the Government Cut and the Miami Skyline
1 BR 1 bath
Condo
For Sale
$2,595,000
Luxurious 2 - Edition Miami Beach 2 BR Condo
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$6,500,000
Designed by World Renowned interior design house - 102 24th St 3 BR Condo
3 BR 3 bath
Penthouse
For Sale
$6,925,000
THIS LOVELY UNIT BEING OFFERED FOR THE FIRST TIME IS THE PREMIER LINE WITH A FABULOUS WRAPAROUND TERRACE
3 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$785,000
TERRACES AT TURNBERRY 3 BR Condo
3 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$890,000
CONTINUUM ON SOUTH BEACH 2 BR Condo
2 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$3,900,000
AMAZING ONE BEDROOM APARTMENT WITH OCEAN VIEWS AND BEACH ACCESS
1 BR 1 bath
667 sq ft
Condo
For Sale
$575,000
THIS UNIT IS THE LOWEST PRICE IN THE BUILDING - PELORO 2 BR Condo Sunny Isles Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$700,000
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