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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2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$2,100,000
Beautiful unit 2beds/2bath+ half bath+ Den - epic 2 BR Condo
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,320,000
Very nice waterfront two bedroom - ICON SOUTH OF 5TH 2 BR Condo
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$2,360,000
Gorgeous high floor residence at the Michael Graves where ocean drive is at your front door and the ocean at your backyard
1 BR 2 bath
940 sq ft
Condo
For Sale
$875,000
Amazing direct ocean views in every room - La Perla 3 BR Condo
3 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$960,000
1 bath
491 sq ft
Condo
For Sale
$985,000
Come and see magnificent Ocean and City panoramic views from this high floor unit
1 BR 1 bath
778 sq ft
Condo
For Sale
$790,000
Wake up to breathtaking sunrises gradually making itself in through your floor to ceiling windows
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,325,000
Epic West Condo 2 BR Condo
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,200,000
Yacht Harbour 1 BR Condo
1 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$735,000
Breath taking unit with a glorious direct view to the infinite ocean
1 BR 1 bath
930 sq ft
Condo
For Sale
$510,000
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,350,000
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2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$3,195,000
the pavilion 2 BR Condo
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$575,000
The finest amenities coupled with five star condominium living
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$2,400,000
Modern design 5BD/6 - Faena Mar 5 BR Condo
5 BR 6 bath
Condo
For Sale
$21,000,000
Fantastic location & views - CLUB ATLANTIS 3 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,350,000
GREAT BRAND NEW CORNER UNIT CONDO - DOWNTOWN DORAL 3 BR Condo
3 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$639,000
LUXURIOUS DIRECT OCEAN FRONT CONDO - LA PERLA CONDO 2 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,300,000
Enjoy stunning beach and city views from the wrap around balcony of this 17th floor 2bed/2
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,485,000
Amazing views from Cruise Ship Alley - Continuum on South Beach 2 BR Condo
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$3,450,000
Contemporary prime SE corner - Belle Plaza 2 BR Condo
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$949,000
Fully furnished turnkey vacation home with balcony and extraordinary sunset and bay views allows for great rental return
1 BR 1 bath
880 sq ft
Condo
For Sale
$550,000
GREAT BRAND NEW CORNER CONDO IN DOWNTOWN DORAL WITH GOLF VIEW
3 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$559,000
Beautiful newly renovated 2/2 PH unit at Arlen Beach Condo with Ocean views and direct access to the beach
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$585,000
GREAT BRAND NEW CORNER CONDO IN DOWNTOWN DORAL WITH 2 ASSIGNED PARKING
3 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$549,000
Beautiful spacious 2 beds - MURANO GRANDE 2 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$2,895,000
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2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$850,000
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2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$2,600,000
TWO STORY PH UNIT FACES SOUTH - MEI CONDOMINIUM 2 BR Condo
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$2,550,000
Direct Bay view penthouse - YACHT CLUB 1 BR Condo
1 BR 1 bath
760 sq ft
Condo
For Sale
$895,000
A Stunning Contemporary Condo is Available at Terra Beachside Villa w/ 3 Bedrooms
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$949,000
Spacious 2 bedroom 2 bathroom - PELORO 2 BR Condo
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$609,000
Contemporary modern meets art deco jewel in this updated and renovated masterpiece
3 BR 2 bath
Single story
For Sale
$1,399,000
Stunning and spacious 2 bed/2 bathroom + a den oceanfront condo with intracoastal and ocean views
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,250,000
4 BR House Miami
4 BR 4 bath
Two story
For Sale
$1,800,000
Enjoy this beautiful 5 bed 4 bath classic Miami Home
5 BR 5 bath
Two story
For Sale
$3,750,000
Build your waterfront dream home in private Sunset Island in Miami beach
Land
For Sale
$4,300,000
Completed in 2016 - 7 BR House Miami
7 BR 8 bath
Two story
For Sale
$22,900,000
Nice ocean view from this 1 bed 880 sq feet in Roney Palace south Beach very good condition
1 BR 1 bath
880 sq ft
Condo
For Sale
$625,000
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