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.

Sunny   ONE BEDROOM   with  Great Light in Lee Manor Condos
1 BR 1 bath
786 sq ft
Mid-rise
Condo
$259,000
The Last Remaining Townhouse at Three Hundred Collins offering 18-ft double height living rooms and a private 1500sf garden with summer kitchen
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$2,325,000
No photo available
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$649,800
THIS LARGE MARINA VILLAGE CORNER 1 BEDROOM - MARINA VILLAGE 1 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
1 BR 1 bath
928 sq ft
Condo
For Sale
$929,000
Wonderful boutique deco building on world famous Ocean Drive
1 BR 1 bath
890 sq ft
Condo
For Sale
$610,000
At almost 1 - Three Hundred Collins 2 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$2,450,000
Gorgeous unobstructed intracoastal views from this 2bedrooms/2full baths corner unit
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$680,000
Spectacular 4 bedroom in South of Fifth in the brand new Three Hundred Collins
4 BR 4 bath
Condo
For Sale
$3,950,000
New Construction South of Fifth - Three Hundred Collins 3 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
3 BR 3 bath
Penthouse
For Sale
$6,450,000
Stunning 180-degree intercostal and city views from this spacious 2/2
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$550,000
BEAUTIFUL LOWER PENTHOUSE WITH 4 BEDROOMS 3 BATHROOMS 1 HALF BATHROOM AT ECHO AVENTURA CONDO
4 BR 5 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,600,000
ICON SOUTH BEACH 2 BR Condo
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,600,000
Unparalleled views of the Miami skyline from this spacious 2 bedroom and 2
2 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$2,350,000
No photo available
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$2,700,000
No photo available
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$750,000
This charming Seaside Villa located on Fisher Island is the perfect Pied-a'terre
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$2,100,000
Completely remodeled modern 1-Bedroom at prestigious Portofino Tower in South Beach
1 BR 1 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,095,000
THIS IS A SPECTACULAR 2B/2 - Portofino Towers 2 BR Condo
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$2,900,000
No photo available
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$750,000
Exclusive waterfront TH at the Murano at Portofino
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$6,199,999
Expansive ocean views from the 29th floor - THE FLORIDIAN 2 BR Condo
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$699,900
Bungalow style condo - Park Corner Condo 2 BR Condo
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$500,000
Very exclusive and updated building with only 67 units in total ( 3 per floor)
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,350,000
5 STAR RESIDENCE -PANORAMIC VIEWS OF OCEAN AND INTRACOASTAL
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,200,000
High-end condo - Bentley Bay 2 BR Condo
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$899,000
Decorator Ready Penthouse - Brickell Ten 3 BR Condo
3 BR 3 bath
Penthouse
For Sale
$895,000
Completely renovated no $$ spared on this beautiful one bedroom two full bath with w/d
1 BR 2 bath
960 sq ft
Condo
For Sale
$1,400,000
Capobella Exclusive Luxury Boutique building on the Beach
3 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$2,500,000
Bright - THE VISTAS 2 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$779,000
Opportunity Knocks: Over-sized NE corner - Costa Brava Condo 2 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$795,000
STUNNING 2 BED & 2 FULL + 1 HALF BATH WITH INCREDIBLE PANORAMIC WATER VIEWS AT THE PRESTIGIOUS 6000 INDIAN CREEK
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$569,900
Remodeled high floor 3 bedroom/2 bath apt at The Floridian with expansive ocean & Miami Beach views
3 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$879,000
AMAZING VIEWS of both OCEAN AND INTRACOASTAL - Regency Tower 2 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$549,000
Spear at Aqua 2 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$950,000
Stunning - L'EXCELLENCE CONDO 2 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$698,000
FANTASTIC OPPORTUNITY - Ilona Condo 2 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$989,000
One of a kind - Key Colony 3 BR Condo
3 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,275,000
Breathtaking view of the Miami skyline and the bay
1 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$965,000
Icon South Beach 1 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
1 BR 1 bath
Condo
For Sale
$650,000
Perfect location in South Beach short distance to Ocean Drive
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$605,500
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