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.

Property Info Price
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Breathtaking Luxury Ocean Front Trophy Property in Rio De Janeiro
Furnished
5 BR 8 bath
House
For Sale
8500 sq ft
$10,888,000
6000 INDIAN CREEK DR 2 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$582,900
GORGEOUS NEW SOUTH BEACH 3/3 TOWNHOME ON BEAUTIFUL TREE LINED MICHIGAN AVENUE IN THE HEART OF THE ART DECO HISTORIC DISTRICT
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$935,000
FABULOUS 2/2 IN THIS SOUGHT-AFTER BOUTIQUE BUILDING ON BELLE ISLE
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$899,000
No expense was spared on this stunning penthouse at the exclusive Capri
2 BR 2 bath
Penthouse
For Sale
$3,995,000
1500 OCEAN DR 3 BR Condo
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$3,800,000
ICON South Beach 2 BR Condo
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,700,000
ICON STANDS ALONE IN A SEA OF CONDOMINIUMS AS A PREMIER AND UNIQUE PROPERTY WITH THAT WOW FACTOR
1 BR 1 bath
Condo
For Sale
851 sq ft
$725,000
Incredible direct bay & downtown views from this large
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$895,000
Location - 5 BR House
5 BR 4 bath
Two story
For Sale
$1,550,000
Restored Mid-Century modern home situated on exclusive N Bay Rd on a corner lot w/ beautiful lush landscaping for absolute privacy
4 BR 3 bath
Single story
For Sale
$2,950,000
RONEY PALACE CONDO 1 BR Condo
1 BR 1 bath
Condo
For Sale
840 sq ft
$1,050,000
MAGNIFICENT UNOBSTRUCTED OCEAN VIEW FROM THIS BRIGHT AND DESIRABLE SW CORNER UNIT SITUATED IN A LUXURY BOUTIQUE BUILDING
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$869,000
Best location - ROYAL ATLANTIC 1 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
1 BR 1 bath
Condo
For Sale
645 sq ft
$698,000
Beautiful corner unit with fabulous unobstructed views
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$2,095,000
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2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$2,899,000
TWO BEDROOM TWO FULL BATHS BEAUTIFUL UNIT ON THE SIXTH FLOOR
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$535,000
OWN IN THE MOST DESIREABLE LINE AT THE ICON SOUTH BEACH WITH VIEWS OF THE MIAMI SKYLINE
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$2,395,000
Best 2/2 in high end building directly on the beach
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$698,500
Completely remodeled 3 Bedroom/2 - THE DRAKE 3 BR Condo
3 BR 2 bath
Penthouse
For Sale
$775,000
HAVE A SLICE OF THE VERY TIP OF SOUTH BEACH - Continuum South Beach 2 BR Condo
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$4,995,000
NINE ISLAND AVENUE 3 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,250,000
5 BR House Miami Beach Miami
5 BR 4 bath
Two story
For Sale
$2,450,000
High floor expansive 2/2 offering unprecedented panoramic views of Biscayne Bay
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,575,000
Apogee in South Beach: a house in the sky offering 4 bedrooms
4 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$12,900,000
This is an experience beginning when you arrive to this gem in SoBe
Land
For Sale
$3,995,000
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,350,000
Beautiful ocean and bay views from this 2 bedroom/2 bathrooms apartment
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
960 sq ft
$529,000
Spacious newly renovated unit in boutique oceanfront building
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$525,000
BEAUTIFULLY REMODELED TURNKEY 3BED/2BA UNIT IN THE COURTS
3 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$975,000
Introducing Bogart - Bogart 2 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
933 sq ft
$535,000
BEAUTIFUL 1BEDS/2BATHS W/SPECTACULAR UNOBSTRUCTED OCEAN
1 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,399,000
GORGEOUS 2/2 AT THE EDEN HOUSE WITH AMAZING WATER VIEWS
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
952 sq ft
$735,000
Back on the Market - Mondrian 1 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
1 BR 1 bath
Condo
For Sale
809 sq ft
$525,000
INCREDIBLE - ARLEN BEACH CONDOMINIUM 2 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$669,000
This spacious unit has views of South Beach & some ocean views
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$699,000
The Alexander 2 BR Condo
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$750,000
Glam Contemporary Loft with 12 - Aqua 2 BR Condo
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,998,000
GORGEOUS NEW SOUTH BEACH 2/2 - OTHER 2 BR Condo
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$648,725
L'EXCELLENCE 2 BR Condo Miami Beach Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$699,000