Miami Beach Real Estate
Miami Beach is a world-renowned resort destination located in Miami-Dade county.The City of Miami Beach is situated on an array of natural and man-made barrier islands in between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. When people think about this place, they often think of South Beach, the borhood that comprises the southernmost 2.5 square miles of the city; however, Miami is so much more than that. It is accessible from the mainland via MacArthur Causeway, Venetian Causeway, and I-195/Julia Tuttle Causeway.
In 1870, the father and son duo, Henry and Charles Lum purchased the land of current day Miami Beach for 75 cents an acre. Soon after, John S. Collins, of Collins Avenue fame, invested in the early development of Miami Beach into a resort city. During the early years of the 20th century, the Collins/Pancoast family; the Lummus brothers, bankers from Miami of Lummus Park fame; and Carl G. Fisher, an Indianapolis entrepreneur of Fisher Island fame, began developing the island. This Luxurious town was charted in March 1915, and later grew into the City of Miami Beach in 1917. During the time period between 1923 and 1943, Miami Beach saw the rise in construction of apartments and other structures such as businesses and hotels in the classic Art Deco style.
As Art Deco developed its Miami flair, developers began including Mediterranean Revival and Streamline Moderne architecture into the mix. In 1979, the Miami Beach Art Deco Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Curiously, the Art Deco District showcases the largest collection of Art Deco architecture currently standing in the world. Over the years, South Beach, saw a decline in the city and the area lost its glamourous flair and began to see more crime and decay. However, that was not the end of its glamorous feel. During the mid-1990s, thanks to pop culture and nostalgia, the beautiful city began to transform into resort city, it had once been.Today is a thriving vacation destination for the world. Visitors can find high-end hotels, shopping, dining, and entertainment year round. Residents enjoy their surroundings, mild temperatures, and some of the most glamorous, luxury waterfront homes and condos in the world.