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Miami Beach is famous for its pristine beaches and popular nightlife. Noted for its Art Deco Historic District, Ocean Drive and Collins Avenue, Miami Beach welcomes tourists and locals alike. Lincoln Road is notorious not only for its shopping and dining, but it’s also a great place to people watch. The Miami Beach nightlife is just as popular and every so often, you may rub elbows with celebrities. With so much to offer, Miami Beach is the ultimate destination hot spot.

Miami Beach began as a plantation tract for coconuts when Henry and Charles Lum, two entrepreneurs, purchased 160 acres of what today is known as South Beach. Their architectural plans failed and the land was passed onto John Collins, a Quaker from New Jersey who planted the first grooves in Florida. In the nineteenth century, much of the land was a marshy waste but today the cypress swamps are restricted to the Everglades National Park. The Army Corps of Engineers, followed by Carl Fischer dredged the thick mangroves to create Miami Beach.

In the 1900’s, Miami, just across Biscayne Bay, was already booming and many entrepreneurs recognized great potential in Miami Beach. In 1912, the Lumnus brothers found the Ocean Beach Realty Company in Miami Beach and so began the first wave of construction.

The years following saw rapid development with the construction of the Collins Bridge (“the longest wagon bridge in the world”) and the opening of many oceanfront restaurants, including Joe’s Stone Crab-a Miami Beach icon. In 1914, the first hotel in Miami Beach, the W.J. Brown, opened its doors.

In 1996, the city of Miami Beach celebrated one hundred years of existence as an independent, self sustaining paradise.

In that time, the city has seen two world wars, the elegance of the nation’s Golden Age (the 1920’s and the Great Depression).

Today, the Art Deco National Historic District, Lincoln Road and Espanola Way are just some of the places that maintain Miami Beach’s history and attract visitors and locals alike.

Lincoln Road and Ocean Drive offer a myriad of restaurants with outdoor seating ideal for people watching.

Locals and tourists alike may catch a glimpse of a celebrity or two as they stroll through or enjoy one of the many cafes.

And there’s always local artist Romero Britto‘s art gallery.

Originally covered by a forest of mangroves, the site was cleared by Carl Fisher in 1912 and it became the town’s social center.

In the 60’s, Morris Lapidus– a Miami Beach architect who designed the Fountainbleu and Eden Rock Hotels, was commissioned to redesign Lincoln Road. Lapidus’ design featured ountains and an amphitheater, reflecting Miami’s Modern Architechture (MiMo) style that he pioneered in the 1950’s. The road was closed to vehicular traffic and became of of the first pedestrian malls in the nation. Today Lincoln Road features a concert hall for the New World Symphony Orchestra, a state of the art multiplex cinema, fine restaurants and bars. Lincoln Road is also home to many galleries of emerging artists as well as the Colony Theater, which was newly restored. It remains a popular stomping ground for both tourists and locals.

 

Miami Beach Condos

200 Ocean Drive Condominium: 200 Ocean Dr. Built in 2000.

401 Blu:  401 69 St. Built in 2005.

1500 Ocean Dr:  1500 Ocean Dr. Built in 1998.

5600 Collins Ave: 5600 Collins Ave. Built in 1967.

6000 Indian Creek:  6000 Indian Creek Dr. Built in 2006.

Alexander: 5225 Collins Ave. Built in 1962.

Akoya Condominium:  6265 Collins Ave. Built in 2004.

Anglers Resort: 634 Washington Ave. Built in 2007.

Apogee Condo South Pointe:  800 S Pointe Dr. Built in 2007.

Artecity: 2100 Park Ave. Built in 2007

Aqua:  250 W 63 St. Built in 2005.

Bay Pointe East:  1605 Bay Rd. Built in 1982.

Bayview Plaza: 1621 Bay Rd. Built in 1997.

Barbizon Beach Club: 530 Ocean Dr. Built in 1937.

Bath Club:  5959 Collins Ave. Built in 2005.

Belaire: 6515 Collins Ave. Built in 2004.

Belaire on the Bay: 6800 Indian Creek Dr. Built in 2010.

Belle Plaza:  20 Island Ave. Built in 1962.

Belle Towers:  16 Island Ave. Built in 1958.

Bentley Bay Condominium: 540 West Ave. Built in 2004.

Bentley Beach – Hilton:  101 Ocean Dr. Built in 2003.

Breakwater: 940 Ocean Dr. Built in 1939.

Blue Diamond: 4779 Collins Ave. Built in 2000.

Burleigh House:  7135 Collins Ave. Built in 1970.

Cabana:  6261 Collins Ave. Built in 2008.

Calypso at Caribbean:  3737 Collins Ave. Built in 2008.

Canyon Ranch Miami Beach:  6801 Collins Ave. Built in 2007.

Capri: 1445 16 St. Built in 2008.

Capobella:  5025 Collins Ave. Built in 1995.

Carriage House: 5401 Collins Ave. Built in 1967

Casa Grande:  6362 Collins Ave. Built in 1923.

Casablanca Villas: 6362 Indian Creek Dr. Built in 2005.

Castle Beach Club:  5445 Collins Ave. Built in 1966.

Club Atlantis: 2555 Collins Ave. Built in 1982.

Collins:  6917 Collins Ave. Built in 1969.

Continuum:  100 S Pointe Dr. Built in 2002.

Continuum II: 200 S Pointe Dr. Built in 2008.

Corinthian:  5825 Collins Ave. Built in 1967.

Cosmopolitan: 110 Washington Ave. Built in 2004.

Costa Brava:  11 Island Ave. Built in 1972.

Courts at South Beach:  100 Jefferson Ave.

Decoplage:  100 Lincoln Rd. Built in 1965.

Drake:  1460 Ocean Dr. Built in 2007.

Edgewater: 1410 Ocean Dr. Built in 2007.

Executive:  4925 Collins Ave. Built in 1959.

Flamingo:  1500 Bay Rd. Built in 1960 / 2001.

Florida Tower: 6422 Collins Ave. Built in 1995.

Floridian:  650 West Ave. Built in 1997.

Fountainbleu II Two:  4441 Collins Ave. Built in 2005.

Fountainbleu III Three: 4100 Collins Ave. Built in 2008.

Georgian: 1621 Collins Ave. Built in 1980.

Grand Venetian:  10 Venetian Way. Built in 2001.

Grandview:  5900 Collins Ave. Built in 1998.

Green Diamond: 4775 Collins Ave. Built in 2000.

Icon South Beach: 450 Alton. Built in 2005.

Il Villagio: 1455 Ocean Dr. Built in 1998.

Ilona Lofts:  221 Jefferson Ave. Built in 2002.

Imperial House:  5255 Collins Ave. Built in 1963.

Industry Lofts: 1598 Lenox Ave. Built in 2006.

Island Terrace:  5 Island Dr. Built in 1967.

 King Cole:  900 Bay Dr. Built in 1963.

L’Excellence:  5757 Collins Ave. Built in 1991.

La Costa:  5333 Collins Ave. Built in 1964.

La Gorce Palace: 6301 Collins Ave. Built in 1995.

La Tour:  4201 Collins Ave. Built in 1995.

Maison Grande:  6039 Collins Ave. Built in 1971.

Mar Del Plata:  6423 Collins Ave. Built in 1976.

Mei: 5875 Collins Ave. Built in 2008.

Mercury:  100 Collins Ave. Built in 1921.

Meridian:  2001 Meridian Ave. Built in 2005.

Milano at Ocean Drive: 850 Ocean Dr. Built in 1922.

Mirador: 1000 West Ave. Built in 1979.

Netherland: 1330 Ocean Dr. Built in 1936.

Mimosa: 4747 Collins Ave. Built in 1962.

Mondrian South Beach:  1100 West Ave. Built in 2007.

Nine 45: 945 Jeffesron Ave. Built in 1981.

Montclair Lofts: 1700 Meridian Ave. Built in 2005.

Mosaic Condominium Miami Beach: 3801 Collins Ave. Built in 2006.

Nobe Bay Condominium:  6700 Indian Creek Dr. Built in 2009.

Murano at Portofino: 1000 S Pointe Dr. Built in 2002.

Murano Grande:  400 Alton Rd. Built in 2003.

Ocean Beach:  140 Meridian Ave. Built in 2002.

Ocean Blue:  7600 Collins Ave. Built in 2004.

Ocean Five:  448 Ocean Dr. Built in 2006.

Ocean Place: 225 Collins Ave. Built in 2004.

Ocean Point: 345 Ocean Dr. Built in 1970.

Oceanside Plaza:  5555 Collins Ave. Built in 1967.

One Thousand Venetian:  1000 Venetian Way. Built in 1983.

Paradiso:  2301 Collins Ave. Built in 2008.

Parc Plaza:  1775 Washington Ave. Built in 1983.

Portofino Tower: 300 S Pointe Dr. Built in 1996.

Regatta 2: 6580 Indian Creek Dr. Built in 2010.

Regatta at Indian Creek: 6580 Indian Creek Dr. Built in 2006.

Regent South Beach:  1458 Ocean Dr. Built in 2006.

Ritz-Carlton South Beach:  2901 Collins Ave. Built in 2010.

Riviera: 2401 Collins Ave. Built in 1980.

Rond Point: 7800 Collins Ave. Built in 1999.

Ronery Palace: 2301 Collins Ave. Built in 1926.

Royal Atlantic: 465 Ocean Dr. Built in 1969.

Sails:  1401 Bay Rd. Built in 1999.

Seacoast 5151: 5151 Collins Ave. Built in 1966.

Seacoast 5700:  5700 Collins Ave. Built in 1968.

Setai Condominium Hotel: 101 20th St. Built in 2005.