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Miami Beach Real Estate Analysis

HISTORY OF MIAMI BEACH

Miami Beach, Florida – It is America’s Riviera; a cosmopolitan city whose residents are as diverse as its visitors.

Over 7 miles of Beaches. 3 Golf Courses. 20 Parks. Art and Culture. Dining and Nightlife. World-Class Shopping. An island city of just 7.1 square miles that separates Biscayne Bay from the radiant blue waters of the Atlantic.

Miami Beach is seen as a trend-setting arts and entertainment Mecca, and a shopping and cultural wonder by visitors, world travelers, celebrities and locals alike. Miami Beach has always been a tourist-friendly vacation hot spot, but the city offers so much more now. Miami Beach is no longer just a place to lay on the beach soaking up the sun, due to an economic boom that has sprung from the refurbishment of the Art Deco Historic District. From café’s, clubs and shopping along South Beach’s Ocean Drive, Lincoln Road, and Washington Avenue; the international hotels and restaurants of Collins Avenue and Middle Beach; to the re-emerging neighborhood in North Beach, Miami Beach offers visitors and residents a dazzling array of amenities to enjoy.

 

History of Miami Beach and South Florida

The first South Floridians were the Tequesta Indians, who discovered the area more than 10,000 years ago and had it all to themselves until the Spanish claimed it in the 16th Century. In 1821, the Spanish flag was lowered and the Stars and Stripes raised over Florida. Enterprising wreckers from the Bahamas came to South Florida and the Keys in the early 19th Century, to hunt for the remains of an international array of ill-fated ships that crashed onto the treacherous Great Florida reef.

At about the same time, the Seminoles arrived, along with a group of runaway slaves. They fought to stay in Florida, and the area became a war zone from 1836 until 1857, with most non-Indian residents being soldiers stationed at Fort Dallas on the Miami River. Some of these soldiers and a few other adventurous frontier settlers gave Miami yet another new, foreign-born population. At war’s end, many of the Indians remained in the Everglades.

The Bahamians who stayed became Miami’s first permanent residents and helped found South Florida’s first real community, Coconut Grove.

The area’s greatest change came thanks to a visionary Cleveland widow named Julia Tuttle, who purchased 640 acres on the north bank of the Miami River in 1891, moving her family into the abandoned Fort Dallas buildings. Within four years, Tuttle — the “mother of Miami” — convinced Standard Oil co-founder Henry Flagler to extend his railroad to Miami, build a luxury hotel, and lay out a new town. The railroad arrived in 1896. The City of Miami was incorporated on July 28 that same year.

All kinds of people flocked to the new city, which was never an ordinary Southern town. Miami’s first mayor was an Irish Catholic. Most of the early merchants were Jewish. African Americans and Black Bahamians made up one-third of the city’s incorporators.

Greater Miami never lacked for forward thinkers, including John Collins (a New Jersey Quaker) and Prest-O-Lite king Carl Fisher , who together in 1913 embarked on an agriculture venture on a spit of oceanfront beach and started a bridge across the bay. Miami Beach was born.

The 1980s and early ’90s brought a multi-billion dollar infusion of investment capital that produced a beautiful new Miami downtown skyline, a reborn Miami Beach, a modernized transportation infrastructure and a new way of life that features the arts, culture, sports and entertainment, all with an international accent. Although it has changed almost beyond recognition (again), Miami Beach has thrived amidst change and overcome many difficulties.

Greater Miami and the City of Miami Beach continue to be an international mecca for travel, business and to establish a home.

Miami Beach Real Estate Listings

Active Listings in Miami Beach

5161 Collins Ave Avenue, Unit # 403 Miami Beach, FL 33140
Photo of 5161 Collins Ave Avenue, Unit # 403, Miami Beach, FL 33140 (MLS # RX-10673422)
2 beds 2 baths 1,030 sqft $595,000
6444 Collins Avenue, Unit # 302 Miami Beach, FL 33141
Photo of 6444 Collins Avenue, Unit # 302, Miami Beach, FL 33141 (MLS # RX-10670856)
2 beds 2 baths 885 sqft $350,000
5825 Collins Avenue, Unit # 11b Miami Beach, FL 33140
Photo of 5825 Collins Avenue, Unit # 11b, Miami Beach, FL 33140 (MLS # RX-10660832)
1 bed 2 baths 1,326 sqft $389,000
MLS # RX-10655260 Miami Beach, FL 33139
Photo of Miami Beach, FL 33139 (MLS # RX-10655260)
5 beds 6 baths 4,300 sqft $14,500,000
5005 Collins Avenue, Unit # Ph-8 Miami Beach, FL 33140
Photo of 5005 Collins Avenue, Unit # Ph-8, Miami Beach, FL 33140 (MLS # RX-10653265)
3 beds 3 baths 2,437 sqft $847,018
900 Bay Drive, Unit # 624 Miami Beach, FL 33141
Photo of 900 Bay Drive, Unit # 624, Miami Beach, FL 33141 (MLS # RX-10650708)
2 beds 2 baths 1,520 sqft $434,900
6767 Collins Avenue, Unit # 1204 Miami Beach, FL 33141
Photo of 6767 Collins Avenue, Unit # 1204, Miami Beach, FL 33141 (MLS # RX-10650237)
2 beds 2 baths 1,180 sqft $524,000
MLS # RX-10649618 Miami Beach, FL 33139
Photo of Miami Beach, FL 33139 (MLS # RX-10649618)
1 bed 1 bath 470 sqft $295,000
1525 Lenox Avenue, Unit # 5 Miami Beach, FL 33139
Photo of 1525 Lenox Avenue, Unit # 5, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (MLS # RX-10649487)
1 bed 1 bath 706 sqft $257,000
5161 Collins Avenue, Unit # 1003 Miami Beach, FL 33140
Photo of 5161 Collins Avenue, Unit # 1003, Miami Beach, FL 33140 (MLS # RX-10648698)
2 beds 2 baths 1,030 sqft $599,000
465 Ocean Drive, Unit # 305 Miami Beach, FL 33139
Photo of 465 Ocean Drive, Unit # 305, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (MLS # RX-10646364)
1 bed 1 bath 665 sqft $295,000
100 Jefferson Avenue, Unit # 10019 Miami Beach, FL 33139
Photo of 100 Jefferson Avenue, Unit # 10019, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (MLS # RX-10645088)
2 beds 3 baths 1,856 sqft $1,169,000
630 N Shore Drive Miami Beach, FL 33141
Photo of 630 N Shore Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33141 (MLS # RX-10644152)
4 beds 2 baths 2,214 sqft $665,000
5875 Collins Avenue, Unit # 1404 Miami Beach, FL 33140
Photo of 5875 Collins Avenue, Unit # 1404, Miami Beach, FL 33140 (MLS # RX-10641215)
1 bed 2 baths 778 sqft $676,900
4011 N Meridian Avenue, Unit # 28 Miami Beach, FL 33140
Photo of 4011 N Meridian Avenue, Unit # 28, Miami Beach, FL 33140 (MLS # RX-10640478)
1 bed 1 bath 680 sqft $223,900
5838 Collins Avenue, Unit # 4e Miami Beach, FL 33140
Photo of 5838 Collins Avenue, Unit # 4e, Miami Beach, FL 33140 (MLS # RX-10634803)
1 bed 2 baths 867 sqft $299,800
6039 Collins Avenue, Unit # Ph8 Miami Beach, FL 33140
Photo of 6039 Collins Avenue, Unit # Ph8, Miami Beach, FL 33140 (MLS # RX-10633178)
2 beds 2 baths 1,540 sqft $479,900
3 Island Avenue, Unit # 12k Miami Beach, FL 33139
Photo of 3 Island Avenue, Unit # 12k, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (MLS # RX-10631742)
1 bed 1 bath 950 sqft $328,000
1821 Jefferson Avenue, Unit # 101 Miami Beach, FL 33139
Photo of 1821 Jefferson Avenue, Unit # 101, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (MLS # RX-10630145)
2 beds 3 baths 1,047 sqft $355,000
5601 Collins Avenue, Unit # 816 Miami Beach, FL 33140
Photo of 5601 Collins Avenue, Unit # 816, Miami Beach, FL 33140 (MLS # RX-10628683)
2 beds 2 baths 1,290 sqft $461,000

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Miami Beach School Data

Miami Beach School Districts

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Miami Beach Schools

Biscayne Elementary School
PK-5, public
http://biscayne.dadeschools.net/
Fienberg/Fisher K-8 Center
PK-8, public
http://fienberg.dadeschools.net
North Beach Elementary School
PK-5, public
http://northbeach.schoolwires.com
Nautilus Middle School
6-8, public
http://nautilus.dadeschools.net/
Miami Beach Senior High School
9-12, public
http://miamibeachhigh.dadeschools.net
South Pointe Elementary School
PK-5, public
http://southpointe.dadeschools.net/
St Patrick Elementary School
K-8, private
St. Joseph’s School
PK-8, private
Mechina Of South Florida
7-12, private
Lehrman Community Day School
PK-5, private
http://www.LehrmanSchool.org
Rabi Alexander S Gross Hebrew
PK-12, private
Yeshiva Elementary
PK-8, private
Rasg Hebrew Academy
PK-12, private
http://www.rasg.org
Le Petit Papillon Montessori School
PK-5, private
http://lepetitpapillonmontessori.com/
Casa dei Bambini Montessori School
PK-4, private
http://www.casadeibambini.info
Rabbi Alexander Gross High School
9-12, private
http://www.rasg.org/
Miami Beach Adult & Community Ed Center
n/a, public
http://miamibeachadult.dadeschools.net
Charter on the Beach Middle School
7-8, charter
http://www.charteronthebeach.org
Landow Yeshiva Center
PK-12, private
The Montessori Academy At St John’s
PK-1, private
http://themontessoriacademyatstjohns.com
Holy Spirit Church & Inst / Miami Beach Academy
PK-1, private
Rabi Alexander S Gross Hebrew
PK-12, private
Fisher Island Day School
PK-5, private
http://www.fids.org/
Mater Academy Miami Beach
K-9, charter
Mesivta of Greater Miami
7-12, private
http://www.talmudicu.edu/
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