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Thousands of years before Europeans arrived, a large portion of south east Florida, including the area where Miami, Florida exists today, was inhabited by Tequestas. The Tequesta (also Tekesta, Tegesta, Chequesta, Vizcaynos) Native American tribe, at the time of first European contact, occupied an area along the southeastern Atlantic coast of Florida. They had infrequent contact with Europeans and had largely migrated by the middle of the 18th century. Miami is named after the Mayaimi, a Native American tribe that lived around Lake Okeechobee until the 17th or 18th century.

In 1566, Pedro Menéndez de Avilés was sent by the Spanish monarchy to remove the French from Florida who had already established several colonies. Although Menéndez left behind two Jesuit missionaries in an attempt to convert the Tequesta to Roman Catholicism, the tribe were indifferent to their teachings. The Jesuits returned to St. Augustine after a year. Fort Dallas was built in 1836 and functioned as a military base during the Second Seminole War.

The Miami area was better known as “Biscayne Bay Country” in the early years of its growth. The few published accounts from that period describe the area as a wilderness that held much promise.The area was also characterized as “one of the finest building sites in Florida”. After the Great Freeze of 1894, the crops of the Miami area were the only ones in Florida that survived. Julia Tuttle, a local landowner, convinced Henry Flagler, a railroad tycoon, to expand his Florida East Coast Railway to Miami. On July 28, 1896, Miami was officially incorporated as a city with a population of just over 300.

Miami prospered during the 1920s, but weakened when the real-estate bubble burst in 1925, which was shortly followed by the 1926 Miami Hurricane and the Great Depression in the 1930s. When World War II began, Miami played an important role in the battle against German submarines due to its location on the southern coast of Florida. The war helped to increase Miami’s population to almost half a million. After Fidel Castro rose to power in 1959, many Cubans emigrated to Miami, further increasing the population. In the 1980s and 1990s, various crises struck South Florida, among them the Arthur McDuffie beating and the subsequent riot, drug wars, Hurricane Andrew, and the Elián González affair. Despite these, Miami remains a major international, financial, and cultural center.


Miami Real Estate Listings

Active Listings in Miami

5200 NW 33rd Avenue Miami, FL 33142
Photo of 5200 NW 33rd Avenue, Miami, FL 33142 (MLS # RX-10674602)
3 beds 2 baths 1,162 sqft $265,000
15323 SW 9th Way, Unit # 0 Miami, FL 33194
Photo of 15323 SW 9th Way, Unit # 0, Miami, FL 33194 (MLS # RX-10674224)
4 beds 3 baths 2,096 sqft $379,000
540 Brickell Key Drive, Unit # 922 Miami, FL 33131
Photo of 540 Brickell Key Drive, Unit # 922, Miami, FL 33131 (MLS # RX-10674128)
1 bed 2 baths 700 sqft $275,000
1301 NE Miami Gardens Drive, Unit # 1623w Miami, FL 33179
Photo of 1301 NE Miami Gardens Drive, Unit # 1623w, Miami, FL 33179 (MLS # RX-10673011)
1 bed 2 baths 861 sqft $129,000
21400 SW 232nd Street Miami, FL 33170
Photo of 21400 SW 232nd Street, Miami, FL 33170 (MLS # RX-10672435)
5 beds 3 baths 3,369 sqft $550,000
12335 NW 6th Street Miami, FL 33182
Photo of 12335 NW 6th Street, Miami, FL 33182 (MLS # RX-10672431)
5 beds 4 baths 2,460 sqft $815,000
3443 NE 171st Street Miami, FL 33160
Photo of 3443 NE 171st Street, Miami, FL 33160 (MLS # RX-10671805)
6 beds 5 baths 4,183 sqft $2,399,000
1018 NW 112th Terrace Miami, FL 33168
Photo of 1018 NW 112th Terrace, Miami, FL 33168 (MLS # RX-10671054)
4 beds 2 baths 806 sqft $220,000
19791 SW 114 Av, Unit # 332 Miami, FL 33157
Photo of 19791 SW 114 Av, Unit # 332, Miami, FL 33157 (MLS # RX-10670995)
2 beds 2 baths 800 sqft $120,000
12261 SW 143rd Lane Miami, FL 33186
Photo of 12261 SW 143rd Lane, Miami, FL 33186 (MLS # RX-10670580)
3 beds 3 baths 2,093 sqft $485,000
14211 SW 48th Lane Miami, FL 33175
Photo of 14211 SW 48th Lane, Miami, FL 33175 (MLS # RX-10670533)
3 beds 2 baths 1,529 sqft $439,900
253 NE 2nd Street, Unit # 1806 Miami, FL 33132
Photo of 253 NE 2nd Street, Unit # 1806, Miami, FL 33132 (MLS # RX-10670279)
1 bed 1 bath 806 sqft $249,900
15989 SW 136th Way Miami, FL 33196
Photo of 15989 SW 136th Way, Miami, FL 33196 (MLS # RX-10668726)
5 beds 4 baths 3,074 sqft $620,000
5931 NW 5th Street Miami, FL 33126
Photo of 5931 NW 5th Street, Miami, FL 33126 (MLS # RX-10668171)
5 beds 3 baths 2,400 sqft $615,000
19105 NE 2nd Avenue, Unit # 2118 Miami, FL 33179
Photo of 19105 NE 2nd Avenue, Unit # 2118, Miami, FL 33179 (MLS # RX-10668141)
1 bed 2 baths 850 sqft $115,000
900 SW 8th Street, Unit # 705 Miami, FL 33130
Photo of 900 SW 8th Street, Unit # 705, Miami, FL 33130 (MLS # RX-10667261)
1 bed 1 bath 716 sqft $205,000
951 Brickell Avenue, Unit # 4205 Miami, FL 33131
Photo of 951 Brickell Avenue, Unit # 4205, Miami, FL 33131 (MLS # RX-10666629)
3 beds 4 baths 1,974 sqft $1,200,000
1080 Brickell Avenue, Unit # 4101 Miami, FL 33131
Photo of 1080 Brickell Avenue, Unit # 4101, Miami, FL 33131 (MLS # RX-10666462)
2 beds 2 baths 1,134 sqft $670,000
600 NE 27th Street E, Unit # 905 Miami, FL 33137
Photo of 600 NE 27th Street E, Unit # 905, Miami, FL 33137 (MLS # RX-10666121)
3 beds 3 baths 1,505 sqft $598,000
724 NW 14th Court Miami, FL 33125
Photo of 724 NW 14th Court, Miami, FL 33125 (MLS # RX-10665947)
3 beds 2 baths 1,788 sqft $465,000

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Miami Schools

Lenora Braynon Smith Elementary School
PK-5, public
Arcola Lake Elementary School
PK-5, public
Auburndale Elementary School
PK-5, public
Banyan Elementary School
PK-5, public
Biscayne Gardens Elementary School
PK-5, public
Van E. Blanton Elementary School
PK-5, public
Blue Lakes Elementary School
PK-6, public
Broadmoor Elementary School
PK-5, public
Caribbean Elementary School
PK-8, public
Citrus Grove Elementary School
PK-5, public
Coconut Grove Elementary School
PK-5, public
Colonial Drive Elementary School
PK-5, public
Comstock Elementary School
PK-5, public
Coral Park Elementary School
PK-5, public
Coral Terrace Elementary School
PK-5, public
Coral Way K-8 Center
PK-8, public
Cypress Elementary School
PK-8, public
Frederick R. Douglass Elementary School
PK-5, public
Charles R Drew K-8 Center
PK-6, public
Paul Laurence Dunbar K-8 Center
PK-6, public
Earlington Heights Elementary School
PK-5, public
Edison Park K-8 Center
PK-6, public
Emerson Elementary School
PK-5, public
Lillie C. Evans K-8 Center
PK-8, public
Everglades K-8 Center
PK-8, public
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