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Miami Real Estate Analysis

HISTORY OF MIAMI

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

2834 SW 132 Place Miami, FL 33175
Photo of 2834 SW 132 Place, Miami, FL 33175 (MLS # RX-10656660)
3 beds 2 baths 1,440 sqft $435,000
555 NE 15th Street, Unit # 18f Miami, FL 33132
Photo of 555 NE 15th Street, Unit # 18f, Miami, FL 33132 (MLS # RX-10656445)
1 bed 2 baths 860 sqft $279,000
801 S Miami Avenue, Unit # 1608 Miami, FL 33130
Photo of 801 S Miami Avenue, Unit # 1608, Miami, FL 33130 (MLS # RX-10654924)
1 bed 2 baths 849 sqft $558,000
1301 NE Miami Gardens Drive, Unit # 1216w Miami, FL 33179
Photo of 1301 NE Miami Gardens Drive, Unit # 1216w, Miami, FL 33179 (MLS # RX-10654724)
2 beds 4 baths 1,140 sqft $199,999
8930 NE 8th Avenue, Unit # 910 Miami, FL 33138
Photo of 8930 NE 8th Avenue, Unit # 910, Miami, FL 33138 (MLS # RX-10654612)
2 beds 2 baths 1,282 sqft $350,000
1171 NE 86th Street Miami, FL 33138
Photo of 1171 NE 86th Street, Miami, FL 33138 (MLS # RX-10654041)
3 beds 3 baths 1,521 sqft $1,177,000
9285 SW 42nd Terrace Miami, FL 33165
Photo of 9285 SW 42nd Terrace, Miami, FL 33165 (MLS # RX-10653742)
3 beds 1 bath 1,142 sqft $375,000
1300 S Miami Avenue, Unit # Ph5003 Miami, FL 33130
Photo of 1300 S Miami Avenue, Unit # Ph5003, Miami, FL 33130 (MLS # RX-10653601)
3 beds 4 baths 2,086 sqft $1,766,960
10 SW South River Drive, Unit # Ph112 Miami, FL 33130
Photo of 10 SW South River Drive, Unit # Ph112, Miami, FL 33130 (MLS # RX-10653400)
1 bed 1 bath 728 sqft $230,000
325 S Biscayne Boulevard, Unit # 2617 Miami, FL 33131
Photo of 325 S Biscayne Boulevard, Unit # 2617, Miami, FL 33131 (MLS # RX-10652056)
1 bed 1 bath 868 sqft $345,000
405 NE 147th Terrace Miami, FL 33161
Photo of 405 NE 147th Terrace, Miami, FL 33161 (MLS # RX-10651880)
3 beds 2 baths 1,406 sqft $374,900
3630 Percival Avenue Miami, FL 33133
Photo of 3630 Percival Avenue, Miami, FL 33133 (MLS # RX-10650427)
3 beds 2 baths 1,075 sqft $499,000
14930 NW 10th Place Miami, FL 33168
Photo of 14930 NW 10th Place, Miami, FL 33168 (MLS # RX-10649720)
3 beds 2 baths 1,728 sqft $225,000
7330 Ocean Terrace, Unit # 2803 Miami, FL 33141
Photo of 7330 Ocean Terrace, Unit # 2803, Miami, FL 33141 (MLS # RX-10649156)
2 beds 2 baths 1,410 sqft $1,140,000
734 NE 90th Street, Unit # 303 Miami, FL 33138
Photo of 734 NE 90th Street, Unit # 303, Miami, FL 33138 (MLS # RX-10648633)
2 beds 2 baths 1,282 sqft $350,000
11245 SW 128th Court Miami, FL 33186
Photo of 11245 SW 128th Court, Miami, FL 33186 (MLS # RX-10647160)
4 beds 4 baths 3,966 sqft $750,000
8900 W Flagler Street, Unit # 10 Miami, FL 33174
Photo of 8900 W Flagler Street, Unit # 10, Miami, FL 33174 (MLS # RX-10644552)
4 beds 3 baths 1,426 sqft $349,900
880 NE 69th Street, Unit # 6k Miami, FL 33138
Photo of 880 NE 69th Street, Unit # 6k, Miami, FL 33138 (MLS # RX-10640696)
2 beds 1 bath 831 sqft $189,999
488 NE 18th Street, Unit # 4215 Miami, FL 33132
Photo of 488 NE 18th Street, Unit # 4215, Miami, FL 33132 (MLS # RX-10640306)
3 beds 4 baths 2,365 sqft $1,750,000
851 NE 1st Avenue, Unit # 3802 Miami, FL 33132
Photo of 851 NE 1st Avenue, Unit # 3802, Miami, FL 33132 (MLS # RX-10640000)
2 beds 2 baths 1,100 sqft $789,000

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Miami School Data

Miami School Districts

Miami Schools

Lenora Braynon Smith Elementary School
PK-5, public
http://lbs.dadeschools.net
Arcola Lake Elementary School
PK-5, public
http://arcolalake.dadeschools.net/
Auburndale Elementary School
PK-5, public
http://auburndale.dadeschools.net/
Banyan Elementary School
PK-5, public
http://banyan.dadeschools.net/
Biscayne Gardens Elementary School
PK-5, public
http://bge.dadeschools.net/
Van E. Blanton Elementary School
PK-5, public
http://vblanton.dadeschools.net/
Blue Lakes Elementary School
PK-6, public
http://bluelakeselementary.dadeschools.net
Broadmoor Elementary School
PK-5, public
http://broadmoor.dadeschools.net/
Caribbean Elementary School
PK-8, public
http://caribbean.dadeschools.net/
Citrus Grove Elementary School
PK-5, public
http://citrusgrovee.dadeschools.net/
Coconut Grove Elementary School
PK-5, public
http://coconutgrove.dadeschools.net
Colonial Drive Elementary School
PK-5, public
http://cdes.dadeschools.net/
Comstock Elementary School
PK-5, public
http://comstockelementary.dadeschools.net/
Coral Park Elementary School
PK-5, public
http://coralparkelementary.dadeschools.net/
Coral Terrace Elementary School
PK-5, public
http://cte.dadeschools.net
Coral Way K-8 Center
PK-8, public
http://coralwayelementary.dadeschools.net/
Cypress Elementary School
PK-8, public
http://cypress.dadeschools.net/
Frederick R. Douglass Elementary School
PK-5, public
http://frederickdouglass.dadeschools.net/
Charles R Drew K-8 Center
PK-6, public
http://drew.dadeschools.net/
Paul Laurence Dunbar K-8 Center
PK-6, public
http://dunbarel.dadeschools.net/
Earlington Heights Elementary School
PK-5, public
http://earlingtonheightselem.dadeschools.net/
Edison Park K-8 Center
PK-6, public
http://edisonpark.dadeschools.net
Emerson Elementary School
PK-5, public
http://emerson.dadeschools.net/
Lillie C. Evans K-8 Center
PK-8, public
http://lcevans.dadeschools.net
Everglades K-8 Center
PK-8, public
http://evergladesk8.dadeschools.net/
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