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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

11639 SW 90th Terrace Miami, FL 33176
Photo of 11639 SW 90th Terrace, Miami, FL 33176 (MLS # RX-10637931)
2 beds 2 baths 1,205 sqft $299,999
20796 SW 129th Court Miami, FL 33177
Photo of 20796 SW 129th Court, Miami, FL 33177 (MLS # RX-10637657)
3 beds 2 baths 1,969 sqft $435,000
10968 SW 182nd Lane Miami, FL 33157
Photo of 10968 SW 182nd Lane, Miami, FL 33157 (MLS # RX-10637652)
3 beds 3 baths 1,421 sqft $249,000
2441 NW 13th Street, Unit # 96 Miami, FL 33125
Photo of 2441 NW 13th Street, Unit # 96, Miami, FL 33125 (MLS # RX-10636366)
2 beds 1 bath 670 sqft $149,900
426 NE 77th St Road, Unit # 4 Miami, FL 33138
Photo of 426 NE 77th St Road, Unit # 4, Miami, FL 33138 (MLS # RX-10636038)
2 beds 1 bath 750 sqft $200,000
104 SW 9th Street, Unit # 1403 Miami, FL 33130
Photo of 104 SW 9th Street, Unit # 1403, Miami, FL 33130 (MLS # RX-10635504)
3 beds 2 baths 1,050 sqft $297,000
12800 SW 43rd Drive, Unit # 209 Miami, FL 33175
Photo of 12800 SW 43rd Drive, Unit # 209, Miami, FL 33175 (MLS # RX-10635085)
2 beds 1 bath 952 sqft $170,000
6767 SW 70 Avenue Miami, FL 33143
Photo of 6767 SW 70 Avenue, Miami, FL 33143 (MLS # RX-10634713)
4 beds 4 baths 4,676 sqft $2,095,000
8717 SW 81st Court Miami, FL 33143
Photo of 8717 SW 81st Court, Miami, FL 33143 (MLS # RX-10634477)
2 beds 2 baths 2,039 sqft $464,000
6745 SW 53rd Street Miami, FL 33155
Photo of 6745 SW 53rd Street, Miami, FL 33155 (MLS # RX-10631607)
6 beds 7 baths 4,030 sqft $1,750,000
917 NE 199th Street, Unit # 207 Miami, FL 33179
Photo of 917 NE 199th Street, Unit # 207, Miami, FL 33179 (MLS # RX-10629074)
2 beds 2 baths 907 sqft $159,000
5586 SW 2nd Street Miami, FL 33134
Photo of 5586 SW 2nd Street, Miami, FL 33134 (MLS # RX-10627786)
2 beds 2 baths 954 sqft $380,000
17583 SW 155th Court Miami, FL 33187
Photo of 17583 SW 155th Court, Miami, FL 33187 (MLS # RX-10626273)
5 beds 3 baths 2,444 sqft $459,000
7427 SW 152nd Avenue, Unit # 12-102 Miami, FL 33193
Photo of 7427 SW 152nd Avenue, Unit # 12-102, Miami, FL 33193 (MLS # RX-10625985)
2 beds 1 bath 784 sqft $150,000
888 Biscayne Boulevard, Unit # 4707 Miami, FL 33132
Photo of 888 Biscayne Boulevard, Unit # 4707, Miami, FL 33132 (MLS # RX-10624813)
1 bed 2 baths 833 sqft $349,000
10431 N Kendall Drive, Unit # D307 Miami, FL 33176
Photo of 10431 N Kendall Drive, Unit # D307, Miami, FL 33176 (MLS # RX-10622620)
2 beds 2 baths 1,010 sqft $185,000
13905 SW 172nd Lane Miami, FL 33177
Photo of 13905 SW 172nd Lane, Miami, FL 33177 (MLS # RX-10622145)
3 beds 3 baths 1,270 sqft $272,000
1050 Brickell Avenue, Unit # 3504 Miami, FL 33131
Photo of 1050 Brickell Avenue, Unit # 3504, Miami, FL 33131 (MLS # RX-10621517)
3 beds 4 baths 2,238 sqft $1,500,000
300 S Biscayne Boulevard, Unit # T-2701 Miami, FL 33131
Photo of 300 S Biscayne Boulevard, Unit # T-2701, Miami, FL 33131 (MLS # RX-10621427)
1 bed 2 baths 790 sqft $280,000
601 NE 27th Street, Unit # 1701 Miami, FL 33137
Photo of 601 NE 27th Street, Unit # 1701, Miami, FL 33137 (MLS # RX-10621038)
2 beds 2 baths 1,170 sqft $599,000

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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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