The coastal resort city of Miami Beach in Miami-Dade County, Florida, is home to some of the hottest real estate on the market. It was incorporated on March 26, 1915, but its history goes back much farther than that. In 1870, Henry Lum and his son Charles purchased the land for only 75 cents an acre. The Biscayne House of Refuge was the first structure built on the uninhabited oceanfront. In the 1880s, entrepreneurs from New Jersey, Ezra Osborn and Elnathan Field, attempted to establish a coconut plantation along the shore, but the plan failed. A man by the name of John S. Collins was one of the investors in the coconut plantation project. Collins saw an opportunity to buy out the other investors and began planting other sorts of crops, most notably avocados. Nevertheless, Collins had a more significant vision: turn the beautiful beach into a resort destination. The key figures involved in getting the effort underway were the Collins/Pancoast family, the Lummus brothers, who were Miami bankers, and entrepreneur Carl G. Fisher from Indianapolis. During the first part of the 20th century, the beach was only a day-trip destination for those taking the ferry from Miami to the bay. On March 26, 1915, Miami Beach was chartered as a town, but in only two years it had already grown into a city.
Today, Miami Beach is one of the most famous beaches in the entire world. It has been the shooting location of countless movies and television shows; writers have written stories about it; people from all walks of life and economic backgrounds move here looking to fulfill their dreams, hence its moniker the “Magic City.” Despite the beautiful beaches and all they have to offer in the way of dining, nightclubs, retail shops, and watersports, Miami Beach is near to many remarkable attractions and sought after amenities. Take for example South Beach, which has seven parks: Collins Park, Flamingo Park, Lummus Park, Maurice Gibb Park, Miami Beach Golf Club, South Pointe Park, and Washington Park. Residents also have shopping and dining options at places such as Lincoln Road Mall is a popular pedestrian road that spans between 16th Street and 17th Street. It’s replete with shops, restaurants, galleries, and other businesses, and features iconic places such as ArtCenter/South Florida, Colony Theatre, and the Lincoln-Drexel Building. Additionally, there is Dolphin Mall which is located west of the city of Miami at 11401 NW 12th Street in Sweetwater. The mall features over 240 retail outlets and some big-name anchor discount stores. Some of these anchors include Old Navy, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, Forever 21, Burlington Coat Factory, and offers moviegoers the Cobb Dolphin 19 Cinemas.
Miami Beach in Dade County offers a large selection of home plans. This is because builders throughout Miami’s history have been influenced by the multivarious architecture brought to the region by architects from around the world. Real estate in Miami Beach includes Ranch, Art Deco, Classical American, Modern, Italianate, Colonial, Mission-Revival, Cottage, Tudor, Craftsman, Spanish-Mediterranean, Spanish-Ranch, and many others. Single-family homes for sale in Miami Beach range in size from two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,900 square feet to 13 bedrooms, 15 bathrooms, and 17,000 square feet. Furthermore, available properties in Miami Beach feature a number of condominiums, apartments, and townhomes of varying in size from one bedroom, one bathroom, and 780 square feet to four bedrooms, five bathrooms, and 3,000 square feet. In addition to that, you can find lots and several investment properties for sale in Miami Beach for those looking to build new construction. If you’re interested in learning more about real estate options in Miami Beach, please contact us today for further details.
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