About Miami Beach

Metro Miami history dates back four centuries to Spanish and native American Indian influences.  In the 1910s, the Lummus Brothers, John Collins (a New Jersey Quaker) and Prest-O-Lite king Carl Fisher, embarked on ventures that ultimately produced a bridge across Biscayne Bay -- thus producing Miami Beach. Over the course of years, there have been numerous other contributors, all of which factor into the the Miami and Miami Beach experience of today.

Known for it's unique collection of Art Deco architecture, Miami Beach's Art Deco District is on the National Register of Historic Places.  Visitors can partake in the Art Deco experience by making their stay in one of the numerous hotels from that period.  This area is bound by the Atlantic to the east, Lenox Court to the west, and Dade Boulevard and 6th Street to the north and south. 

South Beach, one of the most popular beaches in the world, is the prize of Miami Beach, and occupies the eastern shore of the island from 24th Street down to the southern tip.  Lincoln Road is also a popular destination known for great  shopping, dining, and nightlife.  It is located between 16th Street and 17th Street spanning the insland in an east-west fashion.  Ocean Drive is the eastern most street where most tourists tend to hang out since it runs along the beach on the Atlantic side -- also home to many famous night clubs.  In recent years, these areas have beat out both New York and Los Angeles in terms of quantity and quality of night club action staying open until 5am.

Neighborhoods in Miami Beach are SoFi, the area below Fifth Street; Flamingo Park above Fifth with boundaries being Washington and Alton to the east and west, and extending up to Lincoln; Flamingo West which is north of the Park running along Lennox and Michigan Avenues; and Collins Park -- running between 17th and 23rd Streets and Washington Avenue to the Ocean.  Collins Park is east of the Miami Beach Convention Center.

Three causeways connect Miami Beach to Miami mainland:  I-95, and the Venetian and the MacArthur Causeways.  Miami, itself, is an international mecca for travel, business and for residence. In fact, Miami has overtaken New York's JFK as the nation's leading gateway for international arrivals. Miami, with its beautiful downtown skyline, features arts, culture, sports and entertainment, all with an international accent.

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