Welcome to Miami Beach
Art Deco dreamscape with stunning beaches and a dynamic energy
Where cerulean waters meet the sugar sand of world-renowned beaches and the skyline glitters in the flush of setting sun, you’ll find the glamorous city of Miami Beach, Florida. This famous resort city perches like a palace on its own island subset right off of Miami, just seven miles away and connected to the dazzling urban hub via bridges on I-195, the A1A scenic highway, and various other county highways.
Incorporated in 1915, Miami Beach blossomed during the “Florida Boom” of the 1920s. As wealthy industrialists built vacation homes, the city established magnificent luxury hotels and resort facilities to accommodate its growing population of elite vacationers and homeowners. Among its beaches and commercial districts, exquisite Art Deco facades meld with the colorful Floridian style in a historic-meets-cosmopolitan atmosphere that’s unlike anywhere else in the world.
Residents of Miami Beach have their choice of sprawling estates and glitzy condos, whose windows peer out over the white-capped waves of the Atlantic or the serene surface of Biscayne Bay. There is a high level of artistry among the opulence of top-of-the-line million-dollar real estate developments. The amazing beach backdrop converges with luxury to create residential housing like no other. Whether you’re choosing a beachfront condo, a gorgeous townhome inland, or a penthouse apartment inside the city’s impressive high-rises, Miami Beach has the home of your dreams waiting.
What to Love
- Pristine white beaches with ample water activities
- Magnificent architecture and a resort lifestyle
- Bustling energy and vibrant culture
People & Lifestyle
Though Miami Beach is famous for its resort amenities and vacation opportunities, there’s a growing year-round population that’s able to take advantage of all this brilliant city has to offer. Dynamic and pulsing with life, Miami Beach is more than just its enviable glamour—the city is rich in culture, ethnically diverse, and full of history, as well as being a hub for major companies in the financial, international trade, and media industries.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Miami Beach’s population benefits from the high-end tourism crowd, whose presence creates plenty of incredible commerce, retail, and dining opportunities. Miami Beach is best known for its luxury and 5-star resort hotels—and for a good reason. At locations like Faena
, whose signature red-and-gold décor is the epitome of luxe, visitors and guests can experience live music and productions, world-class spa treatments and international healing rituals, and some of the best amenities in the city. Nobu
, a Japanese-inspired beachfront hotel, offers two of the country’s best dining spots: Nobu Miami and Malibu Farm
. You can also dine in at The Miami Beach Edition
, an exclusive resort with several restaurants
, including poolside service and a bowling alley, or become a member of the Soho Beach House
and dine at their rooftop pool and tequila bar.
The city houses several distinct districts and retail locations, each with its own allure. Wander the streets of the Art Deco Historic District
on Miami Beach’s famous Ocean Drive
and find yourself transported to Old Hollywood, where the bright pastels of Miami Modern architecture and the artistic linear designs of art deco meld to create gorgeous venues for commercial use. A short drive will bring you to Española Way
, the first commercial district built in Miami Beach and the town’s historic Spanish village. On this pedestrian-only street, you can fall in love with the romantic Mediterranean architecture, adventurous dining, boutique shopping, and nightlife that includes some of the best salsa spots in the city.
If you’re visiting Española Way, you’ll want to take the less than ten-minute walk over to Casa Tua
. Dine among lantern-lit palms in their lush outdoor garden, inside the cozy villa, or right in the heat of the kitchen at their chef’s table and delight in the at-home feeling of this luxurious boutique hotel and restaurant. Another premier dining and shopping district, Lincoln Road
, is minutes from Ocean Drive. This open-air development houses popular name brands like lululemon athletica
, Steve Madden
, and Lacoste
Things to Do
Along with its bevy of commercial activities, Miami Beach also has a thriving arts and entertainment community. One of the city’s well-known music venues, The Fillmore
has a varied history that spans from theater and opera to television and rock concerts. Miami Beach is also the location of the New World Symphony
, a preeminent music education facility with incredible performance halls.
If you have a passion for the arts, you’ll want to check out The Wolfsonian
, a museum in the heart of the Art Deco Historic District that exhibits some of the best modern art in the nation. The Bass
offers an inspiring collection of contemporary art with a focus on international connections, multiple contemporary genres, and displays from both established and up-and-coming artists. Each year, Miami Beach houses Art Basel
, an international for-profit art fair held in the Miami Convention Center
globally recognized for its prestige.
Miami Beach is home to several excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:
- South Pointe Elementary School, K-5, a highly-rated public elementary school in the SoFi neighborhood
- New World School of the Arts, 9-12, 15th best public high school in all of Florida
- School for Advanced Studies - North, 11-12, one of the top ten public high schools in all of Florida