South Beach is one of Miami Beach’s most crowned jewels. It is one of many excellent municipalities within Miami Beach. It encompasses Indian Creek, featuring some of the most beautiful barrier islands in South Florida. This area of Miami Beach was actually one of the first to undertake development beginning in the 1910’s. Thanks is owed to the development efforts of Carl G. Fisher, the Lummus Brothers, and John S. Collins, whose construction of the Collins Bridge provided the first vital land link between mainland Miami and the beaches. The area has gone through numerous artificial and natural changes over the years, including a booming regional economy, increased tourism, and as of 2010, over 40 thousand people living in South Beach. A hurricane of 1926 also essentially completely destroyed this town.
Ocean Drive is a major thoroughfare in the South Beach neighborhood, bringing in tourists and locals alike. The enchanting road starts at South Pointe, south of 1st Street, near the southernmost end of the main barrier island of Miami Beach—about a quarter mile west of the Atlantic Ocean. Ocean Drive continues north to 15th Street, immediately southeast of Lincoln Road. It is known for its Art Deco hotels with certainty. Ocean Drive is also the location of the famed Versace mansion, one of the most photographed houses in North America. The street is the center of the Miami Art Deco District, which is home to about 800 preserved buildings. Streamline Moderne evolved from the Art Deco style, and dominates the street. The street has a magazine named after it, Ocean Drive magazine. British easy-listening duo The Lighthouse Family released a single entitled "Ocean Drive", which reached #11 on the UK Singles Chart. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City also based the setting on Miami and has a replica of Ocean Drive with the exact same name.
Miami Beach has a rich and significant cultural and historical value, as has been with and grown with the community as an essential component for nearly 100 years. Miami Beach is surely a place that must be visited and considered for your next residential move.