Welcome to Miami Beach
Miami Beach is a world-class seaside resort city on an island between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. Located directly to the east of Miami, Miami Beach is connected by several bridges to the Florida mainland and is known for its beautiful beaches, unbeatable dining, and nightlife.
Miami Beach has a famous Art Deco Historic District comprising more than 800 distinctive pastel-colored buildings built mostly between the 1930s and 1940s. Miami Beach’s many hotels range from whimsical boutiques to grand historic landmarks. The city’s real estate mix is similarly varied. At the high end of the market, palatial waterfront residences in stunning classical styles and opulent Mediterranean villas exchange hands for tens of millions of dollars. Other popular housing options include luxurious apartments in striking high-rise towers dotted along the beachfront.
What to Love
- Distinctive Art Deco architecture
- South Beach dining and nightlife
- Waterfront parks
- Annual festivals and events
People & Lifestyle
Miami Beach is a glamorous destination with some of the United States’ finest dining and nightlife. Surrounded by distinctive Art Deco architecture, South Beach is an entertainment hub with many A-list hangouts. Residents of Miami Beach also enjoy all the benefits of living on the sun-kissed Florida coast, from relaxing on the beach to exploring nearby islands by boat.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
South Beach has long been one of the most glamorous destinations in the United States. Smith & Wollensky
offers upscale steakhouse dining, pairing mouthwatering USDA Prime dry-aged steaks and ocean-fresh seafood with an award-winning selection of premium wine. Time Out Market Miami
is a gourmet foodie destination featuring food and drinks from 21 premier chefs and cocktail makers in a space spanning 17,500 square feet. Joe’s Stone Crab
has been a must-visit South Beach icon since it opened in 1913. Other South Beach dining highlights include innovative takes on regional Florida cuisine at Top Chef winner Jeremy Ford’s Stubborn Seed
, playful fine dining at The Bazaar by Jose Andres
, incredible vegan cooking at Planta
, and flavorful Mediterranean fare at the Redbury South Beach Hotel’s Cleo
South Beach’s endless variety of nightlife spots ranges from laidback dive bars and beachy cocktail spots to celebrity favorite dance clubs such as LIV
at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach. Lincoln Road Mall
in the center of Miami Beach spans eight blocks and features more than 200 art galleries, boutiques, restaurants, and designer clothing stores.
Things to Do
South Pointe Park
is a beautiful spot at the southern tip of Miami Beach. This masterfully landscaped green space is just steps from the sands of South Beach. The 450-foot South Point Pier juts out into the Atlantic Ocean. You can fish on the pier or simply take in stunning panoramic views of the Miami skyline, Biscayne Bay, and Fisher Island. Popular activities on the adjacent beach include surfing, paddleboarding, sunbathing, and volleyball. South Pointe Park also has a splash pad and playground for kids. Haulover Park
on Miami Beach’s eastern Atlantic coastline features a marina, tennis courts, and a designated dog park.
Miami Beach is a lively destination at any time of year, but this is especially true when the city hosts one of its major annual festivals and events. In early January, South Beach Jazz Festival
features free performances from some of the world’s best jazz musicians. February’s South Beach Wine & Food Festival
is a gastronomic celebration with a wide-ranging lineup of events, including premier food tastings, glitzy lunches and dinners, and numerous late-night afterparties. Miami Beach’s LGBT community comes to the forefront at vibrant events including March’s Winter Party Festival
and April’s Miami Beach Pride
. Ultra Music Festival
in March attracts around 70,000 attendees and over 200 of the world’s top DJs and electronic music acts.
Miami Beach is served by the Miami-Dade Public School District.
- Master Academy at Mount Sinai, Public, Charter, K-5
- North Beach Elementary School, Public, PK-5
- Miami Beach Senior High School, Public, 9-12