South Beach Miami Facts

South Beach Miami Facts
South Beach in Miami is a neighborhood in Florida's city Miami Beach, also often referred to as SoBe. It is located east of Miami Beach's main city area, between the Atlantic Ocean and Biscayne Bay. South Beach encompasses all of the barrier islands south of Indian Creek in Miami Beach. Prior to being developed in the early 1900s the area of South Beach was farmland. South Beach was Miami Beach's first developed area, thanks to Carl Fisher, John Collins, and the Lummus Brothers in the 1910s. In 1926 a hurricane destroyed much of South Beach but it was rebuilt. South Beach is home to over 39,186 full time residents.
Interesting South Beach Miami Facts:
In 1913 the bridge built by John Collins to connect Miami to the beaches. The Venetian Causeway replaced it. In 1920 the County Causeway which was later renamed MacArthur Causeway, was finished.
Prior to the TV show Miami Vice airing in the 1980s South Beach was riddled with crime and poverty. This has changed so much that it considered one of Miami Beach's most wealthy and prosperous areas with low crime rates.
South Beach is considered a major entertainment area of Miami Beach with tourists arriving from Europe, Canada, and many other regions of the world to enjoy the hundreds of shops, restaurants, and night clubs.
On the beach in South Beach are many colorful lifeguard stands that were designed after Hurricane Andres blew through.
Neighborhoods within South Beach include Belle Isle, City Center, Di Lido Island, Flagler Monument Island, Flamingo/Lummus, Hibiscus Island, Palm Island, Rivo Alto Island, San Marino Island, Star Island, Star Island, South Pointe, SoFi- South of Fifth, and West Avenue Corridor.
South Beach's climate is classified as a cross between humid subtropical and tropical monsoon.
Parks within South Beach include Washington Park, South Pointe Park, Miami Beach Golf Club, Maurice Gibb Park, Lummus Park, Flamingo Park, and Collins Park.
Festivals held in South Beach include Winter Music Conference (March), White Party (spring), Urban Beach Week (Memorial Day weekend), Miami Marathon (January), Miami International Film Festival (March), Miami Fashion Week (March), Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Miami (July), Food Network South Beach Wine and Food Festival (February), and Art Basel Miami art show (December).
Visitors to South Beach can visit the Bass Museum, Miami Holocaust Museum, Jewish Museum of Florida, and the Wolfsonian-FIU.
Theatre and performing arts centers located in or near South Beach include the SoBe Institute of the Arts, New World Center, New World Symphony Orchestra, Miami City Ballet, Jackie Gleason Theater, Lincoln Theatre, and the Colony Theater.
The movies Bad Boys ad Bas Boys II were set in South Beach and Miami.
South Beach has a two mile stretch of beach that is a popular destination with spring break students and celebrities, as well as tourists and locals.
There is a lot of Art Deco architecture found in South Beach that has been restored over the years.
Visitors to South Beach can enjoy activities such as surfing, yachting, snorkeling, scuba diving, kite surfing, fishing, sailing, and other water sports.

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