About Miami Beach

Welcome To Miami Beach

Miami Beach is a city that's part of Miami-Dade County, Florida. Miami Beach was incorporated on March 26, 1915. Even though Miami Beach is referred to as Miami's beach, they're actually two separate cities.

The 2006 population estimate for the City of Miami Beach, Florida is 86,916.

Description

Miami Beach's Art Deco Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. This is the largest collection of Art Deco architecture in the world that includes hundreds of structure built between 1923 and 1943. The Historic District is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean on the East, Lenox Court on the West, 6th Street on the South and Dade Boulevard along the Collins Canal to the North.
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Government

Miami Beach Police StationA Mayor and 6 commissioners govern Miami Beach. The Mayor leads the commission meetings. During a commission meeting, the Mayor and all Commissioners have equal voting power.

The City Manager is responsible for providing executive level leadership, vision and guidance to the organization, providing recommendations to the City Commission and implementing policy directives in an efficient and effective manner.

Visit these sites to learn more about how our local government works: Mayor and Commission, City Manager, City Attorney and City Clerk. If you want to learn about different City Departments, check our City Directory.
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Climate and Demographics

BeachGeography and Climate

Miami Beach is located at 25 48'47"N, 80 8'3"W (25.813025, -80.134065).

According to the United State Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 48.5 km2 (18.7mi2). 18.2 km2 (7.0mi2) of it is land 30.2 km2 (11.7 mi2) of it (62.37%) is water.

Miami Beach has a tropical climate.

Demographics

The 2006 population estimate for the City of Miami Beach, Florida is 86,916. You can find out more by visiting the Miami Beach Fact Sheet from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Education

Miami Beach Senior High SchoolMiami-Dade County Public Schools in Miami Beach:

North Beach Elementary
South Pointe Elementary
Biscayne Elementary
Fienberg/Fisher Elementary
Treasure Island Elementary
Nautilus Middle School
Miami Beach Senior High School

Neighborhoods

Neighborhood MapBayshore
Biscayne Point
City Center
Fisher Island
Flamingo/Lummus
La Gorce
Nautilus
North Shore
Normandy Isles
Normandy Shores
Oceanfront
South Pointe
Star Island, Palm Island, & Hibiscus Island
Venetian Island, including Belle Isle
West Avenue/Bay Road

Point of Interest

Holocaust MemorialLincoln Road
South Beach
Holocaust Memorial
Miami Beach Botanical Garden
Flagler Monument Island
Versace Mansion (Casa Casuarina)
Wolfsonian-FIU Museum
Ocean Drive
Lifeguard Towers of Miami Beach

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