World-famous Miami Beach is located on the Atlantic coast of Miami-Dade County in South Florida. It lies within the South Florida Metropolitan area. According to 2004 U.S census figures, this favorite tourist destination is home to 81,104 residents.
Some people remember Miami Beach from the popular 1980s TV show, Miami Vice. Some know it for its beautiful sand beaches and crystal blue waters, Most probably wish they could just up and leave their current cities and move to this sun-filled, barrier island paradise.
However, this historic city is probably best known for its collection of Art Deco inspired buildings. There are hundreds of hotels, theaters, restaurants, condominiums and apartment buildings designed in this architectural style.
In fact, the Art Deco District in Miami Beach is the largest concentration of Art Deco architecture in the world. In 1979 the Miami Beach Architectural District was listed in.
Also very popular is the South Beach area, a very hip strip of beaches lined by restaurants bars and shopping boutiques. Residents and visitors alike stroll, rollerblade, cycle or just soak up the warm south Florida sun along this area.Residents in Miami Beach also enjoy modern amenities including electro wave bus service that began in 1998.