It is known for its Art Deco hotels. 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.
South Beach, also nicknamed SoBe, is a neighborhood in the city of Miami Beach, Florida, United States, located due east of Miami city proper between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. The area encompasses all of the barrier islands of Miami Beach south of Indian Creek.
This area was the first section of Miami Beach to be developed, starting in the 1910s, thanks to the development efforts of Carl G. Fisher, the Lummus Brothers, and John S. Collins, the latter 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 the 1926 hurricane, which destroyed much of the area. In 2010, 39,186 people lived in South Beach.
South Beach in popular culture.
South Beach (1993) was an action television series set in South Beach that aired on NBC.
South Beach is the setting of the fictional Birdcage drag nightclub in the comedy film The Birdcage (1996).
South Beach (2006) was a critically panned primetime television drama that aired on UPN.
A number of episodes of the action drama television series Burn Notice (2007–2013) take place in or reference South Beach.
The sixth season of the BET reality television series College Hill (2009) was set in South Beach.
South Beach Classics (2011) was a reality television series that aired on Discovery about persons who deal in classic, antique, muscle, and other specialized automobiles.
South Beach Tow (2011–present) is a reality television series that portrays dramatized reenactments of the day-to-day business of a real Miami towing company, Tremont Towing.
The music video for Priyanka Chopra's 2013 single Exotic was filmed in South Beach.
Miami Beach is a coastal resort city in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States. It was incorporated on March 26, 1915. The municipality is located on a series of natural and man-made barrier islands between the Atlantic Ocean and Biscayne Bay, the latter of which separates the Beach from Miami city proper. The neighborhood of South Beach, comprising the southernmost 2.5 square miles (6.5 km2) of Miami Beach, along with downtown Miami and the port, collectively form the commercial center of South Florida. As of the 2010 census, Miami Beach had a total population of 87,779. It has been one of America's pre-eminent beach resorts since the early 20th century.
In 1979, Miami Beach's Art Deco Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Art Deco District is the largest collection of Art Deco architecture in the world and comprises hundreds of hotels, apartments and other structures erected between 1923 and 1943. Mediterranean, Streamline Moderne and Art Deco are all represented in the District. 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. The movement to preserve the Art Deco District's architectural heritage was led by former interior designer Barbara Capitman, who now has a street in the District named in her honor.
Points of interest
Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theatre
Eden Roc (hotel)
Flagler Monument Island
Versace Mansion (Casa Casuarina)
Miami Beach Architectural District
Miami Beach Botanical Garden