Miami Beach is a city in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States. The city was incorporated on March 26, 1915.
Miami Beach has been one of America's pre-eminent beach resorts for almost a century. Since undergoing a revival in the 1980's, it has become synonymous with the pleasure-seeking lifestyles of the jet set. During the winter season of January to March, celebrities, fashion models and wealthy Europeans make the city a second home, and rates at some of the best hotels can be astronomical.
The city is often alluded of under the umbrella term of Miami, despite being a distinct municipality.
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 is comprised of 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.