Miami Beach is both a city and an island, a barrier island to be precise. First settled about 100 years ago, Miami Beach life has ebbed and flowed over the decades, with glamourous figures of the past (including Frank Sinatra and Al Capone) spending time there, before a decline in the 70s and then a resurgence in the mid-1990s. Today, Miami Beach Real Estate, both the island and the city, are a melange of vibrant neighborhoods both glitzy and pictureque, bustling retail and entertainment centers, magnificent golf courses, some of the best nightlife and people watching in the world, and of course the beaches. Mid-Beach is a section of the city north of 23rd Street and the Indian Creek to 63rd Street, and including the neighborhoods of Oceanfront, Bayshore, and Nautilus. Two of the most beautiful and recognizable hotels in the US – the Eden Roc and the Fontainebleu, its neighbor, are both in the Mid-Beach section of Miami Beach. The main street of the Mid-Beach section is Arthur Godfrey Boulevard/41st Street, which connects to the Julia Tuttle Causeway that links this area to the mainland. In this charming, older area of Miami Beach are lots of great “mom and pop” restaurants and retail outlets, rather than the chains that populate other neighborhoods in South Florida. Both the La Gorce Country Club and the historic Miami Beach Golf Club are in the Mid-Beach neighborhoods. The Normandy Shores Golf Club and Indian Creek Country Club are just to the north, making the Mid-Beach area a perfect golfing holiday, with fantastic shopping close by on Lincoln Road or at the Bal Harbor Shops. Like the North Beach area, Mid-Beach is a combination of the larger island of Miami Beach homes for sale and smaller islands that are connected by bridges. Waterfront views and properties abound, whether overlooking the Intracoastal, Indian River, Surprise Lake, or Biscayne Bay. High and mid-rise condos and hotels line the eastern side of Collins Avenue, but the side streets offer a variety of residential options, many on quiet, shady streets. In the heart of everything, Mid-Beach is the perfect place for rising career professionals, families, or those looking for a second home.