Miami Beach, a coastal getaway for many is located on man-made barrier islands between the Atlantic Ocean and Biscayne Bay, the latter of which separates the Beach from Miami. Miami Beach is world famous for its beautiful clean beaches and tropical weather throughout most of the year. However, Miami Beach has more to offer than just beaches and sun, it’s full of sophisticated art, culture, design, nightlife, and delicious cuisine.
The neighborhood boasts a unique collection of Miami Modern (MiMo) buildings, many of which have been renovated and restored. The southern end, South Beach, is known for its international reputation of models and celebrities, and its early-20th-century architecture in the Art Deco Historic district with pastel-colored buildings, especially on Ocean Drive.
Extending from the Atlantic Ocean to the east and Biscayne Bay to the west on Miami Beach, FL, Lincoln Road features various shops, cafés, galleries, restaurants, bars and other businesses. It attracts over 11 million visitors annually from all over the world not just for its premier shopping destinations, restaurants, and nightlife but also for its architecture.
When famed architect Morris Lapidus was commissioned to redesign Lincoln Rd in the 1960s, his distinguished style positioned the road as one of the most luxurious destinations in the city during that time.
Today, Lincoln Road is an iconic pedestrian district that serves as a hub for modern culture seekers, both local and international. Anchored by three internationally respected cultural institutions, the New World Symphony, Arts Center South Florida and the Colony Theater, Lincoln Road serves as a charging station for the mind, body and spirit.
As of 2010, those of Hispanic or Latino ancestry accounted for 53.0% of Miami Beach’s population. Those of African ancestry accounted for 4.4% of Miami Beach’s population. Those of (non-Hispanic white) European ancestry accounted for 40.5% of Miami Beach’s population. Those of Asian ancestry accounted for 1.9% of Miami Beach’s population. In 2010, 2.8% of the population considered themselves to be of only American ancestry (regardless of race or ethnicity.)