History of North Miami - Part 1

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Real estate in North Miami is thriving.  Homes for sale in North Miami are very diverse, and feature everything from multi-million dollar estates to affordable single family homes.  Known mostly as an upscale community located on Biscayne Bay, North Miami homes and North Miami condos for sale give residents a unique ability to easily enjoy the amusements of both Miami-Dade and Broward Counties.  However, North Miami real estate hasn't always been so prestigious and convenient. 

The area that would become North Miami was originally a Native American settlement.  Eventually, however, this would change.  Access to North Miami was initially created in 1856, when the Army painstakingly cut a trail from Fort Dallas to Fort Lauderdale, through previously unnavigable terrain.  In doing so, the engineers discovered a unique natural land formation - a natural bridge made of limestone - crossing a large creek.  The Arch Creek Natural Bridge had been the site of previous settlements, and would draw pioneers to the area again.  The first to move into the Arch Creek area was Mr. Ihle, who came to the area in 1891.  For years he was virtually alone on his 80 acres, spending his time farming and producing crops like bananas, sugar cane, guava, and limes. 

A railroad depot had been built by 1905, and slowly North Miami real estate began to develop.  By 1912, there were around 100 people living in Arch Creek, and many buildings had been constructed including 18 homes, a school, post office, blacksmith shop, church, general store, and two packing houses. 

The 1920's brought a huge land boom to South Florida real estate.  This, however, was a problem for the Arch Creek community.  In coinciding with the land boom, engineers dug the Biscayne Canal in 1924 with the hopes of avoiding flooding on farmlands in the vicinity.  Unfortunately, this dried out the farmland of Arch Creek, whose primary economic ventures had been farming.  However, this set the stage for North Miami Fl homes for sale and real estate to begin, as the residents began to sell the land for development.  The future years would see North Miami properties for sale growing in popularity.

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Read more: History of North Miami - Part 2


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