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Interesting Facts about South Beach

Miami is a city known for its rich history, interesting attractions, unique residents, and luxury residences.  Like every major metropolitan city, this area has its share of strange and interesting facts and laws.  Apogee in South Beach is located in the heart of Miami Beach.  In close proximity to the high-end shopping centers, tasty restaurants, and entertaining attractions, visitors and tenants have a wonderful variety of options to choose from.  Below are a few little known interesting and random facts about Miami.

Random Facts: One of the most interesting things about Miami is the origin of the city’s name.  The word “Miami,” comes from the Tequesta word “Mayaimi,” which when translated means “sweet water.”  Interesting considering Miami Beach and South Beach are known for their white sandy beaches and clear, refreshing water.  Moreover, all visitors and locals know, suntan lotion is a must, interestingly enough, if it was not for Miami Beach pharmacist Benjamin Green, this wonderful invention probably wouldn’t exist.  In 1944, the intelligent pharmacologist developed sun tan lotion by cooking cocoa butter in a granite coffee pot on his wife’s stove.  That is very inventive for the 1940s.

Strange Laws: Despite the fact that some of these laws are still on the books, it is a safe bet to say that the police will not be enforcing them anytime soon.  For instance, in Miami Beach, hot dog stands can cost you up to 30 days in jail and fines, additionally individuals can face up to thirty days in jail for selling oranges on the sidewalk and/or for skateboarding at any police station.  Stranger still, in order to operate a burglar alarm, a permit must be acquired.  Good thing the police are not enforcing that last one, there would be a lot less safe places if it were imposed.

What interesting and unique facts do you know about Miami Beach?  For people with an interest in coming to this wonderful city and experiencing all of the unique attractions and creative individuals located here, or to learn more about the Apogee condos for sale, contact the Apogee South Beach expert, Tim Allen, at (305) 588 2451.