. Miami's port as seen from Miami Beach Florida in December 2007 with seven cruise ships docked 7 Sources Johnson and Wales University (private) Surfside Miami experienced a very rapid growth up to World War II in 1900 1,681 people lived in Miami Florida; in 1910 there were 5,471 people; and in 1920 there were 29,549 people as thousands of people moved to the area in the early 20th century the need for more land quickly became apparent Until then the Florida Everglades only extended to three miles (5 km) west of Biscayne Bay Beginning in 1906 canals were made to remove some of the water from those lands Miami Beach was developed in 1913 when a two-mile (3 km) wooden bridge built by John Collins was completed During the early 1920s the authorities of Miami allowed gambling and were very lax in regulating prohibition so thousands of people migrated from the northern United States to the Miami region This caused the Florida land boom of the 1920s when many high-rise buildings were built Some early developments were razed after their initial construction to make way for larger buildings the population of Miami doubled from 1920 to 1923 the nearby areas of Lemon City Coconut Grove and Allapattah were annexed in the fall of 1925 creating the Greater Miami area; . The fast-growing I-4 corridor area which runs through Central Florida and connects the cities of Daytona Beach Orlando and Tampa/St Petersburg has had a fairly even breakdown of Republican and Democratic voters the area is often seen as a merging point of the conservative northern portion of the state and the liberal southern portion making it the biggest swing area in the state Since the late 20th century the voting results in this area containing 40% of Florida voters has often determined who will win the state of Florida in presidential elections, Florida overall was ranked the 7th best state in America for educating students at all levels by U.S News & World Report in 2018, Temple Israel of Greater Miami (1926). Miami-Dade County has over 200,000 students enrolled in local colleges and universities placing it seventh in the nation in per capita university enrollment in 2010 the city's four largest colleges and universities (MDC FIU UM and Barry) graduated 28,000 students, I-195 The Student Advisor is elected by the Miami-Dade County District Student Government Association and sits as an advisor to the Board during Board meetings as a representative of the organization and speaks and responds to questions from the Board on student-related issues. Miami-Dade Transit serves University Park with Metrobus lines 8 11 24 and 71 Metrobus lines 75 and 135 serve the Biscayne Bay Campus Bus lines 8 11 and the 24 directly connect FIU with Downtown Miami, By the 16th century the earliest time for which there is a historical record major Native American groups included the Apalachee of the Florida Panhandle the Timucua of northern and central Florida the Ais of the central Atlantic coast the Tocobaga of the Tampa Bay area the Calusa of southwest Florida and the Tequesta of the southeastern coast. .
. Main article: Miami bass, Miami MIA Miami International Airport Large Hub 20,709,225, Downtown children are zoned based on the neighborhood they live in within Downtown roughly split into Brickell Central Business District (CBD) and Arts & Entertainment District/Edgewater. Identifying forms of business ownership and international business opportunities, Treasure hunters from the Bahamas and the Keys came to South Florida to hunt for treasure from the ships that ran aground on the treacherous Great Florida reef some of whom accepted Spanish land offers along the Miami River at about the same time the Seminole Indians arrived along with a group of runaway slaves in 1825 the Cape Florida Lighthouse was built on nearby Key Biscayne to warn passing ships of the dangerous reefs. In 2017 Florida became the United States' eighth largest exporter of trade goods Florida's top countries for export are Brazil Canada Mexico Germany and Colombia in 2017 Florida became the United States' tenth largest importer of trade goods Florida imported US$75.4 billion worth of goods globally in 2017 the value of Florida's imports equals 3.2% of United States' overall imported products for 2017 Florida's top countries for imports are China Mexico Canada Germany and France, Two distinct FIU-operated bus lines are available the CATS Shuttle runs between University Park and the Engineering Center and the Golden Panther Express from University Park to the Biscayne Bay Campus. . Wertheim Performing Arts Center 1996, With the railroad under construction activity in Miami began to pick up Men from throughout Florida flocked to Miami to await Flagler's call for workers of all qualifications to begin work on the promised hotel and city by late December 1895 seventy-five of them already were at work clearing the site for the hotel They lived mostly in tents and huts in the wilderness which had no streets and few cleared paths Many of these men were victims of the freeze which had left both money and work scarce, History Major landscape types in the Everglades before human action Source: U.S Geological Survey. Interfraternity Council Panhellenic Council National Pan-Hellenic Council Multicultural Greek Council, I-95 ARWU 118-139, Mid-Atlantic Ridge (28.2) 79.5 American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.2%; The City of Miami Fire and Rescue Department operates 4 of its 14 fire stations within the Downtown area Each are listed below!