31 Beautiful Snaps Show What Miami, Florida Looked Like in the Early 1980s

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Miami is the cultural, economic and financial center of South Florida. It is the seat of Miami-Dade County, the most populous county in Florida. The city covers an area of about 56.6 square miles (147 km2), between the Everglades to the west and Biscayne Bay on the east, and also the sixth most densely populated major city in the United States.

The Miami metropolitan area is the seventh-largest metropolitan area in the nation. Its metro area is the second-most populous metropolis in the southeastern United States and fourth-largest urban area in the U.S.

Miami is a major center, and a leader in finance, commerce, culture, media, entertainment, the arts, and international trade. It is nicknamed the “Capital of Latin America” and is the largest city with a Cuban-American plurality.

Miami has the third tallest skyline in the U.S. with over 300 high-rises. For more than two decades, the Port of Miami, known as the “Cruise Capital of the World”, has been the number one cruise passenger port in the world. It accommodates some of the world’s largest cruise ships and operations, and is the busiest port in both passenger traffic and cruise lines.

These beautiful snapshots were taken by Steven Martin that show Miami in 1983 and 1984.

 Jewelry Stand, Coconut Grove, Miami, 1983

Family Fishing, Watson Island, Miami, 1983

Young Woman & Boy Fishing, Watson Island, Miami, 1983

Biscayne Boulevard at Flagler Street, Miami, 1984

Braman Cadillac, Miami, 1984

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