This brought an increase in Miami’s population; 172,172 people lived in the city by 1940. The city’s nickname, The Magic City, came from its rapid growth, which was noticed by winter visitors who remarked that the city grew so much from one year to the next that it was like magic.
Is Miami known as The Magic City?
Henry Flagler had to find a way to attract northerners to the southern city full of mangroves, humidity and mosquitoes. He had New Yorker E.V. … Blackman took inspiration from Birmingham, Alabama’s nickname of “The Magic City of the South,” and so, the nickname “Magic City” was born for Miami. Nov 20, 2019