Find out how much it costs to live in these Top 5 Upper East Side Luxury condo buildings
Dec 23, 2019 December 23, 2019
Miami’s Upper East Side is known for its fine balance between the old and the new, with the now-historic Florida Midcentury Modern (MiMo) architecture rubbing shoulders with older high-rises and younger mid-rises. While what’s classic is gold, these newer condo buildings bring along something rare -- affordable luxury on the waterfront with a neighborhood feel. Read on to discover the top-end condo buildings of the Upper East Side and how much it costs to own a residence in here.
Why Choose Upper East Side?
Sitting along Biscayne Bay, the Upper East Side provides the best of urban living with a suburban pace of life. The neighborhood is popular for its wellness lifestyle and family-friendly tree-lined streets, historic MiMo-style architecture, hip special events at the Ironside, a farmer’s market at Legion Park and sports activities at the waterfront Morningside park. Best part, it’s just a 15-minute drive from the Arts & Entertainment District plus Downtown, both of which are home to entertainment hotspots such as AmericanAirlines Arena, Adrienne Arsht Center for Performing Arts, Museum Park, and more.
The Best of the Best Condos in Miami’s Upper East Side
Palm Bay Yacht Club – 780 NE 69th Street, Upper East SideAvg. list price $247 per sq ft
This bayfront enclave is home to 235 condo residences stacked across 27 floors. Residents get access to 175 feet of bay frontage, a stellar pool and deck, fitness center, four lighted tennis courts, playroom, and even a convenience store.
Clipper – 880 69th Street, Upper East SideAvg. list price $252 per sq ft
This bayfront building is home to 149 condo residences strewn across 14 floors. Residents of this pet-friendly building get access to a bayfront pool, tennis court, basketball court, BBQ area, club room and more.
Nirvana – 680, 700, 750, 777 64th Street, Upper East SideAvg. list price $294 per sq ft
Sitting directly on the Bay, Nirvana is home to 85 condo residences spread across 6 floors. This boutique condo complex comes surrounded by lush landscaping, walking trails winding through majestic Banyan trees, an outdoor hot tub/spa, a lap pool, and an expansive swimming pool and deck overlooking the Bay.
IOS on the Bay – 720 NE 62nd Street, Upper East SideAvg. list price $546 per sq ft
This Bayfront building rises five stories and houses 45 condo units. Featuring 175 linear feet of water frontage, amenities at this boutique condo offering include a 40-foot-long pool, pool deck adorned by natural keystone-like pebbles, a social room, landscaped gardens and more.
And the Winner of the Best Condo in Upper East Side in Terms of Luxury Goes To…
This landmark building has been renovated from its namesake, the bank! Seven stories house 89 loft-style condos, complete with exposed air-conditioning ducts, 11 to 15 feet high ceilings and unique flooring. Amenities at this pet-friendly building include a rooftop terrace with lounge chairs, pools, cabanas, ground-level restaurant and retail.
How Safe is the Upper East Side?
Miami's Upper Eastside is generally considered to be a safe place to live in. The smaller gated sub-neighborhoods of Bay Point Estates and Belle Meade are one of the safer pockets of the district, featuring 24/7 security, ideal for living alone or with kids.
Best Restaurants in Upper East Side
The dining scene in Upper East Side has a unique touch to it, since most of the older MiMo-style buildings have been restored and now house artisan tea shops to some of the finest restaurants found in Miami. Here’s a list of the highest-rated (rating 4 or more on Yelp.com) restaurants in the neighborhood, most of which come straddled along Biscayne Boulevard:
- Ironside Kitchen is the top pizza place and does legit Neapolitans as well as other Italian treats
- Ms. Cheezious (branching off from the famous food truck) is what locals swear by for a comforting grilled cheese and southern fried chicken
- NiDo Caffe is the top spot for Italian cuisine and its mozzarella bar is what sets it a class apart
- Doggi’s Arepa Bar is where locals go when they crave authentic Venezuelan arepas, empanadas, cachapa. Try their signature Santa Barbara arepa
- Blue Collar is a popular haunt for straightforward comfort food such as ribs, parms and braises, plus a mean veggie plate
- Moshi Moshi tops the list for sushi and pork ramen in the neighborhood
- Dogma Grill is a must-visit for every hot dog lover
- Organic Bites is where you will find a comforting eggs benedict to healthy acai bowl and everything in between
- Jimmy’s Eastside Diner is an iconic hotspot, serving great patty melts to banana pancakes
- Barmeli 69 is known for its grilled octopus and other Greek delights
Shopping in Upper East Side
The shopping scene in Upper East Side is quite eclectic. The streets straddling Biscayne Boulevard, from NE 77th Street down to Legion Park, is where you’ll find most of the boutique stores, small markets, and restaurants. Marky’s Gourmet and Legion Park’s Farmer’s Market are the top spots for fresh, gourmet, and organic finds in the vicinity, while Midpoint strip mall is home to several bargain stores, the Sabor Tropical for groceries, and a handful of eateries. Plus, coffee lovers swoon over the neighborhood Panther Coffee, and one of two Starbucks of the neighborhood is located at Biscayne and 64th Street. For more serious shopping, head south to the nearby Design District, Wynwood, or Downtown. Yoga, pilates and gym options are also plentiful in the area, with Agni Yoga, Polestar Pilates and functional training center F45 Fitness.
The Best Located Condo in Upper East Side
Our vote for the best-located condo in Upper East Side goes to Palm Bay Yacht Club. For one, it’s waterfront and has its own boat docks. Two, it’s a short walk from Baywood Park and Legion Park, plus there’s a farmer’s market. Last, but not least, it has some great local restaurants you can walk to on Biscayne Boulevard.
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