The 5 Most Luxurious Condos in Brickell, Miami in 2021
Aug 17, 2021 August 17, 2021
Brickell. No one really needs to say more. It is known around the world as the place where Miami’s business gets done, where international stars live amongst executives in the tech and VCs worlds, and the crossroads of the United States with Europe and Latin America. So it doesn’t come as a huge surprise that the neighborhood is home to some of the finest residences catering to a wide array of residents, spanning from globetrotting professionals to star entertainers, to business moguls plus their families.
If you’re curious about the kind of luxury residences available for such global citizens, we’ve ranked the 5 most luxurious condo buildings in Brickell for 2021 below.
Why Choose to Live in Brickell?
First, you may be wondering what does the Brickell neighborhood of Miami have to offer? Well, it was recently ranked as the number one city in all of South Florida to live (including Broward and Palm Beach counties). Not only is Brickell the second-largest banking hub in the United States, but it’s also home to several international consulates, banks, businesses, and a majority of the offices in Miami.
It is considered the international financial gateway to Latin America, as well as some of Europe, including Spain. Many international companies have U.S. headquarters in the Brickell Financial District.
And in the last year, Brickell has become the darling of major tech and VC companies, as dozens have either relocated to Miami or established new offices. This means if you like to walk to work, or live very near where you work, this is the neighborhood for you.
Brickell is also serviced by all major public transportation systems in the city, giving it one of the highest transit scores of 98. It further ranks second on our most walkable neighborhoods in Miami study, with a near-perfect walkscore of 98, meaning most hotspots and conveniences can easily be reached on foot. Miami, in itself, ranks as the No. 1 Walkable and Bikeable city in the United States according to a 2021 study of 78 metropolitan cities - making it a dream destination for people looking to live car-free.
Over the past decade, Brickell has also evolved from being a drab business neighborhood to an exciting shopping, dining and leisure destination, thanks to the addition of the Brickell City Centre outdoor, luxury shopping mall, plus South Miami Avenue’s collection of high-end retail, restaurants, bars, and lounges. Even the public schools in this bayside, coastal neighborhood are above average – making it a true live-work-play destination for individuals and families alike.
The Most Luxurious Condos in Brickell
5. Reach Brickell City Centre – 68 SE 6th Street, Brickell
Average Listing Price: $943 per sq ft
This 43-story, 390-unit, LEED Gold certified condo building is part of the massive Brickell City Centre shopping and entertainment hub. With a choice of two finish options, its furniture-ready residences feature a warm, contemporary palette of neutral colors appealing to modern sensibilities. Amenities at this luxury condo building include a lap and social pool with poolside service, library, common entertainment areas, hammam spa, child play area, hair salon, and exceptional concierge services. It’s within walking distance to almost everything.
4. Santa Maria – 1643 Brickell Avenue, Brickell
Average Listing Price: $1,017 per sq ft
Perched on a premium plot of Brickell’s waterfront, the Santa Maria rises 51 stories and houses 174 luxury condos. This gated community offers residents access to an exclusive 6000 sq. ft., historic Spanish revival waterfront mansion remodeled into the clubhouse, lighted tennis court, gazebo and cabana area, cascading waterfalls, tropical gardens, spa with stunning views, infinity pool deck, and marina. This is a true favorite among families and those seeking a little less hustle and bustle, as it is located on the tree-line “old Brickell avenue” part of the neighborhood.
3. The Four Seasons Residences – 1425/1435 Brickell Avenue, Brickell
Average Listing Price: $1,150 per sq ft
This 70-story high-rise features 84 condo-hotel units, 186 luxury residences, along with 230,000 sq. ft. of Class-A office space, a hotel component and 10,600 sq. ft. of retail space - all built to deliver world-class luxury. Amenities include a two-acre pool deck complete with two resident-exclusive pools, sun decks, cabanas, a watery grove, a Bahia Bar, two restaurants and an owner’s lounge. Residents also get preferred access to a 50,000 sq. ft. Equinox-powered sports club and other 5-star facilities offered by the hotel side.
2. Echo Brickell – 1451 Brickell Avenue, Brickell
Average Listing Price: $1,324 per sq ft
This Bayfront high-rise features 57 stories and 180 premier luxury condos with interiors styled by famed Uruguayan architect Carlos Ott. A home where tech meets opulence, its fine contemporary interiors open up to breathtaking water views and come equipped with the best-in-class technology for a truly world-class experience. Meanwhile, its sleek all-glass exterior creates a gem of a tower on Miami’s skyline.
Amenities in this artistically designed skyscraper include a full-floor vanishing-edge pool and deck overlooking Biscayne Bay and Downtown, resort-style poolside services, a 2,800 sq. ft. fitness center and spa overlooking the pool, bay, and city, along with exceptional concierge services.
And the Winner of the Best Condo in Brickell in Terms of Luxury Goes To…
1. Brickell Flatiron - 1000 Brickell Plaza, Brickell
Average Listing Price: $1,729 per sq ft
This soaring 64-story tower has been envisioned by Luis Revuelta to be a true architectural gem in the Brickell skyline. Over 500 condo units come tastefully crafted by Italian interior designer Massimo Iosa Ghini, known for blending sinuous elements with bold textures, to offer fluid living spaces matching its sweeping glass exposures. And its location is right in the heart of Brickell’s energy.
It’s hospitality inspired amenities include a fully-attended sky pool with juice bar overlooking the city and Bay, sky gym and spa, rooftop garden, outdoor lap pool, children’s playroom, and pool, ground-level retail, restaurants and cafés, residents’ lounge, plush theater, clubroom for private events and much more.
Premium Pre-Construction Condos in Brickell
Una – 175 SE 25th Road
Average Listing Price: $1,515 per sq ft
This iconic, yacht-inspired tower designed by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture features 135 luxury condos spread across 45 stories, making for an exclusive, boutique feel. Sitting on the edge of Biscayne Bay with views to Key Biscayne and beyond, amenities at this dog-friendly building will include an outdoor lap pool, a bayfront pool, family pool, jacuzzi, kids’ splash pad and play area, elegant residents’ lounge, private dining/party room, outdoor lounge/bar, landscaped outdoor terraces, movie theater, spa, private marina and exclusive access to the Grand Bay Club in Key Biscayne.
Baccarat Residences – 444 Brickell Ave
Average Listing Price: N/A
From the Related Group and the house of French luxury jeweler and crystal maker - Baccarat - this riverfront complex will be home to 3 statement towers designed by Miami’s award-winning architecture firm, Arquitectonica. Rising 57, 77, and 82 stories high, this set of luxurious towers is designed to emulate undulating waves, accented by a shimmering glass facade reminiscent of French crystals and is said to be Related Group’s most luxurious project to date.
The Baccarat Hotel and Residences will feature interiors by Meyer Davis Interior Design and landscaping by Enzo Enea. Along with bold yet striking interior details, residents will gain access to a lifestyle infused with glamour and limitless luxury. Lavish amenities at this stunning complex will include a museum-quality art collection, resort deck with zero-entry saline swimming pool and cabanas, a separate kids’ pool, game room, glamorous Grand Salon for events, five-star spa services, a gourmet market, signature riverfront restaurant, private boat slips, a pet spa, access to the riverfront promenade, electric vehicle charging stations, and much more.
How Safe is Brickell?
Brickell ranks No. 1 on the "Best Neighborhoods for Young Professionals in Miami-Dade 2020", "Best Places to Live in South Florida 2020", and No. 3 on the "Best Places to Raise a Family in Miami-Dade 2020" surveys conducted by niche.com, which goes on to show the popularity and ease of living in this financial hotspot of South Florida.
Being the business hub of Miami, most office and residential buildings in Brickell have strict security systems in place, and many cameras positioned on buildings and traffic lights. However, some crimes do take place in this financial neighborhood, like any high-density urban neighborhood.
Best Restaurants in Brickell
La Mar by the world-renowned Gaston Acurio
The dining scene in Brickell is a melting pot for global fare served at a variety of restaurants, cafés, bakeries, bars and lounges. There are tons of places to eat in this business district, and we’ve shortlisted the highest rated below:
- Crazy About You is a popular haunt for its decadent Italian, Mediterranean and Spanish spread paired with affordable wine
- Dolores But You Can Call Me Lolita is a hotspot for cocktails and a tapas-style treats
- Bonding by Bond Trisrani has quickly escalated into a crowd favorite with its variety of sushi, Thai and Japanese
- Komodo is a see-and-be-seen kind of cocktail lounge with authentic Peking duck and other Asian delicacies done right
- Osaka is another see-and-be-seen place for high-end Japanese with a touch of South American
- Pubbelly at the Brickell City Centre serves a quirky, yet mouthwatering take on sushi rolls and Japanese entrees
- Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ brings the authentic Japanese Yakiniku (premium barbeque) dining experience closer home
- Zuma is an internationally known staple for contemporary Japanese fine dining with a huge global following
- Mister 01 serves some of the best pizza pie in town
- North Italia appeals equally to families and the happy hour crew with its interesting take on Italian flavors
- Casa Tua Cucina and Italian food hall is regarded as THE place for topnotch Italian fare in the city
- La Mar by the world-renowned Gaston Acurio serves exquisite Peruvian fare with magnificent Bay views
- The River Oyster Bar is a top seafood destination for locals to take care of their romantic as well as business rendezvous
- Stanzione 87 is a Neapolitan-style pizza place fired by a wood oven
- B Bistro + Bakery is where locals head to satiate their sweet tooth and comfort food cravings
- La Sandwicherie is a no-nonsense sandwich shop where you can build your own finger food and indulge in healthy smoothies
- Edge Steak & Bar is for those looking to indulge beyond the standard filet mignon, although they do that well enough too
- PM Fish & Steakhouse is a goldmine for Argentinian style fare served in an elegant setting
- My Ceviche is a top pick for irresistible Latin eats, fresh seafood and healthy treats
- Coyo Taco handles those taco cravings with ease
- Truluck’s is known for its tender juicy steaks, succulent crabs and delicious wines
- Atelier Monnier Brickell Café is a great French bakery to reward yourself for everything – and even nothing at all
- Perricone’s Marketplace and Cafe is a repurposed institution for gourmet Italian
- Marabu at Brickell City Centre is a swanky spot for coal-fired Cuban delights
Shopping in Brickell
The shopping scene in Brickell got a real boost since the Brickell City Centre opened its doors in 2016. Ever since, residents have had access to over major luxury 120 shops and eateries, including a Saks Fifth Avenue, Bally, Coach, Tumi, Intermix, Pinko, Giuseuppe Zanotti, Zara, Swarovski, Hugo Boss, Victoria’s Secret, Rolex, Chopard, an Apple flagship store, CMX cinema, an Italian food hall and much more. Not to forget, the Shops at Mary Brickell Village and the down-to-earth Village Portico have offered affordable shopping and dining options since forever.
There is no dearth of convenience stores in this business district either. Residents will find three Publix supermarkets – one at Brickell Village, another in the Shops at Mary Brickell Village, and another on SW 3rd Avenue, while the Downtown Wholefoods is just over the Brickell bridge. The Walgreens in the neighborhood is situated at SW 13th Street. Also, the two Starbucks are located in the Shops at Mary Brickell Village and The Bond condo building, each, along with more than handful of great boutique coffee shops.
The Best Located Condo in Brickell
The Brickell Flatiron has to be the best-located condo in Brickell, since it is next-door to the Shops at Mary Brickell as well as a couple blocks away from the Brickell City Centre megamall. Located on South Miami Avenue, residents have access to loads of retail options, restaurants, bars, entertainment venues, and conveniences. Further, it’s proximity to the Tenth Street Promenade Metromover Station, Brickell Plaza and US-1/Brickell Avenue makes it easier to get in and out of the neighborhood.
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