The 5 Most Luxurious Condos in Surfside, Miami for 2021
Oct 01, 2021 October 01, 2021
Surfside is a small seaside community immediately north of Miami Beach and just south of Bal Harbour. It’s a tight-knit community that cherishes its ocean-front living options, beach walks, community center and overall quality of life.
There’s also been growing luxurious side to this beach town that’s offered by a new wave of top-tier residences tucked inside of South Florida’s most sough-after oceanfront condo buildings. We’ve ranked the Top 5 Luxurious Condo Buildings in Surfside along with their average sales price and list of amenities to help you know this coastal community better.
This article was updated on September 15, 2021.
Why Choose Surfside?
This family-oriented beach town comes perfectly positioned between the glamorous Bal Harbour and world-famous Miami Beach. A pocket-sized neighborhood, Surfside is somewhat of an extension of Bal Harbour in some ways, and is favored by those looking for community events, friendly neighbors, mom and pop shops, and safe streets.
Residents absolutely love the uncrowded beaches here that come lined with scenic boardwalks and citywide exhibits dedicated to marine life (read Surfside’s famous turtles). It also ranks as the 6th best neighborhood with the top public schools in Miami-Dade, according to niche.com.
Further, the town has its very own community center that features a lap pool, plunge pool, children’s pool, jacuzzi, and two multipurpose rooms made available to host community events.
The Best of the Best Condos in Surfside
9501 Collins Avenue, Surfside
Average Listing Price $1,123 per sq ft
An exclusive, oceanfront community of only 7, four-story townhomes, Ocean Seven sets the bar high for luxurious living on the beach. The gated community features Silver LEED-certified townhomes, each with its own private yard, rooftop pool and terrace, wet bar, gourmet kitchen, summer kitchen, glass elevator, and smart home tech.
All Ocean Seven residences are a celebration of contemporary design and feature over 4,000 square feet of living space. Each of the high-end townhomes features 4 bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms, but with distinctive floor plans.
9455 Collins Avenue, Surfside
Average Listing Price $1,905 per sq ft
This oceanfront mid-rise is home to 109 modern residences, with most condos privy to breathtaking water views and expansive wrap-around balconies. Rising only 12 stories high along a pristine oceanfront, residents enjoy direct access to the private beach. Completed in 1991, amenities at this classical modern building include a heated swimming pool, sauna and spa, social room, fitness center, and more.
9349 Collins Avenue, Surfside
Average Listing Price $2,545 per sq ft
The first-ever residential project by the house of Fendi, this 12-story boutique building features 58 flow-through ultra-luxury condos. Developed in association with the Chateau Group, and designed Arquitectonica, with landscaping by ArquitectonicaGEO, these luxury residences sit on 300 linear feet of private oceanfront.
Amenities at this oceanfront building include Fendi Casa Kitchens in all the residences, Fendi-designed interiors and touches throughout the common spaces, pool and beachside services, two swimming pools surrounded by tropical gardens, a private restaurant, lounge with gourmet kitchen, spa with European thermal pool, Luxury Attaché concierge services, Shabbat-friendly elevators and more.
8955 Collins Avenue, Surfside
Average Listing Price $3,147 per sq ft
This ultra boutique, oceanfront development is a first in the U.S. by the acclaimed international starchitect duo of Antonio Citterio and Patricia Viel. The Italian designers are famous for their elegant minimalism and for creating uniquely European spaces. The one-of-a-kind, pyramid-style, glass building features only 16 ultra-luxury condo residences across 12 floors, and is perched along the finest stretch of Surfside’s beachfront.
Arte’s impressive list of resort-style amenities includes an indoor heated lap pool with water feature, meditation pond, sauna and steam room, outdoor meditation swimming pool, yoga studio, rooftop tennis court, a children's playroom, resident’s lounge, and art-adorned lobby. For those looking for a small, extremely luxurious building with European touches that make their building feel like home, Arte is unrivaled.
And the Winner of the Best Condo in Surfside in Terms of Luxury Goes To…
Average Listing Price $4,072 per sq ft
Carrying on the legacy of the historic Surf Club built on this site in 1930, this iconic condo-hotel features 119 private residences and 31 hotel residences spread across 12 stories. Architects Kobi Karp and Richard Meier have taken special care to preserve the original Surf Club structure that opened on New Year’s Eve 1930, which used to be the place to be seen at the time, while designing complimentary modern towers that seamlessly create an architectural language. So today, the property stands to feature the glamour of a bygone era plus luxurious modern residences for a truly exceptional lifestyle. Membership to the exclusive Surf Club is once again available.
Residents further find waterfront luxury in furnished spaces, enhanced by access to amenities such as four heated pools, beach club services, landscaped gardens, oceanfront Four Seasons spa services with the option of in-residence treatments, two restaurants with in-residence dining, and all of the spectacular services expected of a Four Seasons.
How Safe is Surfside?
Surfside has been voted the “5th Best Suburb to Raise a Family in Miami-Dade” in 2021 by niche.com. The neighborhood-ranking website also gives this coastal community a ”B” in terms of safety. This does not come as much of a surprise, since the neighborhood is much safer compared to other cities in the U.S. Surfside also has a good police officer to residents ratio, making it rank highly in terms of safety.
Best Restaurants in Surfside
26 Sushi and Tapas
The modest beach town of Surfside has a wide variety of restaurants lined up against its main street of Harding Avenue, as well as stellar dining options in some of the best condos and hotels in the area. The top-rated eateries in the neighborhood include:
- 26 Sushi and Tapas for kosher sushi, burritos and mimosas
- Josh’s Deli for traditional Jewish delights such as house-cured pastrami sandwiches, matzo ball soup and the classic corned beef sandwich
- Champagne Bar at The Surf Club is a rebranded version of the (now closed) Le Sirenuse. Re-opening with the same Executive Chef, Antonio Mermolia, it is still THE place for the best of Italian fine-dining and champagne with inspiring water views
- Serendipity Yogurt Café is a fun favorite for froyo, sorbets, and ice creams
- Sushi Republic for authentic Japanese dishes by a Japanese chef
- Specchio Cafe and Restaurant brings the lightest, most delectable Italian fare in a cozy setting with equally beautiful terrace dining
- Moncheese Pizza covers all your cheesy pie cravings and then some
- Cafe Ragazzi for crowd-pleasing bowls of pasta, creamy tiramisu, and a great wine selection
- The Surf Club Restaurant by Chef Thomas Keller serves Instagram-worthy continental dishes revamped for today’s contemporary guest
- The Fresh Carrot is where you will find healthy eats with plenty of vegan, vegetarian and kosher options
Shopping in Surfside
Bal Harbour Shops - Courtesy of Bal Harbour Shops.
This seaside community boasts of being just next door to the most exclusive outdoor shopping mall in the U.S. - The Bal Harbour Shops, offering relaxed, tropical shopping for almost every luxury fashion brand available. The neighborhood also has many boutiques, jewelry places, florists, supermarkets, and daily needs shops. You can easily find a Publix Supermarket, Publix Pharmacy, and CVS Pharmacy along Harding Avenue. There is also a Starbucks housed in the Surfside Plaza. This is why locals rarely need to step out of this coastal community for shopping.
The Best Located Condo in Surfside
We vote Fendi Chateau as the best-located condo in Surfside. The designer building sits on a private slice of pristine beachfront and is only a block from the nearest Publix and the Surfside Community Center. It is also not too far a walk from the famous Bal Harbour Shops.
If you’re looking for more top luxury buildings in Surfside for sale, browse through our selection and check out the incredible amenities and gorgeous coastal lifestyle they offer. Please reach out if you have any questions or would like to schedule a showing to see a particular building or condo unit for sale.