The Most Luxurious Condo Buildings in Bal Harbour
Aug 14, 2019 August 14, 2019
Bal Harbour condos have always been known to be some of the finest in town. But, what’s so special about these premium addresses that makes them so pricey? We’ve listed the Top 5 Most Luxurious Condo Buildings in Bal Harbour and the outstanding amenities they have that sets them a class apart. Below are the top condos ranked from least to most expensive.
Why Choose Bal Harbour?
Bal Harbour has always been one of the most coveted oceanside addresses in Miami. Just like the Shops at Bal Harbour are known for showcasing only high-end brands, the neighborhood too is known for housing only the world’s finest residences. Privacy and exclusivity are a given with a Bal Harbour address. Though this ultra-luxury neighborhood has its own tranquil beachfront, it also benefits from being just a 20-minute drive away from South Beach’s spoils and the mainland’s culture and shopping destinations.
The Best of the Best Condos in Bal Harbour
Palace at Bal Harbour – 10101 Collins Avenue, Bal Harbour(FYI: avg. sales price $684 per sq ft or list NA)
With only six residences per floor, this luxurious blue tower ensures utmost peace and privacy. Sitting on Bal Harbour’s fine shoreline, the Palace at Bal Harbour rises 21 stories to house 105 luxury condos, all with sweeping ocean views. Amenities here include a full-service spa, oceanfront fine dining restaurant, heated pool with cabanas, direct beach access from pool area, tennis court, playground, play room and more.
Majestic Tower – 9601 Collins Avenue, Bal Harbour(FYI: avg. sales price $1,012 per sq ft or list NA)
Capturing both ocean and bay views, this luxury tower rises 22 stories with a total of 153 condo residences. Residents of this pet-friendly, oceanfront building are treated to amenities such as a tennis court, half-court basketball facility, billiards room, heated oceanfront pool, over-sized swimming pool, men’s and women’s spa, gourmet restaurant, unisex hair salon and more.
One Bal Harbour – 10295 Collins Avenue, Bal Harbour(FYI: avg. sales price $1,257 per sq ft or list NA)
This oceanfront condo-hotel features two ultra-luxury towers, with the residential side rising 26 stories and the other 17. Sweeping water views from each luxurious residence and access to all of the services and facilities available at the hotel component is what sets this address a world apart. Other amenities available to residents include access to lush, manicured gardens, pool overlooking the ocean, poolside pavilion, private beach access, beachside cabanas, oceanfront restaurant, 10,000 sq. ft. spa by Guerlain, social room with art and full bar and much more.
Oceana Bal Harbour – 10201-10203 Collins Avenue, Bal Harbour(FYI: avg. sales price $1,467 per sq ft or list NA)
With a keen museum vibe, what sets Oceana Bal Harbour’s 240 luxury condos a class apart is the fact that residents get to co-own two exquisite Jeff Koons sculptures. The decorated lobby further houses ten museum-quality art pieces from a variety of artists. The 28-story, oceanfront building also features a bunch of resort-style amenities such as Versailles-inspired gardens, an Olympic-style lap pool, a large relaxation pool and leisure pool, world-class spas, private restaurant and outdoor café, two championship clay tennis courts, library with lounge and much more.
And the Winner of the Best Condo in Bal Harbour in Terms of Luxury Goes To…
St. Regis Residences – 9701-9705 Collins Avenue, Bal Harbour(FYI: avg. sales price $1,566 per sq ft or list NA)
These oceanfront residences bear the signature sophistication and hospitality that St. Regis properties are known for the world-over. Sitting on 600 linear feet of pristine oceanfront, this chic condo-hotel features 27 floors with 282 residences. Amenities include a private residents’ pool, 24-hour in-room dining from the hotel’s oceanfront restaurant, access to a selection of 2,500 rare wines, treatments at the Remède Spa, and the world-famous St. Regis butler service.
How Safe is Bal Harbour?
Bal Harbour is not only one of the most sought-after addresses in Miami, but is also one of the safest. According to a report on areavibes.com, Bal Harbour is safer than 52% (that’s more than half) of the cities in the United States. The number of total year over year crimes in Bal Harbour also decreased by 25% from 2016 to 2017.
In another report by niche.com, this classy neighborhood earned a “B” grade for safety and a “B+” for its nightlife, meaning residents can venture out any time of day or night without much worry.
Best Restaurants in Bal Harbour
Bal Harbour is home to quite a number of great restaurants and cafés that offer world-class cuisine. Some of the finest names include:
- Makoto is a hot favorite for upscale sushi and Japanese entrees
- Le Zoo is the top pick when it comes to enjoying whimsical French bistro eats on an open-air terrace
- Atlantikos at the St. Regis is best known for its gourmet selection of traditional Greek eats
- Carpaccio at the Bal Harbour Shops is where you will find locals flocking for their Italian fine-dining fix
- Artisan Beach House is a lounge popular for its outdoor seating and brunches
Shopping in Bal Harbour
Shops at Bal Harbour
The whole world comes for some serious shopping at the Bal Harbour Shops. These luxurious Shops have long been home to the finest of the finest names in global fashion, jewelry, accessories, personal care, books and gift items. This high-end shopping mall is also home to some of the best restaurants in town. Residents rarely need to look anywhere else for their couture and brand indulgences. Those looking for a Publix Super Market or Starbucks just need to cross south of 96th St. and head into neighboring Surfside.
The Best Located Condo in Bal Harbour
We vote the beachfront St. Regis Residences to be the best located condos in this upscale neighborhood. Why? For one, they sit right across the fab Bal Harbour Shops (the lifeline of this trendy district). Secondly, they are also just half a mile from Kane Concourse that gets you to downtown Bal Harbour and transports you to the mainland as well.
We’re also tempted to name a runner up here - One Bal Harbour. This condo-hotel comes attached to the waterfront Ritz-Carlton and boasts of some of the finest views in the neighborhood. Overlooking Haulover Cut, most units get unbeatable access to breathtaking views of the inlet along with all the boats passing by and the lush beach park across.
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