The Most Luxurious Condo Buildings in Downtown Miami
Mar 10, 2021 March 10, 2021
Last updated on March 11, 2021
Downtown is, and continues to evolve as, one of Miami’s top neighborhoods, especially because of its central location to all that Miami has to offer and the latest public transportation options. Developers are delivering world-class projects with unmatched luxuries in this urban core. Today, a host of ultra-luxury buildings call Downtown Miami home, and we’ve listed the 5 Most Luxurious Condo Buildings in the neighborhood that set the bar for top-notch living. We’ve also included a few bonus pre-construction condo buildings that will provide even more luxury lifestyle options for you to choose from if you’re looking to move to Miami or invest in this international city.
Why Choose Downtown Miami?
Downtown is home to some of Miami’s best art, culture, shopping, entertainment, and social hotspots. It not only ties for #1 on our 11 Most Walkable Neighborhoods in Miami report, but also is the best neighborhood in terms of offering public transportation options with access to the Brightline, Metromover, Metrorail, Tri-rail, Free Trolleys and more.
Living in Downtown, residents get easy access to the open-air Bayside Marketplace and Marina, iconic AmericanAirlines Arena, notable Perez Art Museum, Frost Museum of Science, HistoryMiami Museum, James L. Knight Center, expansive Bayfront Park, a Miami-Dade College Campus, plus a wide range of pocket-friendly to high-end restaurants. It’s also right next door to the financial hub of Brickell plus the Arts and Entertainment District. Further, the addition of the mega Miami Worldcenter with its 300K sq. ft. of retail, 500K sq. ft. of expo space, up to 500K sq. ft. of office space, plus health and medical center, will turn Downtown Miami into an even more desirable place to call home.
The Best of the Best Condos in Downtown
Ten Museum Park – 1040 Biscayne Blvd, DowntownAverage list price: $623 per square foot
Sitting right opposite Museum Park, this dramatic, 50-story structure houses 200 luxury lofts in the feel of a boutique building. Units boast 10 or 20-foot ceilings with floor-to-ceiling windows. The exceptional list of amenities available for residents in this pet-friendly community includes a 25,000 sq. ft. Clinique La Prairie-powered wellness center and pleasure garden, 10,000 sq. ft. restaurant and outdoor café, 3,000 sq. ft. Michael Capponi-inspired bar and lounge, along with a host of pavilions dedicated to aromatherapy, chromotherapy, massage, meditation, steam, and sauna. Several restaurants offer sumptuous fare right downstairs.
Epic Residences – 200 Biscayne Blvd Way, DowntownAverage list price: $683 per square foot
This waterfront condo tower rises 54 stories high and features 342 luxury residences ranging from 800-3,800 square feet not including sweeping balconies. Residents get exclusive access to “Epic-Link” which provides direct communication to the next-door hotel’s amenities and services. Other amenities include signing privileges at the signature restaurant, bar lounge, pool, and spa, in-residence spa and salon treatments, children’s playroom, private boat slips, pet services, in-residence botanical services, and many other attentive services by the trained staff of Epic hotel.
Marquis – 1100 Biscayne Blvd, DowntownAverage list price: $853 per square foot
Built in 2009 and designed by celebrated firm Arquitectonica, this waterfront condo-hotel houses 292 exquisitely finished residential units across its 64 floors. Its hotel component is designed to be a European-style boutique establishment. Living at the Marquis, residents get access to the hotel services, an 8,000 sq. ft., two-story signature Rock Resorts spa and fitness center, sunrise-sunset pools, juice and snack bar, fine-dining restaurant, 14th floor open-air Sky Pool deck with Asian-inspired water gardens, whirlpools and towel service.
Paramount Miami Worldcenter – 851 NE 1st AvenueAverage list price: $911 per square foot
Part of the Miami Worldcenter mega-development in the heart of Downtown Miami, this is the condo “tower with the most amenities in the world.” Rising 59 stories with over 500 luxury residences, the supertall comes designed by Elkus Manfredi Architects with interiors by ID & Design International.
Some standout amenities include a soccer field, tennis courts, resort-style pools, conservatory, outdoor lounge, outdoor bath gardens, game room, golf simulator, children's playground, dog park, and more.
And the Winner of the Best Condo in Downtown in Terms of Luxury Goes To…
One Thousand Museum – 1000 Biscayne BlvdAverage List Price: $1,577 per square foot
Zaha Hadid’s ultimate vision and her first (and sadly last) residential venture in the western hemisphere, this iconic scorpion-like structure houses 83 units within its 62 floors. Promising a six-star lifestyle, amenities here include custom scenting in common areas, a rooftop helipad with private lounge for residents, multimedia theater, triple-height Sky Lounge for private affairs, double-height aquatic center with indoor pool, two-level spa and wellness center featuring access to indoor-outdoor activity areas, the Sun & Swim terrace with towel service, plunge pools and a relaxation lounge, plus three parking spaces per unit.
Premium Pre-Construction Condos to Watch Out for in Downtown
E11even Hotel and Residences – 20 NE 11th Street, Downtown
Miami’s hottest club makers, E11even Partners along with PMG will be bringing this first-ever “24/11 residential entertainment” concept to Miami’s Downtown. Designed by Sieger Suarez and with interiors by New York’s Avro Ko, this skyscraper of a condo-hotel will rise 65 stories with 400 fully furnished, high-end units. Besides short-term rental options, residents will have access to amenities such as a 20,000-square-foot, multi-level E11even Day Club with temperature-controlled plunge pools, a 2,200-square-foot pool, and cabanas. The luxury condo-hotel is also set to feature a wellness center, gourmet food hall, sports lounge, beach club, and art installations.
Aston Martin Residences – 300 Biscayne Blvd Way
Powered by Bond’s favorite car brand, this Aston Martin-branded tower features 391 ultra-luxury units within its 66 floors. Its standout feature is the use of Aston Martin-inspired colors, textures and finishes across the building. The superior set of amenities offered at this waterfront development includes an art gallery, teen center, business center and kids’ playroom at level 52.
Residents will find a bayfront fitness center, bar, a meditation room, full-service spa, beauty salon and barbershop on the 53rd level. Level 54 is home to two theaters, virtual golf and a secondary lobby. Level 55 is dedicated to an infinity-edge pool and deck, bar, spa, grand living room, secondary lounge, chef’s kitchen and more. Other amenities at this outstanding structure include a superyacht marina, rooftop helipad, and an exclusive Aston Martin Club membership.
Waldorf Astoria – 300 Biscayne Blvd
Bringing all of its signature 5-star luxuries and services to set the bar high for superior living, this astounding condo-hotel will accommodate 400 residential units within 100 floors. Approved to be Miami’s tallest building, residents can expect to find a pool and sun deck, world-class health spa, children’s activity room, private screening room, a ground-level atrium for shopping and dining as well as access to Waldorf’s exceptional hotel services at this ultra-luxury, waterfront tower.
Okan Tower – 555 N Miami Avenue
Rising 70 stories to offer unobstructed Bay and city views, the structure of the Okan Tower comes inspired by the grace of tulips and designed by local architects Behar Font. Housing 362 luxury condos along with hotel and office space, the tower brings with it amenities such as three swimming pools including a sky pool, pool bar with outdoor lounge, private screening room, full-service spa with Hammam, whirlpools and treatment rooms, party/event room, multipurpose room with chef’s kitchen, fully-staffed kids’ club, multiple on-site restaurants, in-home dining and spa treatments and much more.
How Safe is Downtown?
Like any high-density urban neighborhood, Downtown reports its fair share of crime. Still, this urban core gets an ‘A-’ in ‘Good for Families,’ ‘A’ in ‘Diversity,’ and ‘A+’ in Nightlife on niche.com. This coupled with ranking 4th on the ‘Best Places for Young Professionals in Miami-Dade’ and 16th ‘Best Places to Raise a Family in Miami-Dade’ on the same website, shows that this dynamic city core is a great place to live, work, and build a life.
Best Restaurants in Downtown
Zuma at the EPIC hotel
Downtown is definitely one of the hottest dining destinations in Miami. With a restaurant for every kind of foodie and budget, here are some of the highest-rated eateries in the neighborhood:
- CVI.CHE 105 sets the bar high for Peruvian and seafood in the city
- Il Gabbiano delivers the best of fine Italian dining by the water
- Fratelli Milano is a cozy, family-owned restaurant serving classic, mouthwatering Italian
- Zuma at the EPIC hotel is an award-winning, waterfront Japanese restaurant and sushi bar where you could run into the likes of a Kardashian to Will Smith
- Fooq’s has quickly climbed popularity charts with its signature Persian lamb shank and other Mediterranean delights
- Toro Toro is a Pan-Latin steakhouse and tapas bar, where locals swear by the Nikkei (smorgasbord of meats)
- Sparky’s Roadside BBQ satisfies all your cravings for a traditional, messy, napkin-wearing kind of barbecue
- Vero is popular for serving the best Margherita pizza and other Italian delights in an intimate setting
- Meraki Greek Bistro is a top pick for Greek fare, with locals swearing by its authentic Greek salad, lamb gyro pita, and saganaki
- Bali Café is the safest bet for Asian fusion and Indonesian specials like nasi goreng or laksa
- All Day is for those who take their coffee concoctions seriously, plus an all-day breakfast menu
- NIU Kitchen is a quaint joint for Catalan cuisine and its Spanish small plates
- Soya E Pomodoro is the go-to place for fresh pasta, but trying their jumbo shrimp or braised lamb shank won’t hurt either
- Jar + Fork is the best bet for the health-conscious, with their smoothies, cold-pressed juice, and comfort food
Shopping in Downtown
The shopping scene in Downtown Miami is quite diverse, offering a good range from mom and pop stores to major retail brand names, outdoor malls, and more than 280 luxury jewelers to choose from.
Flagler Street houses the main collection of diverse storefronts and cheap eats here, including the Seybold building, plus plenty of other jewelry retailers, and a plethora of shops for branded clothing, footwear, luggage, accessories, skates, and gift items. This historic street is currently in the process of a major overhaul, which is expected to transform it into a festival-style boulevard, and of course, bring forth a better mix of merchants and businesses for everyone to enjoy.
The Bayside Marketplace is an open-air mall plus marina where locals will find their favorite retailers, such as Bath & Body Works, U.S. Polo Assn., Victoria’s Secret, and Disney Store, to specialty shops for clothing, accessories, sunglasses, and cigars. Although there are plenty of authentic cafe con leches abound here, but if you’re in need of Starbucks, head to Flagler Street, the MiamiCentral, SE 1st Street, Bayside Marketplace, and Chopin Plaza for your daily cup of joe. Also, the two local Walgreens can be found along Flagler Street, while Whole Foods is at SE 3rd Street.
The upcoming Miami Worldcenter is expected to bring an additional 765,000 square feet of retail, restaurants, and entertainment to the mix, which will completely revitalize the shopping scene in this central neighborhood.
The Best Located Condo in Downtown
Epic Residences – 200 Biscayne Blvd Way, Downtown
Average list price: $683 per square foot
We find Epic Residences to be one of the best-located condo buildings in Downtown Miami for now (until the Aston Martin Residences are ready). Overlooking the dynamic Miami River, it sits right across the bridge to the financial district of Brickell. It is also within walking distance from the James L. Knight Center, Brickell City Centre, a Whole Foods, a Silverspot Movie Theater, the Bayfront Marketplace and Marina, two Metromover stations, and some of the highest-rated restaurants in Downtown and Brickell - making it a highly convenient spot to call home.
If you’re looking for more amenity-rich luxury buildings in Downtown for sale, browse through our selection and let us know what you’d like to see.