The Most Luxurious Condo Buildings in Key Biscayne

The Most Luxurious Condo Buildings in Key Biscayne

Aug 10, 2022 August 10, 2022

Key Biscayne is a coveted neighborhood offering the best of South Florida living in an intimate, family-focused island setting. Boasting of uncluttered and semi-private beaches, acres of lush park space, greenery and golf courses, and family-friendly safety, this island is a harmonious suburban community with quick access to the city’s best. Residents rate this tropical paradise as one of the finest to build a life and raise a family. So, are you curious what the very best of island living in Miami is like? Here’s a list of the Top 5 Most Luxurious Condos in Key Biscayne and why they are worth it.

Prices per square foot reflect prices at the time of posting.

Last updated: August 10, 2022


Why Choose Key Biscayne?

Key Biscayne offers the very best of island living along with a very scenic 15-minute drive to the mainland, dropping you at the center point between Coconut Grove and Brickell, and access to I-95. Mesmerizing ocean views, and a drive through nature’s lap at Crandon Park make coming home a special affair. Residents of Key Biscayne benefit from utmost privacy, a strong sense of community, having a fabulous golf course on the island, a world-class tennis facility (former home of the Miami Open Tournament), Miami’s best crowd-free beaches, and the spoils of nature at the Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park - all accessible by golf cart! The island is also home to some of Miami’s top-rated schools, plenty of restaurants, and conveniences, making a trip to the mainland less of a necessity.


The Best of the Best Condos in Key Biscayne



5. Ocean Club - Club Tower One – 799 Crandon Boulevard, Key Biscayne

Average List Price: $1,650 per square foot

Ocean Club - Club Tower One – 799 Crandon Boulevard, Key Biscayne

With panoramic water and/or nature views available from each unit, this 16-story building is home to only 93 luxurious residences. Built in 2002, Ocean Club offers 1,000 feet of picturesque ocean beach frontage, this 52-acre community affords access to several high-end amenities including a private 20,000-square-foot beach club, a tennis club with 8 clay courts, a beachside bar and grill, gourmet restaurant with outdoor dining, expansive pools, salon and boutique, and more. Living here truly allows you to live a luxurious island lifestyle full of outdoor activities to share with the entire family.

 

4. Grand Bay Ritz Carlton – 455 Grand Bay Drive, Key Biscayne

Average List Price: $1,664 per square foot

Grand Bay Ritz Carlton – 455 Grand Bay Drive, Key Biscayne
Photo courtesy of Ritz-Carlton.com

All three towers in this 12-acre complex are some of the most luxurious on the island. However, the Grand Bay Ritz Carlton stands out for housing an expansive shopping center, including a 20,000-square-foot spa, fine retail shops, and dining options, plus the highly regarded Cliff Drysdale Tennis Center with 11 courts, where both professional athletes and recreational players regularly train.

Residents of this 12-story, 188 unit condo-hotel further get access to a private beach with two restaurants, beachfront kids’ playground, two over-sized pools facing the ocean, and many other signature services from the hotel known for its sumptuous luxury. Plus the Ritz Carlton Key Biscayne is pet friendly

 

3. Grand Bay Residences – 445 Grand Bay Drive, Key Biscayne

Average List Price: $1,698 per square foot

Grand Bay Ritz Carlton – 455 Grand Bay Drive, Key Biscayne


Part of the Ritz Carlton Grand Bay complex, The Grand Bay Residences is known for its 137 luxury residences spread across three, 13-story towers collectively known as the Grand Bay Residences. Besides exceptional water and lush nature views, this 12-acre oceanfront complex affords its residents top-of-the-line amenities, including the Cliff Drysdale Tennis Center, a 20,000 sq. ft. spa, luxury gym, two oversized pools facing the ocean with two restaurants, and a sophisticated social room.

 

2. Ocean Club - Club Tower Two – 785 Crandon Blvd, Key Biscayne

Average List Price: $2,025 per square foot

Ocean Club - Club Tower One – 799 Crandon Boulevard, Key Biscayne

Sitting on over 1,000 feet of pristine beach frontage, this classically designed condo building is part of a 55-acre condo complex. Club Tower Two rises 20 stories and houses 100 luxury condo units. Residents of this gated community get access to high-end amenities such as tennis courts, private beach access, a beachside bar and grill, a 20,000-square-foot beach club, private health and fitness spa, a gourmet restaurant, expansive pools, and much more.


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And the Winner of the Most Luxurious Condo Building in Key Biscayne Goes To…

1. Oceana – 350-360 Ocean Drive, Key Biscayne

Average List Price: $2,189 per square foot

Oceana – 350-360 Ocean Drive, Key Biscayne

This coveted condo building is one of the newer additions to Key Biscayne. Built in 2015, overlooking the ocean, this modern structure houses 142 ultra-luxury condo units in its 14, LEED-certified stories as well as private villas. Residents of this oceanfront mid-rise enjoy high-end amenities such as gated living, private access to 500 feet of oceanfront with beach service, a tennis court, putting greens, relaxation and lap pools, poolside restaurant, media room, children’s center, party room, sprawling lawns, villas, underground parking and more.


How Safe is Key Biscayne?



Key Biscayne is one of the safest areas to live in Miami. Really its own village, where children freely ride bikes after school and play soccer in the parks,
Areavibes.com gives this island community an ‘A+’ in terms of safety. It also ranks #3 on the ‘Best Suburbs to Raise a Family in Miami-Dade County’ and #7 on the ‘Best Places to Live in Miami-Dade County’ according to niche.com - moving up a notch from its 2021 ranking.


Best Restaurants in Key Biscayne



El Gran Inka

El Gran Inka


Key Biscayne is not just a tropical paradise, but also a diner’s paradise with its variety of casual to fine-dining spots. Some of the finest eateries (4-star or more according to yelp.com) on the island include:

  • Costa Med Bistro + Wine is the top pick for Italian fare and fresh seafood served in a chic setting
  • El Gran Inka does authentic Peruvian right and is known for its lip-smacking Lomo Saltado
  • KeBo Restaurant is popular for its fresh take on Spanish and Mediterranean delights
  • Sir Pizza is the top spot for pizza on the island
  • Donut Gallery Diner is the best spot for a high-energy breakfast or brunch, but oddly no doughnuts
  • La Boulangerie Boul’Mich is a French bakery known for its Croque Madame and Latin twist
  • Milanezza serves the best Italian and Argentinian dishes, perfect for those meat cravings
  • Lightkeepers at the Ritz-Carlton serves fresh seafood in an indoor-outdoor setting
  • Ayesha Saffron is the go-to spot for Indian, especially its chicken tikka masala
  • Novecento is a meat lover’s paradise (with 4 Miami locations) serving Argentinean classics in a casual, European-style bistro setting
  • Pita Pockets is a go-to for vegetarians who love their Falafel and everyone who relishes a shawarma
  • Tutto Pizza & Pasta is a popular trattoria for its fresh-made pasta, hearty lasagna, and delicious pizzas

 


Shopping in Key Biscayne


The Square Shopping Center

All of the shopping in Key Biscayne is centered around its main road – Crandon Boulevard. The Square Shopping Center is the main mall, with its collection of boutiques, banks, markets, and restaurants. Moving further along the boulevard, a short golf cart ride delivers residents to additional eateries and conveniences available at the Arcade Mall, Key Biscayne Shopping Center, Harbor Plaza Shopping Center, Galleria Mall, and L’Esplanade Mall, including Winn Dixie, CVS, a Starbucks, and a local Post Office. Also, not to miss is at the beginning of the island is the gourmet Golden Hog market. 

For more mainstream options and popular retail, a quick 20-minute car ride will deliver residents to CocoWalk in Coconut Grove, or the fabulous Brickell City Centre at Brickell.


The Best Located Condo in Key Biscayne



The recently developed Oceana Key Biscayne wins the best-located condo in Key Biscayne tag for a couple of reasons. First, it sits directly on the beach. Second, it’s a short walk/golf cart ride from the village’s parks and top dining spots along Crandon Boulevard. And third, close to the northern end of the island, residents find it easier to exit the island and get to work/entertainment in Brickell, Coconut Grove, or Downtown.


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