The Most Luxurious Condo Buildings in Key Biscayne
Mar 17, 2021 March 17, 2021
Last updated: March 17, 2021
Key Biscayne delivers 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, 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. Curious what the very best of island living is like? Here’s a list of the Top 5 Most Luxurious Condos in Key Biscayne and why they are worth it.
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. 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. 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
Mar Azul – 600 Grapetree Dr, Key BiscayneAverage List Price: $825 per square foot
With its name translating to “blue ocean,” this boutique-style condo building rises 11 stories along a quiet stretch of stunning oceanfront. Residents of this 126-unit luxury building get direct access to the beach along with a recently renovated grand lobby, waterfront gym, pool, social lounge, and more.
Casa del Mar – 881 Ocean Drive, Key BiscayneAverage List Price: $826 per square foot
The first high-rise on the island - this chic condo building rises 27 stories to house 197 luxury units along Key Biscayne’s stunning oceanfront. Affording its residents breathtaking ocean, bay and city views, each residence features flow-through floor plans and sophisticated touches. Residents get direct access to the beach in addition to an oceanfront swimming pool, clay tennis courts, a BBQ area, game room, and more.
Ocean Club - Club Tower Two – 785 Crandon Blvd, Key BiscayneAverage List Price: $1,452 per square foot
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 25,000-square-foot beach club, private health and fitness spa, a gourmet restaurant, expansive pools, and much more.
Grand Bay Ritz Carlton – 455 Grand Bay Drive, Key BiscayneAverage List Price: $1,547 per square foot
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 inclusive of a 20,000-square-foot spa, fine retail shops, and dining options. Residents of this 12-story, 188 unit condo-hotel further get access to a private beach, beachfront kids’ playground, two over-sized pools facing the ocean, multiple tennis courts, and many other signature services from the hotel known for its sumptuous luxury.
And the Winner of the Most Luxurious Condo Building in Key Biscayne Goes To…
Oceana – 350-360 Ocean Drive, Key BiscayneAverage List Price: $2,189 per square foot
This coveted condo building is one of the newer additions to Key Biscayne. 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 #4 on the ‘Best Suburbs to Raise a Family in Miami-Dade County’ and #8 on the ‘Best Places to Live in Miami-Dade County’ according to niche.com.
Best Restaurants in Key Biscayne
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
All of the shopping in Key Biscayne is centered around its main artery – 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 Center 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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