The Most Luxurious Condo Buildings in Key Biscayne
Dec 16, 2019 December 16, 2019
Ever wondered what the very best of island living will cost? Wonder, no more. Here’s a list of the Top 5 Most Luxurious (read: expensive) Condos in Key Biscayne and why they are worth it.
Why Choose Key Biscayne?
Key Biscayne offers the best of island living along with a very scenic 15-minute drive to the mainland, dropping you at the centerpoint 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, as well as having a fabulous golf course on the island, a world class tennis facility and home to the Miami Open Tournament, Miami’s best 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
Tidemark at Key Colony I – 201 Crandon Blvd, Key BiscayneAvg. list price $744 per sq ft
Part of the Key Colony complex, this luxury tower rises 12 stories and features 285 condo units. Amenities at this gated complex include 12 tennis courts, oceanfront pools, Olympic lap pool, private beach, a children’s playground, small retail center and more.
Ocean Club - Club Tower One – 789 Crandon Blvd, Key BiscayneAvg. list price $940 per sq ft
Sitting on over 1,000 feet of pristine beach frontage, this chic condo building is part of a condo complex. Club Tower One rises 19 stories and houses 93 luxury condo units, offering just a handful of units per floor. Residents of this gated community get access to high-end amenities such as tennis courts, private beach access, beachside bar and grill, a 25,000 sf ft beach club, private health and fitness spa, a gourmet restaurant, expansive pools and more.
Grand Bay Tower – 430 Grand Bay Drive, Key BiscayneAvg. list price $941 per sq ft
Sitting directly on the beach, the Grand Bay Tower rises 12 stories housing 100 luxury, pet-friendly condos from 3-5 bedrooms and 2,470 - 3,950 sq ft. The resort-style amenities offered to residents at this chic tower include an expansive tennis and fitness center, full-service spa, multiple swimming pools, private beach access, butler service and more.
Grand Bay Residences – 445 Grand Bay Drive, Key BiscayneAvg. list price $978 per sq ft
Part of the 12 acre complex, 137 luxurious condo residences come spread across 13 stories of the three towers at the Grand Bay Residences. This oceanfront complex features top-of-the-line amenities such as tennis courts, a 20,000 sq. ft. spa, luxury gym, two over-sized pools facing the ocean and a sophisticated social room.
And the Winner of the Most Luxurious Condo Building in Key Biscayne Goes To…
Oceana – 350-360 Ocean Drive, Key BiscayneAvg. list price $2,074 per sq ft
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. 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, as it is safer than 84% of the cities in the country. It also ranks #5 on the ‘Best Places to Raise a Family 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
- Oasis Café is a local favorite for its Cuban sandwiches and strong coffee
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, 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 tag for a couple of reasons. Firstly, it sits directly on the beach. It’s also a short walk from the village’s parks and dining options on Crandon Boulevard.
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