The Most Luxurious Condo Buildings in North Beach
Nov 25, 2021 November 25, 2021
Luxury means different things to different people, but high-end living usually demands high-end prices. So, to gauge which are the most luxurious condo buildings in Miami Beach’s North Beach neighborhood, we’ve ranked the top 5 most expensive buildings of the neighborhood (based on average price per square foot at the time of publishing). This blog will give you a sneak peek into the kind of lifestyle you can expect in North Beach condo living.
Last updated on Monday, November 24, 2021
Why Choose North Beach?
Bandshell - North Beach, Miami FL. Photo courtesy of MiamiAndBeaches.com
North Beach is best known for its family-friendly vibe and its location between the sensationalism of South Beach and high-end shopping at Bal Harbour. Historically, this has been the sleepy cousin to South Beach, but North Beach has been going through a renaissance of late with the addition of new condo construction and planning of the city center. Away from the chaos, this laidback part of town boasts crowd-free beaches, a great golf course, musical events at the North Beach Bandshell, and scenic walks along the boardwalk at very friendly price points.
The Best of the Best Condos in North Beach
Bel Air on the Ocean – 6515 Collins Avenue, North BeachAverage Price: $838 per sq ft
Sculpted to offer endless views of the water and city, this oceanfront building was designed by Kobi Karp and completed in 2005. Featuring expansive views offered from almost all of the 130 units through an almost all-glass facade, Bel Aire Condo has one and two-bedroom floorplans across 18 floors. As a resident, some of the amenities available include a state-of-the-art private health club and spa, a heated pool with ocean view, full-time concierge, billiard/TV-room, business center and conference room, oceanfront recreation area and 24-hour security.
To see available units and floor plans for Bel Aire Condo on the Ocean, go here.
Akoya – 6365 Collins Avenue, North BeachAverage Price: $968 per sq ft
This waterfront high-rise houses 386 luxury condos spread across 47 stories. Amenities include an oceanfront swimming pool with cabanas, indoor racquetball court, tennis court, putting greens and state-of-the-art fitness center.
To see available condos for sale in Akoya, go here.
Carillon North Tower – 6899 Collins Avenue, North BeachAverage Price: $1,235 per sq ft
Perched on 750 feet of quiet beachfront, this north-half of the Carillon Towers features 17 stories with 207 luxury condos. Residents of this oceanfront development gain access to a resort-quality spa, full-service beauty salon, 60,000 sq. ft. fitness center overlooking the ocean, a healing center, oceanfront restaurant serving gourmet eats, natural juice bar, four swimming pools and much more.
To see available condos for sale in Carillon Towers, go here.
Eighty Seven Park – 8701 Collins AvenueAverage Sale Price: $3,325 per sq ft
Located right next to the lush North Shore Park, this recently completed, ultra-modern condo building is home to 70 luxury residences sprinkled across 18 floors. Designed by the Pritzker prize-winning architect Renzo Piano, this waterfront building offers sweeping views of the Atlantic and city.
With interiors by one of the top international interior design firms, Rena Dumas Architecture, all interior spaces feature a nature-inspired palette, aimed at making residents feel at one with their surroundings. Residents further have access to a host of five-star amenities such as the Enoteca wine shop, Soul Center luxury spa, Fugo outdoor juice bar, pools with cabanas and towel service, beauty salon, private garden, library, plus exclusive beach access with towel service.
To see available condos for sale in Eighty Seven Park, go here.
And the Winner of the Best Condo in North Beach in Terms of Luxury Goes To…
L’Atelier – 6901 Collins AvenueAverage Sale Price: $3,637 per sq ft
This all glass, oceanfront mid-rise comes with just 23 luxury units housed amidst 18 floors. Besides panoramic ocean views, this stellar creation features distinctive amenities and exquisite finishes designed in collaboration with Holly Hunt, a legend in the design industry and a noted tastemaker. Residents get access to an infinity-edge oceanfront pool and 78-foot lap pool, poolside services, poolside bar and BBQ area, whirlpool spa and hammock garden, spa and sauna rooms, beauty salon, private beach access with attendants, library and meeting rooms.
To see available condos for sale in L’Atelier, go here.
Premium Pre-Constructions to Watch Out for in North Beach
North Beach is attracting the ultra-high-end condos that the Miami Beaches are famous for. As and when these are being delivered, they are changing North Beach’s very perception from a laid-back, somewhat neglected part of town to one of the most serene and desirable waterfront addresses.
Monaco Yacht Club – 6800 Indian Creek Drive
Average Sale Price: $1,352 per sq ft
Almost finished, these ultra-chic, waterfront luxury residences are designed by one of the finest international interior designers, Piero Lissoni, in his signature purist style. Only 39 Cote d’Azur style condos are featured in the 12-story building inspired by the French Riviera’s enduring glamour. The fully-finished residences will come enhanced by the use of a rich wood palette, warm whites, and lustrous metals. Amenities here include a private marina with 12 boat slips, 5,900 square feet of rooftop terrace with pool, lounge and sun deck, a library, breakfast bar, exclusive beach access, and more.
How Safe is North Beach?
This underrated neighborhood gets fewer visitors and tourists compared to its hip cousin down south, thus it typically has less crime compared to the spring breakers’ favorite South Beach. Fewer crowds and a small-town-like community make North Beach safe enough for runners, bikers and dog walkers to frequent its scenic boardwalk. It also ranks (as part of the Miami Beach area) as No. 1 on the ‘Best Suburbs for Young Professionals in Florida and Miami’ and No. 15 on the ‘Best Places to Live in Miami-Dade County’ rankings according to niche.com.
Best Restaurants in North Beach
Buenos Aires Bakery & Cafe - North Beach, Miami FL.
Now, North Beach may not have the unlimited fine-dining options of South Beach or Downtown, but it does have a host of affordable restaurants:
- Café Prima Pasta is the neighborhood favorite for fresh and flavorful Italian and a great wine bar
- Gelato-go by Dolci Di Sicilia is a bakery serving the most delicious gelato, cannoli, tea and coffee
- George’s Restaurant and Lounge is another great Italian joint known for its lobster ravioli
- Burgers and Shakes is the top choice for hearty comfort food and smoothies
- Taste Buds of India is a relaxed spot for traditional Indian curries and tandoori dishes
- Athens Juice Bar is the best affordable bet for healthy treats
- Buenos Aires Bakery and Café is where people go for their empanada fix
- Mi Colombia Cafeteria Y Restaurante is the best place for homemade Colombian delicacies
- Sawaddee is the place for Thai food and sushi in the neighborhood
- Sazon Cuban Cuisine is a popular joint for Cuban food, best-known for their ropa vieja, vaca frita and churrasco
- Las Vegas Cuban Cuisine is another popular place for top-notch Cuban food
- Taquiza is a popular Mexican bar serving some of the best tacos in this part of town
- Merkado 31 is known for its Peruvian concept cuisine
- El Rancho Grande is THE place to experience the rich and diverse flavors of Mexico
- Little Brazil is where locals go for authentic Brazilian picanha, steak, seafood, and desserts
- Katana is the sushi bar of choice for locals and visitors alike
- New Campo Argentino Steakhouse is a reliable spot for top-quality steaks done right
- 7tyone Restaurant & Coffee is a Venezuelan cafe and pizza place
- Carrot Express delivers healthy acai bowls and smoothies to this side of town
Shopping in North Beach
Shopping is simple in North Beach, with mostly convenience stores, small private markets and utility shops spread across its landscape, but that lends to its neighborhood feel. Even though there aren’t many big-name malls out here, you will find a Publix Supermarket and two Walgreens along Collins Avenue plus another Walgreens on Normandy Isle. There is also a Starbucks located next to the Publix, and several specialty food markets, some with coffee counters inside. For luxury shopping options, head north to the Bal Harbour Shops, or south to Lincoln Road.
The Best Located Condo in North Beach
Sitting directly on the beach and with a Publix Supermarket across the street, we’re picking the Carillon Towers as the best-located condo in North Beach. There’s also a Walgreens, the North Beach Bandshell plus a bunch of restaurants within walking distance. A short drive further takes you to two great golf courses close by (Normandy Shores and La Gorce) and the Bal Harbour Shops, which is a world-class shopping destination for high-end brands.
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