The Most Luxurious Condo Buildings in South Beach

Situated at the southern tip of Miami Beach, South Beach continues to command its status as a premier global destination, attracting discerning individuals from around the world. Developers have meticulously crafted luxury condos in South Beach that appeal to people from every international location, whether for business, favorable tax environments, seasonal escapes from winter weather, or the cultural richness exemplified during events such as Art Basel and the South Beach Food and Wine Festival.

Whatever the reason, there is significant investment potential for condos in Miami, specifically South Beach, as well as a proven superior quality of life. Below is our list of the 5 Most Luxurious South Beach Miami condos (or the 5 Most Expensive Condos in South Beach) based on the average listing price per square foot at the time of publishing, as well as some other favorites to note. But first, let’s start with an overview of what makes South Beach so special.

Last updated: March 15, 2024

— Living in South Beach

Living in South Beach

South Beach has always been known for its beautiful, exclusive neighborhoods, celebrity sightings, health-conscious lifestyle and high quality of life. But those who have lived here know that it’s also a beautifully diverse neighborhood to build a life. Living in South Beach, residents get easy access to streets lined with historic, pastel-hued Art Deco buildings, top-notch dining options, year-round events, extensive entertainment opportunities if so inclined, a culture of health and wellness, and a relaxed shopping scene that will compel you outdoors. 

The water-bound neighborhood also ranks #1 on our 11 most walkable neighborhoods in Miami Beach study as well as the Miami Beach neighborhoods ranked for public transportation report. So here is some of the most exceptional (and expensive) South Beach real estate available. And the links in this blog will take you to some of the best condos in South Beach.

— The Best of the Best Condos in South Beach

5. 1 Hotel & Homes – 102 24th St, South Beach

Average List Price: $3,178 per square foot

1 Hotel & Homes – 102 24th St, South Beach

One of the
greenest condos in all of Miami, this popular condo-hotel rises 16 stories along 600 linear feet of pristine beachfront. Completed in 2014, the 116-unit, minimalist building offers its residents access to four swimming pools, a full-service spa, a rooftop restaurant-bar, eco-friendly housekeeping, owner privileges at other 1 Hotel locations, and much more. 

Besides 161 luxuriously-appointed residences, the recent addition of 1 Beach Club further gives residents access to an ‘Anatomy’ fitness center, Mind & Movement classes, and more. Residents also enjoy access to poolside cabanas, preferred pricing on food and beverage, exclusive invitations to private events, and supervised kid’s programs.

For more information, search for all of the available luxury condos in South Beach for sale and rent at 1 Hotel and Homes.

4. W South Beach– 2201 Collins Ave, South Beach

Average List Price: $3,458 per square foot

W South Beach– 2201 Collins Ave, South Beach

Defining luxurious and exclusive living, W South Beach has established itself as one of South Beach’s most refined addresses. The 20-story building features 408 luxury residences set up with the most lavish of finishes. Completed in 2009, the private oceanfront retreat was designed by the award-winning duo Yabu Pushelburg to offer residents panoramic ocean views, in addition to exclusive access to the beach, beach-side services, and a variety of water sports as part of the W Beach Club. 

Amenities at this iconic tower include two infinity edge swimming pools, poolside bars, a spa, museum-quality curated art, fairytale-style gardens, three gourmet restaurants, and signing privileges to the services at the W Hotel.

Use our website to search for all of the available South Beach condos for sale and rent at the W South Beach.

3. Continuum I South– 100 S Point Dr, South Beach

Average List Price: $3,650 per square foot 

Continuum I South– 100 S Point Dr, South Beach

One of the most prized locales of Miami Beach and sister tower to Continuum II South, this ultra-luxury residence rises 42 stories along more than 800 feet of pristine, private beachfront. Completed in 2002, the 300-unit luxury building offers its residents access to a masterfully curated list of resort-style amenities across 12 acres of beautifully manicured grounds.

Boarded by the family-friendly South Pointe Park in the most exclusive neighborhood in South Beach, South of Fifth, this coveted oceanfront residence is surrounded by world-famous dining and nightlife destinations such as Prime 112, Nikki Beach, Smith & Wollensky, Joe’s Stone Crab, and many more peppered along Ocean Drive, the most popular street in South Beach.

For more information, search for all of the available luxury South Beach condos for sale and rent at Continuum I South.

2. Continuum II North – 50 S Point D, South Beach

Average List Price: $3,990 per square foot

Continuum II NorthContinuum II North

Defining luxurious and exclusive living, Continuum II North has established itself as one of South Beach’s most refined addresses. The 36-story building features 203 ultra-luxury residences with the most lavish finishes. Completed in 2008 as a part of a 12-acre oceanfront parcel, residents gain access to the most fabulous views in a resort-style setting, with guaranteed unobstructed views of the Atlantic Ocean, given its adjacency to South Pointe Park. 

Amenities at this iconic tower include two heated lagoon-style pools, three clay tennis courts, a four-story health club and spa, an Olympic gym with professionally hosted exercise classes, a private beach, an outdoor restaurant, and a well-appointed two-story marble lobby. 

Use our website to search for all of the available South Beach condos for sale and rent at Continuum II North.

— And the Winner of the Best Condo in South Beach in Terms of Luxury Goes To . . .

1. Apogee – 800 S. Pointe Drive, South Beach

Average List Price: $4,370 per square foot

Apogee - 800 S. Pointe Drive, South Beach

Built in 2008 for modern, spacious and luxurious living, the Apogee delivers 67 impeccable and private units. Each of the 22 stories features only four residences per floor, so each condo enjoys both water and city views with expansive balconies (some 75 feet wide), including summer kitchens and outdoor showers. The property sits in the coveted South of Fifth neighborhood and has South Pointe Park as its backyard. Designed by the award-winning Sieger-Suarez, it has been crowned the ‘Ultimate Address on South Beach’ by the Robb Report.

As expected of any ultra-luxury condo in Miami, amenities at the Apogee include designer lobbies and common areas by Toronto-based Yabu Pushelberg, a state-of-the-art spa and fitness center, an infinity-edge pool in a garden setting overlooking South Pointe Park, open-air party pavilion, artwork by Cuban-born José Bedia and a two-car garage per condo. Residents also have some of the finest restaurants in the world at their doorstep. Also, let's not forget that Apogee is one of the best condo buildings with boat slips in South Beach.

Check out all of the available condos for sale and rent at Apogee South Beach.

— Special Mentions

Since South Beach is the hub for some of the hottest properties for sale and rent South Beach Miami, these luxury South Beach condo buildings also deserve a special mention:

  • Ocean House– 125 Ocean Drive
    Average List Price: $2,007 per square foot 
  • Monad Terrace – 1300 Monad Terrace
    Average List Price: $2,410 per square foot 
  • Glass - 120 Ocean Drive
    Average List Price: $2,374 per square foot 
  • One Ocean – 1 Collins Avenue
    Average List Price: $2,412 per square foot 
  • 321 Ocean Drive – 321 Ocean Drive
    Average List Price: $2,683 per square foot 
  • Setai – 2001 Collins Avenue
    Average List Price: $2,816 per square foot 
  • ICON South Beach – 450 Alton Road
    Average List Price: $3,024 per square foot

— New Luxury Condo Developments in South Beach Miami

Five Park South Beach – 500 Alton Road

Average Sale Price: $2,631 per square foot

Five Park South Beach

Expected to be completed this year, and envisioned as an iconic beacon to the entrance to South Beach, Five Park (previously Park on Fifth), will be Miami Beach’s tallest building yet. The Arquitectonica-designed, 519-foot tower by developers David Martin (Terra Group) and Russell Galbut (GFO Investments) will feature 98 luxury residences. Anchored by an already complete, dog-friendly, 3-acre public park designed by ArqGeo & West 8, residents will have access to an iconic Daniel Buren-designed Canopy Bridge, a MONSTRUM playground, outdoor gym, art installations, picnic areas, shaded gardens, and more next door.

Watch our exclusive Five Park South Beach video for more details on the floor plans, project and finishes. 

All luxury residences will be designed by Gabellini Sheppard, and will have elliptical floor plans to maximize light and view corridors. This, combined with the cylindrical form of the building, will help residents enjoy 360-degree views of the city, water, and park below. The entire development will be optimized for sustainability with resourceful water management and heat load management.

Amenities at this luxury tower will include two full floors (levels 3 & 26) dedicated to a private owner’s club. The third-floor Canopy Club will feature a resident’s lounge, co-working studio, teen and children’s learning lab, curated library, quiet room, and screening room. The 26th floor, indoor-outdoor Canopy Club will be Miami Beach’s most luxurious private residential club -- complete with a private Jewel Box bar, specialty dining experience and beverage program curated by top chefs, private dining room, clubroom den, wellness lounge, spa, and fitness center.

Five Park South Beach will also have an amenity deck on level 6 featuring two pools, poolside services, pool bar and café, expansive sunset terrace, and yoga deck. Level 5 in the building will be dedicated to luxury short-term guest suites, helping residents easily welcome guests for an extended stay. The building will also have electric vehicle carports, bicycle storage, and a dedicated ride-share drop-off zone.

— How Safe is South Beach?

South Beach has always been popular with globetrotters, partygoers, and spring breakers. So, it’s best to keep this in mind at certain times of the year and remember South Beach is also a city. 

Still, South Beach (as part of Miami Beach) gets an Overall Niche Grade ‘A’ and ‘A-’ on ‘Good for Families’ from, signifying that it is a nice place to live. It also ranked No. 1 on the ‘Best Suburbs for Young Professionals in Florida 2023,’ and No. 11 on the ‘Best Places to Live in Miami-Dade County 2023,’ as residents continue to find a safe haven and strong community feel in the quieter pockets of South of Fifth, West Avenue, Sunset Harbor and Belle Isle.

— Best Restaurants in South Beach

La Sandwicherie

Being a top beach vacation destination, it's easy to find something to please every palate in South Beach. 

From locally sourced seafood, the finest beef cuts, mouthwatering Cuban sandwiches, authentic Italian, tempting tacos, and more, here are some of the highest-rated eateries serving the best food you will find in the neighborhood:

  • Joe’s Stone Crab has been the go-to place for crab claws and fried chicken since 1913
  • Yardbird Southern Table is the top pick for soul food like fried chicken, deviled eggs, and fried green tomato BLT in Miami
  • Puerto Sagua is the most popular joint for no-frills Cuban delights like ropa vieja, sandwiches, oxtail stews, and café con leches
  • La Sandwicherie is wildly famous for its walk-up window service of hearty sandwiches, healthy smoothies, and fresh salads
  • The Front Porch is a popular breakfast and brunch spot on the beach serving a variety of southern delights
  • Bodega Taqueria y Tequila is the place for tacos and Mexican street food in town, locals swear by their barbacoa, Pescado, steak chimichurri, and carnitas
  • Bolivar Restaurant Bar Lounge serves up the most delectable Colombian treats like churrasco, patacones, and lomo saltado
  • CVI.CHE 105 is another top pick for Latin American delights like ceviche ganador, lomo saltado, and grilled octopus
  • Sardinia does the best Italian in town, best known for its spaghetti bottarga
  • The Social Club is a cocktail bar, best known for its brunch menu including old school eggs benedict, crispy mahi-mahi tacos, and chicken and waffle
  • Moreno’s Cuba is another hotspot serving Cuban delights like empanadas and Lechon Asado
  • Poseidon Greek Restaurant and Outdoor Lounge is a seafood boutique restaurant serving Mediterranean hits like grilled octopus, seafood pasta, and sea bass
  • Stubborn Seed is a one-Michelin-star, seafood concept by our homegrown Top Chef-winner, Jeremy Ford
  • The Local House does seafood and brunch right
  • Byblos is a popular name among those looking to enjoy some Middle Eastern lamb ribs or duck kibbeh
  • The Bazaar serves a delicious play on traditional Spanish with local influences by the James Beard award-winning Chef José Andrés
  • Planta is your best bet for delicious vegan staples like lettuce wraps and burgers
  • Lucali is where folks from near and far come for their pizza fix, but can’t leave without tasting the Nutella Pie
  • NaiYaRa is the sushi bar of choice not just for locals, but also the Miami New Times
  • Red, the Steakhouse is a classic, no-nonsense steakhouse that does comfort food right
  • Macchialina Taverna Rustica is another top spot for Italiano in the city with house-made pastas served in a quaint space
  • Stiltsville Fish Bar is famous for its fresh seafood spread by Top Chef alumni Jeff McInnis and Janine Booth, the former’s fried chicken is worth a try as well
  • Under the Mango Tree is a top pick for acai bowls and other healthy fare

— Where is the Best Shopping in South Beach?

Lincoln Road Mall

Residents are not left wanting for anything when it comes to shopping options in South Beach. The coastal neighborhood is home to one of the most iconic open-air malls in South Florida - Lincoln Road. This eight-block mall is not only known for its outdoor cafés, mainstream stores, contemporary brands, and luxury boutiques, but also for outdoor dining and people-watching.

Another great place to stop by is the Sunset Harbour Shops. These might be tucked in a corner locale, but are home to a wide-ranging collection of luxury labels, on-trend clothing and accessories, stylish swimwear, limited-edition sneakers, high-end consignment goodies, and much more. There’s also a Publix, Fresh Market, Office Depot, and Panther Coffee in Sunset Harbour. 

Residents can further find a Trader Joe’s, a Whole Foods between West Ave and Alton Road, and another Publix, Target and other Big Box stores on 5th street, plus plenty of Walgreens, CVS, and Starbucks as well as boutique coffee shops around town. There’s also the sprinkling of independently owned stores to well-known brands (including ultra-chic The Webster) around Collins Avenue, making for convenient shopping by the beach.

— What is the best condo in South Beach, in terms of location?

Il Villagio

Our vote for the best condo in South Beach, in terms of location, goes to Il Villaggio.

First of all, it is oceanfront, so you are living on the beach at 15th Street, one of the best parts of South Beach, Miami.

Second, it is directly adjacent to the 74-acre Lummus Park. Next, sitting along the northern tip of Ocean Drive, it’s an easy walk from Lincoln Road, top-rated restaurants, and luxury hotels, yet it’s hidden away on the beach.

Last but not least, it’s the only building in South Beach to feature such expansive views of the park, beach, and ocean.

If you are looking for more luxury condos in South Beach, use our search portal for complete listings and let us know if you have any questions or how we can help.

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