The Most Luxurious Condo Buildings in South of Fifth, Miami Beach
Aug 15, 2022 August 15, 2022
“SoFi” or the South of Fifth neighborhood in South Beach gets its name from being south of 5th Street in South Beach. Home to some of the most sought-after, exclusive properties in South Beach, it offers residents a relaxed resort-retreat kind of vibe, minus all the excessive tourists known to accumulate in South Beach. It’s a well sought after neighborhood that holds some of the most luxurious and high-end condo buildings in all of Miami Beach. Below is a list of the top 5 condo buildings that rank as the most luxurious and expensive in the neighborhood, also setting the bar high for luxury not only in the area, but all of Miami.
Why Choose South of Fifth?
Access to the white-sand beaches of South Pointe, the tranquility of the 18-acre South Pointe Park, exclusive water views of Government Cut, multiple renowned restaurants within walking distance, and a general resident-friendly vibe make South of Fifth one of the most prestigious Miami Beach neighborhoods and South Florida neighborhoods to live in. This international, upscale neighborhood is a mix of luxury high-rise, boutique mid-to-low-rise, and Art Deco-style buildings, with a marina as well.
This article is based on the price per square foot at the time of publication, and was last updated on August 3, 2022.
Read on to see the lifestyle and kind of amenities ultra-luxury condos here offer that make them fetch top-dollar:
The Best of the Best Condos in South of Fifth
5. Louver House - 311 Meridian Avenue, South Beach
Average List Price: $2,671 per square foot
This upscale boutique building spells privacy and exclusivity - rising 4 stories with only 12 luxury residences. Featuring modernist, resort-style architecture and high-end interiors by acclaimed Miami architect Rene Gonzalez, each unit offers a stylish place to call home. The gated low-rise affords residents extra-deep balconies, a rooftop pool deck with an infinity-edge pool, an outdoor yoga studio, a full-time residential manager, electric vehicle charging stations, and more.
4. Continuum II North – 50 S Point Dr, South Beach
Average List Price: $3,608 per square foot
This is one of two towers on the gated, 12-acre, oceanfront Continuum property. The 36-story waterfront tower features 211 condos with direct beach access. Shared amenities with the South Tower include a full-service beach club with cabanas, three green clay tennis courts, a lavishly landscaped lagoon pool, rooftop infinity pool, rooftop smoothie bar, multiple meeting rooms, extensive fitness center, and more.
3. Continuum I South – 100 S Pointe Dr, South Beach
Average List Price: $3,712 per square foot
Just steps from South Pointe Beach, this is the south tower on Continuum’s 12-acre oceanfront property. With direct access to white-sand beaches, this is a gated community offering an unparalleled resort-style lifestyle. Amenities at this 40-story, 300-unit tower overlooking Government Cut include a lagoon pool, sporting club, full-service beach club with cabanas, three green clay tennis courts, heated whirlpool and cold plunge pools, outdoor restaurant, multiple meeting rooms, spa services and fitness center.
2. Apogee – 800 S. Pointe Drive, South Beach
Average List Price: $3,869 per square foot
This luxurious, 22-story building sits on the lush South Pointe Park, overlooking the pristine waterfront of Government Cut. Each of the 67 residences are built to capture water and city views, with only four condos per floor with massive, oversized balconies outfitted with summer kitchens and outdoor showers. Amenities include artwork by Miami-based artist José Bedia, lobbies and common areas designed by Yabu Pushelberg, private elevator access to each residence, an infinity-edge lap pool in garden setting plus two other rooftop pools, an open-air party pavilion, spa and fitness center along with a private two-car garage per condo. This building exudes elegant, modern luxury.
And the Winner of the Best Condo in South of Fifth in Terms of Luxury Goes To . . .
1. 321 Ocean Drive – 321 Ocean Drive, South Beach
Average List Price: $4,768 per square foot
This exclusive enclave of only 21 luxury residences is designed by the world-renowned Enrique Norten as a modernist response to its surroundings, and sits right on the beach. Two low-rise buildings - one oceanfront and other historic street-front structure - feature residences with flow-through layouts plus east and west balconies. Amenities here include direct beach access with attendant services, a beachfront infinity-edge pool, ‘The Garden at 321’ by world-renowned designer Enzo Enea, the elite ‘Fit 321’ fitness center overlooking Ocean Drive, an Ocean Library, and more, making this one of SoFi’s most enviable buildings with intimacy and unspoilt beach access.
Premium Pre-Construction Condos in South of Fifth to Watch Out for
Five Park – 500 Alton Road
While technically not South of Fifth, Miami Beach’s tallest tower, Five Park will be a lavish community inclusive of a 3-acre public park, complete with a MONSTRUM playground, outdoor gym, retail pavilion, dog park, “dry river,” and art installations on 5th Street and Alton Road. The tower will feature 98 fully-finished luxury residences that open to exceptional water and city views, and pedestrian bridge that leads directly to SOFI. Besides interiors by Gabellini Sheppard, residents will be treated to an abundance of amenities including a screening room, spa, pool bar & cafe, children’s learning lab, co-working area, plus a residents-only Canopy Club with a club lounge, visitor’s suites, Jewel Box Bar, clubroom den, dining experiences, wellness lounge, yoga deck and juice bar, and much more.
How Safe is South of Fifth?
Safety is usually not a major concern for people living South of Fifth. It is typically considered to be one of the safer sections of South Beach, as can be seen on this crime and safety heatmap, since it is not as touristy as immediately north and is more resident-oriented with an extremely affluent clientele.
Best Restaurants in South of Fifth
South of Fifth is a great place to be for foodies. Here are some of the world-class dining spots enjoyed by locals and visitors alike.
- Joe’s Stone Crab is an institution known for its matchless stone crab and fresh seafood
- Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse is a big hit with steak lovers that specializes in fire-roasting its meats
- Red is another favorite among steak lovers
- Planta South Beach is the first U.S. location for the popular plant-based restaurant. Their sushi bar and rooftop farm are talk of the town
- Azabu brings authentic, mouthwatering sushi to the neighborhood
- Call Me Gaby is where locals stop by for comforting pizza pies and pasta
- Nikki Beach is best known for its amazing brunch menu followed by a haute club scene
- Stubborn Seed is a Michelin-starred restaurant by Top Chef-winner Jeremy Ford that is known for its fresh, seafood-based menu
- Forte Dei Marmi fills the gap for a fine Mediterranean-Italian experience in South of Fifth
- Lilikoi Organic Living is a great place to indulge in guilt-free smoothies, breakfast and brunch
- Santorini by Georgios is THE place for Greek food in South Beach
- Estiatorio Milos By Costas Spiliadis is another hot favorite among Greek food lovers
- INTI.MO delivers the latest in Peruvian-Japanese by renowned Chef Juan Chipoco.
Shopping in South of Fifth
If shopping is on your mind, then it is highly recommended to head out of South of Fifth. Residents have much better options up north, including shopping on Collins Ave, the iconic Lincoln Road Mall with its trendy stores, the Bal Harbour Shops with its high-end brands, and then there are always a whole bunch of options available across the MacArthur Causeway at Brickell City Centre and the Design District. However, you can still find a Starbucks in the Marriott Stanton, a Publix, Target, Best Buy and other big box stores on 5th Street, an Equinox and Orange Theory Fitness nearby, and a Whole Foods on 10th Street. Also, residents can check out local farmer's markets Lincoln Road from time to time.
The Best Located Condo South of Fifth
The Continuum buildings are not only both on the list of the top condos in the South of Fifth, but they are also the most well-located. They are the only luxury waterfront high-rise buildings South of Fifth that are beachfront/oceanfront, and they are also the buildings closest to the amazing South Pointe Park!
If you are looking for the top luxury buildings in South of Fifth for sale, you won’t be disappointed with your selection, or the lifestyle they have to offer. Reach out to us and will be happy to provide a list of available luxury units that match your needs.