When it comes to finding the best condos anywhere, location is always the first thing that people consider. It has to be in an area that is not only easy to access but also near many of the conveniences and amenities people need. The next thing that condo hunters usually look out for is the quality of the building, and then how old the building is.
Of course, price is also part of the list of considerations, but is sometimes the last thing people check out when they are looking for the best. In Miami, the views that are available to residents is actually a concern along with whether or not the building is near the water. In Brickell, here are some of the condo buildings that make the cut for the best ones in the area:
Address: 1331 Brickell Bay Dr, Miami, FL 33131, USA
Year Built: 2004
Total units: 338
This building is on the top of the list of the best condos in Brickell for many reasons, and this includes the many considerations that help make a condo desirable. It is located near the waterfront, and also has amazing views of the bay and the city. It is also conveniently located near many amenities, and is a building that has quite a long list of luxuries that residents can enjoy.
Built in 2004, the building is relatively new, and the options prospective residents have when it comes to the unit choices here range from one bedroom to four bedroom floor plans. The residences in this condo building are also rather opulent, with high-end appliances in the kitchen, Jacuzzi bathtub in the master bath, and walk-in closets found in most of them.
Address: 1643 Brickell Ave, Miami, FL 33129, USA
Year Built: 1997
Total units: 174
While the Santa Maria cannot be considered a new building, it is still one of the most desirable in the area, and with good reason. Aside from the fact that it is situated along the waterfront, and has amazing views for those who live here, it also has a long list of amenities that include a boat dock, tropical gardens, and tennis courts. It also has a state-of-the-art gym, a spa, clubhouse, and has 24-hour security.
The units in the building range from one bedroom to massive 7-bedroom units. The units here have mostly been updated to meet today’s living standards, and these are added to the already luxurious features that these homes have. Balconies with glass railings, floor-to-ceiling windows, and walk-in closets are just some of the things you can expect here.
Address: 2127 Brickell Ave, Miami, FL 33129, USA
Year Built: 1993
Total units: 147
Another condo building built in the 90’s is Bristol Tower, which is a 40 story building that houses units in a wide variety of configurations. Homes here come in 2 bedroom up to 7 bedroom floor plans, and have floor sizes that range from 1,200 to 7,000 square feet. The homes here all have access to numerous amenities, not to mention majestic views of the bay and the city too.
The residences in this building have mostly undergone some renovation work to bring these into the present. These now have modern stainless steel appliances, in-unit laundry rooms, and other creature comforts. Floor-to-ceiling windows as well as wrap-around balconies are also part of what you get with a unit here.
Address: 1435 Brickell Ave, Miami, FL 33131, USA
Year Built: 2004
Total units: 270
When you hear the name “Four Seasons”, you are sure to envision luxury and opulence at every turn, and the residences with this name in Brickell lives up to this expectation. Built in 2004, the residences in this condotel have access to the same amenities available to hotel guests, and then some. Aside from having a separate, private entrance, the residences of this building also have amenities that are exclusive to condo residents only.
The building has residences in configurations that include studio units up to three-bedroom homes. These units come with very high ceilings, stainless steel appliances, marble floors, and custom cabinetry. Located by the water as well, views here are spectacular and includes panoramas of the bay and the city.
Address: 495 Brickell Ave, Miami, FL 33131, USA
Year Built: 2009
Total units: 561
One of the newer condo buildings in the area, the Icon Brickell II is the second building in the Icon triumvirate. This condo is also located near the water, and is right across from Brickell Key, giving residents views of the bay, the island, and the surrounding city. Residents can also expect a lot from the homes here, which come in options that range from studio to 3-bedroom units, and to customizable penthouses.
Aside from the usual 5-star amenities that come with living here, residents can also enjoy the use of an exclusive boat dock, concierge services, and numerous parks to jog, bike, or walk in. The sizable water frontage makes it a great place to live, if you are aiming for a resort-style life in Miami.
Address: 475 Brickell Ave, Miami, FL 33131, USA
Year Built: 2008
Total units: 685
The first of 3 Icon residential buildings in Brickell, the Icon Brickell I is not as near to the water as its sibling, but still enjoys access to the same waterfront features that Icon II does. Access to the boat dock, the waterfront jogging paths, and pools are also part of what residents here get. Views are spectacular, with the surrounding financial district, the Miami River, Brickell Key, and the Bay being part of what residents can see.
Homes here come in configurations that include studio units, one bedroom, two bedroom, and three bedroom floor plans. This building is the biggest of all three hence the most number of units in it. If you are a social individual, this is the best choice of the three as well since there are more residents here than in the other two.
Address: 2101 Brickell Ave, Miami, FL 33129, USA
Year Built: 2004
Total units: 360
This 30 story building is located in the southeastern part of Brickell and is just a short distance from the Rickenbacker Causeway. Homes here come in configurations that include one bedroom up to three bedroom floor plans. Home sizes range from 790 up to 1760 square feet, with each home having common features no matter the size, like great views of the bay and the city.
These homes have a lot of modern conveniences that include state-of-the-art kitchens with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and marble floors. Bedrooms come with wall-to-wall carpeting, huge walk-in closets, and floor-to-ceiling windows. Residents also have access to a long list of amenities that include the use of a private marina, swimming pool, and a lighted tennis court.
Address: 485 Brickell Ave, Miami, FL 33131, USA
Year Built: 2009
Total units: 500
Also called the Icon Viceroy, the third building of the Icon cluster in Brickell stands 60 stories high and has a total of 500 residences within its walls. This pet-friendly building comes with numerous amenities that are shared with the other two Icon residences. You can also enjoy valet parking, concierge services, and 24-hour security in this building.
Homes here also come with many luxurious features. Whether you have a studio, one bedroom, two bedroom, or three bedroom unit here, you will find features within that include marble floors, floor-to-ceiling windows, state-of-the-art kitchens, and high ceilings. You will also find that living here gives you access to majestic views of the water and the surrounding city.
Address: 68 SE 6th St, Miami, FL 33131, USA
Year Built: 2016
Total units: 380
One of the newest condo buildings in the Brickell neighborhood is the Reach building of the Brickell City Centre complex. This 43 story building houses 380 units in configurations that range from one bedroom to four bedroom floor plans. Located on the easternmost side of the development, the Reach building is the first to be finished of the three towers slated for completion here.
Amenities that can be found in this condominium include a heated lap pool, porte-cochere entrance, and even a library. Valet and concierge services are available here 24-7, a spa as well as a salon can also be found on the premises. Tennis courts, a fitness center, and a lobby with high-speed WiFi is also part of what you get here.
Address: 88 SW 7th St. Miami, FL 33131, USA
Year Built: 2016
Total units: 390
This is considered the twin of the Reach building in this complex, and for a good reason. This particular condo building also stands 43 stories high and has around 390 units within its walls, a mere 10 more than its twin. This building also has the same amenities that can be found in the Reach building, and this includes heated pools, a library, exclusive spa, and elegantly designed lobby.
The homes here are also as luxurious, with kitchens that carry stainless-steel appliances, bathrooms with marble flooring, and bedrooms with walk-in closets. These homes also come with majestic views afforded by floor-to-ceiling glass doors and windows, and terraces with glass railings. Pre-wired for internet, cable, and telephones, residents will find that all the modern creature comforts they need are all here.