The Most Luxurious Condo Buildings in North Beach
Jul 20, 2022 July 20, 2022
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 luxurious 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 to find if you’re interested in what North Beach condo living is like.
Last updated on July 20, 2022
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 and more refined living in 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 buildings and revitalization 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. It also ranks #15 on the “Places with the Best Public Schools in Miami-Dade” according to niche.com.
The Best of the Best Condos in North Beach
Akoya – 6365 Collins Avenue, North BeachAverage List Price: $1,053 per square foot
This crown-top, oceanfront tower built in 2004 and designed by Brito, Cohan & Associates houses 386 luxury condos spread across 47 stories. A favorite of locals, amenities at Akoya include direct beach access, 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.
Monaco Yacht Club & Residences – 6800 Indian Creek Drive, North Beach
Average List Price: $1,377 per square foot
In his signature purist style, these ultra-chic, waterfront luxury residences come designed by one of the finest international interior designers, Italian starchitect Piero Lissoni. Brand new and completed in 2022, only 39 Cote d’Azur-style condos are featured in the 12-story building inspired by the French Riviera’s enduring glamour. Each fully-finished residence is enhanced by warm whites, a rich wood palette, 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.To see available condos for sale at the Monaco Yacht Club & Residences, go here.
Carillon North Tower – 6899 Collins Avenue, North BeachAverage List Price: $1,444 per square foot
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.
L’Atelier – 6901 Collins Avenue, North BeachAverage List Price: $2,224 per square foot
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.
And the Winner of the Best Condo in North Beach in Terms of Luxury Goes To…
Eighty Seven Park – 8701 Collins Avenue, North BeachAverage List Price: $2,580 per square foot
Located right next to the lush North Shore Park, this ultra-modern condo building completed in 2019 is home to 70 luxury residences sprinkled across 18 floors. Designed by the Pritzker prize-winning architect Renzo Piano, the 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, 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.
Premium Pre-Constructions to Watch Out for in North Beach
North Beach is attracting the ultra-high-end condos that Miami Beach has always been famous for. As and when these are being delivered, they are changing North Beach’s reputation from a laid-back, somewhat neglected part of town to one of the most serene and desirable waterfront addresses and neighborhood-y enclaves. Some of the highly anticipated pre-construction condos expected to hit this quaint section of Miami Beach include 72+ Collins Hotel and Residences plus Equinox Hotel and Residences, which will be located where the historic Deauville Hotel stands. More details to follow.
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. 12 on the ‘Best Places to Live in Miami-Dade County’ rankings according to niche.com.
Best Restaurants in North Beach
The Strand at Carillon Miami - 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
- The Strand at Carillon Miami offers contemporary Mediterranean featuring locally grown foods, set in the Carillon Hotel and Condo
- 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
- 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
- Silverlake Bistro is a mood with candles on each table and Californian delights on your plate
- 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, boutiques and utility shops spread across its landscape, but that lends to its neighborhood feel. Even though there aren’t many big-name brands or shops 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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