What are the Best Condos in Brickell? The Top 5 Luxury Options
The Best Brickell Condos for Sale in 2023/2024
We curated a selection of Brickell and Brickell Key’s top-performing condominiums, highlighting the characteristics that have propelled them to the pinnacle of the neighborhood and identifying their most desirable floor plans. The following table showcases these top-tier condos, with links to their respective building profiles, access to current listings, sold inventory, and market statistics.
We’ve observed substantial value increases in the past three years, and in this article, we identify the key factors fueling demand and growth. Leveraging our proprietary software, ‘Condo Geeks,’ we analyze historical appreciation trends and forecast future growth. Watch the video below to catch a glimpse of residences in top-performing buildings.
Over the course of more than a decade, we’ve personally brokered transactions in all of these condominiums. In writing this article, we have factored in the post-purchase experiences of numerous satisfied clients, including their overall satisfaction, asset appreciation, interactions with building staff, and the invaluable aspects of condominium living.
We invite you to read this article and encourage you to explore our conclusions and why partnering with our team is your ideal choice for securing the best results.
1 Best Condo in Brickell | The Four Seasons Residences
The Four Seasons Residences in Brickell consistently ranks as the highest-performing building in the neighborhood. Four Seasons Residences is Brickell’s tallest residential condo tower, rising 70 stories high with approximately 262 units. There are about six units per floor, making it less dense and more exclusive for its residents. Residences range from 1,500 to upwards of 4,200 square feet of interior space with a predominant focus on providing ample living room space.
Although the Four Seasons has a commercial component to the building (hotel and office), the residential entrance and elevators are separated. As a result, residents enjoy absolute privacy. The 24-hour security and in-house concierge will only deliver the highest level of personalized attention to the condo owners and their guests. Along with its outstanding service, the Four Seasons offers various pools (one of them a residents-only pool), restaurants, lounges, poolside cabanas, a fitness center, and a spa.
The Best Floor Plan at the Four Seasons is Residence F
Most extensive single-unit floor plan with 3,600 to 4,200 interior square feet
Southeast exposure for sunrises and sunsets
The most significant living room configuration with 34 by 32 feet of interior space
Jade at Brickell Bay, located on the southeastern waterfront of Brickell, houses around 339 residences featuring private elevator entrances to each unit’s foyer. Floor plans range from 1,135 to 3,415 square feet (excluding penthouses, which exceed 6,400 square feet). Beyond the 30th floor, larger units spanning East to West are available, with just six units per floor ranging from 1,730 to 3,415 interior square feet.
Constructed in 2004, Jade initially delivered units with top-tier appliances and high-end features. Residents have since remodeled their units to enhance their investments. Amenities include two pools, a reflection pond, a fitness center, business center, sky lounge, bicycle storage, full-service concierge, and 24-hour security. Jade uniquely offers Bayfront lofts with direct Bay Boardwalk access.
The Best Floor Plan at the Jade is the 11 line.
Southeastern corner unit with the most extensive floor plan spanning East to West
Captures the unobstructed views of the Biscayne Bay and the Brickell Skyline
4-bedroom and 4.5 Bathrooms plus Den with 3,415 square feet of interiors
3 The Best Condos in Brickell | Carbonell Brickell Key
Carbonell offers 284 residences, which vary in size and features, with the smallest floor plan having 1,031 square feet (one-bedroom) and the largest unit having 2,860 square feet (four-bedroom). The building provides its residents with the ultimate living experience. Services and amenities include 24-hour security at the primary gatehouse and the lobby, a 2-story fitness center with a racquetball court, a Bayfront pool, a children’s room, a tennis court, and a summer kitchen. Each unit has various views, including Downtown Miami, Virginia Key, Key Biscayne, mainland Brickell, and the interior skyline of Brickell Key.
Brickell Key offers its residents the single-family home feel. Condo owners can walk downstairs to various landscaped lawns for picnics, yoga, and communal gatherings. Additionally, they can use the walking trail along the island’s perimeter. As one of the eleven condo towers along the Key, Carbonell stands as one of the best buildings. As mentioned, Brickell Key is gated, offers various parks, and therefore is more desired by families.
The Best Floor Plan at Carbonell is the 04 line.
This line is one of the more extensive single-floor plans in the building, with 2,591 square feet of interiors
Western exposure, captivating Downtown Miami and mainland Brickell
The only floor plan in the entire building that has its unique curvature.
As a proper luxury condominium, Asia is one of the few boutique buildings in Brickell and Brickell Key. Asia offers approximately 123 units rising 33 floors high. The building upholds the name as it embodies a unique Asian interior and exterior aesthetic, making it stand in a league of its own. Each residence has a designated elevator that opens directly into the unit, allowing residents to enter and exit privately.
Amenities include 24-hour security (a gatehouse entrance and the lobby), a Bayfront fitness center, a pool, jacuzzis, bike storage, and an events room. Additionally, the condo offers tennis courts, a basketball court, and a racquetball court. Residences have 12-foot ceilings, private storage units, large floor plans, and private elevators – all within a well-managed building.
The Best Floor Plan in Asia is the 04 line.
Southern corner with 180 degrees of views from the Bay to the City Skyline
4 Bedrooms with 4.5 Bathrooms with upwards of 2,600 interior square feet
Private elevator lobby that opens into your private foyer
Brickell Flatiron is the newest building in Brickell (delivered in 2019), rising 64 stories high at the center of Brickell. The building’s amenities include various pools, a billiards room, a working space, a movie theater, a children’s room, an event space, a fitness center, and a spa.
Given its location in the heart of Brickell, residents can walk to nearby restaurants and shops in Mary Brickell Village and Brickell City Centre. The high-end finishes and features make for a modernized lifestyle. Residents have an e-key to access their units, high-speed elevators, European-style cabinetry, floating vanities, and Miele appliances.
As the remote workplace model continues to rise in popularity, condo owners have grown to appreciate their building’s amenities significantly. Brickell Flatiron certainly provides an impressive amount of options.
The Best Floor Plan at Flatiron is the 02 Line
This line offers Southwestern exposure with the largest wraparound terrace that captures the Bay, City Skyline, and mainland further West.
This floor plan is the most extensive in the building, with 3 Bedrooms and 3.5 Bathrooms along 1,900 square feet.
The top five condos are some of our preferred Brickell condos for sale. They are chosen because they offer larger floor plans, are economically stable, and have appreciated over the years. Every condo has pros and cons, and of course, you will have a budget to work with. Use this top 5 as a guideline. There are many good condos in Brickell with excellent floor plans at all different budget levels and we cannot include them all in just one blog.
If you contact me, I can tell you which condos to stay away from, and which to focus on. At a granular level we will be able to advise you not just on the best Condo but most importantly the BEST unit. I can tell you what floor plans tend to appreciate best over time and what units I see in the market as the best deal at THIS moment.
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I have sold hundreds of Brickell condos over my career. I’m a top-producing agent who is known as a market analyst. I also have my very own software called Condo Geeks, which allows me to track down a market or a specific condo 15 years back. I can see how stable that condo is, what the average price per SF is and how this stacks up against other condos. My experience will not only guide you towards the best unit, but also protect you from terrible mistakes. I challenge you to quiz me on any building in any market. I will honestly give you the good, the bad, and the ugly no matter what the cost.
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What is the Best Condo in Brickell? Our Pick in 10 Condo Categories!
What are the Best Condos in Brickell? Our Pick in 10 Categories! (2020 Ranking)
If you are to deciding on what condo to buy in Brickell it is truly in your best interest to not just focus on the unit you are interested in but also on the actual Brickell condo building. Some buyers jump straight into focusing on the unit, views and finishes with little regard to the actual building.
This is where our expertise and knowledge comes in. We rarely form an opinion without basing it of statistical data or ‘inside market knowledge’.
Who designed the building, who runs it and how it is run, pending assessments and changes and of course how it stacks up against the competition. This is why an expert opinion is so important. With 10 years of experience selling Brickell real estate we do know what is happening.
So… defining what is best depends on your point of view and the criteria of your needs. We picked the top 10 most relevant ‘best’ questions, all based of the needs and wants of you, the client
The ‘Best’ Questions to Ask
Best Brickell Resale Condo
Best Brickell Luxury Condo
Best Brickell New Construction Condo
Best Brickell Boutique Condo
Best Brickell Condo for Families
Best Brickell Condo for Amenities and Services
Best Managed Brickell Condo
Best Brickell Condo for Walkability
Best Value Brickell Condo
Best Brickell Condo for Investments
What is the best resale condo building in Brickell?
When we are trying to protect our real estate investment we sometimes choose resale buildings that are tried and tested. Certainly the best in terms of protecting its value and having increased the most in value over the last few years few buildings have done as well as Bristol Towers.
What is the best luxury condo building in Brickell?
Asia, Four Seasons, Carbonell, Santa Maria, Jade and Bristol Towers come at the top of this pile. Asia is the most ’boutique’ of the buildings in this line up with the fewest number of numbers in the building. Santa Maria has some very large spectacular units with direct ocean views, which is why it often holds the top spot for the most expensive units sold in Brickell each quarter. Four seasons has exceptional services that people have come to expect from Four Seasons. It has a ‘resort’ feel pool, superb in-house dining and the Equinox Gym found on the 4th floor. Carbonell on Brickell Key has been excellent finishes, a great lobby, is very well run and has many units with spectacular water views.
What is best boutique Condo and therefore most exclusive Condo in Brickell?
There are really just a few boutique buildings in Brickell. With around 120 units Asia offers the exclusive and private services of Brickell Key. A guard gate, front desk security and key access to private unit elevators make this the ‘fort knox’ of Brickell.
This is a tough one, but more often than not families require park space and areas for children to run around freely without the hazards that can often exist in busy built up urban areas. As a result Brickell Key always comes out on top.
The reality is that many couples who start a family will all to often move in the neighboring single family communities of Coconut Grove or Coral Gables, unless of course this is a part time or holiday residence for the family, then the ‘lock up and leave’ psychology comes into play and they will choose a Condo. Even then some do look to the condos in more ‘family friendly neighborhoods’ like Coconut Grove
What is the best condo in Brickell in terms of amenities and services?
Icon Brickell was considered for a while to have the best amenities – certainly the biggest swimming pool, spa, gym and restaurants all within the building: Cipriani’s plus several others. This building has sadly been dogged by structural problems and a large pending assessments due to cracks in the pool takes it off the list.
Four Seasons carries the strong four seasons brand and delivers everything (at a price) that you expect in a resort/ hotel environment. What will be interesting to see is how the new SLS building with its signature amenities will compete with the Four Seasons.
Two Tequesta Point and Three Tequesta Point deserve an honorable mention as does Santa Maria. The Tequesta buildings have great services with a very personal touch all encased in the full service neighborhood of Brickell Key: Supermarket, restaurants, dry cleaners even a coffee shop make this a great little self sufficient community. Santa Maria because it has the biggest land footprint in Brickell – its own Marina, a roof top gym, convenience store and more.
What is the best Condo in Brickell for ‘walkability’ the most central?
This is an easy one: Brickell City Center‘s ‘Rise and Reach‘ Condo’s are really ground zero for Brickell life. If you don’t mind living on top of a super sized shopping mall and want to walk out your front door into the center of everything then this is the project for you. If you prefer an existing building then you may want to consider 1060 Brickell or 1050 Brickell.
When markets move and inevitably they do we look to get our clients the undervalued asset. This is where our stats pages become so very useful. Right now there is a certain $ per sqft range that really gives the best value and makes sense when doing ‘apples to apples’ research. Our Brickell neighborhood reports also help paint the right picture. The best value may be new construction or resale. It depends on what deals we can squeeze out of the market.
Our pick – Call us
This is dependent of the time of analysis
What is the best condo to invest in Brickell?
Remember to check out the stats section on each Condo. Why pay attention to rental/ owner ratios? – Its important to invest in a building where you don’t have the fragility of large numbers of tenants. This often means you are surrounded by owners who are ‘investors and speculators’. We also prefer non-generic products for our clients, the more special the unit, the better the long term view – simple supply & demand economics. Finally, keep views in mind. As Miami grows, waterfront and water view will stay premium.
Our pick – Call us
This depends on the analysis and availability at that moment.
So our pick is to call us and we will explore together!
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2. What is the best New Construction Condo in Fort Lauderdale?
In our opinion, the Residences at Pier Sixty-six are certainly the most interesting and unique. Already well underway this 32 Acre project will be home to the first of its kind Marina where owners will be able to anchor up vessels up to a staggering 400 ft! For specifics of this project see our independent review of this project.
3. How can I compare the new luxury construction Condos to the best existing Luxury Condos in Miami?
Our Best Luxury Condos in Miami article will prove to be very useful to those looking to compare the existing to the new. You may also want to watch this video which shows the performance of the best Condos in Miami over the last 15 years!
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