The term most popular could be subjective. Brickell has about 100 condo buildings throughout Brickell and Brickell Key to choose from, so how is a new homeowner supposed to decide?

Whether it's the best, the most popular, or the closest to your favorite coffee shop, being the best is all subjective to what you are looking for, the price, the amenities, and the location. While you can find a list anywhere, being in the real estate industry for so many years, I've done my own research as to what I feel are the best or most popular Brickell condominiums.

Santa Maria

1) Santa Maria

The Santa Maria comes in as one of the best luxury condominiums in Brickell. With some very large units, direct ocean views, and some of the most expensive units sold in Brickell, Santa Maria tops the list with amenities, luxury and lifestyle. On a scale which ranks quality, water, views, and management, Santa Maria comes in at the top of the list.

Four Seasons

2) Four Seasons

The Four Seasons offers one of the best services in the area. People have come to expect the best when they think of Four Seasons. Brickell is no exception. With the Equinox Fitness center on the fourth floor, a resort style swimming pool, in-house dining, private cabana, a business center and wedding and meeting venues, the Four Seasons comes in at one of the best buildings in Brickell.

3) Jade Brickell

Jade at Brickell Bay comes in at one of the highest rated condo buildings in the Brickell and even in the Miami area. Its location, views, quality, resell value and utility quality all come in at 9. It's one of the top, luxury boutique buildings in the area and has more amenities than just about any other condominium. Not only does it have all the amenities you would expect out of a luxury condominium but it offers on-site restaurants, media room and library, rooftop lounge and observation deck.

4) Bristol Tower

The Bristol Towers also comes in at the top of the luxury list. It ranks up there with some of the highest quality construction, utilities and security. Built in 1993, it has an average square footage price of about $685. With all the amenities you expect out of a luxury condominium, this circular building has large sizes from 1200 ft.² to over 9000 ft.².
Brickell City Center

5) Brickell City Center

The Brickell City Center condominium is one of the best new construction luxury condominiums in Brickell. Condos started about $700 per square feet and offer lots of luxury, high-end, new features such as private elevators, better fixtures, high-end appliances, children's play area, library, café services and assigned parking for all units with secure garage and valet parking services.

6) Asia Brickell Key

Asia also comes in at one of the top luxury condominiums in Brickell, technically located on Brickell Key. It has the highest marks for views, quality, water quality and safety. It was built in 2008 by Swire Properties and has an average price per square foot of $1100. It features five private elevators per floor, lots of amenities and just 123 units on 33 floors. It has layouts up to 5500 ft.² but has some of the highest priced condo association fees in the area anywhere from $2500-$5000 per month.

7) Tequesta II & III

Tequesta, both the 2 Point and 3 Point, come in as some of the best for amenities in the Brickell area. These buildings offer a great deal of services with a personal touch as well as a full-service neighborhood including supermarkets, restaurants, coffee shops, and dry cleaners. With concierge services, racquetball and squash courts, spas and swimming pools, social and game rooms, and valet and covered parking, there is an endless supply of social activities, things to do, and resort style perks.
Villa Regina

8) Villa Regina

I would have to say that the Villa Regina is probably the best Brickell condominium for those that own a boat. You have access to a private Marina for residents only and a water pathway out to the ocean. It has all your standard resort amenities such as swimming pools and hot tubs, fitness center and security, social room and concierge services, but the 43 slip marina is really one of the highlights. It's known as the Wall Street of the South, conveniently located next to Brickell Village and Circle Park.

Villa Regina

9) The Palace

Unlike its name, the Palace is probably one of the more affordable places to live in Brickell. With condominiums starting less than $500,000, you have the chance to live in Brickell without the million dollar price tag. However, homeowners dues are still quite expensive and cover a lot of amenities such as swimming pools, fitness centers, tennis courts, a water pathway and 24 hour security. It overlooks the waterfront with stunning views of the bay and makes my list as one of the top places to live in Brickell.

The Nine at the Village

10) Nine at Mary Brickell Village

With a prime location and some of the more affordable prices in Brickell, the Nine at Mary Brickell Village comes in at #10 on the most popular condos in Brickell. This building offers exclusive services and indoor amenities as well as a multilingual staff, clubroom, Zen Garden, fitness center and yoga studio, and it's close to the Mary Brickell Village with a 1 acre private Park is a linked Terrace to the village. There's really nothing like it and with affordable condominiums starting at less than $600,000, this is a great option for anyone looking to move to Miami.

Feel free to browse these popular buildings or contact my office to schedule a showing of any listing, building or neighborhood throughout Miami.

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