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Miami Beckons

Dec/24/2021 / by JASWANT LALWANI

I am a long-term New Yorker and have always considered the city my artistic and spiritual home. Though I have only recently become familiar with Miami, I am finding it to be an increasingly exciting option. Have you ever been to a place so special that you just leave in a better mood? What started out as a second home is now about to become a primary residence. With a world-class symphony and ballet, the globally renowned Miami Art Basel and exciting new first-time shows, Miami is on track to equal her northern rivals, such as New York and Chicago. With three major airports – in Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach – it is truly an international destination.

After all, South Florida has become a shining, tropical beacon epitomizing luxury condo living at affordable prices. In the past, northerners fled here for the balmy weather, tax incentives and a possible retirement home. But today a hotspot for art, nightlife and global business, Miami’s charisma rises high into the tropical sky. Locals speak boldly when speaking of Miami in the same breath as London, New York or Hong Kong. Places like the Arsht Center for Performing Arts, World Symphony Orchestra, Perez Art Museum, American Airlines Arena, and more add to the overall vibrancy. The influx of Wall Street and other business interests has elevated the dining experience and brought a cornucopia of feasting not found elsewhere.

The rising communities of Edgewater close to the Brickell Center, graffiti-ridden Wynwood, and the elegant Design District, together with Central and Midtown Miami afford a lifestyle for everyone with Miami’s free Metro Mover service looping around every few minutes.

Below are a selection of a few full-service buildings based on style, investment potential and an affordable price range. Other criteria are views of the bay, ocean or the iconic Miami skyline,
the amenities, proximity to major downtown attractions, ease of shopping, and true city living. All have a 24-hour concierge, full gym, pool and spa, resident lounges and much more.

THE WALDORF ASTORIA is an iconic name synonymous with grandeur, sophistication. It was a pioneer of white-glove service catering to the lifestyle of the rich and famous. Now, The Waldorf is coming to Miami for the first time adding to the glamour and sophistication of the already evolving city. This will be the highest residential tower south of NYC, rising to a magnificent 1,049 feet and offering views of the whole city, and confirming Miami ‘s position as a leading global player.

Amenities will include all white-glove services, such as a pool, spa, fitness center, business center and beach
club service. It will have the latest smart-building technology, a personal concierge and much, much more. An all-day dining brasserie and the famous Peacock Alley restaurant. The Waldorf Astoria Residences, Miami, will offer an experience of an exclusive lifestyle while cementing Miami’s undeniable global presence and relevance.

Prices start from $830,000 for a 1 BR to $4M for a 3 BR.

MISSONI BAIA in Edgewater was built by the legendary Italian fashion house whose colorful, one-of-a-kind style is recognized around the world. Bayfront residences make for true waterfront living. The Bayfront promenade links Edgewater to downtown Miami. It boasts a private screening room, Olympic-size lap pool and tennis court, to round off the amenities. Prices range from under $700K for 1 BR/1 Bth to $1M and up for a 2BR.

ASTON MARTIN in Downtown Miami is the pinnacle of elegant living. This is one of the last available parcels of Miami waterfront property, soaring 66 storeys into the sky. It has superb yacht marina facilities and direct access to a golden beach just minutes away. It is the only building featuring 468 feet of water frontage.
The prices range from under $800K for a 1 BR to around $2M for a 2 BR.

CONRAD OCEAN RESORT RESIDENCIES in Fort Lauderdale faces the ocean and has fully furnished and finished apartments. The prices range from under $1M for a 1 BR/1.5 Bath to $1.3M and over for a
2 BR. This building has a unique lease-back program. It offers a fixed gross yearly payment of 5% on purchase price for two years. This includes 90 days of owner usage with no blackout dates.

The Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Palm Beach area offers the best in South Florida. A pleasant and exciting welcome awaits you there.

NATIIVO in Midtown Miami has fully furnished apartments with an owner’s closet in every residence. Purposefully designed, built and licensed for home sharing, you can rent it from one day to any short- or long-term duration and use when convenient. Prices range from $400K for 1 BR and around $1M for a 3 BR.