5 Best Places to Live in Brickell

5 Best Places to Live in Brickell

Between its kinetic urban core, the island serenity of Brickell Key, and the more relaxed suburban-urban vibes south of 15th Road, Brickell has rightfully earned its place as one of South Florida's most celebrated and sought-after places to live. Today, of course, Brickell is a prestigious and thriving coastal location that has moved well beyond fundamental live-work-play aesthetics. Proving its considerable staying power over the past two decades, the neighborhood is home to over 70 residential towers, with even more either under construction or in development.

With an abundance of lifestyle choices, a common question among incoming residents, investors, or established locals looking to upgrade is, "What is the best place to live in Brickell?"

Admittedly, with so many luxurious, amenity-rich options in this glimmering "Manhattan of the South," there is no wrong answer. There are, however, a handful of relentlessly luxurious residences that redefine Brickell's unparalleled urban lifestyle. Whether it's the opulent floorplans, endless amenities, or breathtaking views, the following represent the five best places to live in Brickell.

1. Four Seasons Residences

1425 Brickell Avenue

Why it's number 1: This glorious residential tower promises unparalleled service, panoramic views, and world-class amenities. There's no other lifestyle quite like the prestige and sophistication of a home at the Four Seasons.

Best for: Those seeking the ultimate in luxury and service (and investment opportunities) who embrace the prestige of a Four Seasons address.

The Four Seasons Residences in Brickell is the pinnacle, the apex, and the peak of bespoke luxury living in Brickell. The 70-story building features effortlessly luxurious condo residences on its upper floors, with access to the renowned Four Seasons Hotel Miami services. Residents enjoy the same high standards of five-star service and amenities bestowed upon hotel guests, including access to a rooftop pool and terrace, a spa, membership at Equinox Gym, 24-hour room service, and use of the on-site concierge. The residences showcase their own brand of unparalleled elegance and sophistication. Offering picture-perfect views of Biscayne Bay and the Miami skyline, the most prominent homes have updates with impeccable finishes and floor plans designed for entertaining. Even the more modest units are the peak of style and livability in a building that caters to those who desire the very best of what Brickell real estate has to offer.

2. Echo Brickell

1451 Brickell Avenue

Why it makes the list: Cutting-edge design, smart home technology, and luxury penthouses place Echo Brickell among Miami's most future-forward residential buildings.

Best for: Tech-savvy professionals and modern luxury seekers who value smart home features, contemporary design, and a vibrant urban lifestyle.

With a facade that epitomizes high-end future tech, Echo Brickell stands out for its seamless pairing of elegant architectural design, luxurious amenities, and an innovative, convenience-driven lifestyle. The residences are awash in style. Marble floors, Italian glass, and Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances are welcome indulgences, while floor-to-ceiling windows, deep terraces, and impressive views provide a sense of grandeur. The in-home and building-wide tech is unmatched, with features like smart home technology, biometric access, automated audio, climate and lighting controls, and enterprise-grade wi-fi. The amenity floor kicks the whole experience a notch higher with a full-floor infinity-edge pool, a 4,000-square-foot gym, spa facilities, and dedicated concierge services.

3. Asia Brickell Key

900 Brickell Key Boulevard

Why it makes the list: Unquestionably the best place to live on Brickell Key, the Asia waterfront condominium boasts private, high-end living mere minutes from the vibrancy of Brickell and downtown Miami.

Best for: Privacy-oriented buyers who yearn for the lavish luxury of Brickell while tucked away in one of the neighborhood's most private and prestigious locales.

Known for its sleek, modern design, pagoda-rooftop, and dramatic porte-cochere entry, the luxurious Asia Brickell Key has been the island's preeminent property since opening its doors in 2008. Among Brickell's most ideal landing spots for buyers searching for a vibrant, vertical lifestyle, the floorplans here are spacious, including options ranging from two to five bedrooms, up to 5,000 square feet. The residences feature Italian-designer wood cabinetry, marble floors, designer appliances, private storage, and panoramic views of the Miami River, downtown, and Biscayne Bay through 12-foot windows.

4. Santa Maria

1643 Brickell Avenue

Why it makes the list: As an alternative to Brickell's dense urban core, Santa Maria sits alongside Brickell's original "Millionaire's Row," itself an iconic building overlooking Biscayne Bay.

Best for: Those who prefer classic elegance and modern luxury in a more traditional neighborhood setting.

The luxury and charm of Santa Maria stem from its location away from the hustle and bustle of Brickell's urban core. Situated below SW 15th Road, Santa Maria offers residents a more tranquil setting, with convenient access to Biscayne Bay and neighborhood parks. Included amenities foster a warm community atmosphere, such as the historic mansion serving as the community clubhouse, a shimmering bayfront pool and sundeck, a heated Jacuzzi, a marina, racquetball and tennis courts, a fitness center, and an on-site café.

5. Jade at Brickell

1331 Brickell Bay Drive

Why it makes the list: Jade at Brickell brings together style and comfort with a broad list of high-end amenities.

Best for: Anyone who wants waterfront living, endless amenities, stunning views, and easy access to Brickell's urban atmosphere.

Any number of Brickell high-rise residences could have grabbed the fifth spot, but the nod goes to the Jade at Brickell, a prestigious condominium tower perched majestically on the shores of Biscayne Bay. The 340 units across 48 floors provide a wealth of choices for would-be homeowners, and the Jade's amenity package holds a particularly strong appeal. It includes a state-of-the-art fitness center, an infinity-edge pool with poolside cabanas, a his-and-hers spa, 24-hour concierge services, a racquetball court, and a rooftop sky lounge. Plus, if you need more convincing, the Jade's unobstructed Biscayne Bay views are some of the best anywhere in Miami.

Ready to learn more about high-rise residences in Brickell?

If you're ready to explore the very best of Brickell’s high-end real estate, contact top-rated agent David Freed to begin your journey. With outstanding market insight and a reputation for excellence, David is the guide you need through the Brickell luxury real estate landscape.

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