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Though New York's been blessed with a mild winter so far, January's typically promises brutal temps and slushy sidewalks. But in Miami, average highs in January and February hover around a perfect 74 degrees, with dry skies and lots of sun, ideal for enjoying the city's pristine beaches and mojito bars.
There are lots of lovely neighborhoods in Miami, but right now Downtown Miami is having a moment—according to The Miami Herald, the area has seen an unprecedented boom in new condo developments over the last few years, which has brought prices down, making the market more attractive to buyers. And while it used to be mostly office buildings, the neighborhood is now popular with young professionals and families in their 20s and 30s who are drawn to its cultural additions and walkability. Area highlights include Bayfront Park, the Pérez Art Museum Miami, Miami's Freedom Tower, and popular eateries like Cipriani Downtown and Peruvian spot CVI.CHE 105. Downtown is also about 15-minute drive to popular spots like South Beach and Miami Beach.
If any of that sounds appealing to you, here's a taste of what's on the market.
253 NE 2nd St., #3508, Downtown
This 1,203-square-foot two-bedroom, two-bath condo, also pictured above, is in Vizcayne South, one of two luxury towers built in 2008 by Bayfront Park. Highlights include new porcelain flooring, a balcony with a view of the bay and the city, a lovely kitchen with stainless steel appliances, and a walk-in closet with ample storage space. The building has three resort-style pools, a sundeck, spa, fitness center, movie theater, valet parking, and a full-service concierge with a doorman. The unit is priced at $449,900.
1010 Brickell Ave, #4302, Brickell
This two-bedroom, three-bath condo is in a 50-story high-rise in Brickell, a lively downtown neighborhood located directly south of central Downtown Miami area. The area is becoming increasingly popular for its nightlife, proximity to beaches, and culinary scene. Unit highlights include a balcony with water and city views; central cooling, funky recessed lighting, and tile floors. The building itself has a rooftop deck, indoor and outdoor pools, a fitness room, indoor track, squash courts, sauna, and spa. The unit is priced at $899,000.
151 SE 1st St., #3104, Downtown
This one-bedroom, one-bath condo is in Centro, a 2016-built luxury building located right in the center of Downtown. The loft-style unit features big windows with city and bay views, an outdoor balcony, funky stainless steel appliances, an in-unit washer and dryer, and lots of closet space. Building amenities include a rooftop pool, two-floor lounge, and gym. The unit is priced at $225,000.
300 S Biscayne Blvd., #T-2514, Downtown
This two-bedroom, two-bath unit is in a 40-story tower in Downtown Miami built in 2008. Amenities include valet parking, a concierge service, recreational deck with a pool and poolside towel service, a meditation garden, a fitness center, a yoga studio, a children's playroom, and an events room. The apartment features new marble flooring, big, east-facing windows with water views, a kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops, and walk-in closets in the bedrooms. The unit is priced at $455,000.
300 Biscayne Blvd Way, #903, Downtown
If you can wait a couple years to make the move down south, this one-bedroom, one-bath condo is in the Aston Martin Residences, a new 66-floor luxury building with an expected completion date of 2021. The development is in partnership with the luxury car brand, and is expected to feature a gym, roofdeck pool, and other high-end amenities. The advertised unit features picture windows with city views, a balcony, central cooling, and a high-tech kitchen. The unit is priced at $728,900.
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