South Beach buildings are amongst the most sought after condo buildings in the Miami area.
I use my own grading system for South Beach buildings, which separates them into 3 categories, A, B and C.
“A” Buildings (click on building name for a list of currently available condos):
These 2 are “A” buildings, but in really belong in a category by themselves since they are condo hotels:
These are the South Beach buildings with the highest standars of luxury. They are all in top locations (South of Fifth and/or Ocean Drive) and have most desirable amenities. All “A” buildings except Portofino Towers (1996) were built in the past 10 years. The views on these buildings range from direct ocean views to bay and city views.
“B” Buildings (click on building name for a list of currently available condos):
Sunset Harbour South
These are all nice buildings that are mid-range in terms of finishes, age and price range. Most units in these buildings have either a city / ocean view or a bay view.
“C” Buildings (click on building name for a list of currently available condos):
Nine Island Avenue
Island Terrace Condo
These are the south beach buildings that have been built between the 1960′s and 1980′s. The still have amenities like pools and gyms, etc. but are more dated and therefore generally lower priced than their counterparts. Exceptions are the Decoplage and Nine Island Avenue, which I classify as a “C” buildings, however they are priced in the “B” building price range.
Of course this is a very general overview and there are lots of nuances within each of these categories. There are also south beach buildings that are not listed at all, e.g. all Art Deco buildings in South Beach. It should however give you a good starting point as to which group of buildings might be suitable for you, should you be looking to purchase a condo in a south beach building.
Questions, suggestions and comments are always welcome !