Moving to Aventura? Don’t Miss these Top Communities!

Aventura, located less than a half-hour north of Miami, is full of vibrant amenities and is also experiencing rapid growth. Now is the time to move to this burgeoning suburb—after your first visit, you’ll see why it’s known as “The City of Excellence.”

Here’s my list for the best communities in Aventura. Whether you’re looking for a beachfront condo or a golf community, I’ve got the top picks that you need to see for yourself.

Aventura Estates

A home in one of the best communities in Aventura

Picture a stunning golf community with rolling fairways, meticulously designed homes, and prestigious amenities. This is exactly what you’ll get when you call Aventura Estates home. You won’t find a neighborhood like this anywhere else, and it’s truly the pinnacle of South Florida luxury.

This community is a rare find on the Turnberry Golf Course and boasts the best luxury features. Homes here can range from 2,000 to 5,000+ square feet and often include private pools, custom designs, chef-style kitchens, and so much more. You’ll be swept off your feet by the amenities—don’t miss the gated entrance, miles of exercise trails, and the marina.

Hidden Bay

Condo in one of the best communities in Aventura.

Have you always dreamed of a waterfront home? When you call Hidden Bay home, you’ll be able to experience coastal views and the grandeur of a premiere community. Hidden Bay condominiums range in price from $300,000 – $3,000,000, and these units are packed with unique features that you won’t find anywhere else.

Take a peek at a Hidden Bay condo and you’ll understand why it’s one of the best communities in Aventura. Most units feature views of Dumfoundling Bay, and you’ll also notice the stunning kitchens, spa-like bathrooms, and open floor plans. Looking for amenities? Hidden Bay has plenty of them, including pools, a marina, and a fitness center.

Golden Pointe

High rises in the best communities in Aventura.

Golden Pointe is the perfect mixture of privacy and convenience. Its proximity to the best South Florida amenities and its location on the Intracoastal Waterway make it an opulent place to call home. This gated island community features 1,750 – 2,750 square feet townhomes that are fully appointed with all the features you’re looking for.

When you step inside a Golden Pointe condo, you’ll be transported to your own slice of paradise. These townhomes come fully loaded—expect open floor plans, stunning master suites, and much more. The amenities will allow you to fully embrace the South Florida lifestyle. Residents also have access to a heated pool, tennis courts, a spa, and much more!

Porto Vita

Balcony on one of the best communities in Aventura.

Life on the Intracoastal Waterway is truly a breeze, and if you’re looking for the best spot to call home, I recommend Porto Vita. Situated on the water, Porto Vita is a sprawling community of luxury high-rises and townhomes. Here, expect jaw-dropping waterfront and golf course views. The homes themselves are also something to behold and come with fantastic amenities.

Homes in Porto Vita range from 2,250 – 6,000 square feet and start at $1,500,000, which make it a truly extravagant community. You’ll find features such as sprawling balconies, master suites with prestigious waterfront views, and open-concept floor plans for entertaining. Amenities include multiple pools, a fitness center, a spa, and so much more.

Ready to Discover the Best Communities in Aventura?

If it’s time for you to discover the best communities in Aventura for yourself, I’ve got the resources you’ve been looking for. Just call me, Scott Patterson, for all of your Aventura real estate needs. I’m a South Florida expert, and even if you just want to learn more about the area, I can’t wait to be your guide.

Ready to jumpstart your real estate journey? Give me a call so we can chat—I’d love to introduce you to the stunning Aventura area. Looking to sell? I can help with that, too!

The Aventura Mall Expansion Is Underway

Aventura, FL – The beautiful city of Aventura is not only a great place to live in the many communities such as Porto Vita, Island Estates, Aventura Estates and also play golf at The Turnberry Isle Resort & Golf Club but the city is known for one of the nations largest and highest grossing luxury shopping malls in the US., “The Aventura Mall”. To many of us, it has become not only a convenience but staple of our Lifestyle.

The Aventura Mall not only has some of the best shopping around, its also has great restaurants, a movie theater, and an Equinox Gym. Well, if anyone is wondering what all the construction is on the east side of the mall, you can bet it’s going to be big. The new expansion of the mall includes a 315,000 sq. ft. retail wing and parking garage along with a host of destination restaurants and a new state of the art food court.QE5oWH2 Starting to sound good to you isn’t it? To top it all off, renderings have revealed plans for a new Tesla store to be included in the expansion. Let me know what stores you would want to see be included in the expansion in your comments below!

– Scott

South Florida Real Estate Market Update

Last time I discussed with you a trend on the South Florida real estate market in which home prices are dropping and South Florida home buyer interest is rising.

Today I’d like to discuss with you a recent report by Zillow.com that further breaks down the drop in South Florida home prices.

Zillow.com is a Seattle-based company that studies real estate trends all across the country.

South Florida Homes for Sale

According to the recent report by Zillow.com, South Florida home values decreased by 12.8 percent during the first quarter of 2011 when compared to the first quarter of 2010.

Compared with the 25 largest metropolitan areas, the South Florida area (which includes Palm Beach County, Broward County and Miami-Dade County) ranked number five for steepest drops in home values.

Detroit and Atlanta tied for the largest annual decline in home values at 17.3 percent.

Here’s what else the real estate website reported about our South Florida real estate market:

  • South Florida home values have dropped to 2002 levels.
  • Miami-Dade and Broward County home values are less than half of what they were five years ago.

And although Zillow.com previously predicted that the national housing market would bottom out by late 2011, experts are now saying that the housing market won’t bottom out until 2012.

Since Florida’s housing market crashed before much of the rest of the country, my prediction is that our housing market will bottom out earlier than that.

Purchasing a South Florida Home for Sale

The news from Zillow.com is likely grim news for South Florida home sellers looking to get a great price for their South Florida home for sale.

But for South Florida home buyers, conditions are just right to enter the South Florida real estate market.

For more information contact me today to further discuss your options on the South Florida real estate market as a South Florida home buyer.

Feel free to browse some of our amazing residential communities in South Florida online.  These include:

Until next time,

Scott

Gated Single Family And Townhome Communities In Aventura Florida

Aventura Florida Real Estate Community YTD Market Report

Aventura Lakes

Number of current Active Listings: 16
Highest Priced Listing: $1,650,000
Lowest Priced Listing: $499,000
Number of Sales this year: 8
Highest Priced Sale YTD: $873,000
Lowest Priced Sale YTD: $620,000

Island Estates

Number of current Active Listings: 3
Highest Priced Listing: $6,700,000
Lowest Priced Listing: $5,900,000
Number of Sales this year: 1
Highest Priced YTD Sale: $4,250,000
Lowest Priced YTD Sale: N/A

Courtyards at the Point:

Number of current Active Listings: 6
Highest Priced Listing: $1,980,000
Lowest Priced Listing: $1,200,000
Number of Sales this year: 2
Highest Priced Sale YTD: $1,400,000
Lowest Priced Sale YTD: $915,000

Golden Pointe:

Number of current Active Listings: 4
Highest Priced Listing: $640,000
Lowest Priced Listing: $588,000
Number of Sales this year: 1
Highest Priced Sale YTD: $660,000
Lowest Priced Sale YTD : N/A

Aventura Estates:

Number of current Active Listings: 9
Highest Priced Listing: $1,999,000
Lowest Priced Listing: $949,000
Number of Sales this year: 2
Highest Priced Sale YTD : $1,126,000
Lowest Priced Sale YTD: Not Disclosed

Island Way:

Number of current Active Listings: 3
Highest Priced Listing: $899,999
Lowest Priced Listing: $735,000
Number of Sales this year: 5
Highest Priced Sale YTD: $970,000
Lowest Priced Sale YTD: $720,000

Presidential Estates:

Number of current Active Listings: 15
Highest Priced Listing: $3,250,000
Lowest Priced Listing: $999,000
Number of Sales this year: 5
Highest Priced Sale YTD: $3,200,000
Lowest Priced Sale YTD: $900,000

Villa Flora

Number of current Active Listings: 4
Highest Priced Listing: $3,700,000
Lowest Priced Listing: $1,999,000
Number of Sales this year: 0
Highest Priced Sale YTD: N/A
Lowest Priced Sale YTD : N/A

Porto-Vita

Number of current Active Listings: 1
Highest Priced Listing: $2,850,000
Lowest Priced Listing: N/A
Number of Sales this year: 0
Highest Priced Sale YTD: N/A
Lowest Priced Sale YTD: N/A

Scott Patterson Aventura Real Estate
Phone: 305.466.3070

*Data courtesy of MLS