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!

South Florida Home and Condo Sales Start Strong in 2011

The year 2011 is off to a good start in the South Florida real estate market, according to a recent article in The Miami Herald.

The number of luxury condominiums and home sales in South Florida is resembling those levels seen in 2005. In fact, sales figures in Miami-Dade and Broward counties haven’t been this high in five years.

There were 1,262 sales of existing condos in Miami-Dade County in January, which is a 134 percent increase from January 2010, according to the Miami Association of Realtors

In Broward County, there were 1,318 condo sales in January, which is a 27 percent from the same month last year.

Single-family home sales in Miami-Dade and Broward counties increased by  55 percent and 18 percent respectively from January 2010.

A Shift to a Home Sellers Market?

Although area foreclosures continue to pull the median sales price for South Florida homes downward, experts are saying that the increased activity in South Florida home sales as well as the shrinking inventory of homes on the market may have a counter effect.

As South Florida home prices begin to rise, the market might switch from being a buyer’s market to a seller’s market.

South American buyers, enjoying a favorable conversion rate to the U.S. dollar, are expediting this switchover by investing in the South Florida real estate market in large numbers.

Still, the South Florida real estate market seems to be a buyer’s market at this point, as evident by some recently released data:

  • The median sales price on Miami-Dade condos was $91,200 in January, which was a decrease of 36 percent from 2010.
  • In Broward County, the median sales price rose slightly – by 2 percent – to $68,900.
  • The median sales price for Miami-Dade single family homes fell 18 percent to $150,800 when compared to January 2010.
  • The median sales price for Broward County single family homes dopped by 5 percent to $165,100.

Ready to Enter the South Florida Real Estate Market?

If you’re the kind of home buyer who loves a good deal, now is a great time to enter the real estate market.  Prices are still low, more financing has opened up and interest rates are still at record lows.
Recent signs in the market, however, suggest that the South Florida real estate market is shifting toward a seller’s market.  Once that happens, prices on luxury condominiums and homes will inevitably rise.
Contact me, Scott Patterson, your Aventura real estate expert, today to learn about available listings in some of our luxury Aventura condominiums, including:

While you’re at it, feel free to check out some of the other amazing South Florida communities, including Bal Harbour, Golden Beach, Hallandale and Hollywood.