Brickell, located south of Downtown, is the city’s financial center. It’s the cityscape of glittering skyscrapers over Biscayne Bay, a combination of business, hotels, and residential buildings.
Although Brickell has traditionally been known as a financial district, in recent years Brickell has also become known for the construction of some of the most expensive condos and mixed-use developments in Greater Miami. Brickell has some of the most iconic and tallest skyscrapers in South Florida, such as the Panoramic Tower and the Four Season’s Hotel and Tower. However, there is a condominium built in the early 80’s that has been a Miami landmark and is worth mentioning, that is the Atlantis Condominium, designed by the architectural firm Arquitectonica, the building is known for its glass façade, color scheme and the 5-story palm court which is cut out of the building. The palm court features a red spiral staircase, a jacuzzi, and a palm tree. The Atlantis’s claim to fame was when it was featured on the opening credits of the television series Miami Vice, this building is an icon to the Miami Skyline.
The Atlantis Condominium
In recent years, the urban core of Brickell, has prompted development growth. Many new offices, businesses, and shopping areas have popped up, most notoriously Brickell City Center, an achievement in innovation and artistry, an open-air mall with a mixed-use space comprised of two residential towers, two mid-rise office buildings and the East Hotel.
Although Brickell appears to be a concrete jungle, there are many places of interest that will surely surprise you. Amongst them Simpson Park, dense and defiant, this natural preserve encompasses over eight acres of tropical oasis and is one of the last remnants of the famous Brickell Hammock. Also top of the list is the Dade Heritage Trust, which mission is to preserve Miami-Dade County’s cultural heritage. It’s located in the original office and home of Dr. James Jackson, Miami’s first physician, and it showcases a permanent exhibit with artifacts, text and images that tell the story of Miami’s medical heritage, a must see to understand the roots of Miami.
As far as entertainment and restaurants, Brickell has an array of options for every taste and every mood, from the recently opened upscale Sexy Fish to the casual and panoramic food truck paradise at Brickell Soul, located behind the First Presbyterian Church overlooking Biscayne Bay. Or, you can order a round of cocktails at Sugar, Miami’s tallest rooftop bar, where it’ll feel as though you are in a secret garden and not 40 floors above ground. Brickell offers variety with the convenience of walkability. Are you ready to make it your home? Click below to start your home search.