It’s tough to tell what’s a resort and what’s not in Miami, so equipped are the apartment communities with amenities most people expect only on vacation.
Any renter who wants every regular day to feel like they’re at a Sandals resort should make haste to Miami, where crystal-clear rooftop pools, maxed-out fitness centers, beach access and such are the norm in many communities. Of course, some of these properties come with pretty steep price tags, as there’s a wide cost of living range in Miami, not to mention many neighborhoods to choose from. However, it’s still totally possible to compromise here and there to get the unit of your dreams, even if it means a rental further away from the action.
This list of the 25 best apartment communities is a great way to begin any search for the perfect rental in Magic City. Get those flip-flops and bikinis ready — Bienvenido a Miami!
Source: Rent.com/850 Living
Kicking off our list of the best apartments in Miami is the swank community of 850 Living, a brand-new “urban development” designed as an oasis right in the heart of Miami’s hustle and bustle. The property’s 70-foot, zero-entry pool is a stunner for sure, as is the fitness center complete with a spin room. Quartz countertops grace the kitchens and bathrooms of each luxe unit.
The neighborhood is also a serious perk to life in 850 Living, as it’s steps away from all types of restaurants, shopping, green spaces, entertainment and so on. The airport is also a scant two miles away, so it’s perfect for frequent travelers! The Magic City Casino, Grapeland Water Park and the University of Miami are also just around the corner.
Source: Rent.com/Sunset Apartments
Smack in the heart of Kendall, a hot suburb only minutes from Miami, is the community of Sunset Apartments. Many Miami locals choose to settle here because it’s close to everything at a fraction of the cost, plus, it boasts excellent schools and proximity to all the major roadways.
The community also has a decidedly Floridian feel to it with its architecture, lush tropical greenery and sparkling pool on site.
Source: Rent.com/Gio Midtown
Arguably the most dog-friendly community on our list, Gio Midtown has a full spate of pooch-related amenities. Furry friends enjoy the dog lounge, dog spa and outdoor dog turf run, all on-site! Gio Midtown also has electric car charging stations, keyless entry, a “salt room,” and even a meditation garden. Points for creativity, right?
Since the design of the overall property is “mid-century modern,” the sleek aesthetic of the spaces is fresh, clean and updated to the -nth degree. This is so appropriate, given the fact that it’s located in Midtown, arguably one of the hottest neighborhoods in Miami right now.
Source: Rent.com/Vista Verde at Deerwood
Found in suburban Miami right near the Miami Zoo, Vista Verde at Deerwood welcomes people of all cultures and persuasions. This community is particularly great for families, thanks to the on-site “tot lot,” pool and picnic area. Pets are also welcome at this attractive property, which is fabulous for dog-lovers because that’s not the case everywhere!
Renters also enjoy a volleyball court, tennis court, fitness center and balconies/patios in every unit. The community also hosts monthly events so that tenants can mix and mingle with each other.
Source: Rent.com/Waterford Point
The totally updated property at Waterford Point has all types of unit options, including studios, townhomes and standard apartments. The property has the amenities one would expect of a Miami apartment, including two pools and spas, a fitness center and even a steam room! Select units even have dual master suites, for those roomies who need a little extra breathing room.
Located in the quaint suburb of Kendall, Waterford Point nonetheless offers enviable access to Miami’s businesses and nightlife, but at a more affordable price point.
Source: Rent.com/Waterford Landing
Waterford Landing is an excellent option for the budget-conscious renter who still wants to enjoy some pretty sweet amenities. The homey property features two lighted tennis courts, an indoor racquetball court, two swimming pools and two spas. The beautifully landscaped community is also ideally situated near the Florida Turnpike, a serious bonus for commuters. Full-sized washers and dryers in each unit (except studios, but they have access to a free laundry facility) are much appreciated by residents. Units have been recently remodeled and renovated, so they’re practically brand-new!
Source: Rent.com/Kings Colony Apartments
Just west of Miami near the Florida Everglades, Kings Colony has an impressive array of amenities not found in many other properties. For example, the car wash area and door-to-door valet trash service alone are reasons enough to sign a lease! This smoke-free living community is also equipped with smart home technology and attractive white shaker cabinets.
There are plenty of fun things to do on the property, as well, with two indoor racquetball courts and two swimming pools available to residents and guests. Although they allow cats and dogs on the property, certain dogs with “aggressive tendencies” aren’t allowed, so look into that before moving in with your German Shepherd or Rottweiler.
Source: Rent.com/Biscayne Bay
Next on our list of the best apartments in Miami is the perfect community for people who long for bay views. Look no further, as 22 Biscayne Bay offers this amenity in every unit. This 14-floor tower is conveniently situated only 10 minutes from South Beach and 5 minutes from Downtown.
Like most high-rises in the area, it sports a luxe pool, total fitness center and luxury appliances in all units. Covered parking for residents is another major bonus, although virtually everything a renter needs is within walking distance!
Created with aesthetics top of mind, CORE is the sister tower to nearby CASCADE. Both buildings are architectural knockouts, with “architectural elements running diagonally down the facade,” per the property’s site. The units have a decidedly modern, urban vibe, and the entire property is liberally sprinkled with unconventional, fresh touches like modern art, designer lighting features and attractive patterns laid into the floor.
The rooftop pool, complete with cabanas, grilling stations and ridiculous views, is a chill way to spend the days and nights. Many locals also hop on over to any of the area’s numerous greenspaces to picnic or stretch their legs. Back at the property, there’s even an on-site family grocer for residents to stock up on mouth-watering fresh fruits and vegetables!
Source: Rent.com/Terrazas River Park Village Apartments
The stunning pool surrounded by tanning chairs isn’t the very best thing at Terrazas River Park Village Apartments, but it’s close. Located on a property with gorgeous, mature trees, this community offers leases that range from seven to 12 months in duration and is pet-friendly. Each tenant gets a parking space, so a place to park the car is never an issue. Access to the hot tub, as well as in-unit balconies and washer/dryer, make it an ultra-convenient place to call home. Although slightly inland and thus, a bit further from South Beach, this community is just a short walk from the Miami River.
Stunning views of the waterfront are virtually everywhere on this property, located on 22nd Street in the desirable Edgewater neighborhood of Miami. Skyview tenants often move there to get in the mix of everything related to Miami, as it’s close to so many local attractions. Each unit comes with brand-name appliances in a fully-equipped kitchen. Residents love to work up a sweat in an up-to-date fitness center, followed by time in the lap pool or Jacuzzi on-site.
Source: Rent.com/Oak Plaza
With 156 units, Oak Plaza is just the right size for those who want to avoid mega-Miami living. This pet-friendly property is ideal for people who work at or otherwise require access to the local healthcare facilities. In fact, it’s very close to the Miami Health System campus, the VA hospital and Jackson Memorial Hospital.
Residents also enjoy super close proximity to LoanDepot Park, home of the Miami Marlins baseball team. The sparkling pool, up-to-date fitness center and stunning views are the icings on the cake of this community.
Source: Rent.com/Pinnacle Square
A smidge further inland, this colorful community is affordable living at its finest. Practically new, residents appreciate the clean and modern feel of this property. Complete with everything a person or family really needs to get by, Pinnacle Square does have some nice extras, like a playground, business center and fitness center. There’s even a community clubhouse and library! Beloved restaurants, like The Citadel and La Santa Taqueria, are just around the corner, perfect for happy hour and such.
Source: Rent.com/Pinnacle Place
Lush with palm trees, Pinnacle Place is a new high-rise community that prides itself on affordability. Renters who’re lucky enough to find an open unit here appreciate its proximity to the Design and Arts District, not to mention all of the local shopping and entertainment.
Although the apartment community doesn’t allow pets, it does offer residents access to 24-hour maintenance, a parking garage, energy-efficient appliances, a fitness center and a children’s playground, among other amenities. Restaurants like CHICA Miami and Sullivan Street Bakery are popular spots for locals to Pinnacle Place.
Source: Rent.com/Centre Lake
Slightly further inland, this Centre Lake is conveniently found near the I-95 expressway. Although this community has something of a fancy name, it has fewer frills than a lot of other apartments on our list. This shows in the rental rates, however, making it one of the more affordable options in the Miami area.
A pet-friendly neighborhood (maximum allowed, two), renters in Centre Lake enjoy a beautifully landscaped courtyard, their own private patio and private unit entry. These ranch-style, single-story apartments also come equipped with standard utilities, and renters have access to additional attic storage.
Source: Rent.com/Residences at the Falls
Renters with children flock to Residences At the Falls because it’s zoned for one of the area’s best school districts. There’s also plenty for kid and adult residents alike to enjoy on the property, including a basketball court, community garden, four tennis courts, plenty of green space and two Olympic-size swimming pools. The community also has 24-hour security on-site, as well as a gated and monitored entrance.
Source: Rent.com/Design Place
Located in the Buena Vista neighborhood of Miami, Design Place oozes charm in all the best ways possible. The carefully tended grounds, colorfully painted buildings and white picket fences lend extra whimsy to this suburban neighborhood. It’s also just a short drive to Miami hotspots like South Beach, Downtown, Brickell and Midtown, but there’s still plenty of entertainment, dining and shopping to enjoy within walking distance.
Units with backyards are available for rent, plus the property has a community garden, cabana-style sundeck, picnic area, sand volleyball court, expansive pool and a poolside cafe.
Source: Rent.com/Gibraltar Apartments
This community is the perfect balance of not too big, but not too small. Located in the Coconut Grove area of Miami, Gibraltar Apartments is relatively new, having started taking occupants only in 2015. It’s delightfully close to Miracle Mile and Coco Walk, as well as the Miami Metro Rail and international airport. The area’s walk score is an impressive 84, making it a pedestrian paradise. No pets here, though, so don’t sign on the dotted line if Fido or Fluffy will pay the price.
Source: Rent.com/Hampton Village Apartments
The last non-high-rise on our list, Hampton Village Apartments are nonetheless just as cute as can be. These units are ideal for people who don’t want to spend a ton of time going up and down in an elevator. Complete with a clubhouse, common area, fitness center and playground, Hampton Village is perfect for renters who don’t want to pay a ton more in rent for amenities they won’t use. With a walk score of 60, the area is not ultra-walkable, but some people do get around on foot when they’re really motivated.
Source: Rent.com/Melody Tower
No doubt Melody Tower gets its name from residents who whistle a happy tune as they come and go from this conveniently located, relatively affordable property. Although it’s not right on the water, it’s only a short walk from beach access. It’s also within walking distance to major Miami attractions, like the Midtown shops, Design District, Brickell City Center and the Adrianne Arsht Center.
Close proximity to major roadways makes it a no-brainer for commuters who don’t want to spend all their time in traffic. The fitness center has everything a gym rat could possibly want, plus the pool and Jacuzzi are the perfect finishing touches.
Source: Rent.com/Miami Plaza
This pet-friendly community boasts 425 units among its 36 stories, not to mention 8,000 square feet of commercial space. Miami Plaza’s crown jewel is likely the stunning lap pool, but residents also take advantage of a state-of-the-art fitness center, business center and multi-level garage with security.
Units also come with oversized formal dining rooms and living rooms, making it extra easy to stretch out at the end of the day. “Fine European cabinetry” adds an extra-special touch to these apartments.
Source: Rent.com/Art Plaza
Apartment living feels more like resort living in this Miami high-rise apartment community. The practically new units have gorgeous hardwood flooring, a balcony/deck, stainless steel appliances and much more. The smoke-free community also includes a picturesque pool, hot tub, game room, gated access and on-site patrol. Plus, it’s close to just about everything Miami has to offer, whether on foot, by car or on a bicycle.
Source: Rent.com/Downtown 5th
Smack in the city center are the units of Downtown 5th, billed as “brand new luxury rental apartments.” This area of Miami is especially known for being extremely walkable, close to public transit options and bikeable, to boot! It’s also surrounded on all sides by amazing entertainment options and arts/culture opportunities. Not to mention, of course, the fact that it’s a hop, skip and a bike ride from the sandy white beaches that Miami is known for. It also butts right up to the Wolfson Campus of Miami Dade College, giving the area a decidedly youthful vibe.
Source: Rent.com/Square Station
Location is what makes the community of Square Station extra special. Only a 10-minute drive from both Miami Beach and Miami International Airport, Square Station is ideal for people who don’t like to waste a lot of time in the car. It’s also within walking distance of major local attractions, like American Airlines Arena, the Perez Art Museum Miami (The PAMM) and the local science museum.
While resting on the property, residents enjoy the onsite 80-foot lap pool, fitness center and panoramic views of the coast. This gated community also features covered parking, always a plus during those hot Miami summers.
Source: Rent.com/Panorama Tower
It doesn’t get much more Miami than Panorama Tower! This stunning high-rise is pricey, but worth it if what you’re after is Miami-luxe. With ocean views and sunset pools to take it all in from, this property boasts the most impressive spate of amenities in Miami, possibly the world. Among other high-end amenities, Panorama Tower residents and their guests can enjoy the billiards room, children’s playroom, onsite dry cleaner, high-tech fitness center, interactive splash pool, interactive golf simulator, pet spa, pet hotel, three private movie theaters, two social lounges and much more without ever leaving the property.
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