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Aqua Allison Island

Introduction

General Overview

Aqua is a series of three luxury mid-rise condominiums and 46 town homes on the southern division of Allison Island, with many fronting beautiful Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic. The community, which was designed along the principles of new urbanism, sits on 8.5 acres.

Here, residents enjoy year-round resort-style living thanks to the luxury amenities the community has to offer, from waterside promenades and beautiful landscaping to 24-hour security and unobstructed views of the Atlantic Ocean and Biscayne Bay.

Location

Aqua is located at the southern end of Allison Island, which is situated within the Indian Creek waterway in the La Gorce neighborhood. The La Gorce Country Club and Brittany Bay Park are located less than a mile away.

South Beach and Bal Harbour are both easily accessible from the island. The Miami International Airport is around a 20-minute drive away via the 1-95/Julia Tuttle Causeway.

 

Real Estate Community in Aqua Island

Average Land Area/House Square Feet

Aqua’s mid-rises only reach up to 11 stories high. The Gorlin building has two to four-bedroom units with living spaces ranging from just under 2,000 sq.ft. to over 3,000 sq.ft. Chatham, which only has 16 units in total, features two to three-bedroom units. Spear has 60 units with two, to four-bedroom floor plans.

Common Property Types or House Styles

Allison Island has two areas: the northern and southern sides. On the northern side are sprawling single-family homes and on the southern side is Aqua, which features upscale townhomes and condominiums designed by eight different award-winning firms under the direction of DPZ CoDesign and developer Dacra Development. Chatham, Spear, and Gorlin are the three luxury mid-rise condominiums and the townhouses are clustered in three blocks.

Condos here usually have sought-after amenities such as 10-foot ceilings, wraparound balconies, designer kitchen fixtures, Bulthaup wood kitchen cabinetry, Duravit water closets and bidets, and Waterworks whirlpool tubs.

Average Market Pricing

Aqua Allison Island condos and townhomes for sale have prices ranging from just under $1 million to almost $3 million. Average listing price is over $1.5 million.

Common Design, Construction, or Architectural Types

Condos in Aqua feature architecture that draws inspiration from Miami Beach’s famed Art Deco buildings. Public art installations and bright colors accentuate the blend of early 20th century details of these mid-rises.

 

Living in Aqua Island

General Cost of Living

Like its neighboring communities, Allison Island has a high cost of living primarily due to housing costs. Condos start at around $1 million while single-family mansions start at $6 million in price. The average household income in the 33140 and 33141 zip codes is $140,165.

Employment/Job Opportunities

Residents of La Gorce, the larger area that Aqua at Allison Island is part of, are primarily white collar employees. Most work in private companies while a significant number are self-employed.

Weather

Just like the rest of Miami, Allison Island, including Aqua, has a tropical monsoon climate. This type of climate is classified as having hot and humid summers and short, warm winters.

Restaurants

Upon crossing to Bal Harbour, head to Bal Harbour Shops for a large selection of dining options, from fine dining restaurants to outdoor cafes and bistros. Menu options include Italian, French, Japanese, and American cuisines. Options along Lincoln Road are also endless.

Schools

Allison Island is in close proximity to the best schools in the area. This includes the Design & Architecture Senior High School, the Miami Arts Charter School, Mater Beach Academy, MAST@FIU BBC, Fienberg/Fisher K-8 Center, David Lawrence Jr. K-8 Center, Natural Bridge Elementary School, W.J. Bryan Elementary School, and the Morningside K-8 Academy.

Transportation

Residents drive their own vehicles to get around Allison Island, but Aqua itself is a highly walkable community. Some also have private boats they use to tour the area.

Parks, Recreational Activities, and Attractions

Amenities of the Aqua community include beautifully landscaped St. Francis Square Park, a fitness facility, spa services, private docks, pedestrian and jogging paths, children’s play center, mango and citrus groves, private garages, heated pools, and children’s pools.

Allison Island is connected to the mainland through bridges that take residents to the designer shops at Bal Harbour, dining at Lincoln Road, and the Art Deco District of South Beach.

Shopping is one of the main attractions in Bal Harbour. Bal Harbour Shops, an al fresco shopping mall, carries a long list of designer brands for avid shoppers, including Ralph Lauren, Prada, Chanel, Giorgio Armani, and Dolce & Gabbana.

Aqua in Allison Island makes luxury resort-style living a reality. Get in touch with The Jills Zeder Group at 305.722.5721 or 305.341.7447 so we can help you look for the waterfront condo or townhome that best fits your needs.

  • 24-Hour monitored private island entrance
  • Art Deco architecture
  • Original public art installations
  • Beautifully landscaped St. Francis Square park with original sculptures
  • Fitness facility
  • Spa services
  • Private docks
  • Pedestrian and jogging paths near the waterfront
  • Children's play center
  • Mango and citrus groves
  • Private garages
  • Heated pools
  • Children's pools
  • Private garages
  • Wraparound balconies
  • 10 Foot ceilings
  • Sunscreen shading
  • Designer kitchen fixtures
  • Full-size name brand kitchen appliances
  • Bulthaup wood kitchen cabinetry
  • Duravit water closets and bidets
  • Waterworks whirlpool tubs
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