Brickell (pronounced "BRICK-uhl") is an urban neighborhood in Miami, Florida, United States. Along with Downtown, Brickell is Miami and South Florida's major financial district. Brickell is also a dense, high-rise residential neighborhood with many upscale, luxury condominium and apartment towers. Referred to as the "Manhattan of the South", Brickell is home to the largest concentration of international banks in the United States, mostly along Brickell Avenue, Brickell's main north-south avenue and along Miami Avenue, home to many popular Miami restaurants, shops and places of entertainment. A few hundred feet east of the northeastern side of Brickell is Brickell Key, a gated island of upscale, high-rise residential and hotel towers. As of 2009, over 190,000 office employees work in Downtown and Brickell.
Brickell lies south of the Miami River, extending south to SE 26th Road (the Rickenbacker Causeway), and is mostly mixed financial and residential north of Broadway, and mostly residential south of Broadway. Brickell is home to approximately 17,500 year-round residents. The area of Brickell south of Broadway and is mainly low and mid-rise residential buildings west of Brickell Avenue and high-rise residential to the east of Brickell Avenue. This area of Brickell includes the "Millionaires' Row" section of Brickell Avenue, home to many expensive residences, and home to many of Miami's most expensive apartments and condominiums, as well as some iconic Miami skyscrapers, such as the Atlantis Condominium, Bristol Tower, and Santa Maria.
Although Brickell has traditionally been known as a financial district, in recent years, construction of numerous condominium and apartment towers in Brickell, has extended the upscale residential neighborhood feel of lower Brickell into upper Brickell. Recent construction in Brickell has also enlarged the urban core of Brickell from Brickell Avenue west to the Metrorail line, with new office and residential towers, such as Axis at Brickell Village. Today, over 25,000 residents live in Brickell.
At the center of Brickell is Mary Brickell Village, with an assortment of restaurants, boutiques, services that create a gathering area for high-class retail and restaurants. Some of the best and most well-known names have leased space in the project. The project is designed after a French style village and attracts social gathering and entertainment.
Brickell Condominium real estate is one of the fastest growing in the greater Miami area with Brickell taking on a new role as a vibrant place to stay, dine and reside. Luxury Brickell Condominiums, hotels, and the tallest building in Florida (the Miami Four Seasons Hotel and Tower) are transforming Brickell and Brickell Avenue's skyline into a new upper scale and chic neighborhood.
Brickell condos are becoming popular with residents that are enjoying dining in the fine restaurants and shopping in the new neighborhood boutique stores. With South Beach only minutes away, many are finding a Brickell Condominium lifestyle to be a sophisticated alternative to South Beach living.
Many new Real Estate pre-construction Condominium projects are flourishing within this area. Many bankers, entrepreneurs, young professionals and businesspeople are buying on the upscale Brickell area. They want a place for themselves and their families to stay while they conduct business in Miami.
Today, Brickell is perhaps the fastest growing neighborhood in Miami as evidenced by its rapidly changing skyline. These Miami condos are sought-after by residents looking to live in a neighborhood where they virtually never have to leave. This 'work, live, play' lifestyle that the Brickell area offers has brought tremendous attention to the area.
Some of the newest condominium buildings include:
Since 2003, developers constructed nearly 22,250 new condos in the Downtown Miami and Brickell Ave. corridor. Through the end of 2010, nearly 3,600 new condos out of 22,250 units developed during the real estate boom remained unsold. Due to changes in market conditions, many condo developers have been asking their lenders for permission to reduce unit prices, often to levels that require the lender to take a loss. Icon Brickell Condo Miami has done all the work for you and selected what we feel are the "best buys" at Icon Brickell and other Brickell buildings. Please contact us for more information.495 Brickell Ave. 485 Brickell Ave. 465-475 Brickell Ave.