Looking for sun, sand, and high-rise luxury living in the Sunshine State? While most people might immediately think of Miami, Fort Lauderdale is something of Florida’s hidden gem.
For one thing, it’s nicknamed “the Venice of Florida” because of its intricate canal system that evokes feelings of the Italian oasis. Waterways meander through this coastal city that blends the best of beach and urban living in one place.
Plus, when compared to other cities in Florida and beyond, Fort Lauderdale has a markedly lower cost of living, which means you can put more of your money into luxury living in the sky in some of the city’s most stunning high rises.
1. 100 Las Olas
This 46-level luxury hotel and residential building is home to 113 condos. The building features high-end amenities like a pool and cabana deck with a view, a clubroom, fitness center, valet parking, and more. If you like light wood, beachy vibes, and want to live in the middle of downtown, then 100 Las Olas might be right for you.
2. 350 Las Olas Place
Also located in downtown Fort Lauderdale, 350 Las Olas Place sports panoramic views from a building that’s located near the Las Olas Boulevard entertainment district. The building boasts amenities that range from a modern fitness center, 24-hour valet, and a private theater and clubroom for residents’ enjoyment.
3. 33 Intracoastal
While 33 Intracoastal stands just 5 stories tall, it has to make the list because of its exceptional luxuries. Located right on the water, there are just 11 units in this building which makes it the perfect place for those looking for fewer neighbors and a quieter building. Every unit has 10-foot ceilings and a large balcony and comes with two garage spaces. Like to cook? You’ll love the gas ranges that come standard here.
4. Adagio Fort Lauderdale Beach
For those who want waterfront living but also enjoy the bustle of a larger building, Adagio Fort Lauderdale Beach is a stellar option. Located on the Intracoastal Waterway and alongside one of the most picturesque streets in the city, the modern building offers panoramic views, a rooftop pool and sun lounge, a sunset pool, a grooming room for pets, a clubroom with a coffee bar, and much more.
5. Alhambra Place
Alhambra Palace is a boutique building that showcases unique views of both the ocean and the nearby Bonnet House Preserve. The building’s 24 units are accessed by semi-private elevators and offer high end finishes, gourmet kitchens, floor-to-ceiling windows, and sprawling terraces to enjoy Florida’s warm weather. Amenities include a 24-hour concierge service, a waterside pool, a fitness center, a spa, and more.
Constructed in 2018, AquaBlu is a waterfront property that offers stunning views of both the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway. Each unit in the contemporary building has a private elevator, dedicated boat slips, large terraces, two garage parking spaces, and gourmet kitchens to name a few amenities.
7. Aquamar Las Olas
Aquamar Las Olas is also not a particularly tall building clocking in at just five floors, but the luxury is unparalleled. The waterfront building offers a private boat dock and rooftop deck. Located in the Fort Lauderdale Isles that are responsible for the comparison to Venice, floor-to-ceiling windows of this LEED-certified building offer unparalleled water views and amenities like a 65-foot heated saltwater pool.