A rendering of the future Bellini tower on Williams Island, "Florida's Riviera."
Located between Miami-Dade and Broward counties, Aventura marks the spot for an easy-going, oceanside lifestyle filled with great shopping, dining, golf, tennis, culture and more.
At the heart of Aventura is the mall – the largest conventional mall in Florida and the fifth largest in the United States, anchored by Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s and Nordstrom. While the mall has something for everyone, this one is distinguished by luxury stores, rivaling Bal Harbour to the south. In fact, Louis Vuitton left the latter mall to open a flagship store in Aventura in what promises to be a the largest Louis Vuitton retailer in the western hemisphere, second only to Dubai in the Middle East. Other upscale stores include Ferrari, Henri Bendel, Burberry’s, Hugo Boss and Stuart Weitzman, to name a few. 28 million yearly shoppers can’t be wrong and for the local fashion conscious woman, it’s heaven in her own backyard.
Aventura Mall also highlights art in a variety of mediums through the Turnberry for the Arts program. Shoppers can see works by South Florida and internationally renowned artists throughout the 2.7 million square foot, multi-story mall.
Turnberry Isle Resort and Club is also part of Aventura’s community pulse – offering locals and visitors world-class golf and country club amenities such as a private beach club.
Locals who aren’t members can still enjoy walking the perimeter of the golf course, which is open to the public and counts as Aventura’s own central park – with a tropical touch. As well, anyone can enjoy fine dining in Michael Mina’s signature restaurant, Bourbon Steak.
Dubbed the “City of Excellence,” Aventura is only 3.2 square miles, studded with numerous luxury condos. Vertical living on the water certainly has its benefits. The city boasts a charter school and a stunning new Cultural Center on the intracoastal that offers diverse programming – from classical music to film festivals. And speaking of waterfront, Aventura has plenty of it, making it a boater’s paradise in a county with scant ramp access. The city is nestled in between the ocean and the intracoastal, with many condominiums offering dock space.
ONE | Sotheby’s Bellini development will capture the charmed life on Williams Island, an exclusive community known as “Florida’s Riviera” with an Aventura address. Residents can enjoy the Williams Island Club and Spa with a premier tennis center. Water babies with big toys can also dock their crafts in the Williams Island Marina.
The interior of Bourbon Steak, just one of many fine dining establishments in Aventura.
Join ONE | Sotheby’s on March 29 at Bourbon Steak for a “tweetup” featuring light bites and cocktail specials from 6 – 8 PM. If you can’t make it in person, follow along on Twitter to discuss Aventura real estate trends via the hashtag #miamirealechat. RSVP here.
– Maria de los Angeles is a freelance wordsmith based in South Florida.