Brickell Key is a 44-acre man-made island just east of the Brickell Financial District at the mouth of the Miami River in the City of Miami. The 44-acre gated community is accessible by bridge at SE Eighth Street; and is home to 11 residential condominium towers, a park, children’s playground, two office buildings, and a small retail center with restaurants, a gourmet market, dry cleaners, and shops. The world renowned Mandarin Oriental Miami hotel, with its exclusive spa and restaurants, is also located on Brickell Key. The parameter of Brickell Key features a 1.1-mile jogging path with breathtaking views of Biscayne Bay, Brickell and Downtown Miami.
History of Brickell Key
In 1896, as Henry Flagler began to develop the City of Miami, his work crews removed a sand bar from the mouth of the Miami River, and deepened the river and parts of the bay north of the river to create the first Port of Miami. All of the limestone and river silt from the dredging was the start of two spoil islands that would eventually become Claughton Island, a/k/a Brickell Key.
From the early 1900’s through 1965, further dredging enlarged and eventually combined the two uninhabited islands into the single 44-acre triangular shaped island we see today. The property changed hands and names multiple times over the years, but remained undeveloped until late 1974 when a bridge connecting the island to the mainland was finally built. A few years later, Swires Properties purchased a 2/3’s interest in the islands and began development with Brickell Key 1.
Residential Condominium Towers on Brickell Key
There are 11 residential condominium towers on Brickell Key, built from 1982 to 2008. The buildings range from 17 floors at Brickell Key 2 to 46 floors at Tequesta Point 3. Condominium units range from studio flats to a 6-bedroom, 5+ bathroom penthouse at Asia. Because of the way the buildings are arranged on the island, most of the nearly 3,000 residences have at least partial water views. Prices currently range from approximately $80,000 to nearly $7 million. Each building is governed by a condominium association, and there is a Brickell Key Master Association for the island.
Brickell Key offers an oasis of calm just steps from the urban excitement of the Brickell Financial District. Residents can easily walk to shops and restaurants in the district, including Mary Brickell Village and Brickell City Centre. It is also just a few blocks to the Eighth Street MetroMover station, which connects to the MetroRail and future MiamiCentral train station. The free Miami Trolley picks up at the entrance to Brickell Key, and has routes from the Design District to Coconut Grove to Coral Gables.
|Building Name||Address||Year Built||# of Units||Total Floors|
|Asia||900 Brickell Key Blvd||2008||123||40|
|Brickell Key 1||520 Brickell Key Blvd||1982||316||22|
|Brickell Key 2||540 Brickell Key Blvd||1991||395||17|
|Carbonell||901 Brickell Key Blvd||2005||286||40|
|Courts at Brickell||801 Brickell Key Blvd||2002||319||34|
|Courvoisier Courts||701 Brickell Key Blvd||1997||272||28|
|Isola||770 Claughton Island DR||1990||300||23|
|St. Louis||800 Claughton Island DR||1995||130||31|
|Tequesta Point 1||888 Brickell Key DR||1995||289||30|
|Tequesta Point 2||808 Brickell Key DR||1998||269||40|
|Tequesta Point 3||848 Brickell Key DR||2001||238||46|
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