‘Overwhelming’ Demand For Apartments At SoleMia, With Views Of Massive Man-Made Lagoon

SoleMia is said to have been breaking apartment leasing records in Miami – in part thanks to a massive man-made lagoon built at the development.

Since opening seven weeks ago, 82 out of 200 units have been leased. Leasing agents say they feel overwhelmed by the volume of clients the project has attracted in such a short period of time, according to Crystal Lagoons, which holds patents on the technologies used to build the man-made body of water.

Units overlooking their lagoon are proving particularly popular.

The 3-bedroom units directly facing the lagoon are more popular and on average $300 more expensive per month than those directly facing the ocean but only partially facing the lagoon, Crystal Lagoons said.

All the 2-bedroom floorplans directly facing the lagoon have been leased, from floor 7 through 18 (highest floor).

In addition to providing views, the lagoon offers recreational activities.

Paddle-Boarding, kayaking, pedal boats, water mats and inflatables, noodle floats, sandy beaches, luxury loungers, beach cabanas, and snorkeling are all available at the lagoon, according to the SoleMia website.

Eventually, SoleMia will have 4,000 residential units. The next two residential towers, including a 33-story condo with 300 units and another apartment building, are in planning.

 

(photo: crystal lagoons)

 

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Anonymous
2 years ago

Its also the fact that to get a brand new apartment in Miami Dade on Biscayne for under 2K (1 bed and a few 2 beds) is unheard of. Keep the prices quasi attainable like this and much more success will come.

Anonymous
2 years ago

They feel overwhelmed by 82 people moving in? This must be a joke.

Melo can fill up 710 units in two months. Level up.

Anonymous
2 years ago

HAHAHHAHA I was thinking the same thing!

Anonymous
2 years ago

Sounds like PR hype. Wait until they sit in traffic anytime they want to go anywhere. Only way in and out is Biscayne and 125 and 135 are perceptually gridlocked.

More suburban style development up there. You can’t build your way out of this. build the coastal link, build more bike lanes, build bus lanes.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Um, whatever you say. Meanwhile, the people who’re renting there are not worried about those things like you are.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Maybe they don’t care because they are salespersons and have the seller’s interest,not the buyers in mind.

Anonymous
2 years ago

maybe just maybe they are DRAMATIC – i’ve met a few of those folks in Miami

Anonymous
2 years ago

I guess they are not worried that this was a former cesspool site either.

Anonymous
2 years ago

No.. right now, are you worried about another hurricane hitting Miami?

Anonymous
2 years ago

As is these people are gonna bike to the kind of jobs that can fund $2K/mo apts.

Maybe section 8ers and teenagers living at home can bike to their p/t McJob, try proposing it to them.

Anonymous
2 years ago

I bike to a job that can afford much more than that.

Anonymous
2 years ago

i want to make love to you.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Completely car-dependent location.

Many people will never consider.

Anonymous
2 years ago

1-To build a Tri-Rail station is part of their plan
2-SoleMia is some sort of a city within a city, you can live work and play all in one place.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Please don’t call Sole Mia a city

Anonymous
2 years ago

The ration of those who like having and driving a car versus those that want to sit in a bus or train is like 2 gazillion to one.

Why you think people China and India are buying cars in droves now that they have middle class jobs? It’s because public transportation sucks period.

Dallas has barely any public transport, while Chicago does. Yet Dallas is booming and will overtake population-losing Chicago in about a decade.

Time to leave the bubble son.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Chicago, at least outside of that southwest corner is doing quite well. The same with Dallas, which has a streetcar and light rail system, with TOD sprouting along stops replacing crummy old 1970s office parks surrounded by parking like you find in Doral.

Anonymous
2 years ago

No it’s not. Chicago is in shambles and continues to experience population decline. It’s also dangerous, even in “safe” areas. And I loved there for five years don’t tell me otherwise. You haven’t.

AndrewN
2 years ago

I would hardly say Chicago is in shambles. I did live there for five years from 2009-2014. Is there crime? Yes, but not much more per capita than Miami. The thing that makes Chicago different from Dallas (and Miami for that matter) is the tax rate and the weather. Chicago has very high taxes and the winters can be unbearable. Dallas has lower tax rates and much warmer winters.

Anonymous
2 years ago

It’s weather related and tax shelters not mass transit related

Anonymous
2 years ago

Do you mean people like you?

Anonymous
2 years ago

Living and swimming under a former superfund toxic waste dump. In 20 years there will be stories about cancer clusters.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Alright Doctor, uh, what’s your name?

Anonymous
2 years ago

For real?
I just signed up a 2 year lease.
How do I get out of it?

Anonymous
2 years ago

You didn’t know it was built on a dump?

Anonymous
2 years ago

Do you realize the amount of pollution there is in the water you drink and the air you breathe?

Anonymous
2 years ago

Of course not
Just moved down here from Ohio.
What do you expect?

Anonymous
2 years ago

every one forgot this was a trash dump…and how close is that stinky water treatment plant on biscayne???

Anonymous
2 years ago

I grew up in North Miami and remember the plans for “Interama”…we used to joke about “radio active swamp creatures” emerging from there !

Anonymous
2 years ago

Looking at the pics of the Apartments i must say that they look better than any Related buildings…

Anonymous
2 years ago

ahhh that’s built on top of a land fill. good luck with that one. lol

Anonymous
1 year ago

Just google muniisiport dump. A surprise awaits. The are praying on new people to rent to. The last time this info leaked the project stopped.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Horrible location.
Inside sources leaked most of new tenants are people leaving the gridlock at Aventura. Little they know this will prove to be just as bad if not worse.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Yeah, a project consisting of a future 4000 apartments will ultimately turn the place into Manhattan.

Geez Miami is full of doom an gloom people.

Anonymous
2 years ago

stop. you are scaring everyone

Local
2 years ago

Great location I live right here in North Miami. Target, Costco, Houston’s, Hiro’s Sushi whatever you need is close by. You can bike into Oleta Park from your apartment. Great living.

Anonymous
2 years ago

if all one does is shop.

Anonymous
2 years ago

I can see your life revolves around big retailers names and chain restaurants… Enjoy your great living.

Anonymous
2 years ago

That’s what 90% of people in Miami’s lives revolve around. Where have you been?

Anonymous
2 years ago

Yeah, he or she is living great, while you’re another one of these people who whine about traffic.

Anonymous
2 years ago

For that kind of money you should be able to walk to Haulover Park.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Hey Local, some of these commenters are hating on you because they envy you. They would rather you depend on some kind of, what they desire, “mass transit” link or vehicle to get to these places you conveniently have near where you live.