In 2015, a leading tourism magazine had this to say about downtown Boca Raton, "A quiet coastal enclave for mostly retired people an hour away from the vibrant action of Miami's Bal Harbor with festivity in the air and its fantastic international flavor." Can you believe the same journalist revisiting Boca in 2022 wrote this, "I had to pinch myself to make sure I wasn't dreaming. I thought I had landed in Bal Harbor!"?
He was right. Some fantastic events have converged on the city in recent years that have shifted Boca's image significantly. Today it's a location growing younger by the month (i.e., average forty-seven years) and a go-to destination for globetrotters looking for excitement, luxury second-home retreats, or a palatial permanent residence under the South Florida sun. Downtown Boca has emerged as a tightly contained center offering the finest dining and atmospheric choices from approximately a hundred restaurants and bars within walking distance for most Mizner Park-centric residents. In addition, the multi-billion dollar Boca Resort and Golf Club, an iconic development acquired and remodeled by Michael Dell's MSD Partners L.P., defines the area. Indeed, it delivers spectacular hospitality, beach, leisure, golfing, court sport, and fitness center options one must experience to believe. On top of that, two developments added the final prestige and ultimate branding touches that jet-propelled Boca Raton into the rarified air of cosmopolitan excellence. The one was the super-luxury mid-rise three-building complex of Condos For sale in Alina, and the other the twelve-story Mandarin Oriental hotel and residence complex (only the seventh of its kind across twenty-four countries). Read on about Alina.
Alina in Boca Raton has three nine-story addresses, namely, 200, 210, and 220 (the last-mentioned due for completion in 2024) SE Mizner Boulevard with sensational vistas of rolling fairways, the Intracoastal, city lights, and the Atlantic Ocean. Boca Raton-based El-Ad, the residential arm of New York’s Elad Group, supported by a Deutsche Bank and Bank Hapoalim $146 million construction loan in 2019, initiated Alina starting with the "200" location (i.e., phase one). Contracting Garcia Stromberg/GS4 Studios, a renowned West Palm Beach architecture & interior design firm, they haven't looked back for a second since the project launched with startling success.
The sponsors have developed vast acreage, not missing a beat in providing unsurpassed amenities with private space on thousands of square feet allocated to each building. Homeowners who have settled in or are taking occupation shortly can expect exclusive access to rooftop lap pools and extensive fitness/spa centers. Also, they'll seamlessly connect to resident lounges, poolside cabanas, day beds, gas grills, fire pits, bocce ball courts, and more.
Condo features in Alina, Boca Raton provide a range of compelling options. They include a minimum of ten-foot room heights, spacious terraces with outdoor kitchens, floor-to-ceiling hurricane impact glass windows and sliding doors, Italian porcelain flooring, gourmet kitchens fitted out with Miele appliances, and some with private spas. The prevailing theme in all condo model configurations depends on the artistic application of:
Aside from in-community and neighborhood conveniences, residents can leave the building and be on the beach in minutes. Moreover, there are numerous yacht docking facilities up and down the coast for boaters and sailing/deep-sea fishing clubs to match every unique need. In addition, two international airports (West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale) lie twenty miles north and south. They complement Boca airport's private jet hangars and runways, a stone's throw west of downtown. Notably, big city conveniences like banking, hospitals, professional health services, beauty salons, veterinarians, and gas stations are accessible in all directions. Good public schools service downtown Boca with numerous renowned private academies within easy driving distance (see below).
So what are homes for sale in Alina going to cost interested buyers at the time of writing this (August 2022)?
HOA fees vary according to condo size but expect them to start at around $1600 (for the smallest homes) and as high as $4000 monthly. Again, it's considerably lower than maintenance costs in the Mandarin tower, which start above $3000 and go higher than $7000 monthly. However, remember that the latter covers white glove hotel services and some extra amenities that come with it.
Our agency is committed to finding our clients the best-balanced deal that aligns perfectly with their lifestyles. So, as tempting as the Alina package may be, we recommend you also survey neighborhoods spreading inland and in a parallel line along the waterways. For example, compare prices to:
The bottom line is that Boca Raton offers an array of diverse luxury residences with verticals for every homebuyer. And we're the professionals equipped to make the search rewarding and hassle-free, so contact us to navigate all options in the Boca Raton-Delray Beach corridor.
Where you live in Boca Raton determines which public schools your children may attend, and this in turn effects real estate values. Condos for sale in Alina are zoned for the following Palm Beach County school districts: