Latitude on the River in Brickell

July 9, 2007 by Lucas Lechuga

Latitude on the River

The picture above shows Latitude on the River and Latitude One. Latitude on the River is a residential condominium building comprised of 427 units on 44 floors while Latitude One is a condo office building made up of 217,000 square feet spread across 22 floors. Latitude on the River is located along the Miami River directly west of Neo Vertika at 615 SW 2 Avenue.

Latitude on the River

Many local Miamians have expressed an interest to me in acquiring a condo at Latitude on the River because the pricing is attractive and because the neighborhood has come a long way since sales initially began. It is difficult not to take notice of Latitude on the River while driving down the southern end of I-95 as it towers over all surrounding buildings. It reminds me of an NFL lineman with broad shoulders and a thick upper body.

Latitude on the River

There are a total of five listings in the MLS right now, two of which are from the developer. The other three listings appeared 2-3 weeks ago. Closings will begin towards the end of August.

I visited with a sales agent representing the developer of Latitude on the River a few months ago with a client of mine to see what was available. The prices were all over the place but there seemed to be a few well priced units. For example, you could get a one bedroom for around $270,000 on a relatively high floor with a view of Biscayne Bay. My client decided to wait a while though until closings began as we both felt that better opportunities would become available at that time. The five listings currently on the MLS, however, are far from opportunistic as many are well above $400, and even, $500 per square foot. I feel that prices will settle around $300-$375 per square foot as more people realize the true condition of the real estate market at this time.

At the beginning of 2005, when I initially visited the sales center of Latitude on the River, I was pretty impressed with what I saw, given the price point. The amenities of the building as well as the vision for that neighborhood is what really grabbed me. However, there were a few aspects of the neighborhood that were difficult to look past, and are worth mentioning. For one, the large electrical plant across the river directly north of Latitude on the River was one eyesore. Condo units facing south that clear the Latitude One condo offices should hold a higher value than those facing north. Those units will have a nice view of Biscayne Bay.

power plant near Latitude on the River

The second eyesore is the Pleasure Emporium III that you’ll see as you make your way into the entrance of Latitude on the River on SW 6 Street. It is literally a half a block west of Latitude on the River and is something you will see daily if you live there.

Pleasure Emporium III

Pleasure Emporium III

The neighborhood does have its appeals, however. The shops and restaurants at Mary Brickell Village that are within walking distance are a definite plus, as it provides convenience. Latitude on the River, as the name insinuates, is also directly on the Miami River and offers a riverwalk that will eventually connect as far east to the river promenade now in place at the entrance of One Miami. It will be great once the planned restaurants along the Miami River are complete and the planned water taxi system goes into effect. Latitude on the River is also conveniently located near I-95, making it a cinch to get to South Beach, Miami International Airport, Coral Gables, Coconut Grove and other areas of interest throughout the Miamiland area.

I will keep everyone posted when good deals become available at Latitude on the River once more units are listed in the MLS.

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Gustavo
9 years 2 months ago

Any idea on how much a unit at Latitude on the River can be rented. 1/1 south view, 19 floor.

appreciate your comments.

thanks,

Anonymous
9 years 2 months ago
Gustavo, It depends a lot on where you are situated on the southern side of the building. The office building that blocks much of the southern view rises 22 stories. If your unit looks directly at the office building then the rental price will be less than if you were off to the side and had bay views to the south. I think that the units looking directly at the office building will end up going for $1,350-$1,500 per month. The ones with a water view will go for $1,500-$1,800 per month. It will of course depend on the quality… Read more »
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Maria
9 years 1 month ago

In one month Iwill list my apartment for rent. It’s in Latitude, 22nd floor looking to the river and 1/1.5 and den. How much could be rented for and what is the price of your servide?

Thanks.

Anonymous
9 years 1 month ago

Maria,

I just sent you an email.

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Janet
9 years 30 days ago

In a month I will be able to rent an apartment in Latitude , 25th floor 1 1/5 den north view.I would like to know how much it could be rented and if you are interested in have it to rent what are the terms.Thank s

Anonymous
9 years 30 days ago
Janet, It will depend on what type of flooring you put into the unit and if you decide to put in window treatments and light fixtures. As a rough estimate though, I would say that you should be able to rent it for $1,500-$1,750 per month. I have a couple who may be interested in your unit. Their lease expires in November and they contacted me to find them a nice unit at Latitude on the River. I charge 10% of the gross annual lease to rent a unit. So if someone rents your unit for $1,700 per month then… Read more »
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Janet
9 years 30 days ago

Please contact me by mail,thanks

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Jorge
8 years 9 months ago

I am intesrested in paying $1,500 for a 2/2 giving the whole year’s rent in one lump sum…do you know anybody that would be interested?

Anonymous
sofia
8 years 2 months ago

i am really interested in renting a 2/2 in abput $1.500 or a little moree please notify me of any offer .
tahnk youuu!!!!!

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monica
6 years 3 months ago

hi . I’m looking for an studio in latitud. Do you have any idea how much it costs and if anything for rent?

Thanks

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