Miami Herald Poll Reveals Walkable Communities Number One Amenity For Buyers

Pedestrian Friendly Projects Like PARAMOUNT Miami Worldcenter Poised to Benefit from Trends

Downtown Prices Cited as "Low"

May 18, 2015, 14:42 ET from PARAMOUNT Miami Worldcenter

MIAMI, May 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Downtown Miami pedestrian-friendly condominium communities like PARAMOUNT Miami Worldcenter may be best positioned to capitalize on current real estate trends according to findings from a poll released today by the Miami Herald and Bendixen & Amadi International (

Downtown Miami was cited in the report as among the hottest neighborhoods and the city's most undervalued. The anonymous survey conducted over several months polled 105 major developers and real estate professionals.  Among its findings? The number one amenity for foreign and domestic buyers was walkability.

The report also said that despite residential real estate prices shooting up 40 percent since 2012, most of Miami's top real estate professionals surveyed expect home values to continue appreciating over the next 12 months.

Projects like PARAMOUNT Miami Worldcenter, located in the heart of downtown Miami, are poised to capitalize on the trends. The signature tower of the transformative Miami Worldcenter project, set to break ground this summer, PARAMOUNT Miami Worldcenter is the first and only residential tower currently for sale within the massive 30-acre mixed-use community in the heart of downtown Miami. Residents will be an elevator ride away from a vibrant blend of retail, restaurants, office space, lush parks, galleries and nightlife. The adjacent Miami Central Station will allow residents direct service to Orlando in three hours, as well as connectivity to the Metro Mover and nearby Miami International Airport.

Within walking distance of Miami's waterfront and cultural landmarks, such as the Adrienne Arsht Center and the Perez Art Museum Miami, PARAMOUNT Miami Worldcenter residents will also enjoy easy access to Miami Worldcenter's new 7th Street Promenade, including anchor tenants Macy's and Bloomingdale's, as well as more than 30 premier restaurants and outdoor cafes located in the surrounding area. 

"Our buyers enjoy the best of all worlds. They can take a quick stroll to see a concert at the Performing Arts Center, walk over to catch a Miami Heat game at the American Airlines Arena, or spend an afternoon exploring one of the museums in Museum Park. From an educational standpoint, a number of the city's colleges, including Miami Dade College and Miami International University of Art & Design, are located within short walking distance," said Daniel Kodsi, developer of PARAMOUNT Miami Worldcenter.

"PARAMOUNT Miami Worldcenter offers the unique opportunity to stroll through a park above downtown Miami, enjoy a pick-up game of tennis or soccer, or take an invigorating run without even getting into their car," said Peggy Olin Fucci, CEO and President of OneWorld Properties, the exclusive international real estate and marketing firm for Paramount Miami Worldcenter. "In addition to an unparalleled blend of cutting-edge offerings, today's buyers are looking for a healthy and convenient walkable lifestyle in the heart of the city."

Comprising of over 500 city and bay-view residences, PARAMOUNT Miami Worldcenter was created with end users in-mind. The expansive residences will range in size from 1,180 to 2,300 square feet, with prices averaging $700 per square foot. The project is scheduled to break ground in the third quarter of 2015 with occupancy slated for 2018.

PARAMOUNT Miami Worldcenter residents will enjoy a one-of-a-kind Upper Deck spanning over three city blocks 120 feet above downtown Miami.  Located on the tower's ninth floor, the Upper Deck will feature plenty of open green space to play in its expansive Urban Park and two-acre sports complex, with action-packed amenities that include:

  • The country's first outdoor soccer fields to be featured in a high-rise residential development;
  • Two hard court tennis courts;
  • 1/2 km jogging path;
  • State-of-the art fitness center;
  • Resort-style pool complete with floating pods and private poolside bungalows;
  • Amphitheatre;
  • Outdoor children's playground and park;
  • Sunken pods with fire pits;
  • Dog park;
  • And Summer kitchen with BBQ.

For additional information about PARAMOUNT Miami Worldcenter, call (855) 756-0123, see or visit the sales center at 1010 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33132.

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