Ross’s Comments – What you Need to Know about The Waverly
The Waverly was originally developed by ZOM USA and designed for apartment style living with a focus on resort style amenities and smaller apartment living spaces.
In 2003, the developer sold the units as condominiums and there were no further upgrades made to the building common areas until 2014 when a new lobby, fitness center and party room were completed.
The building offers an extensive package of amenities, including a bayfront pool, sand volleyball court, BBQ areas, on site deli / market, Koi pond, tennis court, kayak storage, 24 HR concierge, spinning / yoga room and valet parking.
The City of Miami Beach recently installed a large pumping station by removing the adjacent small dog park to facilitate the removal of any street flooding during heavy storms and high tides.
Located on West Ave and 13th Street, the walkability of the immediate neighborhood is very good and it remains a very popular building with renters and owners alike.
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UNIT SIZES 800 – 1,384 sq. ft (74 – 120 m²)
UNIT TYPES 1 and 2 bedrooms
# OF UNITS 399
# OF FLOORS 35
# OF PARKING LEVELS 3
DEVELOPER Athena Karlton
PET POLICY Pets allowed subject to restrictions.
24-hour valet & security
Bay room with kitchen & movie screen
Beach volleyball court
Covered, above ground parking
Three barbecue areas
Fitness center & yoga room
Small, full service convenience store
Meditation garden with koi pond & waterfall
South Beach, also known as SoBe, is a neighborhood within the city of Miami Beach. It is the area south of Indian Creek and encompasses roughly the southernmost 23 blocks of the main barrier island that separates the Atlantic Ocean and Biscayne Bay. This area was the first section of Miami Beach to be developed, starting in the 1910′s, due to the development efforts of Carl G. Fisher, the Lummus Brothers, and John S. Collins.
During the 1960′s, South Beach became even more famous when Jackie Gleason brought his weekly variety series, The Jackie Gleason Show to the area. Beginning in the late 1970′s and continuing through the 1980′s, South Beach was used as a retirement community with most of its ocean-front hotels and apartment buildings filled with elderly people living on small, fixed incomes. This period also saw the introduction of the “cocaine cowboys,” drug dealers who used the area as a base for their illicit drug activities. The movie “Scarface“, released in 1983, typifies this activity. In addition, the television show Miami Vice used South Beach as a backdrop for much of its filming because of the area’s raw and unique visual beauty.
The area has gone through numerous artificial and natural changes over the years, including a booming regional economy, increased tourism, and the 1926 hurricane, which destroyed much of the area. The South Beach section of Miami Beach is a major entertainment destination with hundreds of nightclubs, restaurants, boutiques and hotels. The area is popular with both American and international tourists, with many having permanent or second homes.