Living in a Luxury High-Rise Condo: What’s It Like?

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A high-rise luxury condo in Boston offers you a lifestyle unlike any other. In fact, some compare it to living in a swanky five-star hotel. Actually, some of the Boston’s best high-rise condos share amenities with five-star hotels! Imagine waking up each morning in the privacy of a high-end home looking over the breathtaking city skyline, the Boston Harbor or the Boston Common with the utmost of luxury amenities and modern conveniences at your fingertips.

When I am showing a high-rise luxury condo to a prospective buyer, the conversation inevitably turns to the characteristics of the residence itself, but also the lifestyle full of incredible amenities residents enjoy. These typically include a doorman, concierge, security, an on-site fitness center, spa, valet garage parking, on-site management to ensure the property is meticulously maintained, restaurants and even room service, and some also include a pool, common terrace, club rooms to entertain guests and business services. Most are pet-friendly too. And, some offer opportunities to socialize with other residents in the community within a residents’ lounge.

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Boston offers an array of luxury high-rises in the heart of the city where a short taxi ride or even a short walk can quickly deliver you to your seats at Fenway Park, the newest exhibit at the Institute of Contemporary Art, theatre or Boston’s hottest new restaurant. Some of the city’s newest luxury high-rises — 45 Province and the innovative Millennium Place with its exclusive La Vie® social network — are located in the up and coming Midtown neighborhood, where efforts to rejuvenate Downtown Crossing are in full swing. At luxury high-rise residences like Battery Wharf, Four Seasons Place, the InterContinental, the Mandarin Oriental, the Ritz Towers, Rowes Wharf and the W Boston,  for example, residents enjoy the best of both worlds… a private residence and access to amenities of world-class hotels. There are also luxury,  full-service condominium buildings that offer many of the amenities you would expect from a hotel, but they are not affiliated with one, such as The Clarendon in Back Bay.  With or without a hotel, the amenities and benefits come with relatively high monthly fees included and in some cases, additional.

So, does a full-service high-rise condo provide the lifestyle you are looking for? I encourage you to take a look at my website to get a better idea of the range of luxury properties here in downtown Boston, complete with ready access to all the city has to offer!