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When you’re purchasing a diamond, you have to look for the four Cs: color, cut, clarity and carat. When it comes to condos, there are also four Cs to seek: classy, contemporary, convenient and…concierge? Absolutely! You see, today’s condominium properties are as dazzling as diamonds, offering an array of lifestyle amenities that are as posh and exclusive as the most precious of gemstones. And metro Atlanta is home to a multitude of spectacular condo developments that go above and beyond when it comes to offering resort-style community features and services. So, whatever you may crave when it comes to your own condo purchase, you’ll find what you’re looking for in the ATL.
Here, we check out several of the area’s finest intown condos and how they stack up with the most sought-after amenities. We’ll look at:
- The Atlantic: The tallest residential building in Atlanta, this 46-story property offers 400 luxurious two-bedroom condos starting at $500,000 and three-bedroom units from $700,000 to more than $1.4 million.
- The J5: One of the newest condo buildings on the scene, The J5 is located at the corner of Juniper and 5th streets in Midtown and offers a mix of urban energy and at-home serenity.
- District Lofts: Offering sophisticated urban loft living at its finest, District Lofts is a crown jewel of Midtown’s Atlantic Station, with two- and three-bedroom residences from the $399s to the low $600s.
- Seven88 West Midtown: This is the only new glass and concrete tower within intown Atlanta, and its units, priced from the mid-$300s to $1 million, are as unique as the building itself.
- The Charles: Located in the heart of the renowned mixed-use Buckhead Village, The Charles features 57 luxurious full-service condos ranging in price from $1.9 million to $3 million.
- 40 West 12th: A complex of 64 condo homes selling from the $800s to $2 million, 40 West 12th is a picture of refined elegance and upscale living.
Opulent. Stylish. Unique. Incomparable. These are just a few of the words used to describe the amenities found in metro Atlanta’s condo scene. From the basics to the unexpected, it’s all there.
Gone are the days of a simple rectangular-shaped pool surrounded by lounge chairs as the only outdoor amenity that you can enjoy. These days, you can have a bona fide staycation with unparalleled comfort and luxury. For instance, The Atlantic’s resort-style pool is complemented by a whirlpool, a poolside terrace with waterfalls, a sundeck and outdoor kitchen grills; it also features seasonal cabana service and a poolside concierge. Seven88 West Midtown’s saltwater pool and whirlpool spa offer spectacular views of the city, while the amenity deck boasts gathering spaces, outdoor dining, barbecues, a fireplace and more. The J5 features a sparkling saline pool, as well as two private elevated courtyards with central greenspace with terraced seating, summer kitchens, hammocks and fire pits; the property even has a sunset rooftop lounge with a kitchen, fireplace and flat-panel televisions. Views from The Charles’ elevated full-floor 14,000-square-foot amenity terrace are as breathtaking as the outdoor deck, infinity pool and manicured gardens. And 40 West 12th makes year-round recreation possible with an all-season resort-style pool with poolside concierge service, an indoor and outdoor catering kitchen and bar, a private green courtyard and outdoor grilling and dining stations.
If you’re going to make the most of those resort-style pool experiences, then you’ll want to stay in shape all year long. Fortunately, metro Atlanta’s condos have what you need. At 40 West 12th, there is not only a state-of-the-art health and wellness club, but also a professional yoga studio. The Charles, Seven88 West Midtown and The Atlantic all offer residents access to well-equipped fitness and yoga centers, as well, with the latter including personal trainers and massage therapists on its menu of fitness services. The J5’s onsite gym includes professional-grade equipment, and District Lofts, with its location in the true live-work-play community of Atlantic Station, allows residents to enjoy such health and wellness opportunities as Yoga on the Green and access to the neighboring Lifetime Fitness.
Call the Concierge
Living in bustling Atlanta, sometimes you just don’t have the opportunity to run all of those errands you need to get done. Luckily, concierge service has become a go-to amenity at condos across Atlanta. If you need to make restaurant reservations, reserve tickets or have someone manage your dry cleaning or accept a delivery for you, then Seven88 West Midtown’s service is perfect for you. Also providing 24-hour concierge service are 40 West 12th, The Charles and The J5. Not to be outdone, though, is The Atlantic, which offers 24-hour concierge service that includes having staff members assist with everything from arranging wake up calls, personal shoppers and manicurists to gift wrapping, auto detailing and pet sitting and grooming.
If the concierge services haven’t impressed you enough, then check out the additional perks associated with living at one of Atlanta’s premier condo properties. The Atlantic continues its impressive offerings by giving residents access to a professional art installer, backstage service (if you have a celebrity or high profile individual visiting and need discrete accommodations), patio and balcony garden service and welcome home service (for when you’re traveling for an extended period of time and want to come home to a stocked fridge, clean linens and a turned down bed). The J5 also boosts its own services with electric charging stations, a pet spa with an elevated tub, a coffee bar in the lobby and more. Seven88 West Midtown, which is managed by FirstService Residential, also offers regular social functions, such as chef’s gourmet cooking demonstrations in the community kitchen, a Hawaiian luau and wine and cheese events. And a self-serve bike shop and hotel room service are just two of the additional perks provided at 40 West 12th.
Of course, location is everything, and metro Atlanta’s condos do not disappoint. While all of these developments offer exceptional access to the city’s best spots, several in particular make access an integral feature. For residents of District Lofts, Atlantic Station itself is a key amenity, as it is situated just steps from the property; loft owners can enjoy dozens of retailers, restaurants and entertainment options, including a Regal Cinemas movie theater and entertainment venue Bowlero, as soon as they walk outside their front doors. The Charles also is intertwined with the neighborhood in which is sits: Buckhead Village, which is home to The Shops at Buckhead Atlanta, fine dining spots, art galleries and more. Finally, 40 West 12th sits in the center of one of Midtown’s newest mixed-use developments at 1105 West Peachtree; residents can make their way to more than 25,000 square feet of retail space, 660,000 square feet of office space, a Marriott Autograph hotel and more.