As our South Florida community ages, it is wonderful to see new living options offered that allow seniors to stay in the area, yet shed the responsibilities and maintenance that comes with home ownership.
If you look up in the skyline of Dadeland, there is a brand-new tower right in the middle. It reads: Allegro: Luxury Senior Living.
In October, the building concept changed and new management took over. It is now an independent senior community and they expect to open Spring 2019. Situated between Dadeland Mall and the busiest Publix in the entire chain, Allegro Dadeland is quite convenient for senior living and shopping.
With 16 different layouts ranging from 750 to 1757 square feet and 1-3 bedrooms, there are plenty of options among the 214 total units for nearly all family situations. Each luxury apartment is tastefully modern, ready for age 55+ residents able to live independently.
Allegro is a St. Louis, MO based company that has nearly 50 years of experience in ownership, operations, development and property management, specializing in senior living. They have 23 communities across the country and 13 in Florida, yet Dadeland is Allegro’s first vertical asset. They are excited to be in South Florida for the first time.
“Independent living is about having it all. You enter a lifestyle and a rich offering of activities, along with getting a fabulous apartment,” explained Assistant VP of Sales Francine Bass. “We cater to those who want it all and do not want to have to pay extra for this or that. We include everything at one price point.”
Most interesting is there is no long-term commitment at Allegro Dadeland. Residents rent month-to-month, with a $6000 reservation fee as the only special charge. After that, everything is included and you can leave with just 30 days’ notice.
A full-time Lifestyle Director will be on-site to orchestrate a wide variety of activities to include wellness, interest groups, local cultural experiences, culinary classes, happy hours and other special events.
“This is care-free living and one-stop shopping,” said Lead Senior Living Advisor Patricia Duran. “With everything included in the rent (utilities, extended channel cable TV, whole-building Wi-Fi, full weekly housekeeping, complementary valet parking and tons of activities), we are a unique and high value living option that enhances seniors’ lives by catering to their needs and desires.”
In regards to food, besides the free continental breakfast, residents have dining dollars that will allow them approximately 20 meals a month in the three themed on-site restaurants. There is a heated pool, state-of-the art gym, yoga/art studio, salon, billiards/activity room, theater and sky lounge.
At first glance, the rental prices may seem high, but when you consider everything provided and compare it against your current ala carte expenses, most will see it as a viable option for a comfortable senior lifestyle.
If you are interested in seeing Allegro Dadeland or want to know more about senior living in general, I am the area expert. It would be my pleasure to introduce you to the right executive level people at Allegro or elsewhere. Of course, you can also see more about Allegro for yourself at allegroliving.com/dadeland-florida.html or by calling 786-500-5500. Allegro Dadeland is located at 7400 SW 88 Street Miami, FL 33156.
Real Estate Update
During 2018, I sold 16 homes in the greater Pinecrest area and there are some definite trends you should be made aware of. First, the vast majority of buyers are looking for a home that needs zero updating. Second, interest rates are definitely having an effect on final sales price. Third, with so many homes available to buy right now, listing high is a bad strategy. And finally, the near-term outlook is for pressure to remain on the market. It is a buyer’s market in Pinecrest, so to be successful you must have a solid grasp of the market and have an aggressive plan.
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