Thursday, May 23, 2024

The Gardens Residences Opens a New Chapter for North Miami: Luxurious, Affordable Living


Is Florida over-developed, or are there more prime locations to be discovered and made into thriving communities? The answer will be a relief for sun-lovers who enjoy the state’s beautiful beaches but are tired of its never-ending crowds. North Miami, long overlooked, is now making its debut as the center of upscale, affordable living. At the center of the transformation is The Gardens Residences, a sophisticated rental property with nine stories and 358 units that include studios and one-, two-, and three-bedrooms. Developed by Omega RMG, the $130M community broke ground in 2022 and in June 2024 will welcome its first tenants, who will be greeted with panoramic views from floor-to-ceiling windows, glimmering stainless steel appliances, handheld sprayers in each bathroom, poolside yoga, a dog park and grooming spa-station for dogs, and more. With opening day fast approaching, expectations are high that The Gardens Residences will usher in a new level of comfort and seclusion for people who make North Miami their home.

The story behind North Miami’s newest Class A rental property is ultimately about Omega’s ability to spot the right land at the right time. In deciding where to make their mark, Omega’s CEO, Sebastien Scemla, discussed with his board of developers the possibility of creating a new luxury rental property, one that would tick all the vital boxes: live, work, play. 

“As native South Floridians, we were intimately familiar with the region and had our eyes on North Miami. It was close to major corporations, was a short drive from fun places like Bal Harbour and shopping areas, and was a peaceful neighborhood,” Scemla explains. “When we found 126th Street, we were hooked. We could envision The Gardens Residences right there, so we got to work designing a special community, one with plenty of amenities.”


Construction proceeded rapidly, a testament to Omega’s steady hand and vision. No detail was too small, with meticulous attention paid to both the interior of units as well as the design of communal areas, gardens, and workout rooms.

“To us, ‘luxury’ means an environment that has excellent features as well as an ambiance that welcomes you from the start,” says Scemla. “So, we concentrated on both. In all units, there are quartz countertops and backsplashes, best-in-class soundproofing, rainshower heads in the bathtubs, oversized balconies, and plenty of space.”

When residents want to socialize, they will find resort-style amenities, including a sparkling, family-friendly pool; a gym with a view of the pool; intelligent access control systems for resident living spaces; the Lobby Lounge Oasis and the separate clubroom where residents can chat, have coffee, or work remotely; and an outdoor BBQ deck with a view of the pool. Throughout the property, residents will enjoy imported Spanish tiles, a special touch of international elegance.

“I think what we like most about the property, aside from the special amenities, is that it caters to people who like their space as well as those who like to get to know their neighbors,” Scemla believes. “We have found just the right balance so all types of families and individuals can fit in and simply be themselves, which is exactly as it should be.”

When tenants want to connect with the greater North Miami community, they can go just down the street to the Gardens District, a three-acre site with diverse dining options as well as office and retail spaces. Entertainment is just as accessible, as within a 20-minute car drive, they will reach Downtown Miami, the Museum of Contemporary Arts, Oleta River State Park, Biscayne Bay, Enchanted Forest Elaine Gordon Park, North Miami Beach, Arch Creek Park, Aventura Mall, Bal Harbour shops, and two of Florida’s universities.

“In The Gardens Residences, tenants will find everything they need in order to live well,” says John Lago, Omega’s CFO. “Please visit our website, where you can discover how it is a true home, one that allows you to explore the best attractions in South Florida. You will be welcomed from the start and become a valued member of our community.”

About The Gardens Residences

The Gardens Residences is an upscale rental community located in Downtown North Miami and offers value-oriented renters Class-A living and the convenience of a centrally located, suburban-like community. Its sophisticated studios and 1-, 2-, and 3-bedroom units feature panoramic views, spa-inspired baths, oversized balconies, quartz countertops and backsplashes, and stainless steel appliances. To view floor plans and amenities, learn about the area’s dynamic nightlife and attractions, and inquire about reserving a luxurious unit, please visit or contact:

John Lago, CFO of Omega RMG

(754) 225-7984

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