Review of the Sanctuary Condos, downtown Orlando

The Sanctuary condominium

Located in the heart of Downtown Orlando, near Lake Eola and Thorton Park is the tower known as the Sanctuary condos. This high-rise building has 18 floors, with 1,2 and 3 bedrooms ranging from 1400 square feet to 2500. Penthouses… yes… and very nice too.

For many, the sanctuary condominiums still reign supreme, even after newer developments like the Vue and Star Tower have graced the Orlando skyline. Upstairs at the Sanctuary on the amenity deck, there’s an infinity pool with skyline views.

Downtown Orlando has plenty of impressive front lobbies although The Sanctuary stands out. The Waverly’s lobby is all about modern, Florida style luxury. The grande and industrial interior of a competitor like The Vue gives it a great first impression but The Sanctuary’s lobby has the original “wow” factor. There’s just something about that classic luxury living that just feels right and the residents know the feeling very well. For most of the residents at The Sanctuary, this building is their long-term home – making the owner occupancy rate very high.

The Sanctuary Condo, Orlando

For many, The Sanctuary condominiums are still the best condos in Orlando. There’s just something about that classic luxury living that just feels right. It’s new, and yet old enough to have filled up and has just the right amount of “activity”; that strange balance between being boring at one end of the scale, or too noisy at the other. Condos fees for all the units in Sanctuary include water/sewer/trash and basic cable. Reserves are being funded and the Condo Association at the Sanctuary has been run by the owners since June of 2008. Downtown Orlando’s finest restaurants and clubs are right downstairs like entertainment venues The Abbey and The MEZZ. Plus restaurants like Fifi’s Bistro-Wine bar, The Stubborn Mule and CoCo Cocina Mexicana.

Luxury and Convenience

Upstairs at the Sanctuary on the amenity deck, there’s an infinity pool with skyline views. At night structures like the Suntrust Center, The Vue condos, Orange County Courthouse, Solaire At The Plaza and the Lake Eola Fountain light up the city with vibrant colors. Units have European style cabinetry and plenty of granite, wood, glass, stainless steel and designer finishes, plus vaulted ceilings (10′ – 11′ 4″) and sweeping views of Downtown Orlando & Lake Eola.

With storage units on every floor, free guest parking, and an easy-to-navigate parking garage, this building is built for the daily conveniences. Being close to the Paramount condos, you can park your car when you come home from work and go grocery shopping at Publix located on the ground floor of The Paramount Condominium.

Living in Downtown Orlando

Rent a swan boat at Lake Eola. After a long day you can unwind at Wall Street. Visit the Orange County Regional History Center or grab a few friends and head over to the Dr. Phillips Center to experience musicals and opera. Visit the Orange County library or the Amway Center for big name concerts. Living in the heart of Downtown Orlando provides easy access to highways and I-4, creating convenient drives to Orlando’s finest shopping like Orlando Fashion Square, The Mall at Millenia or Florida Mall. Diverse dining, shopping and entertainment experiences will all be within walking distance of your new home.

Buying a condo in Orlando is not just an investment of property but of lifestyle. There is almost always sunshine with lots of green trees and big open skies in Downtown.

Downtown Orlando residents are used to new people moving in and even more likely were new to downtown themselves at some point. Overall residents are welcoming to new people. Buying a condo in Downtown Orlando means you get to experience every season with special events.

By Juan Figueroa, Realtor.

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