Surprised? I’m not. Who wouldn’t want to live in one of the warmest and sunniest states? Not only does Miami have one of the best night lives out there, the beaches are phenomenal. Luxury Miami Homes might start at $2 million but this waterfront beauty boasts for $22,500,000.
Coming in at number 9 on our list is Sydney, Australia. Famous for their Opera House, outstanding beaches and incredibly amusing accents, this surfer’s paradise is home to some seriously beautiful estates (and people). This gorgeous 6 bed 4 bath home situated on 30 acres is giving us serious natural rustic vibes and is listed for $2,250,000 AUD.
Home of one of the most breathtaking views, the Oregon coastline makes up 360 miles of amazing coastal sceneries. With no sales tax state-wide, what you see is what you get in Portland. This 25,000-square foot home includes 10 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms (6 of which are ensuites), and 3 kitchens including catering. It’s currently listed for a meager $4,699,000. With mountain views like these, I can assure you that you wouldn’t want to pack up your wagon again.
Ah, the city of love. You’d be hard pressed to find a place with more hopeless romantics than Paris. This city gives off the most charming aura, with the most wonderful architecturally designed buildings scattered all along the small, bustling side streets. This 3 bedroom 3-bathroom apartment is situated on ‘one of the most famous and prestigious avenues of Paris’. This 4th floor, 2000 square foot apartment includes a 24/7 caretaker, ‘lounge’ entrance, and a double living room for a measly $16,401,708.
Buckingham Palace might not be up for grabs anytime soon but that doesn’t mean you can’t live like royalty. London is home to a few of the world’s most recognizable landmarks (Big Ben, London Bridge, The London Eye, etc..). Rich in history, there’s bound to be an old pub, café or bookstore on every corner, so you’ll never be thirsty, hungry or bored. This is Carleton House Terrace, situated in the heart of London right near Buckingham Palace. Overlooking St. James Park, this penthouse apartment just screams ‘royalty’. With 4 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, a private entrance with a concierge, two chef’s kitchens and direct elevator access, this regal apartment can be yours for only £35,000,000 ($59,077,146.80 CAD).
5. San Francisco
It’s no secret that people in San Francisco seem so genuinely happy. Home to the oldest Buddhist Temple in the Unites States, it’s not surprising San Fran is labelled one of the most spiritual cities in America. With beautiful parks, organic farmers markets, and outdoor activities on every corner it’s clear to see why residents of this city are so content living here. This two storey contemporary modern home offers four bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms, along with two parking spaces (a hot commodity in San Fran). With a custom marble fireplace enjoy the view with floor to ceiling glass windows for only $5,860,146.
The mountains, the ocean, the barely coat-worthy winters, Victoria is easily one of Canada’s most beautiful cities. The architecture style resembles the city’s European roots with a hint of natural grace influenced by the nature and heritage surrounding it. This one of a kind estate boasts unthinkably rare views. With 7 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, indoor and outdoor kitchens, an infinity pool, wine cellar and private helipad, this luxurious abode is currently listed at $8,900,000.
3. Hong Kong
‘There are not many places in the world where you can easily flit between work, travel, western culture, Asian culture, hiking, wake-boarding, fine dining or street food within moments of each other’. Whether you want to paint the town red or relax in solitude, Hong Kong is the place for just about anyone. For $23.2 million you can purchase this home known as Strawberry Hill located in The Peak, which is considered one of Hong Kong’s most exclusive areas. The home has three bedrooms and one bathroom.
2. New York City
It should come to no surprise that New York City is close to the top of this list. NYC is the largest city in the United States with over 8 million residents. It is considered the ‘financial capital of the U.S.A’ and is home to Wall Street, the One World Trade Centre, and the Stock Market. Many notable people call New York City home and has been considered elite for decades. This 5-bedroom Upper East Side penthouse has views of Central Park and is being offered at $86,065,642 CAD.
Home Sweet Home. Toronto has officially regained its spot at the top of the list after coming in ninth place last year. According to Christie’s Real Estate Luxury Property Market Report, Toronto has reached almost double the number of million-dollar-plus listings and sales compared to last year. T.O has been recorded as the shortest time to sell a luxury with 17 days on the market with a considerable drop from last years 28 days. The report suggests that the record-low inventory coupled with quick price increases pushed buyers to buy and sellers to sell. This South Rosedale area home, originally called ‘Caverhill’ was once home to the Mayor of Toronto, George Geary from the 1920’s to the 1950’s and features a guest house with underground access to the main house, a showcase garage, and 12,000 square feet for only $17, 700,000.