Luxury residential developments rarely skimp on raised, adult-oriented amenities (think: state-of-the-art fitness centers, spas, swimming pools, or even business-oriented conference rooms), but it is not too often that you also find dup- children’s centers.
Forbes has brought together the best luxury residential developments in North America that create imaginative, dedicated spaces for children of all ages, from toddlers to teens, that ensure no one feels left out when they move to a new home. Here is the definitive list of developments, surrounded by plenty of activity, that will appeal to any potential family oriented buyer.
378 West End Ave
New York, New York
A life of luxury awaits you on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. At the corner of 78th Street and West End Avenue, 378 West End Avenue is an 18-story condominium. The building was first erected in 1915 in Palazzo style and has been lovingly restored by COOKFOX architects. The well-being of the residents was of the utmost importance to the architects and Alchemy Properties, who incorporated biophilic design elements and advanced technology into the building. There are 11,000 square feet of amenities, which include a pool and spa; squash court; Fitness Center; basketball court; private garage and drop-off; club room; reading room and garden terrace; and sports simulation room. Among the incredible amenities, including the children’s playroom is particularly impressive. The multisensory space has activity walls, reading corners and an integrated performance stage, so that the little ones can put on their creative shows for the family. There is also a music room, an acoustic space with a recording studio.
Tahoe Beach Club
Located in Stateline, Nevada, the Tahoe Beach Club is a unique residential development located directly on the shores of Lake Tahoe (due to strict building regulations, this is one of the latest new residential developments on the along the lake). It opened in 2019 and will eventually offer a total of 142 residences when completed, with floor plans ranging from two to four bedrooms. Each space is designed in collaboration with the in-house interior designer and residents can choose from both modern and rustic finishes. Residents enjoy the benefits of the California lifestyle, but with the incredible Nevada tax benefits. In addition to residents, there will also be a number of Beach Club memberships for those who frequent Tahoe. The Tahoe Beach Club is intimate with a charming indoor-outdoor restaurant, pool and hot tub, fitness center, spa, outdoor yoga lawn, boutique, lake activities, and more. It is ideal for families, especially those with young children, who love the outdoors. Not only does the Tahoe Beach Club offer water activities, like kayaking, boat cruises, and stand-up paddleboarding, so kids can learn to sail early on, there’s also the Kids’ Zone. The Kids’ Zone is designed for children aged 5-10 to learn and play and includes a cinema room, art studio, and playground.
Mauna Kea Residences
The Mauna Kea Beach Hotel is one of the most beloved properties on the Big Island of Hawaii, and many have made their vacations permanent through Mauna Kea Residences. The hotel and residences are located on the scenic Kohala Coast with a beautiful white sand beach and a swimming lagoon. Residences, available for purchase or through a rental pool, range from studios to five-bedroom condominiums, townhouses and private estates, all with spectacular views. Fortunately, residents also have access to all of the hotel’s incredible amenities, should they tire of their private oasis. There are two 18-hole championship golf courses; nautical sports; daily activities, such as swimming at night with manta rays; and a well thought out kids’ club called the Mauna Kea Keiki Club Adventures. Emphasis is placed on teaching children about Hawaiian culture and traditions through coconut weaving, hula lessons and lei making, as well as shell art and hunting, hike in search of treasures in Kauna’oa Bay, lawn games and artistic tours.
Riviera Nayarit, Mexico
One & Only Mandarina is the opposite of crowded, all-inclusive Mexican beaches; it is a secluded and relaxing getaway with world class design. Woven in the coastal rainforest, the hotel and residences offer panoramic views of the ocean, the coast, an inactive volcano and the natural splendor of Mexico. Dotted with palm trees and along sandy, swimming-friendly shores, there are few quieter resorts in all of Mexico. In addition to the hotel, there are private homes, ranging from $ 4.4 million to $ 17.8 million. Kids will be thrilled at the KidsOnly Club, which has treehouses connected by hanging bridges, slides, climbing walls, and paved paths. This fantastic world in a tropical rainforest setting prioritizes adventure, exploration and learning within the club’s natural cabin. Children will learn about local animals, birds, insects, and ancient archaeological artifacts from the region’s indigenous Cora civilization. There is also an insectarium, run by a biologist, to teach children about the circle of life, new insect species and more. Fun for kids and adults alike, protected ancient petroglyphs surround the property and kids will hear stories of the ancient people who once lived in the area.
Timbers Kaua’i in HÅkÅ«ala is Kauai’s newest beachfront luxury resort community and private residence club located in a 450-acre community with 47 private residences. Kauai is known for its unspoiled and partially uninhabitable coastline, which means there are miles of lush coastline with craggy cliffs and otherworldly mountains to delight. Timbers Kauai has plenty of frontage on the water, a rare feature for a Kauai development, and over 30 lagoons, a wildlife sanctuary, and magnificent views. Timbers’ âKeikiâ program immerses children in the community into local culture through ukulele, Hawaiian language, hula and lei-making lessons. They also learn all about the history of canoe crops, the crops brought by Polynesian settlers and learn the techniques of planting and harvesting fruits and vegetables. Timbers has a 16.5-acre organic farm and orchard, where the restaurant’s food is grown, and there’s a hands-on farming class for the kids on the farm to learn more.
Turnberry Ocean Club Residences
Sunny Isles Beach, Florida
One of Miami’s most luxurious residential complexes is the Turnberry Ocean Club in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida. There are 52 stories with three to six bedroom residences, including a triplex residence worth over $ 35 million. With six floors of amenities, including two outdoor infinity pools on the 30th floor, the tower is a true vertical club and development in one. There are four reflection pools, several hydrotherapy spas, day cabanas, a poolside bar, and an outdoor theater. On the lower level, there’s a beachfront gym with an open-air patio, as well as a Pilates and yoga studio, spa with four treatment rooms, and a nail and blow-dry salon. . For the kids, there’s a private club with a craft area, nap portal, and built-in lockers. For the teenagers, there is a spacious living room with air hockey, a pol table, game chairs, a foosball table and more. Just nearby at the Turnberry Isle Resort and Country Club, residents can enjoy private golf or tennis lessons and a lagoon-style swimming pool and man-made river.