If there’s an apartment building in Medellin where I aspire to live, it’s the Nueva Alejandria.
From the convenient location along Poblado’s Milla de Oro (Golden Mile), to the floor-to-ceiling windows and the city’s only residential rooftop pool, this is the kind of building I’d one day like to call home.
In 2012, I had the chance to spend a week in one of the units, so I speak from experience. The building was also featured on an episode of HGTV’s House Hunters International.
Let’s take a closer look at what makes the apartments in this building not only desirable but terrific value for your money too.
Situated a block up from Avenida Poblado, you’re within a five-minute walk of many of Medellin’s newest shopping centers, bars, restaurants and dance clubs.
The Santa Fe, Oviedo, La Strada and Rio Sur malls are all right outside your door, as are several Carulla supermarkets which are similar to Whole Foods in the US.
The Bodytech gym in Rio Sur is the only “Platino” version in Medellin, meaning it offers extra services. There are only two others in Colombia, and they’re both in Bogota.
Parque Poblado is a five to ten minute walk north. From there, you can turn west on Calle 10 and it’s a ten minute walk to the Poblado metro. Turn east, and it’s a ten minute walk up to Parque Lleras (or a $2.50 taxi from the building if it’s raining).
There are quite a few medical offices along Avenida Poblado too, and Clinica Las Vegas is a very short bus or taxi ride down to Avenida Las Vegas.
In short, the location is perfect whether you’re visiting the city short-term as a business or leisure traveler, or plan to live here.
The Apartments and Amenities
The Nueva Alejandria is a 24-story building that opened in mid-2010. It was specifically designed with young, 30-something professionals in mind.
The building was designed by Fajardo Moreno Arquitectos, a firm run by the brother of former mayor Sergio Fajardo, who is credited with the city’s urban renewal in the mid-2000’s.
Construction was handled by Ménsula Ingenieros S.A., a Colombian company with a strong reputation for hiring top-notch engineers, and not skimping on quality and materials.
One, two and three bedroom units from 54m2 to 103m2 (600-1100 sq ft) are available across seven different floor plans.
Floor to ceiling windows are a unique feature in many of the apartments, and one that won me over in an instant.
In addition to sweeping views of the city, the apartments fill with sunlight during the day (reducing energy costs).
The kitchens feature modern appliances and granite countertops. When renting a furnished apartment, you’ll also have access to a washing machine in a utility closet.
Nueva Alejandria features a rooftop pool and terrace, which is one of the highlights of the building for anyone who visits or stays there. From the top, you have near-360 degree views of the city.
The building also features a gym, sauna, steam room and theater, and there’s security in the main lobby 24/7.
NuevaAlejandria.co is backed by Propiedad Raiz Casacol SAS, a full service Colombian real estate company and member of the Real Estate Association of Medellin. The agency that administers the building prides themselves on client service and support.
Furnished apartment rentals start at $1,200/month, or you can get unfurnished units for as little as $600/month.
If you’re in the market to buy, one bedroom apartments start at 270,000,000 pesos, or roughly $135,000 USD.
For more information, check out the Nueva Alejandria website.
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