The description for buildings with 8 stories or more. The newer buildings are loaded with features such as private foyers, 9' or 10' ceilings, large balconies, and can be as large as 12,000 SF. Generally speaking, prices increase as you go to a higher floor. Amenities may include fitness centers, guest suites, billiards room, pool and spa, social room with a catering kitchen. Residents will pay a fee for common expenses such as landscaping, security, etc.
A nine-story or taller building containing residential apartments or condominium units. In addition to spectacular views, most high-rises offer their residents a full range of amenities. Building features may include 24-hour concierge service, swimming pools, spas, saunas, tennis courts, exercise areas, party rooms and guest suites. Security is enhanced at these buildings by the manned entry desks and limited access, covered parking garages. Compare with mid-rise.
A building usually taller than six stories, serviced by elevators. The designation as to high-rise is determine by local codes.