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The historic and vibrant neighborhood of Coconut Grove is known for its pastel-colored buildings and abundant wildlife. Founded in the 19th century, it features plenty of greenery, ivy covered walls, and coral bricks. In the 1960s the area was a hippie commune which has shaped its distinctive charm today.
Coconut Grove is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Miami and is home to some of the city's oldest structures. Newer parts of town also have a plantation-like feel.
WHAT TO EXPECT
There are yacht clubs, desktop restaurants on the bay, mangrove-lined parks, and a quaint downtown promenade in Rockport.
Coconut Grove is a district of Miami that features both an impressive downtown area and scenic waterfront views. The neighborhood’s vibrant businesses, bars, eateries, and shopping options can be found in the colorful blocks surrounding its main thoroughfare. The bayfront offers marinas and Peacock Park as well as easy access to Vizcaya Estate and Gardens; this Spanish-style architectural marvel with extensive gardens is one of the city's most popular tourist destinations.
Coconut Grove is essentially a residential neighborhood. It’s a relaxed tropical paradise in which neighbors stop to make small talk while walking their dogs along shady streets, and patronize small private businesses that dot the landscape on foot or by bike. Neighboring the University of Miami, the Grove attracts both students and faculty, with a low-key, college-town feel and plenty of great venues catering to all residents.
Boating is a popular pastime in the area, as are many other outdoor activities and lush greenery. Many of the locals enjoy the nightlife too.
Day and night, people visit Coconut Grove to enjoy the water, play sports, eat outside, walk under hammocks and party. The area has great restaurants and a fun vibe all its own. People usually come for a day out on the boat then dock it at one of the marinas before heading over to one of the many parks for kickball or just chilling out in a hammock with an ice-cold coconut!
Coconut Grove is known for its tree-lined walkways, which provide a pleasant reprieve from the Miami heat. This popular area is also home to the nightlife of Coconut Grove, featuring sports bars filled with college students, wine bars, and local dives open well past midnight.
The district has always been one of Miami’s most walkable neighborhoods. Bicycles are a common form of transportation and you can easily walk to many great outdoor eateries and boutiques.
WHAT NOT TO EXPECT
If you're looking for a place that is in the middle of everything, this might not be it.
This location is not in the middle of everything if you're looking to live close by.
If you’re more of a bohemian type, seeking spacious, family-friendly housing in an exclusive Caribbean village setting with plenty of access to nature, Coconut Grove is sure to steal your heart.
But if you thrive in an urban core, love being walking distance to work, or a corporate-climber who can’t resist the fast-paced energy of the country’s largest international banking hub, you’ll probably be energized by the buzz of a glamourous and busy location like Brickell.
Coconut Grove is one of Miami’s most desired residential areas and while demand for the Grove has always been high, the last 6 months have shown an exceptional increase in demand with a record low inventory. This article shows you how desired the Coconut Grove real estate market is, highlighting the performance of homes in 5 different price ranges: $1M-$2M, $2M-$3M, $3M-$5M, $5M-$8M and $8M. We would tell you not to expect economic houses.
Bungalows, old Spanish houses, and modern homes all contribute to a harmonious diversity in neighborhoods.
Many homes in this area have flat roofs, which are designed to provide airflow and shade. The newest mansions and larger homes are located within gated communities or remote areas. Old condominiums and reasonably-priced duplexes are found around the downtown district, with a crop of new high-rises currently under construction near the bay.
The majority of the area's newer mansions and larger homes are located within gated communities and secluded areas. Condos and duplexes in reasonable prices can be found around downtown, while high-rises are currently being built close to the bay.
The architecture in Coconut Grove is an eclectic blend of new high-rise condos, older boutique condos, Bahamian cottages and Old Florida bungalows, mid-century single-family homes, as well as opulent Bayside mansions nestled in gated communities, and even some historic structures. There are many residential streets to meander.
Coconut Grove has a wider range of single-family and duplex housing options ranging from affordable to affluent, with an emphasis on the higher end of the spectrum. Average listings range around $1,278,068 or about $569 per square foot, but listings can run as high as $20,000,000 or $1,987 per square foot.
YOU’LL FALL IN LOVE WITH
The outdoors, eccentric spirit, and charming greenery of the city's winding streets create a culture that is perfect for anyone who loves the great outdoors.
Coconut Grove is a classic example of the South Florida vernacular architecture and lifestyle that was so appealing to the pioneers of the early century. Today, it provides its residents with a modern lifestyle in a place seemingly separated from time.
Coconut Grove cannot be beaten as far as access to nature, as the entire neighborhood is one lush tropical wonderland. Streets serve as walking trails, and there are expansive areas such as Kennedy Park and Peacock Park, where you can play volleyball or kickball, and your furry friends can run leash-free. With Biscayne Bay as its backdrop, the Grove is also a great place to play on the water and enjoy sailing, kayaking, or stand-up paddleboarding. For a unique and unforgettable outdoor adventure, visit the breathtaking and historic Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, with its spectacular grottos and natural mangrove forest.
Twenty-five years ago, Coconut Grove was Miami’s first art district before any other art district existed, and the area still celebrates the arts with a host of fairs and quirky cultural festivals such as the King Mango Strut, Goombay Festival, Coconut Grove Arts Festival, and The Great Taste of the Grove Food & Wine Festival.
The neighborhood is also home to many small art galleries and artists’ studios, as well as unique sites where culture, history, and nature converge, such as Vizcaya and Barnacle Historic State Park.
The Grove’s dining options range from vegan to burgers and seafood options, street food, and international fare from all corners of the world. Lulu or Ariete provide great upscale options, while Bombay Darbar thrills with the flavors of India, Sapore di Mare and Farinelli 1937 serve up classic Italian, and the Peacock Garden Bistro pleases your palate with Mediterranean fusion. Try Latin fusion at Jaguar Ceviche Spoon Bar, Spanish seafood at La Gamba, or classic French fare at Le Bouchon du Grove.
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