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Coral Gables is a small town community in the middle of South Florida. It was one of the first planned communities in the area and despite being surrounded by large cities, it has a lot of history and charm. Residents will find both financial and cultural hubs nearby.
Coral Gables was designed in the 1920s to attract elite Northerners from places like Venice and Granada. This is done with manicured landscapes, private golf clubs, and stunning Mediterranean architecture.
WHAT TO EXPECT
An atmosphere that is influenced by sights of early 20th century Spanish architecture and beautiful native plants creates a feeling of peace.
Coral Gables is a charming neighborhood located near central Miami. It is known for its Spanish-themed architecture, beautiful fountains and sculptures in public spaces, as well as regional attractions such as the Biltmore Hotel & Venetian Pool. The neighborhood has two Metrorail stations within its borders, making it convenient for commuters.
Miracle Mile is the main east-west artery in Coral Gables and divides the city's busy 20-square block business district. During the week, business types in suits mingle with locals running errands as this part of Coral Gables buzzes with activity. On weekends, the area really comes to life as locals gather to shop and dine. The tree-lined streets offer a relaxing European-style environment where shoppers can find an impressive collection of boutiques art galleries and restaurants Wherever shoppers head west towards Downtown Miami or east towards Brickell there are
countless opportunities for upscale shopping at Shops at Merrick Park or International Mall (Miami).
Coral Gables residents enjoy supporting local art and entertainment, with many popular options available such as Actors' Playhouse's productions at the Miracle Theatre. This theater often features Broadway shows and children's musicals that are well attended by fans. Another cultural gem in the area is Coral Gables Art Cinema, which offers interesting films in an intimate setting.
There are a number of art galleries in the city, which feature various types of artwork such as contemporary pieces, fine art and sculpture. Smaller events related to art are common, but one popular event that happens every month is Gallery Night. For over 30 years, participating galleries have opened their doors to the public on the first Friday of each month and offer food and drink along with a welcoming environment.
The area offers upscale dining and shopping options, as well as easy access to award-winning theater, art-house cinema, museums and world-class golf courses and tennis courts.
If you're looking for great restaurants or premium shopping, Miracle Mile is the place to be. This historic downtown thoroughfare is lined with boutiques, wine shops, and cafes - just blocks away from Ponce de Leon Boulevard and Giralda Avenue. The area is also home to some of Miami's most acclaimed eateries as well as many international corporations headquartered in the financial hub of downtown Miami.
Coral Gables is a great place to raise a family. The traffic circles make it nearly impossible to speed through residential neighborhoods, and the city even has one of the lowest crime rates in Miami-Dade County. It also has its own police & fire departments.
Coral Gables boasts some of the most beautiful tree-lined streets in all of Miami, with huge banyans providing atmospheric shade on even the hottest days. Locals love to walk, jog and cycle through their city, but despite its close proximity to notoriously congested Miami traffic is usually much more peaceful here thanks to plentiful traffic circles that prevent speeding on residential streets during rush hour only.
Coral Gables' downtown area is ideal for walking and the city has great public transit services, including Metrorail stations that connect residents to Downtown Miami and the airport. The free trolley that runs along Ponce De Leon Boulevard makes it easy for tired legs to get around, too.
Coral Gables is known as a Tree City USA, thanks to the large number of trees that line its streets and contribute to its current life and history. Arbor Day was recently celebrated in the city, so it's important to share just how valuable trees are.
Coral Gables' beautiful landscape is due to the work of its first landscape architect, Frank M. Button. Over ninety years later, Coral Gables still features tree-lined boulevards, green canopies and beautifully landscaped parks and plazas.
City leaders still emphasize the importance of having a mature urban forest, and they take steps to preserve aging trees while also planting new ones. This helps keep Coral Gables' legacy alive.
WHAT NOT TO EXPECT
If you're looking for a party that lasts all night, consider going to one of the communities near Miami Beach.
If you're seeking a dusk-to-dawn party experience, you might want to consider the communities of nearby Miami Beach, which has numerous clubs and restaurants just off Ocean Drive.
There are condos, single-family homes and waterfront mansions available in this area that offer luxury.
The area is populated by a diverse group of people, and functions as an independent city with its own government and police force. There are many large mansions in the waterfront area, while more accessible options can be found in the suburban parts of town. Alternatively, there is a growing community of contemporary high-rises that offer an urban twist on the traditional Coral Gables lifestyle.
Coral Gables is home to many different types of real estate, from large mansions on impressive estates to small Spanish villas.
The waterfront in Coral Gables is made up of exclusive gated communities that offer privacy and seclusion to residents. Communities like Cocoplum, Hammock Oaks, Tahiti Beach and Snapper Creek are where some of the most expensive single family homes can be found in South Florida.
The majority of homes in Coral Gables are ranch style from the 1950s and 1960s, Spanish style homes that are more modest, and condo residences. There is a growing collection of high-rises throughout the city as well.
YOU’LL FALL IN LOVE WITH
Tranquility, Spanish-inspired architecture and decor, along with canopies of lush greenery create a charming atmosphere.
Coral Gables is a vibrant community that combines its rich history with a modern feel.
Coral Gables residents love spending time outdoors, and around 30 percent of the city is made up of green space. There are several large parks in Coral Gables, including Matheson Hammock Park which offers trails, picnic areas, and a wonderful man-made atoll pool. The Venetian Pool is the centerpiece of outdoor life in Coral Gables; on hot days it's a great place to cool off! Hanging out at this pool never gets old.
Coral Gables is home to some of the most impressive yachts in the world and plenty of opportunities for boating, sailing, and water sports. The Coral Gables Waterway leads directly into the open ocean, making it easy for residents to get on the water whenever they choose. When locals aren't out on the waves or playing golf - which is extremely popular here - they can take advantage of colorful canals that cut through the city. There are also several exclusive private clubs available where visitors can play some quality rounds.
The Biltmore Hotel with its decadent architecture, Carnaval on the Mile in early March each year and Miracle Theater are included in the things to do list.