Welcome to Coral Gables & Coconut Grove
Luxury and comfort mixed with the splendor of nature
Just about 3.6 miles south of Brickell and 4.5 miles from downtown Miami lies the charming neighborhood of Coconut Grove. The Grove, as locals call it, rests alongside the banks of Biscayne Bay. The water is a big draw to the community, and the marinas are lively most days. The lush vegetation weaved throughout the region gives the Grove a cozy feel. The downtown is small but in the best possible way. Coconut Grove is Miami’s oldest community. Luxury high-rise condominiums and gated communities fill the bay area, and single-family homes and townhouses take up the rest. Near the center of the Grove are several blocks of commercial activity, including the open-concept mall CocoWalk.
The Cape Florida Lighthouse was the spark that drew settlers to Coconut Grove in 1825. At that time, the land was a forest, and it would take almost 50 more years before the area had a name. In 1873, Dr. Horace Porter set up a post office and named the land after the abundant coconut palms. Coconut Grove remained a city until 1925 when Miami annexed it.
Coconut Grove’s central location is a highly-desirable feature. There is a trolley service, a Metrorail station, and shared bicycle stations throughout the area. Residents have direct access to Key Biscayne, South beach, and Miami, as well as short commutes to nearby marinas, airports, schools, restaurants, and entertainment spots.
Coral Gables is a few miles northwest of Coconut Grove. While it maintains a status as a city, it exudes the refinement and sophistication of an elegant suburb. Coral Gables is home to the University of Miami, which houses the Gusman Concert Hall, the Lowe Art Museum, and the Cosford Cinema. The downtown area boasts Miracle Mile, which features over 200 shops and at least 50 restaurants. Coral Gable residents have access to a successful trolley system and the Metrorail, so residents can quickly get to close areas like Key Biscayne, South Beach, and the Port of Miami.
George Merrick planned and developed Coral Gables in 1925 in response to “The City Beautiful” initiative, which plays a significant part in the area’s tree-lined streets, sweeping plazas, exquisite fountain centerpieces, and beautifully-maintained public spaces. Mediterranean Revival style is dominant here, and sprawling homes are situated on large lots or inside gated communities like Gables by the Sea.
What to Love
- A welcoming and friendly community perfect for raising families
- Lush, tropical surroundings
- Relaxing yet sophisticated ambiance
- Access to the city and the beach
Locals like the Grove’s laidback feel, tropical breezes, and waterfront lifestyle. Sailboats and yachts fill the marinas, and there are parks along the banks of the bay perfect for picnics, long walks, or runs. It is an idyllic neighborhood with charming quirks, like the peacocks that are often found strutting around the community. Murals and street performers often take to the Grove’s downtown area.
Coconut Grove’s neighbor, Coral Gables, is an elegant city with grand architecture that makes you feel like you’re in an elaborate villa. Locals appreciate its wide streets and well-thought-out spaces. Residents often visit parks, golf courses, and pools or explore popular landmarks like the Biltmore Hotel and its botanic gardens.
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Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Not far from CocoWalk, the Peacock Garden Resto Bar and Grill offers a respite after a day of shopping. Trees, plants, and the quiet of nature surround you at this unique dining experience.
Things to Do
Between the Grove and the Gables, you will always have exciting things to do. Take in the sights and sounds of the open-air mall and entertainment complex CocoWalk, tour the grounds of the former estate of businessman James Deering at the breathtakingly beautiful Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, or explore acres of rare plants and flowers at the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden.
Peacock Park is a great place for the kids to play or watch the boats on the water. When you want to cool off, the historic Venetian Pool is a fun place to visit. It is the largest freshwater pool in the country and boasts a towering waterfall.
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