Welcome to Coral Gables
Known as “The City Beautiful” to locals and visitors alike, this illustrious South Florida neighborhood is a 1920s architectural vision reimagined with modern accoutrements and romantic design details. Initially founded in 1925 as a small suburb, Coral Gables has since transformed into a vast community of stately homes, world-class gastronomy and luxury shopping with hints of historic old-world charm and quaint vibes. One of the top addresses in the country due to its proximity to over 100 multinational companies, consulates and trade offices in addition to its rich spectrum of arts and culture, this balmy tropical neighborhood continues to grow with new condominiums steadily arising.
Located southwest of Downtown Miami, Coral Gables is bounded on the west by Red Road and Sunset Drive to the North. Miami International Airport is conveniently located only four miles away while Port of Miami and Virgin MiamiCentral are situated less than 9 miles from point of origin. Set on the backdrop of the ultimate family friendly landscape, Coral Gables attracts some of the brightest and talented students in the country based on performance and state assessments, ranked one of the top communities in the state for educational institutions.
Presenting residents with a wide range of award-winning public and private schools, charter schools and magnet schools, parents will find that there is no shortage of grammar and preparatory programs in the neighborhood. Advanced institutions include Sunset Elementary School, George W. Carver Elementary School, Coral Gables Senior High, International Studies Preparatory Academy, Gables Montessori School, The French American School of Miami, St. Thomas Episcopal Parish School, Riviera Day School, Our Lady of Lourdes Academy and Gulliver Preparatory Academy. Coral Gables is also home to one of the country’s most prestigious research universities, University of Miami, which is most known for its School of Law, School of Medicine and Business School.
Coral Gables has longtime been enamored for its palatial Mediterranean-style architecture inspired by George Merrick of Coral Gables, who also imagined the seven surrounding villages including Pioneer Village, French Normandy Village, Chinese Village, Italian Village, French City Village, French Country Village and Dutch South African Village. But more recently, there has been an influx in contemporary residential condominiums that have multiplied throughout the community, including the prestigious Biltmore Square.
Giralda Place, spanning 33 luxury residences, is one of the most coveted destinations in Coral Gables due to its close reach to restaurants, shopping, culture and entertainment. The definition of city living, Giralda Place offers all the perks of residing in a private home with walkability to the center of Downtown Coral Gables. Biltmore Parc, situated just minutes from Giralda Place, characterizes the romantic architectural history of Coral Gables with both Mediterranean-style interior and exterior elements.
Additional new modern buildings that are unique to the neighborhood and offer the luxury of indoor-outdoor living include Villa Valencia and Althea Row which is named after the mother of Coral Gables’ founder, George Merrick. A garden of elegant townhomes, Althea Row brings together the new world ambience of Miami with European design influences that are reminiscent of the city’s beginnings.
Outside of the iconic buildings that continue to change the neighborhood’s horizon, Coral Gables is most admired for its resort-style exclusive communities that offer the ease of gated security and the luxury of amenitized living. From one-of-a-kind waterfront neighborhoods allowing for private boat dockage to country club-style enclaves that feature expansive golf and tennis courses, there are an abundant of private residential areas to choose from, each telling their own architectural narrative. Some of the city’s most elite residential neighborhoods include Gables Estates, Cocoplum, Deering Bay, Gables By The Sea, Cutler Oaks Estates, Hammock Lakes, Hammock Oaks, Journey’s End, Old Cutler Bay and Snapper Creek Lakes. Enveloped with tranquil canopies of mature foliage and palm-shaded trees, these plush communities make for the ideal pedestrian and family-friendly atmosphere, creating the opportunity for postcard-perfect memories.
Home to some of the most esteemed golf clubs on the eastern seaboard, residents also have direct access to white glove facilities and an oasis of emerald links right outside their doors. Deering Bay, home to an Arnold Palmer Signature golf course, offers residents the chance to play on a par 71 course. Well-manicured and meticulously maintained, these elite grounds are representative of the quintessential South Florida lifestyle, surrounded by a backdrop of protected mangroves, exquisite wildlife and peaceful waterways.
Parks & Nature
Encompassing more than 20 world class parks with expansive green space, Coral Gables is a pet friendly environment idyllic for young children and those looking to explore the finest in native Miami flora. Fairchild Tropical Garden, Coral Gables Venetian Pool, Matheson Hammock Park, Marina and Beach, Deering Bay Yacht and Country Club, William H. Kerdyk Biltmore Tennis Center, George Merrick Park, and Fred B. Hartnett Ponce Circle Park are just a few of the parks situated in Coral Gables.
Members-only clubs for avid golf and tennis players include The Biltmore Golf Club, Riviera Country Club and Golf Course and Granada Golf Course. The Biltmore golf course, designed by Donald Ross in 1925, offers 18-holes, 22,000 square feet of paspalum turf grass, 27 artificial turf hitting surfaces, short game practice area with green and electric golf carts equipped with Visage GPS system.
Restaurants, Bars & Shopping
From artful mainstays to stylish outposts, this elegant community is a mecca for gastronomic fare with over 140 restaurants and cafes dotted throughout the neighborhood. Popular restaurants amongst locals include Hillstone, Morton’s The Steakhouse, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Caffe Abbracci, Fiola, Ichimi and Chef Norman Van Aken’s Ad Lib. Late night bars, after work happy hour hot spots, romantic speakeasies and wine bars are in abundance and are beloved by locals from generation to generation.
Masterful open-air shopping malls make Coral Gables the epicenter for luxury retail with the Shops at Merrick Park featuring over 115 world-class storefronts such as Gucci, Louis Vuitton, CH Carolina Herrera, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Mayors, Tiffany & Co., Artefacto, Equinox Fitness Club, and Elemis Spa. Miracle Mile, a traditional European-style shopping center with lush palm tree-covered sidewalks offers local mom and pop boutiques, the sophisticated Books & Books and “Bridal Row” presenting everything from dress boutiques to invitation designers and cake shops.