Neighborhood Spotlight: Coral Gables
Located a few miles south of Downtown Miami, Coral Gables is a pedestrian-friendly neighborhood with grand banyan trees and tropical foliage.
Picture perfect tree-lined avenues, winding roadways, ornate plazas with fountains and lots of green space -- it's no wonder that Coral Gables is known as "The City Beautiful."
The city's main entrances are marked with coral rock arches dating back to it's inception. Developed by George Merrick in the 1920s, the neighborhood is one of the nation's first fully-planned communities. Many of the Mediterranean-style homes, businesses and public buildings from the era and earlier have been preserved or restored.
Home prices vary greatly from waterfront, multimillion dollar mansions, to cozy one-bedroom condos. Check out this Coral Gables mansion with it's own beach and peninsula.
Take a stroll down the neighborhood streets and you'll notice the canopies of banyan trees, stately oaks and royal Poincianas.
Coral Gables is home to the University of Miami, Village of Merrick Park and a vibrant downtown shopping and dining center. With more than 200 retailers and 70 restaurants, Downtown and the Miracle Mile is a favorite destination to shop, dine, play, live and work.