Coral Gables is a highly desirable neighborhood in central Miami, situated southwest of Brickell and Coconut Grove. Designed by real estate mogul George Merrick in the early 20th century, Coral Gables was influenced by the ‘City Beautiful’ movement of the early 1900s. Distinct features of this style include plazas, shaded streets, green spaces, and grand street entrances. Residents of Coral Gables still live among these historic structures and landscapes. The 1920s Biltmore Hotel, which stands today is an enchanting example of Coral Gables trademark Mediterranean style architecture. Coral Gables is also home to one of the nation’s top universities, the celebrated University of Miami.
As a real estate professional, Merrick understood how to create and retain the value of Coral Gables real estate. Not only does the neighborhood offer a variety of properties (single family homes, townhouses, duplexes, historic mansions, and condos), but also boasts a vibrant downtown area. Downtown Coral Gables is a sprawl of offices, boutiques, restaurants, shopping malls, and hotels. All the streets in Downtown Coral Gable feature wide sidewalks perfect for strolling or riding bicycle.
With the construction of Miracle Mile in the 1950s, Coral Gables gained a vibrant shopping scene and nightlife. Miracle Mile is a section of Coral Way – a grand pedestrian-friendly boulevard lined with shops and restaurants. This is the main commercial area of Coral Gables.
Those interested in Coral Gables real estate have plenty of inventory to choose from. Residents of Coral Gables will never be too far from premiere golf courses, shopping malls, spas, fine art galleries, fitness centers, supermarkets, museums, and an array of other conveniences that makes Coral Gables synonymous with pleasant living.
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