Welcome to Coral Gables
An historic neighborhood steeped in romantic charm, Coral Gables is one of country’s first planned communities, incorporated in 1925 as a small suburb. Originally representing the apex of the European style of easy living with Spanish and Italian influences, Coral Gables has since transformed into a carpet of lush landscapes and modern boutique buildings on the backdrop of balmy tropical weather. An architectural legacy, Coral Gables is one of the most premiere cities to reside in with its collection of terracotta rooftop homes and palette of rich culture, sophisticated restaurants and longstanding bars that are reminiscent of the city’s beginnings. A counterpoint to its antique gateway, Coral Gables is also home to over 100 multinational companies, consulates, and trade offices, lending itself a reputation of a sprawling financial hub that continues to grow.
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.
History of Coral Gables
Coral Gables has longtime been pursued as a top neighborhood to live in due to its unrivaled Mediterranean Revival architecture inspired by George Merrick of Coral Gables. Enamored by this illustrious design style that was carried throughout Villa Viscaya, Merrick was determined to incorporate similar European influences across the community. Together, with help from a trailblazing team of designers and architects, Denman Fink, H. George Fink, Phineas Paist and Frank Button, Merrick set the pace for a modern interpretation of the Mediterranean coastline featuring elements of “The City Beautiful” Movement which encouraged tree-lined winding streets and palatial fountains and plazas. By 1925, Coral Gables manifested a real estate boom, including seven million dollars of properties sold, more than six hundred homes constructed, sixty-five miles of roadways built, eighty miles of sidewalks added and the structure of the legendary Biltmore Hotel.
Today, Coral Gables offers an abundance of real estate options, including single family homes, townhomes, ivy-covered estates, and modern contemporary condominiums. There is something for every type of buyer with average prices ranging from $500,000 to $55,000,000.
Parks & Golf Clubs in Coral Gables
Wander through Coral Gables guilt free with your pet by your side. Offering more than twenty world class parks with generous green space, including Fairchild Tropical Garden boasting 83-acres and a Technicolor rainforest, Coral Gables is the ultimate dog-friendly community complete with manicured grounds, picnic areas and nature trails.
Home to Biltmore Golf Course, Riviera Country Club and Golf Course and Granada Golf Course, there are a plethora of private facilities and championship links to explore, each offering their own exclusive membership opportunities. Additional parks in the neighborhood include Coral Gables Venetian Pool, Matheson Hammock Park, Marina and Beach, Deering Bay Yacht & Country Club, William H. Kerdyk Biltmore Tennis Center, George Merrick Park and Fred B. Hartnett Ponce Circle Park.
Restaurants & Bars in Coral Gables
A vast trove of gastronomic mainstays, trending brunch outposts and casual grab and go cafes, Coral Gables is a flight of refined culinary fare featuring over 140 restaurants and bars, including prodigious names such as Hillstone, Morton’s The Steakhouse, Ruth’s Chris Steak House and Caffe Abbracci. Consistent in offering some of Miami’s most sought-after restaurants and bars, the dining scene in Coral Gables continues to evolve with artful old-school restaurants faceted next to stylish brunch spots like Publix Square, Bachour, Cafe at Books & Books and The Biltmore Sunday Brunch. In addition, residents can also visit a kaleidoscope of new-concept restaurants, including Chef Norman Van Aken’s AD LIB, Fiola, Havana Harry’s, Eating House, Zucca, M House and Ichimi. And if you are looking for a late-night aperitif or after work cocktail, find an assortment of unique bars, happy hour hot spots and romantic speakeasies that are just as historic as the city of Coral Gables itself.
Schools in Coral Gables
Coral Gables attracts the most talented students in the country based on performance, state assessments and college preparedness. Offering award-winning magnet programs, charter schools and public and private schools, Coral Gables presents residents with a score of top ranked schools featuring advanced placement coursework and the best of the best in athletic programs.
Outside of grammar and preparatory schools, Coral Gables is home to one of Florida’s most prestigious research universities, University of Miami, which is known for its School of Law, Miami Herbert Business School, Miller School of Medicine and Lowe Art Museum, South Florida’s first museum. Coral Gables is also in proximity to Barry University and Florida International University.
- Sunset Elementary School, International Magnet program, Pre-Kindergarten to Fifth Grade
- George Washington Carver Elementary School, Pre-Kindergarten to Fifth Grade
- Coral Gables Preparatory Academy, Pre-Kindergarten to Eighth Grade
- Henry S. West Laboratory School, Kindergarten to Eighth Grade
- Somerset Gables Academy, Public Charter, Kindergarten to Eighth Grade
- G.W/ Carver Middle School, Sixth Grade to Eighth Grade
- Ponce De Leon Middle School, Magnet & IB program, Sixth Grade to Eighth Grade
- International Studies Preparatory Academy, 2019 College Success Award, Ninth Grade to Twelfth Grade
- Coral Gables Senior High, Magnet & IB program, Ninth Grade to Twelfth Grade
- Gables Montessori School, Pre-Kindergarten
- Banyan Day School, Pre-Kindergarten to Kindergarten
- Granada Day School, Pre-Kindergarten to Kindergarten
- KB International Christian School, Pre-Kindergarten to Kindergarten
- Growing Place School, Pre-Kindergarten to Kindergarten
- Alexander Montessori Schools, Pre-Kindergarten to Fifth Grade
- The French American School of Miami, Pre-Kindergarten to Fifth Grade
- St. Thomas Episcopal Parish School, Pre-Kindergarten to Fifth Grade
- Riviera Day School, Pre-Kindergarten to Fifth Grade
- St Philip's Episcopal School, Pre-Kindergarten to Fifth Grade
- St Theresa School, Pre-Kindergarten to Eighth Grade
- Epiphany Catholic School, Pre-Kindergarten to Eighth
- Our Lady of Lourdes Academy, All Girls, Ninth Grade to Twelfth Grade
- Gulliver Preparatory Academy, Pre-Kindergarten to Twelfth Grade
- Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart, Pre-Kindergarten to Twelfth Grade
- Belen Jesuit Preparatory School, Sixth Grade to Twelfth Grade
- Christopher Columbus High School, Ninth Grade to Twelfth Grade
- St. Brendan High School, Ninth Grade to Twelfth Grade
High-End Shopping in Coral Gables
Fulfill a favorite pastime and frequent the epicenter of luxury retail at the Shops at Merrick Park spotlighting over 115 world-class storefronts and restaurants such as Gucci, Louis Vuitton, CH Carolina Herrera featuring Mariposa, Nordstrom, Mayors, Tiffany & Co., Artefacto, Equinox Fitness Club and Elemis Spa. Hot-spot restaurants that evoke colorful menus and sophisticated decor include Yard House, Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille and Sawa Restaurant & Lounge, in addition to an organic farmers’ market located on the ground floor.
However, if you are looking to spend an evening strolling lantern-lit sidewalk and dining inside European influenced outdoor cafes, Miracle Mile is the picture-perfect strip to browse elegant boutiques or relax and find your next beach read at Barnes & Noble, located next to the historic Coral Gables Museum. Home to its own “Bridal Row,” Miracle Mile is world renowned for its bridal salons showcasing everything from dress salons to invitation designers and cake shops. If you are looking to add a touch of sparkle to your big day, Twinkle Twinkle is a must visit for crystal hair jewelry, embellished veils, and Swarovski crystal cake toppers. Outside of a parade of quaint shops, Coral Gables residents can also experience the annual Carnaval on the Mile, a complimentary art and music festival welcome to guests of all ages.
Besides impressive open-air malls and quaint shopping strips, Coral Gables is punctuated with luxury automotive dealerships, including THE COLLECTION, South Florida’s foremost authorized dealer for Audi, Porsche, Ferrari, Maserati, McLaren, Aston Martin, Jaguar, and Alfa Romeo. Boasting over 30 years of experience, customers are presented with an unrivaled white glove experience. Housing a 350,000 square foot showroom with sweeping views, avid car collectors can peruse an elite collection of state-of-the-art sports cars on the backdrop of a serene setting. Mercedes-Benz of Coral Gables and Formula Sports Cars are nearby.
Signature Developments in Coral Gables
From charming townhomes to romantic condominiums that blend architectural history with modern style, the buildings in Coral Gables never cease to engage, exhilarate, and inspire. Giralda Place, Althea Row, Biltmore Parc, Biltmore Row, Villa Valencia, and Villa Biltmore are some of the newest signature developments that embody a renewed sense of design ingenuity. Segovia Tower, Merrick Manor and Gables Club Towers are also popular amongst residents, featuring the finest in amenities. Offering buyers access to spectacular private pool decks, state-of-the-art fitness centers and 24-hour security, these architectural monuments have it all, presenting no reason to ever leave.