Neighborhood Information

Coral Gables

Coral Gables

Tree-lined boulevards, winding roadways and green spaces give Coral Gables, Florida its identity as “The City Beautiful.” Located only four miles from Miami International Airport, the “City Beautiful” has over 140 dining establishments and gourmet shops, and many notable international retailers. Coral Gables is served directly by the Miami Metrorail at Douglas Road, University, and South Miami stations. Coral Gables is known as a pedestrian-friendly destination.

Coral Gables was the result of the efforts of George Merrick, who dreamed of creating a small community close to the rapidly expanding City of Miami. Today, the City’s 13.30 square miles are shaded by more than 50,000 trees and Coral Gables is home to three excellent golf courses, numerous parks and public tennis courts, 36 miles of waterways and abundant boating facilities. Coral Gables is also home to one of the only swimming pools in the country on the National Historic Register — The Venetian Pool, a spring-fed grotto of native coral rock and underwater caves. The City’s timeless grace and grandeur is maintained thanks to careful planning, strictly enforced building codes and ordinances, and a strong Historic Preservation Program. Coral Gables currently has more than 600 locally historic designated properties.

Points of interest

  • University of Miami
  • The Shops at Sunset Place
  • Deering Estate
  • Village of Merrick Park
  • Biltmore Hotel
  • Coral Gables Museum
  • DeSoto Fountain
  • Miracle Mile
  • Fairchild Tropical Garden
  • Lowe Art Museum
  • Venetian Pool
  • Montgomery Botanical Center
  • John C. Gifford Arboretum
  • Alhambra Water Tower