Known by many locals as “The Gables,” Coral Gables is one of the most established, most scenic and most affluent communities in South Florida. In fact, its founders imagined a “City Beautiful” and “Garden City” with lush green avenues winding through a residential area, punctuated by landmarks and embellished with detailed and playful architectural features. And that’s just what they created.
Coral Gables offers a strong mix of residential and business opportunities near the heart of Miami, but also draws tourists year-round through venues like Miracle Mile. The center of Downtown Coral Gables, Miracle Mile has an international reputation as the place brides shop for wedding needs. Miracle Mile is home to national and regional retailers that also bring foreign tourists in droves. And Coral Gables’ hospitality industry hosts leisure and corporate travelers and offers over 100 cafes and restaurants.
A newer highlight of Coral Gables, The Village at Merrick Park is a 780,000-square-foot mixed-use retail, residential and office project. Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom anchor the center, which is also home to over 100 other retailers, including Tiffany & Co., Burberry Coach and Gucci. Coral Gables iconic landmarks include the Biltmore Hotel, the Venetian Pool and Douglas Entrance.
One of the first planned communities in South Florida developed by George Edgar Merrick during the 1920s Florida Land Boom, Coral Gables features Mediterranean Revival Style architecture. The pedestrian-friendly city is four miles from Miami International Airport and just minutes from Downtown Miami, the Port of Miami, Biscayne Bay and Miami Beach. “The City Beautiful” is also well connected to major transportation routes, minutes from US-1, Interstate 95 and the Florida Turnpike. With its strategic location, business benefit from residents nearby communities.