In the 1920s, George Merrick developed the city of Coral Gables at the height of the Florida land boom. Merrick's original development plan was a gated community served by a homeowners association. It was one of the first master-planned communities in Miami-Dade County, with most of its architecture mimicking the Mediterranean Revival style commonly seen throughout Miami. Merrick was also very meticulous in his design of the downtown commercial district, making it only four city blocks wide and over two miles long. With the main road bisecting the business district, Merrick was able to boast that every business in his city was no more than a two-block walk. Though the town is small in stature, it boasts a healthy economy, with the University of Miami being its longest running major employer. Other big-name corporations that anchor down Coral Groves are the Bacardi headquarters at 2701 Le Jeune Road, the office of Capital Bank Financial, ExxonMobil marine fuels operations located at One Alhambra Plaza, and the independent film studio Dolphin Entertainment.
Living in the Miami-Dade County area can be an enjoyable and rewarding experience for those with active lifestyles. Whether you’re a young single looking to start your life, a family seeking a right environment for your children, or a mature couple looking to settle down and enjoy life, owning a home in Coral Gables is the right choice. One great example of what this community has to offer is its proximity to places such as the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens located at 3251 S Miami Avenue was the former villa and estate of businessman James Deering. The 50-acre estate features the original villa and the gardens, as well as the remaining native forest. Ten acres include the Italian Renaissance formal gardens, while the additional 40 acres is made up of various plants and the native “hammock.” The villa has been turned into a museum, featuring more than seventy rooms decorated with numerous antiques from the 15th through the early 19th century. In addition to that, you have HistoryMiami, home to four permanent galleries and has space for hosting up to three traveling exhibits. Families living here enjoy visiting places like Miami Children's Museum located on Watson Island, featuring preschool classrooms, a 200-seat auditorium, parent/teacher resource center, 14 permanent galleries, Kid Smart educational gift shop, and Subway restaurant.
Miami is a city offering a large variety of home styles. Property in Coral Gables includes Ranch, Art Deco, Classical American, Modern, Italianate, Colonial, Mission-Revival, Cottage, Tudor, Craftsman, Spanish-Mediterranean, Spanish-Ranch, and many others. Single-family homes for sale in Coral Gables range in size from two bedrooms, one bath, and 1,243 square feet to 12 bedrooms, 15 bathrooms, and 16,989 square feet. Furthermore, available properties in Coral Gables feature some investment properties such as apartment buildings and condos. In addition to that, you can find lots for sale in Coral Gables for those looking to build new construction. If you’re interested in learning more about real estate options in Coral Gables, please contact us today for further details.
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