Welcome to Coconut Grove
Lush landscaping, luxurious homes, and great nightlife with a bohemian flair
Coconut Grove is a charming and fun-loving community in Miami-Dade County, known for its lush tropical landscaping and upscale residences. Sitting on the picturesque shores of Biscayne Bay, Coconut Grove is a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and a daily procession of sailboats and yachts. The architecture is a testimony to the fact that Coconut Grove is the oldest continually inhabited town in Miami. The architecture is an eclectic mix of vintage sophistication and contemporary style, with a wide variety of housing options. The community has many large, luxurious estates, most of which are in gated communities. Modern high-rise condominiums line the shores of Biscayne Bay, providing fabulous views to their residents.
The palm tree-lined streets in Coconut Grove lead to the heart of town, where the streets are dotted with art galleries, cafes, salons, coffee shops, and locally curated boutiques. Coconut Grove is an active, fun-loving community, known for enjoying outdoor activities like walking, jogging, biking, and boating. The town hosts many festivals and live music events throughout the year and has wonderful nightlife, museums, and theaters. The Coconut Grove Arts Festival is a community favorite, where families and friends enjoy the artistic creations of hundreds of artists, live music, and food prepared by renowned chefs.
What to Love
- Fantastic southern Florida weather
- Perfectly manicured, lush tropical landscaping
- Luxurious, modern residences
- Small-town feel with big-city amenities
- Vibrant waterfront lifestyle
Coconut Grove has a refreshing vibe with a balanced fusion of urban and suburban. The heart of town, between Main Street, McFarland Avenue, and Grand Avenue, is where locals flock to enjoy open-air cafes, up-scale boutiques, restaurants, fitness centers, and theaters. Tree-lined paths along the shores of Biscayne Bay provide the perfect setting for taking a long stroll, walking the dog, jogging, or sharing drinks with friends at one of the many restaurants or yacht clubs. Coconut Grove’s waterfront location also lends itself perfectly to boat enthusiasts who enjoy cruising the bay and soaking up the warm Florida sunshine.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Coconut Grove is home to a vast assortment of family-friendly and exclusive dining options. Jaguar is a fabulous Pan-Latin restaurant with streetside seating and a reputation for having excellent ceviche. At Farinelli 1937, you’ll find mouth-watering authentic Italian pizza baked in woodfired ovens in a restaurant with a casual but sophisticated ambiance. For fabulous woodfire-baked pizza in a restaurant with a more urban vibe, go to Harry’s Pizzeria.
Bombay Darbar is both elegant and delightfully exotic, serving flavorful Indian cuisine.
Inside the luxurious, nautically-themed Mr. C Miami Coconut Grove hotel, you’ll find the rooftop Bellini restaurant and bar where they serve authentic Italian cuisine in a lively and pleasant atmosphere. Also at Mr. C is the Il Giardino Creperie, serving the best crepes in town. Mr. C is also the site of Saturday Art Days, a live concert series, and Sunday Cinema Nights.
The streets of downtown Coconut Grove are lined with shops, boutiques, cafes, salons, restaurants, and coffee shops. It’s a pedestrian-friendly spot for shopping, taking an afternoon stroll, or enjoying lunch at an open-air cafe. There are also two open-air shopping malls, CocoWalk and Mayfair in the Grove, where you’ll find upscale shops, fitness centers, and fantastic dining choices.
Things to Do
There’s always something to do in Coconut Grove. In addition to shopping, dining, enjoying outdoor activities, or live music events, there are also many parks, gardens, green spaces, and annual events. Visit the home of Ralph Middleton Monroe, one of Miami’s first settlers, at The Barnacle Historic State Park. Vizcaya Museum and Gardens is another vintage estate with a museum, manicured gardens, classes, and a farmer’s market, making it a popular destination for locals and visitors. The Kampong is a nine-acre botanical garden, which is a great place to enjoy the beauty of lush gardens and a wonderful destination for community events, The Aloha Market, and art shows.
The Coconut Grove Art Festival, held every President’s Day weekend, is one of the nation’s most popular art festivals, featuring works from hundreds of internationally known artists, great food, and live music. The Coconut Grove Food & Wine Festival is another wildly popular event celebrating the community’s Bahamian heritage. The festival features delicious food, wine and spirits, and live music. When you want to enjoy the beautiful waters of Biscayne Bay, head to The Coconut Grove Sailing Club, where you can get sailing lessons, mingle with other sailing enthusiasts, or have a delicious meal at The Grove’s Nest.