Welcome to Coral Gables
A vivid, coastal strip dripping with history and a unique, animated personality
As time ticked on during the early twentieth century, George Merrick designed the outline that became the Coral Gables of today. The architecture of the region was also shaken up by ideas sparked by the City Beautiful Movement, which led to the region’s consistent gorgeous Mediterranean Revival Style found throughout the city. This style was heavily influenced by Spanish architecture, which can primarily be seen in the design chosen for the Coral Gables Congregational Church. Due to strict zoning regulations, these architectural design choices continue to inspire residents and visitors alike. For more information on the city’s origins and its history, take a tour through the Coral Gables Museum, and learn exactly why this city is so wonderful.
What to Love
- The endlessly active Miracle Mile
- The natural placidity of the R Hardy Matheson County Preserve
- Seemingly endless, sunny beaches.
- Tranquil, crystal blue coasts and shores
- A bubbly, friendly community
- A wide variety of activities
Like the sea breeze, the people here are calm, cool, and comforting. Life in Coral Gables is lively and worry-free. Residents have a near-infinite number of amenities. Shopping centers, like the Village at Merrick Park, provide you with a lovely place to gather friends and browse the latest fashion releases. Other amenities, like the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens, serve as a peaceful spot where you can enjoy a day out with friends and family and study Nature’s fascinating beauty. Whatever best suits your interests, you’re sure to find something to love about Coral Gables everywhere you go.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
After a long day, we all need to eat, but where exactly you decide to refuel is up to you. Perhaps you’re yearning for a high-class evening spent at Morton’s The Steakhouse, Ruth's Chris Steak House, Hillstone, or The Biltmore. Maybe, instead of all of that glitz and glamor, you’re craving a comfortable, homey dining spot like Havana Harry's, Books and Books, or Ichimi. How about something a bit more European? Zucca can offer you a lovely night of Spanish wine and authentic cuisine, while Caffe Abbracci and Fiola Miami can bring you a slice of Italy.
Things to Do
For those looking to connect with nature and get away from it all, Coral Gables provides the vast R Hardy Matheson County Preserve, which allows residents to forget the busy city life for a peaceful bit of respite, especially after a long workday. There are eye-catching stretches of
light, sandy beaches all along the coastline.
Then, of course, there’s the unavoidable beating heart of Coral Gables that thumps with life both night and day. This heart is known as Miracle Mile. Miracle Mile, where to begin? This gorgeous, sun-soaked strip, which, funnily enough, only measures around half a mile, serves as a focal point for every social avenue of Coral Gables, but after one look at this bafflingly involved stretch of excitement, I’m sure you’ll be able to forgive it for its length. The strip doesn’t only act as a hub for business but as a gathering point for the entire community. This same strong sense of community can be a rare find, but here it takes center stage all along Coral Gables’ Miracle Mile. From the day of its conception in 1955 to today, the strip breathes an air of timeless splendor throughout the entire city.
Parents looking for a peaceful and academically challenging space for their children won’t be disappointed in the Miami-Dade Public School system serving Coral Gables. A few of the more notable schools include: