Coconut Grove

Coconut Grove is one of the oldest continuously-inhabited neighborhoods of Miami.  It was first established in 1825 and has remained one of the most popular neighborhoods since.   The neighborhood's name has been sometimes spelled "Cocoanut Grove" but the definitive spelling "Coconut Grove" was established when the city was incorporated in 1919.The pedestrian friendly village center is filled with sidewalk cafes, galleries and boutiques. The small bohemian village feel
is countered by recognizable chain restaurants, but small local cafes, college bars and independent boutiques still line the streets. Pull up a chair outside, watch the assortment of shoppers, bar-hoppers, students, and tourists stroll the streets and enjoy the laid-back ambience that has long kept Coconut Grove a favorite Miami neighborhood.What is today referred to as Coconut Grove was formed in 1925 when the city of Miami annexed two areas of about equal size, the city of Coconut Grove and most of the town of Silver Bluff. Coconut Grove approximately corresponds to the same area as the 33133 ZIP code although the ZIP Code includes parts of Coral Way areas  and Coral Gablesand a small portion of ZIP Code 33129. The area is often referred to by locals as "The Grove".
Coconut Grove is located just south of downtown Miami and Miami Beach between Highway 1 in the ocean. A beautiful stretch of land, Coconut Grove is home to residential properties, luxury estates in a few commercial shops and restaurants. It is also the oldest modern continuously inhabited neighborhood of Miami Florida in Miami-Dade County. It's bordered by Brickell, The Roads and Coral Gables. Sometimes spelled Cocoanut Grove, the definitive spelling as it is now was established when the city was incorporated in 1919. Annexed in 1925 when the city of Miami divided two areas including Coconut Grove and Silver Bluff, it is commonly known to locals as "The Grove".Coconut Grove FLorida homes and real estate
Coconut Grove is served by the Miami-Dade County Public school District and has three elementary schools, one middle school and one high school. In addition, Coconut Grove also has the Academy of Arts and Minds Charter High School which was founded in 2003. There are several private schools including a Montessori school and several Catholic schools.
Residents choose to live in this beautiful area because it's close to the ocean, has a variety of activities and events throughout the year in a wide range of home prices. There are also numerous parks located in Coconut Grove including the 8 acre Kampong, which is a tropical garden that forms part of the National Tropical Botanical Garden. The Barnacle Historic State Park is also located in Coconut Grove and was built in the 19th century currently home to one of the oldest homes in the county. In addition to these parks there are several smaller neighborhood parks, sports fields, picnic areas and walking trails throughout Coconut Grove.
 
EVENTS:
Each year, Coconut Grove offers a variety of events and activities including Septembers bike Coconut Grove and "great streets for Coconut Grove", a presentation and community discussion about making coconut Grove a more livable environment for all of us. Enjoy a free bike tour Saturday, September 13, from 9 AM until 11:30 AM or you can travel the shady lanes of Coconut Grove viewing historical homes and colorful wildlife. Enjoy local flavor such as Mojica madness on Fridays at TK' s, a local hangout and restaurant. Locals never miss the Grove Green Market every Thursday from 2 PM until 8 PM where you can sample delicious local flavors, pick up dinner, or simply Peru's all of the local flavors, produce and fair. The Sierra Club meeting happens every second Monday of the month at the Coconut Grove sailing club and you can always find karaoke at the Sandbar Sports Grill each Monday at 10 PM. Nearly every restaurant and nightclub will offer some sort of happy hour event or specials on a daily or weekly basis. Annually you can't miss the Coconut Grove Pumpkin Patch, the Great Grove Bed Race, the Miami Short Film Festival and the Coconut Grove Arts Festival happening each year.
 
Coconut Grove FLorida homes and real estateREAL ESTATE
 Thinking of making Coconut Grove your permanent or secondary residency? Homes and condominiums are priced from about $150,000 for foreclosures in smaller condos to $16 million for large single-family estates, large acreage and waterfront property. Of course, there's everything in between as well as there are usually 150 to 200 properties for sale at any given time throughout Coconut Grove. As of the publishing of this post the average list price is roughly $1.4 million with a median price of about $895,000.
Roughly 10 to 15 new homes hit the market each week so if you're interested in learning more about this part of Miami or would like updates on current listings and properties that meet your search criteria fill out our form online or call us for a more personal homebuying experience. Images by Janie Coffey and Richie Deisterheft FLickr Commons