Coral Gables Homes for Sale
Known as the City Beautiful or Garden City by its founders, its known for its lush green avenues winding through a residential city, punctuated by civic landmarks and embellished with detailed and playful architectural features. The city continues to promote a Mediterranean architectural aesthetic by offering incentives for buildings designed in that style. Many properties in the City are on the National Register of Historic places, and more than 1,000 properties are on the Coral Gables register of Historic Places. The City is also desirable to businesses because of its proximity to Miami International Airport and has some of the largest companies international headquarters in the City.
Coral Gables Waterfront Homes
Coral Gables Florida is located just south of Miami and Miami Beach in the Miami Dade County with approximately 50,000 residents. Many people feel it's one of the best places to live in Southeast Miami and then just biased. There are many ads, articles, questions and answers and reviews about this part of the Miami-Dade County, all stating it's one of the best places to live. Coral Gables has a 10% growth increase over the last 15 years with the median home price of about $630,000. Home appreciation is up about 17% but it is a higher cost of living and nearly 90% higher than the US average.
However, Coral Gables public schools are exceptional and the school spent an average of over $10,000 per student and there are about 17 students per teacher within the school district. Unemployment rate is also low in just 3.7%, which is lower than the national average by 3%.
Some interesting facts about Coral Gables is that it is ranked #2 is one of the best cities for Thanksgiving and #3 as the most popular cities for the holidays. That being said, ironically it's also one of the most stressful cities in the US. Think it's a coincidence? [Source] Plus we have the amazing Venetian Pool Seen here. Nothing like this anywhere else in Town.
The Miami New Times had an article that stated the Coral Gables is one of Miami's best neighborhoods. Reasons being Coral Gables is exactly what it has set out to be; a hub for high-end residential neighborhoods with strict zoning laws. It hasn't morphed and evolved into a modernistic, fad society. Coral Gables also boasts many benefits and perks as if it were a college community without the downsides. Even though the University of Miami is located here it's not so much a "party campus". Most college students head to the beach rather than partying on campus or at local bars and nightclubs. That being said, the downtown is very user-friendly without it being a rough and partying atmosphere. It's perfect for college students, families and retired people as well with quaint apartments, new construction buildings, estates and condominiums.
Coral Gables is also a great place for bikers, pedestrians and drivers. There are very few major roadways so it's easily accessible by walking or biking with friendly areas to the drivers can visually see pedestrians and bikers.
Coral Gables offers a unique commercial epicenter for Latin America and the Caribbean as well as being home to both national and regional headquarters for nearly 200 major companies. Not only does it portray a unique and high-end quality-of-life ambience but the heart of town provides just about everything residents need. With beautiful walking trails, gorgeous banyan trees, a unique combination of residential and industrial as well as being so close to the beach, there's not much that comes close to the environment and awe the Coral Gables provides.
The town itself stretches from the ocean and Palmetto Bay in the south and extends Northwest up into Miami. There are luxury golf course homes in the north around the Biltmore Golf Course and homes around the University of Miami that provide condos, apartments and older, single family homes. Waterfront homes are found south just north of the Matheson Hammock Parks and Marina. There are numerous lagoons and "Lagos" in this area with homes along the Coral Gables Waterway. This is the Cocoplum community with high-end homes and large waterfront estates in prices from $2 million. Coral Gables also stretches to Deering Bay with million dollar homes and estates along Cutler Channel.
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