“The City Beautiful” aka The City of Coral Gables is unique in the United States because of the charm of its Mediterranean Revival style, an original concept circa 1920s. The visionary developer, George Merrick, focused on a master plan to create a suburban community together with a thriving business district. The lush tropical landscape welcomes you with imposing formal Spanish Renaissance gateways that seamlessly tie into wide boulevards dotted with grandiose fountains, all highlighting the distinctiveness of Coral Gables. City zoning codes and regulations help to preserve its exclusive character and make Coral Gables one of the most desirable, stable, and well preserved residential and commercial neighborhoods in South Florida.
Coral Gables is a hub for an elegant lifestyle where residents enjoy a newly revitalized downtown boasting wide pedestrian walkways, plazas, boutique shops, and tree lined cafes. The canopied and lush foliage emphasizes the picturesque qualities that fully align with what the city fathers envisioned. The classic beauty of our city includes the highly recognized University of Miami, art galleries and museums, excellent schools, and beautiful golf courses and parks; all flourishing in the 37 square miles that encompass The City of Coral Gables.
The south Gables boundary is cordoned between SW 57 Avenue east to SW 42 Avenue (LeJeune Road) and south to SW 136 Street and north to US1. (S Dixie Highway).
The verdant fabric of the neighborhoods embraces parks and golf courses, including Deering Bay Yacht and Country Club and Fairchild Botanic Gardens. The south Gables meanders along the blue waters of Biscayne Bay and offers several gated waterfront communities with access to the bay and Atlantic Ocean such as Gables Estates, Gables-by-the-Sea, Cocoplum and Journey’s End. Old Cutler Road curves and twists with its historic banyan trees, offering shade lined bike paths, jogging trails and picnic areas. Jaycee Park offers fenced green spaces with basketball and tennis courts, picnic tables and a playground for preschool and school age children.
Within a short distance from the south Gables, you can enjoy theater, museums and restaurants in the central commercial district. Schools in The City of Coral Gables offer excellent choices for your student, including a selection of international programs.
There are three easy ways to get around The City of Coral Gables no matter where you are:
The courtesy Coral Gables Trolley system connects downtown Coral Gables to the Miami- Dade transit including metrorail and metrobus.
Free local transit through the central business district in freebee’s on-demand electric vehicles * A centralized valet program makes it easy to drop off your car at a valet stand and pick it up later at another valet location.
“The City Beautiful” makes frequenting gallery nights, live theater, movies, and restaurants easy and comfortable.
Enjoy seasonal farmers market, holiday celebrations with fireworks, restaurant week and art festivals – The City of Coral Gables is the place to live and play! We’ve provided several links for you to be able to peruse what our City offers: