It’s not surprising Coral Gables is called The City Beautiful. Wide, tree-lined streets, countless architectural gems, world-class dining and shopping make this one of Miami-Dade’s most coveted addresses.
Founded in 1925 by visionary developer George Merrick, Coral Gables is distinguished by a Mediterranean Revival style of architecture kept intact today thanks to strict building codes. Coral Gables is one of very few cities in South Florida that evoke a sense of history. Even the streets are named after Spanish cities, a tribute to Florida’s original European roots.
Coral Gables has come a long way from its first quaint, single-family homes of the early twentieth-century to boast some of Miami-Dade most spectacular mansions.
Today, the city isn’t overrun by high-rises, yet those who enjoy the condominium lifestyle can find select listings in The City Beautiful.
The Andalusia, located in the heart of historic downtown Coral Gables, is suitable for urban living. Residents can walk to Miracle Mile and enjoy fine dining, shopping, theater, independent cinema, wine shops, bookstores, art galleries and many conveniences.
Segovia Tower, less than a mile away, affords great views of the Granada Golf Course, which boasts beautiful Royal Poinciana trees that bloom in the summer and a paved path for joggers. Each floor of the condo features a single, 4,000 square foot residence. Residents of the Segovia are just a stone’s throw away from the Coral Gables Country Club, a farmer’s market, world-famous Venetian Pool and the gym at The Biltmore Hotel, which is open to the public.
THE GABLES CLUB
Located on the south end of Coral Gables is The Gables Club – two towers surrounded by the lush, tropical landscapes that border Biscayne Bay. With direct ocean access, The Gables Club is ideal for boaters who enjoy luxury condo living. This area of Coral Gables is exclusively residential, but shops, restaurants, movies, a Whole Foods market and many conveniences are less than two miles away. The University of Miami, home to the Lowe Art Museum, is also a short drive from The Gables Club. The Lowe has impressive collections and exhibits. Permanent works include art by Gainsborough, Raeburn, Lawrence, Monet, Sisley and Gauguin.
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– Maria de los Angeles is a freelance wordsmith based in Miami.