"Miami is one of these great places that is a really sensual, physically beautiful place."
-Michael Mann, American Film Director & Producer
Known as The City Beautiful, Coral Gables stands out as a planned community that blends color, details, and the Mediterranean Revival architectural style. Many properties in the City are on the National Register of Historic Places, & more than 1,000 properties are on the Coral Gables Register of Historic Places. In addition, the Biltmore Hotel is a designated National Historic Landmark.
The City is especially desirable to businesses because of its proximity to Miami International Airport, the Port of Miami, and downtown Miami, while also being convenient for executive housing. Coral Gables attracts national and regional retailers along with an abundance of boutiques and retail shops. Miracle Mile is the center of a true downtown district. The Village of Merrick park is a 780,000 square foot mixed-use retail, residential & office project anchored by Neiman Marcus & Nordstrom. Home featured: 1319 Castile Avenue - $1,637,000.
Just south of Downtown and the Beaches sits boutique shops, eclectic restaurants and Miami’s original art gallery district. Coconut Grove is best known for its lush green landscape bordered by the shimmering blue waters of Biscayne Bay. From its beginnings in the late 1800′s, this magical place has attracted tycoons, artists, writers, and musicians galore and–truth be told–more than its share of eccentrics and free spirits.
Coconut Grove has attracted adventurers since its beginnings. Long before Miami even existed, this tropical frontier village lured sailors and individualistic settlers into its quietly breathtaking natural setting with its wild sense of inspirational freedom. It’s no surprise Coconut Grove has been a haven of inspirations for such luminaries as Tennessee Williams, Robert Frost and Alexander Graham Bell. Home featured: 3670 Hibiscus Street - Sold for $2,570,000.
The City of South Miami was founded in 1927. The original town boundaries were Red Road on the east, Kendall Drive to the south, Palmetto Road to the west, and Bird Road and Miller Drive to the north. The year 1926 also saw the first street lighting and the first incoming class of freshmen at the newly chartered University of Miami campus, which abuts the city of South Miami eastern boundary along Red Road (SW 57th Avenue). The neighborhood's Cambridge Lawns Historic District, some 30 homes in the Tudor Revival and Mediterranean revival style completed in 1928, were granted historic recognition by the City of South Miami in 2005.
South Miami is known for more than its leafy residential neighborhoods; the city has numerous parks and a vibrant Downtown filled with historic buildings, restaurants and unique shops. South Miami has a great many parks, as South Miami is suburban and family-friendly. Home featured: 5775 SW 48 Street, Sold for $405,000.
By the late 1990s, Pinecrest had become an affluent area. The Village of Pinecrest was incorporated in March of 1996. Evelyn Greer was elected the first mayor and was succeeded, after serving two terms, by Matzner in 2004. The founding Village Council, was credited with establishing well-regarded municipal services including police, parks and recreation, building and planning services, and public works.
Pinecrest Gardens is the crown jewel of the village's park system. Known as South Florida's Cultural Arts Park, it is a massive park featuring over 1,000 varieties of exotic tropical plants and trees. The park offers beautiful landscape featuring natural streams, sinkholes, caves and fissures. Home featured: 9601 SW 68 Avenue.
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