Coral Gables named the City beautiful, as a result of the efforts of George Merrick, who cultivated the creation of this piece of land, that was once a diamond in the rough, to an inclusive picturesque, tree-lined community close to the rapidly growing City of Miami. He envisioned a glorious hotel, a notable university, a grand City Hall, the Venetian pool, splendid country clubs and golf courses, along with the forty miles of waterways and grandiose canopied streets that make this cohesive community.
The City Beautiful, classifies itself as one of the first and only one of it’s a kind pre-planned community, with its blend of color, attention to detail and timeless feel which flawlessly harmonizes with its surrounding environment; Offering more than an abundance of amenities to its residents, in addition to, the architectural diversity in luxury homes and luxury condos, to be loved by even the most refined palette. Encompassing private residential areas, infused with the Mediterranean flair, the abode of some of the most prestigious companies for international business, fabulous shopping experience and restaurants galore for the cultivated connoisseur. A true confirmation of Merrick’s dream is the magnificent reality of the Coral Gables of today, and as the 1920′s when people congregated from around the globe to buy a piece of this vision it as lively today.
No matter, if you are a visitor or long-time resident, you can’t help but fall in love with the classic Coral Gables, known to enticingly delight the mind for both living and working.
The City is home to many historic landmarks as well as 22 parks, 33 public tennis courts, two public golf courses, and other first-class recreation amenities. Among them: the largest tropical botanical garden in the continental United States, a spring-fed grotto swimming pool made of native coral rock with underwater caves, tree-lined bike paths and walking trails, and more.