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Coral Gables

Located six miles southwest of the heart of Miami, just west of Coconut Grove and the Florida seaboard, Coral Gables is an arty but upscale community that prides itself on walkability, though it's only a short train ride from a true metropolis; the Miami Metrorail makes three stops inside city lines.Developer George E. Merrick designed and built Coral Gables in 1922, seeing it as his chance to bring the aesthetics of the country's City Beautiful movement to South Florida. Tree-lined residential streets surround a downtown core of high-rise office buildings, dining, entertainment and shopping avenues. The University of Miami main campus is here, and Coral Gables is home to the famous Biltmore Hotel. Mediterranean in its palm-shaded style, fiercely protective of its 1920s-boomtime character, and filled with parks, museums, historical places, academics and business, Coral Gables represents a rare and unique level of cultural balance.The University of Miami the city's biggest employer is home to more than 15,000 full-time students during the school year, not only bringing a youthful energy to Coral Gables in the fall and spring, but also making the city a player in the world of medicine, law and oceanographic research. The city is also home to one of the largest Cuban populations in the United States. The city celebrates that influence in many ways, including summer concerts that focus on Cuban musicians. While it may be on the cutting edge of scholarship and cultural diaspora, the city is also protective of its character. Merrick's adherence to the style and substance of Florida's Mediterranean revival in Florida in the 1920s is evident in the city's color, architecture, and green spaces. City ordinances and zoning reflect residents' concern about preserving the atmosphere that Merrick brought to this corner of Florida.

Residents and visitors delight in the spring-fed Venetian Pool, the 83-acre Fairchild Tropical Garden and the city's Granada and Biltmore golf courses. Art lovers enjoy the Lowe Art Museum and Gables Galleries Nights. With more than 140 restaurants in a city so near the Atlantic Ocean, you'll find seafood, seafood and seafood. A vibrant mix of international culture means that Cuban, Argentinian, and other international cuisines offer a wealth of culinary adventures.

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