Coral Gables, nestled in the heart of Miami, offers beautiful neighborhoods, businesses, shopping, dining, and nightlife. Coral Gables also fronts on the magnificent Biscayne Bay and is just minutes away from sparkling Miami Beach. Each area of the city is rich in the architecture of the original 1920's pioneers, featuring Mediterranean and Old Spanish homes and buildings. The world-renowned Biltmore Hotel is a national historic landmark offerring a private golf course and the magnificent Venetian pool, the nation's largest hotel swimming pool, which takes you away to another place and time to swim or just relax. There is also the Miracle Theatre, which features monthly plays for adults and children, in addition to other cultural and community events.
The City of Coral Gables is home to many historic landmarks plus 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, tree-lined bike paths and walking trails, a spring-fed grotto swimming pool made of native coral rock with underwater caves, and more.
The Village of Merrick Park in Coral Gables is a ten-minute walk from the house. You will enter a shopping destination like no other: a place where fashion and style come to life in a quaint village brimming with fountains, lush tropical foliage and a serene garden where you can relax and enjoy the sunshine. The main attraction of Merrick Park is a brand-new Mediterranean-style outdoor mall consisting of extremely high-end stores such as Jimmy Choo, Sonia Rykiel, Neiman Marcus, Miami 's very first Nordstrom, and upscale eateries such as The Palm.