Coral Gables is a city in Miami-Dade County, Florida, with tree-lined streets and pretty, Mediterranean-Revival-style mansions. Called ?The City Beautiful? or ?The Gables' by residents, Coral Gables is a small suburb of Miami.
An early planned community, Coral Gables is extremely pedestrian-friendly, with a downtown commercial district that is around 4 blocks wide and 2 miles long. Residents and visitors enjoy nearly 140 restaurants, shops and gourmet boutiques, and take in the history of the city at notable landmarks, such as the Biltmore Hotel, Venetian Pool and Douglas Entrance. Coral Gables also has a vibrant student community, as it?s home to top-tier Miami University.
Commuters in Coral Gables have easy access to Miami via U.S. 1, which runs through the city and connects to I-95. Residents woking in Coral Gables itself use the Metrobus, Miami Metrorail or the Coral Gables? free trolley circuit. The Miami International Airport (MIA) is less than 20 minutes from town.
Renting in Coral Gables, FL
Apartments for rent in Coral Gables are on the high side, compared to other Miami suburbs, due to easy access to Miami-area attractions and the sense of community and small-town atmosphere the suburb affords.
Coral Gables Attractions
- Venetian Pool ? This historic swimming pool features grottos, sunbathing areas and a grand waterfall.
- Miami University ? Students aren?t the only ones who benefit from this campus, which features sports events, Gusman Concert Hall, Jerry Harman Ring Theater, and more.
- Miracle Mile ? Shop, dine or take in a show at Coral Gable?s premier shopping district.
- Major Sports Teams: Miami Dolphins (National Football League), Miami Heat (National Basketball Association) and Miami Marlins (Major League Baseball).
The Venetian Pool in Coral Gables. (Photo courtesy of Ines Hegedus-Garcia)
Lake Ocala at Miami University provides a serene spot in which to read a book or picnic. (Photo courtesy of Ruthanne Reid)