Coral Gables

The City Beautiful, stands out as a rare pearl in South Florida. It is a cohesive community built on a grand scale that blends color, detail, Mediterranean Revival architectural style to create harmony with the environment. Early city planners and visionaries were influenced by the aesthetics of the City Beautiful Movement that swept across America in the early 1900s. Inspired by the works of landscape architect Frederick Law Olmstead, who designed New York’s Central Park, The City Beautiful Movement encouraged the use of wide tree-lined avenues, monumental buildings, winding roadways, green space, ornate plazas, and fountains. All these elements of style have been and continue to be incorporated throughout the City.

The City continues to promote a Mediterranean architectural aesthetic by offering incentives for buildings designed in this style, paying tribute to George Merrick’s initial designs that were largely based on the Andalusia area of Spain.  Many properties in the City are on the National Register of Historic Places, and 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.

Travel time to Downtown Miami 20 minutes

Travel time to International Airport 15 minutes

City Hall
405 Biltmore Way
Web Site: www.Coralgables.com
City Map: http://www.miamimaps.com/gablesmap.html
305-446-6800

Public Schools
Website: www.dadeschools.net

Private Schools
Website: www.greatschools.org

St. Philips Episcopal School
1121 Andalusia Avenue
305-444-6366

Banyan Day School
PK-K
340 Palermo Avenue
305-447-1233

Granada Day School
PK-K
900 University Drive
305-444-2028

Rivera School
PK-8
6800 Nervia Street
305-666-1856

St. Thomas Episcopal Parish School
PK-6
5692 N. Kendall Drive
305-665-4851

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