Coral Gables is on the southwestern edge of Miami. It is a great place to live for people who want to be near a beach and the amenities of a large city.
Parents of young children can purchase houses with three or four bedrooms near schools. These houses may have amenities such as fenced yards, covered patios and family rooms. There are six-bedroom houses for those who prefer large homes and condos with two bedrooms for people who prefer small homes. Some of these condos are in downtown Coral Gables close to places to eat and shop. Luxury condos with three bedrooms and views of the water are available. Prospective homebuyers who are interested in luxury homes on the water can buy houses with patios overlooking the water, docks and pools. People who want to purchase historic homes will find some houses built in the 1920s.
There are plenty of places in Coral Gables to enjoy its pleasant climate. Matheson Hammock Park on the edge of Coral Gables has beaches, boat slips, lakes and a fishing pier. Families who want to spend a day at the park will enjoy the playgrounds, picnic tables and scenic views at Coral Bay Park. Golfers can play at the Biltmore Golf Course.
People who want to enjoy the outdoors while they visit a historic attraction will enjoy swimming at the Venetian Pool. The pool was completed in 1923. The Merrick House is another one of the city's historic attractions. The house was built in 1925.
Art lovers will enjoy visiting the Lowe Art Museum. Coral Gables also has a number of art galleries.
The Miracle Mile in downtown Coral Gables is lined with shops and restaurants. There are upscale department stores and designer boutiques at the Shops at Merrick Park. Coral Gables residents can buy groceries at Whole Foods Market or Publix.
Public transportation in Coral Gables is provided by Miami-Dade County Transit System buses and the Coral Gables Trolley. The free trolley stops at the Metrorail station in Coral Gables. Passengers can take Metrorail to downtown Miami and Miami International Airport. The airport is approximately 5 miles from Coral Gables.
The public schools in Coral Gables are part of the Miami-Dade County Public Schools. There are three elementary schools, two middle schools and one high school. Other public schools in Coral Gables include a magnet school and two preparatory academies.
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