Coconut Grove

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Coconut Grove

Coconut Grove is the oldest continuously-inhabited neighborhood in Miami. Called "The Grove," by locals, Coconut Grove is one of Miami's greenest areas and is home to major corporations including Arquitectonica, Spanish Broadcasting System, and Watsco. The Grove also includes numerous eateries, open-air and streetside cafes, and several waterfront restaurants and bars. At night, the Grove transforms into a center for nightlife frequented by locals, young professionals, students, and tourists.

The Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, also known as Villa Vizcaya, is the former villa and estate of businessman James Deering. Now open to the public and owned by the Miami-Dade County, Villa Vizcaya includes extensive Italian Renaissance gardens, a native woodland escape, and a historic village outbuildings compound. Popular parks at The Grove are The Kampong, a tropical garden that forms part of the National Tropical Botanical Garden, and The Barnacle Historic State Park, the oldest home in Miami-Dade County still standing in its original location. Other points of interest at the Grove are Charles Avenue, CocoWalk, and Dinner Key.

Coconut Grove hosts a number of outdoor festivals and events, the most prominent event being the Coconut Grove Arts Festival. Other events include the King Mango Strut (a parody of the Orange Bowl Parade), The Great Taste of the Grove Food & Wine Festival, and Goombay Festival (a Caribbean Carnival).

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