Coral Gables is a city in Miami-Dade County located southwest of the downtown area. Developed by George Merrick in the Florida land boom of the 1920s, Coral Gables is filled with almost entirely with Mediterranean Revival style and Spanish Renaissance style architecture. Coral Gables became well-known during World War II as the home base and training center for many Navy pilots and mechanics. Today, Coral Gables is known as the Fine Dining Capital of South Florida.
Coral Gables is a pedestrian-friendly destination. Located four miles from Miami International Airport, the "City Beautiful" has 140 dining establishments and gourmet shops, and many notable international retailers. Among the landmarks in Coral Gables are the Venetian Pool, Douglas Entrance and the Miami Biltmore hotel.
Travel easily through Coral Gables with their free trolley service, which runs a continuous circuit up and down Ponce de Leon Boulevard during the day. Coral Gables is also served by rapid transit on Douglas Road at Douglas Road station, at the University of Miami at University station, and near Sunset Drive and Red Road at South Miami station, connecting the city with Downtown Miami and Miami International Airport.
Watch the video below to learn more about the neighborhood from Coral Gables bookseller Mitchell Kaplan:
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