Coral Gables, Florida

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2013 Best Small Towns in America

Contest ends:  September 3, 2013

1 Votes - "Most Beautiful"

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Coral Gables’ source of beauty lies in the local nature, Mediterranean revival-style architecture, and culture. The town is home to the renowned University of Miami, the historic Biltmore Hotel, and the world-class Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens. From residences to offices, the buildings demonstrate awe-inspiring architecture and the natural surroundings that make south Florida such a prominent destination. The city and community strive to maintain excellence in its residential properties, international influence, and preservation of nature.

Popular attractions distinct to this town range from Casa Bacardi to Lowe Art Museum. Locals love being greeted by the Granada Entrance and passing De Soto Fountain, the Venetian Pool, and Alhambra Water Tower. You may also enjoy Puerta del Sol or Piag.

Coral Gables has several exciting cultural activities offered year-round. An annual summer concert series is popular in the community, as well as various theatre companies that host productions ranging from Broadway to Shakespeare adaptations. The city is also home to more than 30 fine art galleries.

Visitors can savor time golfing at the country club, boating through waterways, relaxing at the Venetian Pool, or shopping at Merrick Park. The City Beautiful offers a comfortable, pristine setting for a beach vacation.

Coral Gables is a uniquely beautiful city with a green canopy over its neighborhoods and lush tropical gardens, including the internationally known Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden that exhibits exhibiting world class artists each year such as Dale Chihuly, Roy Lichtenstein and many others . The trees, 47 miles of waterfront and the prevalent historic Mediterranean architecture make the City an aesthetic paradise. The City offers exclusive waterfront, golf course, and gated communities as well as high-rise downtown lifestyles. Our park program deliberately locates parks within walking distance of every home in the City.
As early as 1925, the City’s founder, George Merrick, predicted that Coral Gables would serve as “a gateway to Latin America”. The City has not only achieved this distinction, it has expanded to become “a gateway to the world”. Today our international connections have expanded well beyond South and Central America, as the City is home to over 25 foreign government offices from such countries as Spain, Colombia, Barbados, Italy, Uruguay, Finland, Hungary, Senegal, Togo, Portugal, Thailand, and others. In addition, over 155 multinational companies are located in the City, including such companies as Bacardi, Kraft Foods, Del Monte Fresh Produce, Yahoo!, Apple and more. The City is ideally located as a platform for outreach to Latin America and other parts of the world as it is just 4 miles to the Miami International Airport, and 6 miles from the Port of Miami.
The City is privileged to be home to the University of Miami, a leading research university, led by Donna Shalala and ranked 47th by US World News and World Reports as well as Northwestern University’s prestigious Kellogg School of Management executive MBA program recently ranked #4 in the US World News
Reviewed by cbirdsill
on September 17, 2012
Best place in southern florida!!
Reviewed by vmilano79
on September 17, 2012
When on the road discovering Florida, stop by to visit the City of Coral Gables, a suburb of Miami, home to the famous University of Miami, Miracle Mile, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Matheson Hammock Park, the Venetian Pool, the Biltmore Hotel (with a great 18-hole, Donald Ross designed golf course), and much more. Coral Gables has excellent restaurants and sidewalk cafes, world-class shops and thriving cultural venues such as live theaters, art cinema, galleries and museums. Visitors will love the tree-lined boulevards, the Mediterranean architecture and the numerous historic landmarks that surround Coral Gables. There’s plenty of things to see and do in this tropical paradise. Check it out at www.coralgables.com.
Reviewed by mfallon
on September 17, 2012
A small city packed with history, beauty and charm.
Reviewed by cdorrel
on September 17, 2012
Coral Gables is a wonderful city. It has parks, commercial districts, access to the water and it is all beatifully maintained in a Mediterranean style.
Reviewed by colazabal
on September 17, 2012
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