Coral Gables, Florida
2012 Best Small Towns in America
Contest ended: May 16, 2012
5 Votes - "Most Beautiful"
1 Votes - "Best For Food"
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.
- Beautiful place to live and work.
- on May 9, 2012
- Coral Gables is perfect for a romantic getaway. Stay at the Biltmore Hotel and enjoy the fine dining, rest and relax by the pool. Visit the Miracle Mile downtown and Village of Merrick Park for plenty of shops for treating yourself. And be sure to take in the beautiful architecture.
- on May 12, 2011
- One of the first things I noticed is that Coral Gables is NOT Miami. It may be just minutes away by Tram or car but it feels like a world away. It doesn't take long to see the character of Coral Gables. From the downtown Miracle Mile and Village of Merrick Park for shopping and dining; to the preservation of its history, to the world renowned botanical garden, to the fun at the Venetian Pool and the architecture that is present in every facet of the community; Coral Gables easily stands alone as its own unique destination. Even if you do not get the chance to spend a night at the Biltmore Hotel, you can spend hours viewing this National Historic Landmark with its architecture, golf course, pool and fine dining. It's a great town to explore by foot or bicycle (no hills in this town!) or slip in a kayak for a tour of the water channels or out to the bay.
- on May 5, 2011
- The University campus with a beautiful fountain botanical life always cheers me up after a long day of classes.
- on May 30, 2011
- Beautiful place to live!
- on May 30, 2011