Thursday, December 20, 2012

The Best Coral Gables Waterfront Communities for Yacht Owners

South Florida is a very popular place for those who love the water.  Whether it is the desire to be close to it or a desire that comes with a love for yachting and boating, Coral Gables waterfront homes offer the perfect locations for anyone wanting to be near the water. 

For many who come to Coral Gables to spend the winters or live here full time, finding the right neighborhood to accommodate this passion is sometimes overwhelming because of the high number of waterfront homes.  Following are the best Coral Gables waterfront homes for boat owners.

Gables Estates, List Prices: $3.4M - $18M
One of the most exclusive waterfront neighborhoods in Coral Gables, Gables Estates is high on the list in the Miami metro area.  Estate homes are standard in this very upscale community.  With only about 200 lots in the entire neighborhood, Gables Estates is guard-gated and features the most exquisite homes with tons of waterfront access to Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.  Many waterfront homes are located on wide, deep canals and have massive concrete docks that accommodate mega yachts as well as multiple vessels.  Gables Estates is also an ideal community for families with children as there is a wonderful children’s club and the neighborhood is close to some of the area’s best public and private schools. A six bedroom 5 bath with 5,426 square feet home in Gables Estates is listed at $3.4 million.

Old Cutler Bay, List Prices: $2.7M - $9M
Developed in the 1960s, Old Cutler Bay is a very affluent Coral Gables neighborhood with many estate homes.  These classic homes offer the most beautiful options on wide, deep canals or facing Biscayne Bay and feature large concrete docks that accommodate enormous yachts and multiple vessels.  The guard-gated neighborhood is has the perfect location for those wanting to live a very secluded lifestyle while still being close to all that Coral Gables and Miami have to offer.   This is a neighborhood with little turnover as only three of the 136 homes have sold so far in 2012.  The most expensive home listed for sale in Old Cutler Bay is a 6 bedroom 6 bath with 7,897 square feet priced at almost $9 million.

Sunrise Harbour, List Prices: $2.8M - $9M
A smaller, yet still very exclusive, community is Sunrise Harbour.  This gorgeous neighborhood with just over 80 homes sits adjacent to Biscayne Bay.  Situated in a more secluded part of Coral Gables, the most exclusive homes face Biscayne Bay while others sit on deep water canals.  Homes in Sunrise Harbour vary in style but all reflect a calm, serene ambience. Listed for sale in Sunrise Harbour is a 6 bedroom 5 bath with 4,471 square feet priced at $2.3 million.

Cocoplum, List Prices: $1.6M - $9.5M
Another family oriented neighborhood in Coral Gables is Cocoplum.  Cocoplum is an ideal area for passionate boaters and water lovers as it offers direct access to Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.  While many of the homes sit on the water and include private docks, Cocoplum also features a full-service members' only marina and yacht club with a dock master as well as tennis courts, club house with a magnificent pool, and children's playground.  Cocoplum is situated close to the best public and private schools making it a much sought after community in Coral Gables. A four bedroom three bath single family home in Cocoplum is listed at $1.7 million.   

Gables by the Sea, List Prices: Mid-$800s to $9M
Gables by the Sea is a very exclusive neighborhood with only 19 streets filled with beautiful, classic Florida estates and homes that sit on deep canals.  With direct access to Biscayne Bay, this is a great location for boaters and those who love the water.  Families love Gables by the Sea because of the children’s activities including a wonderful playground and close proximity to area private and public schools. A single family home in Gables by the Sea is priced at $865,000. It includes five bedrooms and four baths with square footage of 3,575.

A Huge Selection
No matter the neighborhood, Coral Gables is filled with a huge selection of beautiful waterfront homes that offer South Florida living at its best.  While there are more waterfront neighborhoods throughout Coral Gables, these are simply the crème of the crop.  

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