Tuesday, October 29, 2013

What $500K Buys in Downtown Coral Gables

Coral Gables has a lot of real estate options throughout the city from quaint classic bungalow style homes in established neighborhoods to condominium properties with amazing views all around to exclusive gated waterfront communities.  While these properties comes a broad spectrum of list prices that climbs into the multi-millions, there are many properties available at much more affordable list prices.  Following is a list of what $500K buys in downtown Coral Gables real estate.

918 Fernandina Street, Coral Gables Granada, List Price:  $500,000
This classic Florida home with beautiful old Spanish architecture is located just blocks from the exclusive Country Club Prado.  Recently painted, it features tons of character with hardwood floors, arched doorways, and a perfect backyard to accompany it all.  Other fantastic features include a great kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops and back splash, large bedrooms with updated baths, a large bonus room and large closets.  On top of all of this, the detached garage has tons of shelves and a tile floor and a brick-inlay driveway and sidewalk that flow through perfect tropical landscaping.  This is a great home in an even better neighborhood. 

1570 Sopera Avenue, Coral Gables Country Club, List Price:  $515,000
Situated just a few blocks from the Biltmore Golf Course, this 1,700+ square foot home has three-bedrooms, two baths, and a powder room.  The updated kitchen has granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances and beautiful contemporary cabinetry.  There is also a great entertaining area along with a large living room and exquisitely updated bathrooms.  Located on a corner lot, it also features a one-car garage and a retaining wall around the side of the home with mature trees and landscaping along with a brick inlay sidewalk. 

1300 Ponce de Leon Boulevard, 1300 Ponce, List Price:  $520,000
Not only are single family homes priced around $500K, there are also luxury properties in some of Downtown Coral Gable’s nicest condominiums.  Close to everything including Merrick Park and the shopping and dining along the Miracle Mile, this offers beautiful views of Coral Gables and all the way to Brickell and Downtown Miami.  Inside there is a wonderful kitchen with granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances and custom cabinetry.  Bedrooms are large and the baths are luxurious with marble counter tops.  Community amenities include an outdoor pool with a large sun deck, two parking spaces, and a fitness center along with security and concierge.

1111 Columbus Boulevard, List Price:  $523,000
This wonderful home in Granada has that old Spanish style that is so prevalent in downtown Coral Gables.  It has been updated with modern features including a phenomenal gourmet kitchen that combines the best of old and new from the beautiful wood beam ceilings to the high-end appliances including a Viking gas range with two ovens, six burners and a griddle, a JennAir refrigerator and dishwasher, and a Uline beverage center and custom island with sink.  There are so many more upgrades like an arched Honduran wood door, slate tile entry, and original oak floors.  Outside is a tropical paradise with a delightful patio under the palms and a custom pond nearby. 

101 Sidonia Avenue, #105, Villa Florini, List Price:  $528,000
This is a large three-bedroom, two-bath unit in Villa Florini in the Douglas neighborhood.  Close to shopping and dining, this is a large property of almost 1,600 square feet situated on the first floor with an open floor plan that is perfect for entertaining.  The kitchen is open and has granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances while the master bedroom is large and has a master bath with a Jacuzzi tub and shower.   There is also tons of closet space, a nice balcony for enjoying the Florida sunshine, a nice gym, and two assigned parking spots. 

Affordable Luxury in Downtown Coral Gables
With so many properties being listed, those wanting to buy can easily have affordable luxury with Downtown Coral Gables real estate.  No matter the type of real estate wanted, downtown Gables is worth consideration as so many homes and condominium properties have been updated with modern fixtures and finishes.  Coral Gables is a fantastic part of Miami-Dade and continues to grow in popularity.  

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