Monday, July 30, 2018

Why Coral Gables is known as the “city beautiful”?

When you visit the Coral Gables Center, the first thing that you see is its wonderful architecture. Inspired by the works of landscape architect Frederick Law Olmstead, who designed New York’s Central Park, The City Beautiful Movement encouraged the use of wide tree-lined avenues, monumental buildings, winding roadways, green space, ornate plazas, and fountains galore.

The beauty and charm of Coral Gables is experienced in its plazas, entrances and fountains that set the original “Spanish” style of the carefully planned community.

With its quiet streets, beautiful houses and shade trees, Coral Gables offers endless activities and attractions, including golf, tennis, art galleries, museums and beautiful landscapes.

According its locals, just a walk around its squares, boulevards and old Spain architectural landscapes will answer the question of why they call Coral Gables the “City Beautiful.”
Some historic buildings in Coral Gables that you should visit:

1)     John M. Stabile Building: built in 1924, it's one of the oldest commercial structures in Coral Gables. It's known for its Mediterranean architecture, with large doors and balconies overlooking Salzedo Street.

2)     Coral Gables Water Tower: it was built in 1924 and consists of two separate structures. It was used as part of the city’s water supply system until 1931, when it was disconnected from the system.

1)     Merrick House: it’s a historic house originally constructed as the family residence of George E. Merrick, founder of the city of Coral Gables. No Coral Gables tour can be complete without a visit to the Merrick House.

Coral Gables is one of the most established, scenic and affluent communities in South Florida, and It makes the city an extraordinary option if you are planning to invest.

Coral Gables offers a blend of residential and business opportunities near the heart of Miami, but also draws tourists year-round through venues like the internationally reputed Miracle Mile, in the center of Downtown Coral Gables.

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