Coconut Grove

Coconut Grove is a Bayside Village in the neighbourhood of Miami, known to the locals as “The Grove” and is one of the most family friendly neighbourhoods in Miami.

The Communities

There are various points of interest in Coconut Grove suitable for locals and visitors:

  • CocoWalk
  • Miami City Hall\
  • Charles Avenue
  • Dinner Key
  • Trapp Homestead
  • Woman’s Club of Coconut Grove
  • Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

Parks in the town are also numerous and have a certain relaxed open-air feel about them:

  • Coconut Grove Park
  • The Kampong
  • Merrie Christmas Park
  • David Kennedy Park
  • Blanche Park
  • Steele Park
  • Peacock Park/Kenneth Myers Bayside Park
  • Sunrise Park
  • Alice C. Wainwright Park

High-end shopping can also be done in Cooconut Grove at either the CocoWalk or the Streets of Mayfair open-air malls. Coconut Grove has many festivals and events, the most popular one is the Coconut Grove Arts Festival. Other festivals include the Great Taste of the Grove Food & Wine Festival and the Goombay Festival.

Coconut Grove is also the sailing capital of Miami where you can take out your own boat or rent a boat for a day. The city comes alive on weekends and nights with persons wanting to explore everything that the city has to offer, however it still manages to maintain a tranquil lifestyle.

The Beaches

You can make a visit to beaches around Coconut Grove to soak up some sun and fun all year long. Coconut Grove is the mainland and so most beaches are a few miles away but this is no deterrent as a long drive through South Florida is something to definitely experience. Key Biscayne is not very far from the Grove and is one of the most beautiful beaches in Miami. There are many other beach options to choose from as we all know Miami is known for its pristine, beautiful white sand beaches.

The Prices

Homes and condos in Coconut Grove range from $535,000 to $8,900,000. City-data.com reports that the average estimated value of townhouses in 2010 was $286,466 and the median rent in 2011 was $1,164 per month.

The city has a few luxurious beautiful hotels to add to its value such as the Residence Inn by Marriott, The Mutiny Hotel, Sonesta Coconut Grove and The Ritz-Carlton.

Local Restaurants

There are many recognizable chain restaurants that line the streets of Coconut Grove however the town still has many neighbourhood favourite and seaside-inspired restaurants. Some of the popular ones are Greenstreet Café, Peacock Garden Café, Bice Bistro, Monty’s Raw Bar, Coco Wok Fresh Asian Fare, Gibraltar, Bizcaya, Dinner Key Marina, Panorama Restaurant & Sky Lounge and Jaguar Ceviche Spoon Bar & LatAm Grill.

School Zones

  • Frances S. Tucker Elementary School
  • Vanguard School
  • George W. Carver Elementary School
  • Coconut Grove Elementary School
  • Immaculata-Lasalle High School
  • George Washington Carver
  • St. Stephen’s Episcopal Day School
  • Academy of Arts and Minds Charter High School
  • Ransom Everglades School, founded in
  • St. Hugh Catholic School
  • Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart
  • Coconut Grove Montessori School

Source : http://www.viewfloridahouses.com/blog/article/CPVLZZZW44PC7B6K/coconut-grove/

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