Coral Gables, Florida

Coral Gables, officially the City of Coral Gables, is a city in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States, located southwest of Downtown Miami. The United States Census Bureau estimates conducted in 2017 yielded the city had a population of 51,095.[7] Coral Gables is home to the University of Miami.

Coral Gables, Florida
City of Coral Gables
Downtown Coral Gables in April 2010
Downtown Coral Gables in April 2010
Flag of Coral Gables, Florida

Official seal of Coral Gables, Florida

"The City Beautiful", "The Gables"
Location in Miami-Dade County and the state of Florida
Location in Miami-Dade County and the state of Florida
U.S. Census Bureau map showing city limits
U.S. Census Bureau map showing city limits
Coordinates: 25°43′00″N 80°16′20″W / 25.71667°N 80.27222°WCoordinates: 25°43′00″N 80°16′20″W / 25.71667°N 80.27222°W
Country United States of America
State Florida
County Miami-Dade
IncorporatedApril 29, 1925[1]
 • TypeCouncil-Manager
 • MayorRaúl Valdés-Fauli[2]
 • Vice MayorVince Lago
 • CommissionersPatricia Keon, Michael Mena, and Frank C. Quesada
 • City ManagerPeter Iglesias
 • City ClerkBilly Y. Urquia
 • City37.31 sq mi (96.64 km2)
 • Land12.93 sq mi (33.48 km2)
 • Water24.38 sq mi (63.16 km2)
10 ft (2.8 m)
 • City46,780
 • Estimate 
 • Density3,952.58/sq mi (1,526.09/km2)
 • Metro
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s)305 and 786
FIPS code12-14250[5]
GNIS feature ID0280801[6]


Coral Gables was one of the first planned communities, and its planning was based on the popular early twentieth century City Beautiful Movement. It is infamous for its strict zoning regulations.[8] The city was developed by George Merrick during the Florida land boom of the 1920s. The city's architecture is almost entirely Mediterranean Revival style, mandated in the original plan,[9] including the Coral Gables Congregational Church, donated by Merrick. The domed Catholic Church of the Little Flower was built somewhat later, in a similar Spanish Renaissance style. By 1926, the city covered 10,000 acres (4,000 ha) and had netted $150 million in sales, with over $100 million spent on development.[10]

Coral Gables Rapid Transit track n plaque
A section of historic Coral Gables Rapid Transit track on Segovia Avenue.

Merrick meticulously designed the downtown commercial district to be only four blocks wide and more than two miles (3 km) long. The main artery bisected the business district. Merrick could boast that every business in Coral Gables was less than a two-block walk. The city used to have an electric trolley system, which was replaced by the popularity of modern automobiles, but now a new free circulator trolley system, initiated in November 2003, runs down Ponce de León Boulevard.

In 1925, roughly simultaneous to the founding of Coral Gables, the city was selected as the home to the University of Miami, which was constructed that year on 240 acres (97 ha) of land just west of U.S. Route 1, approximately two miles south of downtown Coral Gables.

During World War II many Navy pilots and mechanics were trained and housed in Coral Gables. Today, Coral Gables is known as the Fine Dining Capital of South Florida.


Coral Gables is located at 25°43′42″N 80°16′16″W / 25.728228°N 80.270986°W.[11] It is bordered on the west by Red Road (West 57th Avenue) north of Sunset Drive (South 72nd Street) and West 49th Avenue and Old Cutler Roads south of Sunset Drive. It is bordered on the north by Tamiami Trail/U.S. Route 41 (South 8th Street), except for a small section that extends north of 8th Street for eight blocks between Ponce de Leon Boulevard and Douglas Road (West 37th Avenue). On the east, it is bordered by Douglas Road (West 37th Avenue) north of South 26th Street, Monegro Street south of South 26th Street to Cadima Avenue, Ponce De Leon Boulevard south of Cadima Avenue to South Dixie Highway (U.S. Route 1), LeJeune Road (West 42nd Avenue) south of U.S. 1 to Battersea Road, and by Biscayne Bay south of Battersea Road. On the south, it is bordered by the Charles Deering Estate.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 37.2 square miles (96 km2). 13.1 square miles (34 km2) of it is land and 24.0 square miles (62 km2) of it (64.64%) is water.

Surrounding areas


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 201751,095[4]9.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[13]
Coral Gables Demographics
2010 Census Coral Gables Miami-Dade County Florida
Total population 46,780 2,496,435 18,801,310
Population, percent change, 2000 to 2010 +10.7% +10.8% +17.6%
Population density 3,621.2/sq mi 1,315.5/sq mi 350.6/sq mi
White or Caucasian (including White Hispanic) 91.0% 73.8% 75.0%
(Non-Hispanic White or Caucasian) 40.1% 15.4% 57.9%
Black or African-American 3.0% 18.9% 16.0%
Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 53.6% 65.0% 22.5%
Asian 2.7% 1.5% 2.4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0.2% 0.4%
Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.1%
Two or more races (Multiracial) 1.8% 2.4% 2.5%
Some Other Race 1.4% 3.2% 3.6%

As of 2010, there were 20,266 households, of which 11.4% were vacant. In 2000, 24.45% had children under the age of 18 living with them. In Coral Gables, 61.11% were family households, 17.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.89% were non-families. The average household size was 2.36, and the average household had 1.68 vehicles.

In 2000, the city population was spread out with 17.4% under the age of 18, 14.58% from 18 to 24, 25.02% from 25 to 44, 27.01% from 45 to 64, and 16% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39.44 years. The population consisted of 51.31% females and 48.69% males.

In 2015, estimated income figures for the city were as follows: median household income, $93,934; average household income, $150,808;[14] per capita income, $57,195. About 7.6% of citizens were estimated to be living below the poverty line.[15]

As of 2000, Spanish was spoken at home by 51.06% of residents, while English was the only language spoken at home by 43.83%. Other languages spoken by the population were French 1.09%, Portuguese 0.80%, Italian 0.72%, and German speakers made up 0.53% of the populace.[16]

As of 2000, Coral Gables had the eighteenth highest percentage of Cuban residents in the US, with 28.72% of the populace.[17] It also had the sixty-fourth highest percentage of Colombian residents in the US, at 2.27% of the city's population,[18] and the sixteenth highest percentage of Venezuelan residents in the US, at 1.17% of its population.[19]


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Coral Way, one of the many scenic roads through the Gables

Coral Gables is a pedestrian-friendly destination. Located four miles from Miami International Airport, the "City Beautiful" has around 140 dining establishments and gourmet shops, and many notable international retailers. Among the landmarks in Coral Gables are the Venetian Pool, Douglas Entrance and the Miami Biltmore hotel.

Alhambra Circle is Coral Gables' primary financial street with numerous high-rise office buildings


The city of Coral Gables has its own newspaper, Coral Gables News, which is published bi-weekly and Coral Gables is covered by several local and regional radio and television stations, several Coral-Gables-focused websites, and one weekly printed newspaper that is part of Miami Community Newspapers.[20]

The Gables' one remaining printed newspaper, The Coral Gables News Tribune, is still published twice monthly and is part of Miami's Community Newspapers, now also online.

At the University of Miami in Coral Gables, The Miami Hurricane, the official student newspaper, is published twice weekly.

Portions of the 1995 film Fair Game were filmed in Coral Gables.


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Major Coral Gables intersection at Coral Way (Miracle Mile) and Ponce de Leon Boulevard


Coral Gables is served by Metrobus throughout the area, and by the Miami Metrorail at:

The City of Coral Gables also provides a free trolley service, with a trolley running a continuous circuit up and down Ponce de Leon Boulevard during the day.

Coral Gables is served by rapid transit on Douglas Road at Douglas Road station, at the University of Miami at University station, and near Sunset Drive and Red Road at South Miami station, connecting the city with Downtown Miami and Miami International Airport.

Diplomatic missions

Several countries operate consulates in Coral Gables. They include Barbados, Colombia,[31] El Salvador,[32] Italy,[33] Spain,[34] the Principality of Monaco, St. Lucia, and Uruguay.[35]

Several countries have honorary consulates located in Coral Gables, including Australia, Belize, Hungary, Senegal, St. Kitts & Nevis, Togo, and Thailand.

In addition, the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Miami, of the Republic of China, is located in Suite 610 at 2333 Ponce De Leon Boulevard.[36]


University of Miami

Coral Gables is the location of the University of Miami, a university ranked in the top tier of national universities,[37] with particular national status in the fields of business, engineering, law, marine science, medicine, communications, and music.[38]

Primary and secondary schools

Public schools

Coral Gables schools are part of the Miami-Dade School District, which serves Miami-Dade County. The district has several high schools in Coral Gables, most notably Coral Gables Senior High School and International Studies Preparatory Academy, both of which educate students in grades nine through 12. It also has a K-8 school, Coral Gables Preparatory Academy (formerly Coral Gables Elementary School), with two campuses, including a historic campus located on Ponce de Leon Boulevard. Henry S. West Laboratory Elementary is another school for K-6. Finally it has two middle schools: George Washington Carver Middle School located on Lincoln Dr, and Ponce de Leon Middle School located across from The University of Miami on the East side of U.S. Route 1 on Augusto Street. Present day George Washington Carver Middle was moved to the current location on Grand Avenue on land donated by George Merrick. When Carver died in 1942 the school was renamed in his honor.[39]

Private schools

Gulliver Academy - Marian C. Krutulis Campus, a PreK-8 school that is a member of Gulliver Schools, is within Coral Gables.[40] The management offices of Gulliver Schools were formerly located in Coral Gables.[41] The lower campus of the Riviera Schools is located in Coral Gables.

The historic St. Theresa Catholic School, a PreK-8 school is located near Coral Gables Biltmore Hotel. St. Philip's Episcopal School, the French-American School of Miami, and St. Thomas Episcopal Parish School, all PreK-5 schools, are also located in Coral Gables.

Public libraries

Miami-Dade Public Library System operates the Coral Gables Branch.[42]

Notable people

Places of interest

Festivals and events


Miracle Mile in Coral Gables 20100403

Miracle Mile in Downtown Coral Gables

Miracle Theater in Coral Gables 20100403

Miracle Theater on Miracle Mile

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Typical residential street in Coral Gables

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DeSoto Fountain


Coral Gables City Hall with its statue of Merrick

Venetian Pool 14

Venetian Pool is a Coral Gables public swimming pool.


Giralda Avenue in Coral Gables


Alhambra Water Tower

Miracle Mile

Miracle Theater on Miracle Mile

VMP GardenFountain

Gardens at Merrick Park


Ponce de Leon Boulevard


Downtown Coral Gables along Alhambra Circle

Sister cities

Coral Gables has six sister cities, according to the Coral Gables website:[51]

In popular culture

The 2014 indie point and click adventure game, A Golden Wake, is based on the founding and development of Coral Gables in the 1920s.[52]

The 2014 American comedy-drama television series Looking features a character named Augustin who is from Coral Gables.


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External links

Billboard Latin Music Awards

The Billboard Latin Music Awards grew out of the Billboard Music Awards program from Billboard magazine, an industry publication charting the sales and radio airplay success of musical recordings. The Billboard awards are the Latin music industry’s longest running award. The award ceremonies are held during the same week of the Billboard Latin Music Conference. The first award ceremony began in 1994. In addition to awards given on the basis of success on the Billboard charts, the ceremony includes the Spirit of Hope award for humanitarian achievements and the Lifetime Achievement award, as well as awards by the broadcasting partner. Musician Enrique Iglesias has won 47 awards. The Billboard Latin Music includes entrants from the United States, Latin America, and Spain, although other countries are eligible if an artist performs Latin music.

Since 1999, the awards ceremony has been broadcast on the television network Telemundo, where it became the network's highest-rated music special. The ceremony is broadcast throughout the Americas, Puerto Rico, and Romania. Billboard also presents three special awards during the ceremony: the "Spirit of Hope" for artists who have dedicated their career to philanthropy, the Lifetime Achievement Award to recognize an artist's career in the Latin music industry, and occasionally the Latin Music Hall of Fame to honor a musical personality who has largely contributed to the Latin music genre.

Carlos Huerta

Carlos Antonio Huerta (born June 29, 1969) is an American former college and professional football player who was a placekicker in three different professional leagues. He played college football for the University of Miami, and was recognized as an All-American. Drafted in the twelfth round of the 1992 NFL Draft, he played in the National Football League (NFL), Canadian Football League (CFL) and Arena Football League.

Church of the Little Flower (Coral Gables, Florida)

The Church of the Little Flower is a Roman Catholic church in Coral Gables, Florida founded in 1926. The church's domed 1951 building was constructed in Spanish Renaissance style, in keeping with the Mediterranean Revival architecture for which Coral Gables is noted.The church members have long been conspicuously upscale. But whereas in the 20th century its members were predominantly Irish-American, political liberals who voted the Democratic ticket, by the end of the century the majority of members were Cuban-Americans known for being politically conservative and voting Republican. Both of the Floridian contenders for the 2016 Republican nomination for president, Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio, attend Little Flower with their families. The Rubios were married in the church.

Cobb Stadium

Cobb Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium located on the University of Miami campus in Coral Gables, Florida. The stadium is home to the women's soccer and men's and women's track and field teams. The stadium was dedicated in 1999. It is named after former UM Chairman of the Board, Charles Cobb. The Cobb family donated the leadership gift for the reconstruction of the track and soccer field. It is a eight lane rubber track with a soccer field inside the track, with four light banks, and a 500-seat grandstand on the west side. It is located south of the Hecht Athletic Center along San Amaro Drive in Coral Gables, Florida.

Douglas Road (Miami)

Douglas Road, also West 37th Avenue on the greater Miami grid plan and Northwest 88th Avenue in Miramar, is a 20.4-mile (32.8 km) north–south thoroughfare running west of downtown Miami in Miami-Dade County and Broward County, Florida. It changes names and becomes Pine Island Road, at the intersection with Sheridan Street (SR 822).

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is an 83-acre (34 ha) botanic garden, with extensive collections of rare tropical plants including palms, cycads, flowering trees, and vines. It is located in the city of Coral Gables, Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States, just south of Miami, surrounded at the south and west by Matheson Hammock Park.

Fairchild opened to the public in 1938.Fairchild is a museum, a laboratory, a learning center, and a conservation research facility; its main role is preserving biodiversity. It has 45,000 members and more than 1,200 volunteers. In 2012, Fairchild became the home of the American Orchid Society.

Gary Dunn

Gary Dunn (born August 24, 1953) is a former professional football player American football defensive tackle for 12 seasons for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Dunn was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1976 following a stellar career at the University of Miami. He was a mainstay on the vaunted Steelers' defense for 12 seasons, serving as team captain four years. The two-time Super Bowl champion is ranked ninth in the Steelers' all-time sacks list, having taken down such legendary Hall of Fame quarterbacks as Joe Namath, Bob Griese and Jim Kelly.

George Washington Carver School (Coral Gables, Florida)

George Washington Carver School is a public school in Coral Gables, Florida, United States. It is part of the Miami-Dade County Public Schools district.

Glenn Cameron

Glenn Scott Cameron (born February 21, 1953) is an American former college and professional football player who was a linebacker in the National Football League (NFL) for eleven seasons during the 1970s and 1980s. Cameron played college football for the University of Florida, and thereafter, he played professionally for the Cincinnati Bengals of the NFL.

Henry S. West Laboratory School

Henry S. West Laboratory School is an elementary school in Coral Gables, Florida, United States, on the University of Miami campus and is part of the Miami-Dade County Public Schools system.

Jeanne Golay

Jeanne Marie Golay (born April 16, 1962) is an American former road bicycle racing professional from Coral Gables, Florida. She won the 1992, 1994 and 1995 United States National Road Race Championships, and the 1992 world team time-trial championship, and competed in the 1992 Barcelona Olympics and 1996 Atlanta Olympics.In Glenwood Springs, Colorado, a training and exercise trail formerly known as Red Mountain Trail has been renamed the Jeanne Golay Trail.

Kelly Parsons

Kelly Elizabeth Parsons (born January 23, 1964, in Coral Gables, Florida) is a former American actress and model. She won the Our Little Miss pageant in 1975, which led to her being chosen as one of the Mouseketeers in the 1977–79 revival of The New Mickey Mouse Club and following this she attended Emerson Elementary School in Miami with her sister Kim.

She also appeared in the films Evils of the Night and The Night Stalker and in episodes of the TV series Quincy, M.E. and Alice. She was Miss California USA in 1986 and one of the finalists for Miss USA. Her last national television appearance was on Star Search in 1986. She has since left show business.

Lowe Art Museum

The Lowe Art Museum is an art museum located in Coral Gables, Florida, a Miami suburb in Miami-Dade County. It opened in 1950 and is operated by the University of Miami. It was originally established by a gift from philanthropists Joe and Emily Lowe. At the time it opened, it was the first art museum in South Florida. The museum has an extensive collection of art with permanent collections in Greco-Roman antiquities, Renaissance, Baroque, 17th- and 19th-century European art, 19th-century American art, and modern art. The museum's national and international works come from Latin America, Africa, Asia, Native America, Ancient Americas, and the Pacific Islands. It also has a large collection of glassworks including creations by Arneson, Jun Kaneko ("Dango"),and Christine Federighi ("Globe"). There are also glassworks by Pablo Picasso, William Morris, Emily Brock, Harvey Littleton, Erwin Fisch, and Ginny Ruffner in the permanent collection.

The permanent collection includes works by: Lippo Vanni, Sano di Pietro, Lorenzo di Bicci, Lorenzo di Credi, Vincenzo Catena, Francesco Bacchiacca, Bernardino Fungai, Adrian Isenbrandt, Jacob Jordaens, Jusepe de Ribera, El Greco, Francisco Goya, Thomas Gainsborough, Paul Gauguin, Claude Monet, Alfred Sisley, Frank Stella, Knox Martin, and Duane Hanson. There are also Modern works of Art by Roy Lichtenstein, Sandy Skoglund, Purvis Young, Louise Nevelson, and Enrique Montenegro in the permanent collection.

The Lowe Art Museum is served by the Miami Metrorail at the University Station.

Miracle Mile (Coral Gables)

Miracle Mile is a 0.503-mile-long (0.810 km) section of Coral Way between LeJeune Road (SW 42nd Avenue) and Douglas Road (SW 37th Avenue) in the city of Coral Gables, Florida, United States. It is the main east-west road through the city's downtown central business district, consisting of many shops, financial institutions, restaurants and arts institution. The LeJeune Road end of Miracle Mile is anchored by the Coral Gables City Hall.

Miracle Mile and the surrounding Downtown Coral Gables area is served indirectly by the Miami Metrorail by transferring from the Douglas Road station to the Coral Gables Trolley at the station. The trolley runs up and down Ponce de Leon Boulevard from Miracle Mile to the Metro.

The boulevard is lined with restaurants, shops, boutiques, art galleries, and today "Downtown Coral Gables, including Miracle Mile, is one of South Florida's most sought-after shopping destinations."

Shops at Merrick Park

The Shops at Merrick Park is an upscale outdoor shopping mall in Coral Gables, Florida. Its anchor stores are Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, and Equinox Fitness.

St. Theresa School (Coral Gables, Florida)

St. Theresa School is a private Catholic school located at 2701 Indian Mound Trail, Coral Gables, Florida. It is the parish school for the Church of the Little Flower.

University station (Miami-Dade County)

University station is a station on the Metrorail rapid transit system at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida. This station, opened to service May 20, 1984, is located along Ponce de Leon Boulevard at the intersection of South Dixie Highway (US 1) and Mariposa Court. The stop provides particular convenience to UM students, staff, and resident physicians traveling between the Coral Gables campus, the medical campus at the UM/Jackson Memorial Medical Center at Civic Center station in the Civic Center Health District, and direct access to Downtown Miami and Miami International Airport.


WVUM (90.5 FM) is a non-commercial alternative and electronic music college radio station at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida United States, broadcasting over-the-air to Greater Miami and streaming online via Internet radio.

The station is owned by WVUM, Inc., a corporation owned by an advisory board composed of faculty and students at the University of Miami. Air talent and station management are University of Miami students. Most positions are volunteer but some management positions are paid.

WVUM is the flagship station of Miami Hurricanes sports, airing most events live with color commentary by the station's sports staff. In February 2011, WVUM's Sports Department was invited to be the broadcasters on The University of Miami's web stream broadcasts on The station has been a featured presence at many local Miami arts festivals, particularly at Art Basel Miami Beach and during Ultra Music Festival along with Miami Music Week.

Watsco Center

The Watsco Center (originally named the University of Miami Convocation Center) is a multi-purpose arena on the campus of the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida. The venue hosts concerts, family shows, trade shows, lecture series, university events and sporting events, including all University of Miami men's and women's basketball games.

The Watsco Center is served by the Miami Metrorail at the University Station.

Climate data for Coral Gables, Florida
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 88
Average high °F (°C) 76
Daily mean °F (°C) 68
Average low °F (°C) 60
Record low °F (°C) 28
Average precipitation inches (mm) 1.62
Source: The Weather Channel (Monthly Averages)[12]
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