As realtors who work in Miami, we know that Miami has many neighborhoods and neighborhoods within neighborhoods within neighborhoods. As realtors, we also emphasize sales, figures and comparables. We talk about price sold per square foot when mentioning areas, communities and buildings. However, we cannot solely rely on numbers when helping our buyers decide in which neighborhood to live. We also need to give human proportions to the city we live, love and serve. But, call, text or email us for your market analysis based on area, community and/or building and you will receive it in your inbox under 24 hours. Our Miami has many corners, many nooks and crannies, many faces. Miami is a microcosm of microcosms. Our landscape is bustling, a bit quirky and always evolving. It’s a city of glamour and grit, of beauty and brawn, of sweets and sweats, a cacophony of sights, sounds and senses. We are continuously uncovering and discovering Miami. We even step outside our comfort zone to learn new places and tastes new dishes served in the magic city. Why don’t you join us in living Miami?
TODAY, WE FEATURE COCONUT GROVE
Coconut Grove or The Grove is an idyllic neighborhood in the constantly moving and dynamic cosmopolitan city of Miami. Founded in 1873, it is the heart of Miami and its oldest neighborhood. It grew authentically, genuinely and maintains a charm found nowhere else in the county. It is a bayfront city within a city that is both upscale and casual. Adding to its appeal is its high walkability factor. You can enjoy your Sunday by foot or walk into a bookstore any given day (yes, there are bookstores around, and yes you will find them in the Grove). For the past several years, the Grove has experienced a resurgence that has attracted locals and transplants alike. Today, the Grove is one of the most desirable communities in South Florida. HERE’S WHY.
BEAUTY Coconut Grove is surrounded by natural beauty and has a privileged waterfront setting. It runs along the shoreline of Biscayne Bay, giving its residents some of the best views in all of Miami. It is also one of the greenest (if not the greenest) areas of Dade County. Coconut Grove boasts over 15 parks so if you are looking to take cover from the blistering sun or throw a Frisbee to your pooch at Kennedy Park, the Grove has the spot for you. The Kampong, a nine acre tropical garden and the Italian Renaissance Vizcaya Museum and Gardens are emblematic treasures of the Grove. Also, don’t miss The Barnacle Historic Park, which was built in 1831 when travel to Miami was made by boat.
BOATS & BLISS The Grove offers a myriad of activities to do on and around water from yachting, to sailing, to scuba diving, to fishing, to paddleboarding to waterskiing. Some of the best marinas in all of Southern United States can be found here. These marinas have convenient and unparalleled access to the Atlantic Ocean and Intracoastal and provide world-class facilities. Grove is a boater’s paradise, being home to many yacht and sailing clubs. Sailing is such an inherent component of the lifestyle that The World Cup Series Miami is the only North American Regatta to be included in the World Cup Series and is held in Coconut Grove. Whether you are an avid boater, a casual sailor or just enjoy fetching your captain to head to Pink Sands, The Grove is your dockmaster (no pun or pun intended).
BIKE OR WALK If you are similar to us and like to experience an area by foot, Coconut Grove is just the place for you. Restaurants, boutique shops, watering holes, chic stores and hotel bars are within walking distance. “We love to walk everywhere and the Grove is one of the few areas in Miami that everything it offers can be enjoyed by foot. You must have a car in Miami. But, in the Grove you don’t ”…. commented a Grove resident to us recently. Plus, getting to the Grove gets easier and easier from Uber to Lyft services to local transportation services such as the Miami Trolley and Freebee shuttles. Its spectacular landscape also features great bike paths and cycling routes along South Bayshore Dr. through Ingraham Highway and other streets.
BITE ME. The Grove has many dining options from fast and casual to fine dining. There are about 40 or more dining options and about 15 in the pipeline. Click here for some of The Grove’s options. HUSH, HUSH. We have heard through the grapevine that among the upcoming eateries there is Hangar 42 Pub & Grill, which will have awesome views and light fare menu for the boat and aviator enthusiast and AFISHIONADO. Michael Schwartz, who already has Harry’s Pizzeria, will open a signature restaurant on the corner of Mary St. and Tigertail at Park Grove. There is also VShops, a plant-based food hall in the Grove. We are confident that Mr. C, which will be a boutique 98 key hotel operated by the Cipriani family, will include a hip bar and restaurant so wet your appetite.
BRAINS. Grovites rejoice. Some of the nation’s best schools like Ransom Everglades, Saint Stephen’s Episcopal Day and Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart are located in the Grove. And, if you didn’t know, G.W. Carver Middle School is the only public middle school recognized by the European nations of Germany, Italy, Spain and France. While print may be a dying medium, the Grove doesn’t believe so. There are several places where to find a good read like Books & Books and Bookstore&Kitchen which are within steps from each other.
BRICKS BUT NO BLUFF Coconut Grove has become an upscale neighborhood that maintains its laidback, artistic and cultural DNA. While high-end developments such as Rem Koolhas’ Park Grove (the best address in the Grove and yes we are partial because we sell it but it really is) have sprung, Coconut Grove is neither snobby nor sterile. This city grew rhythmically, organically and i still seeks to protect its heritage. It certainly is not cookie cutter, bland or bluff. There is elegance. There is refinement. But, Coconut Grove is not flashy or ostentatious. It’s casually sophisticated and discreet.
BOOM AND BLOOM Since retail follows rooftop, Coconut Grove’s commercial sector has also been undergoing a transformation in the past several years to meet the growing demands of its residents. The open air mall Cocowalk is being refurbished. Two Class A office buildings are poised to be delivered. Mr. C hotel is being constructed. Plus, new and exciting commercial tenants are dashing to open their doors. Many more are setting up shop daily in Coconut Grove. The excitement of the Grove has spilled over into the marina. The Grove’s waterfront and marina will be turned into the Harbour. The Harbour will feature two upscale restaurants, an indoor/outdoor event space overlooking Biscayne Bay, a casual outdoor restaurant, a 400 boat slip marina, a public baywalk with new docks, retail marine shops and a public mini-park.
BEST ACCESS Centrally located, the Grove has many entry and exit points. It also has easy access to other major areas in Miami. It is about a 5-minute drive to Key Biscayne, a 7 to 10 minute carhop to Brickell, a 10-15 minute desirable commute to Miami Beach and a short distance to Coral Gables. It is 7 miles from The Miami International Airport and 8 from the Design District
To learn more about Coconut Grove, uncover and live it, contact us today. We will give you the inside look of Park Grove.