Coconut Grove is Miami’s oldest neighborhood, and is affectionately referred to by locals as simply “The Grove.” As a luxury community that enjoys both a rich residential history and many modern attractions, it has long been considered one of Miami’s hidden gems, and one of the best residential hotspots in all of South Florida. It’s pedestrian friendly, also the greenest area of Miami with over fifteen parks and gardens.
Coconut Grove is known for its privileged bayfront setting, sailing, lush landscaping, and plentiful housing options, including luxury homes and a wide selection of condos. Coconut Grove is located just south of downtown Miami on a long, beautiful stretch of Biscayne Bay, affording residents easy access to the water and all it offers.
The redone CocoWalk is a popular commercial center located in the heart of downtown Coconut Grove, featuring shops, restaurants, theaters, and offices. CocoWalk is spread out over three floors, and attracts a plethora of tourists and residents throughout the year. Beyond shopping and pampering, the CocoWalk office spaces are in a convenient, trendy location for business teams to get together and collaborate. This mixed-use area provides the ultimate in luxury and convenience, and it’s recently been fully leased.
For residents of Coconut Grove who don’t own a boat, there are yacht clubs and charter companies where individuals can rent sailboats, take lessons, or schedule some deep-sea fishing. The major clubs are the Biscayne Bay Yacht Club, Coral Reef Yacht Club, and the Coconut Grove Sailing Club.
Coconut Grove’s location and incredible climate make it an ideal town for sailors of all stripes to train and compete, and it’s often referred to as the “Sailing Capital of Miami.” Members of the U.S. Olympic team train at the U.S. Sailing Center located in Coconut Grove, and both professional and amateur sailors from around the world come to town to compete in the Miami Sailing Week, Orange Bowl Regatta, and the Columbus Day Regatta.
Peacock Park: Located just south of David T. Kennedy Park, Peacock Park draws residents from all over Miami to enjoy the playground equipment and recreation building—which offers a range of games including foosball and ping pong. The park also features facilities to host softball games, soccer matches, and basketball games. Visitors can walk along the boardwalk bridge for some fresh air and awesome views of Biscayne Bay.
The Kampong: The Kampong is a nine-acre botanical garden that fits in perfectly in lush, tropical Coconut Grove. It features Asian and Spanish-inspired botanical gardens with exotic plants from around the world. The Kampong is part of the non-profit National Tropical Botanical Garden, which also includes four gardens in Hawaii.
Vizcaya Museum & Gardens: Residents of Coconut Grove luxury homes often bring visitors to the Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, a National Historic Landmark that features an Italian Renaissance-style villa on Biscayne Bay that used to be the winter home of Chicago industrialist James Deering. The interior of the mansion has hundreds of pieces of European antiques and artworks from the 16th and 17th centuries. Located on the grounds are 25 acres of manicured gardens and intricate hedge mazes.
Coconut Grove Arts Festival: The Coconut Grove Arts Festival, which is considered to be the premier arts festival in South Florida, is held on downtown streets during Presidents’ Day Weekend. It annually attracts more than 350 artists to display their crafts, including paintings, sculptures, glassware, jewelry, and mixed media. The festival also includes a food pavilion, family zone, and live music.
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