Welcome to Coconut Grove
Family-friendly village of vibrant art and history with a chic bohemian atmosphere
Just south of Downtown Miami, Coconut Grove is a privileged waterfront location with a thriving community of families and civic-minded residents who benefit from its great marinas and direct access to the ocean. Part of Coconut Grove’s allure is its status as the greenest area of Miami, with over 11 parks within the neighborhood region. Mangroves and swaying palm trees line the charming streets, and historic buildings are draped in lush green ivy. When Coconut Grove’s natural beauty is combined with the presence of one of the most stunning bays in the States, it becomes easy to see why people are flocking to this laid-back suburb.
Coconut Grove is the oldest neighborhood in Miami. Its history dates back to 1873, founded by an eclectic mix of artists, pioneers, strong individuals, and those with an adventurous heart. Since then, Coconut Grove has stayed true to the spirit of its inception, and though it’s blossomed into one of the most desirable communities in Miami, its rich cultural heritage has allowed it to maintain a vibrant, bohemian personality.
The residential architecture in Coconut Grove is varied, though the neighborhood itself has an iconic style whose elements echo throughout the streets. Modern and contemporary lines and sleek design elements meld with open floor plans, an emphasis on natural materials, glass walls that let owners relish in the sunlight, and the undeniable vibrancy that inhabits all of South Florida. Residents can also expect to find bungalows, Mid-Century Modern gems, Mediterranean estates, and upscale condos and apartments.
What to Love
- Direct ocean access and plenty of docking options
- Family-friendly atmosphere and neighborly vibe
- Ten minutes from the dynamic vitality of downtown Miami
People & Lifestyle
With excellent walkability and gorgeous residential streets, colorful heritage, and one of the highest concentrations of private schools in the nation, Coconut Grove is a family oasis. It’s also a boater’s paradise, with arguably the best sailing on the Eastern Seaboard.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Despite its largely residential status, Coconut Grove is home to great shopping districts, tons of impressive dining options, and a never-ending stream of activities to participate in. Shoppers can peruse the local boutiques and meet their day-to-day needs at CocoWalk
, an outdoor shopping complex that’s popular with residents and features a movie theater, upscale finds, and antique shops.
Diners will love the rustic Italian fare at the elegant yet approachable Bellini Bar
, set inside the Mr. C Hotel and replete with authentic, travel-inspired cuisine. Another Italian favorite, Sapore di Mare
lets seafood share the spotlight—their recipes based on ancient Italian dishes ensure that quality is the first and most crucial ingredient in every dish.
Still need more decadent pasta and savory sauces? Strada In the Grove
is certain to hit the spot, and this chic contemporary restaurant combines its incredible food with an impressive collection of global boutique wine selections. At Tigertail + Mary
, you’ll find the essence of Coconut Grove amongst its lush, outdoor garden seating and easy-going personality that’s mixed harmoniously with their delicious New American cuisine.
Things to Do
Coconut Grove’s deep historical roots make it an incredible place to explore culture, and its natural beauty allows for endless outdoor recreation that can satiate any adventurous appetite. Towards the community’s northern point, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
is ready to take your breath away. A Gilded-Age estate, this magnificent estate dates back to the early 20th century and features ten acres of formal gardens inspired by the Italian Renaissance, woodland landscapes, art, and 70 rooms of museum exhibits.
Just as Coconut Grove’s gorgeous architecture and history are essential facets of the community’s personality, so is the presence of a community-minded lifestyle that’s evidenced by organized events. Stop by the Coconut Grove Saturday Organic Farmers Market
to catch up with neighbors and purchase the freshest produce around, or take part in the annual Coconut Grove Arts Festival
, a three-day event that draws in over 100,000 visitors as South Florida’s premier arts festival.
Coconut Grove also hosts the Miami Sailing Week International Regatta
, which is located in Regatta Park
. The park is known as Miami’s premier park and has beautiful waterfront views, a boat ramp, and easy docking. Coconut Grove has several other additional parks, including the 9-acre Peacock Park
, which boasts green spaces, a playground, and a recreational facility.
Coconut Grove is home to several excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:
- St. Stephen’s Episcopal Day School, PK-5, highly-rated private Catholic elementary school
- Gulliver Prep, PK-8, well-rated private school
- Ransom Everglades, 6-12, #1 private high school in Florida