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Overview

Introduction to Coral Gables, Florida

The Florida city of Coral Gables, situated just a few miles southwest of Miami, is part of Miami-Dade County. Incorporated in 1925, Coral Gables was created as a fully-planned community by George Merrick, who envisioned an upscale Miami suburb with large elements of Mediterranean-style architecture to highlight the region's Spanish influence. Since that time, Coral Gables has thrived, experiencing continuous growth over the past several decades to become an affluent present-day city well known for its unique shops, art galleries, restaurants and live theater performances.

Coral Gables is home to the University of Miami, one of the nation's top academic and athletic institutions. The city is served by Miami International Airport, located only four miles away.

Places of Interest in Coral Gables

Only a short drive from downtown Miami, Coral Gables offers plenty to do. Fans of Mediterranean architecture should make it a point to visit Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, a National Historic Landmark built by agricultural industrialist James Deering in the early 1900s. The European-inspired estate includes a Main House looking much as it did when it was built, ten acres of gardens, and an historic village. The Biltmore Hotel, a monument to the architectural style envisioned by the city's founder, is also unchanged from when it was built in the early 1900s. Coral Gables City Hall is another impressive building, with a distinctive portico and beautiful wall murals. Other cultural sites include the Coral Gables Merrick House, Casa Bacardi and the Lowe Art Museum.

The Venetian Pool, a popular local attraction built in 1923 from a coral rock quarry and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is spring-fed and surrounded by waterfalls, grottos and coral caves. The Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden features tropical plants, flowers, trails and educational programs and shows. Other attractions include the Coral Way scenic drive, the DeSoto Fountain, the John C. Gifford Arboretum, Matheson Hammock Park and the Jerry Herman Ring Theatre. Shopping and dining in Coral Gables are first-rate. The Miracle Mile and the Village of Merrick Park both offer world-class boutiques, galleries, antique shopping and world-class dining options.

Sports fans in Coral Gables have the choice of watching first-rate collegiate athletics right in their own backyard, or traveling the very short distance to Miami to witness some major league professional action. The University of Miami is known for its highly successful athletic programs, its Hurricanes having won the College Baseball World Series four times (1982, 1985, 1999 and 2001) and the NCAA national football championship five times (1983, 1987, 1989, 1991 and 2001). Two of college football's Heisman Trophy winners have graduated from the University of Miami, and three of its former players are now enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

If it's pro sports you like, then Miami fills the bill nicely. The National Basketball Association's Miami Heat play there, as do the National Football League's Dolphins. Major League Baseball fans can cheer on the Florida Marlins and hockey aficionados can watch the Florida Panthers of the National Hockey League. Horseracing fans can visit two well-known tracks: Calder Race Course and Gulfstream Park.

Last but not least, if there is one sport predominantly associated with Coral Gables, it would be golf. The Biltmore Golf Course, one of many is the city, is world known and home to several Professional Golfers Association (PGA) Tour events.

Demographics

People

Total Population50,533
Male Share of the Population48.5%
Female Share of the Population51.5%
Senior Citizens18%
Employed Population 16+24,136
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married47.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher61.8%
Median Earnings25+$53,995
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$23,583
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,746

Wealth

Median Family Income$130,367
% Above Poverty Level92.5%
% Below Poverty Level7.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home7.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work5.3%
% Using Public Transportation3.9%

Housing

People Living Alone31.4%
Median Gross Rent$1,412
Median House Value$696,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)58.1%
German5.3%
English4.9%
Italian4.5%
Irish3.9%
French Except Basque3.1%
Russian1.7%
Polish1.7%
Arab1.2%
West Indian1.1%
Scottish0.9%
Jamaican0.7%
Lebanese0.6%
Greek0.6%
Haitian0.6%
Brazilian0.6%
Swedish0.6%
Dutch0.5%
Portuguese0.5%
Norwegian0.4%
Ukrainian0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Welsh0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Syrian0.2%
Croatian0.2%
African0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Israeli0.1%
Guyanese0.1%
Afghan)0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Cape Verdean0.1%
Czech0.1%
Slovene0.1%
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Coral Gables Almanac

CategoryValue
County Miami-Dade County
Standard Zip Codes33134, 33145, 33133, 33143, 33156, 33158, 33146
P.O. Box Zip Codes33114, 33234, 33124
Phone Area Codes786, 305
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude25.77
Approximate Longitude-80.2

Coral Gables Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationMIAMI INTL AP
Distance6.9 miles
Jan Temp60 to 77 F
Apr Temp68 to 84 F
Jul Temp77 to 91 F
Oct Temp72 to 85 F
Annual Precip58.5 inches
StationHIALEAH
Distance7.8 miles
Jan Temp62 to 78 F
Apr Temp70 to 84 F
Jul Temp79 to 92 F
Oct Temp74 to 87 F
Annual Precip66 inches
StationPERRINE 4 W
Distance14 miles
Jan Temp55 to 76 F
Apr Temp63 to 83 F
Jul Temp72 to 90 F
Oct Temp68 to 85 F
Annual Precip61.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Kendall74,559$79,235
Miami432,622$36,092
Pinecrest19,272$157,185
South Miami12,207$75,227
Virginia Gardens2,735$54,453
West Miami6,652$50,417

Coral Gables Hospitals

Doctors Hospital
(Non-profit)
5000 University Dr
(786) 308-3000
Coral Gables Hospital
(Proprietary)
3100 Douglas Rd
(305) 445-8461
Kindred Hospital-south Florida-coral Gables
(Proprietary)
5190 Sw 8th St
(305) 448-1585

Coral Gables Public Schools

George W. Carver Elementary School
238 Grand Ave
ZIP: 33133
(305) 443-5286
Primary
Total Enrollment 443
George Washington Carver Middle School
4901 Lincoln Dr
ZIP: 33133
(305) 444-7388
Middle
Total Enrollment 1005
Coral Gables Preparatory Academy
105 Minorca Ave
ZIP: 33134
(305) 448-1731
Primary
Total Enrollment 717
Somerset Gables Academy
624 Anastasia Ave
ZIP: 33134
(305) 442-8626
Primary
Total Enrollment 411
Coral Gables Senior High Adult Education
450 Bird Rd
ZIP: 33146
(305) 443-4871
Other
Coral Gables Senior High School
450 Bird Rd
ZIP: 33146
(305) 443-4871
High
Total Enrollment 3424
Henry S. West Laboratory School
5300 Carillo St
ZIP: 33146
(305) 661-7661
Primary
Total Enrollment 311
International Studies Preparatory Academy
1570 Madruga Ave
ZIP: 33146
(305) 663-7200
High
Total Enrollment 321
Ponce De Leon Middle School
5801 Augusto St
ZIP: 33146
(305) 661-1611
Middle
Total Enrollment 1158
True North Classical Academy
4627 Ponce De Leon Blvd
ZIP: 33146
(305) 995-2940

Coral Gables Private Schools

Banyan Day School
340 Palermo Ave
ZIP: 33134
Elementary
Total Enrollment 18
Granada Day School
900 University Dr
ZIP: 33134
Elementary
Total Enrollment 9
International Christian School-coral Gables
414 Velarde Ave
ZIP: 33134
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
St Theresa School
2701 Indian Mound Trl
ZIP: 33134
Elementary
Total Enrollment 799
The Growing Place
536 Coral Way
ZIP: 33134
Elementary
Total Enrollment 21
Riviera Schools
6800 Nervia St
ZIP: 33146
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 496
Gulliver Academy
12595 Sw 57th Ave
ZIP: 33156
Elementary
Total Enrollment 1002
St Thomas Episcopal Parish School
5692 N Kendall Dr
ZIP: 33156
Elementary
Total Enrollment 319
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