Coconut Grove Real Estate
Coconut Grove (“the Grove” ), is Miami’s version of a little village. However, this is far from a little village. Located just south of downtown Miami, The Grove is built on Biscayne Bay featuring a huge marina, waterfront restaurants, waterfront parks, and the thickest tree canopy in Miami. Homes and town-homes in the Grove are surrounded with thick tropical plants and trees. There are some large luxury high rise condos, most with wide water views. The Grove was once the place for artists and sculptures but is now gentrified with wealthy young professions who are attracted to the outdoor life and the fact that you can walk everywhere especially to the large chic downtown Grove with lots of shops and restaurants including a multiplex movie theater, Cineoplolis. Anytime you are in the Grove, you will see residents jogging, bike riding, working out in the bay front park and outdoor gym, enjoying outdoor cafes, playing tennis, boating and more …
Coconut Grove is the oldest continuously inhabited neighborhood of Miami in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States. It was once an independent village. Miami annexed The Grove in 1925, making it officially part of the City of Miami.
It is located in between US1 and Biscayne Bay, and Rickenbacker Causeway and LeJune Road (SW 42 Ave).
The area is often referred to as “The Grove” and many locals take pride that Coconut Grove is one of the greenest areas of Miami.
Here are some interesting facts about this area:
- Coconut Grove’s scenic backdrop has been featured in Hollywood many times, including Scarface, Bad Boys, and Meet the Fockers, to name a few.
- The Kampong, an 11-acre tropical garden in Coconut Grove is part of the National Tropical Botanical Garden.
- Famous residents, past and present, of The Grove include Jimmy Buffett, Tennessee Williams, Robert Frost, David Crosby and Alexander Graham Bell.
- The total population of Coconut Grove is approximately 86,000 and the average household income is $130,800.
Some of the sites in the area include:
- Miami Science Museumis home to many world-class exhibits. It also features the Miami Planetarium, famous as the home of Jack Horkheimer’s Star Gazer television show.
- Vizcaya Museum and Gardens showcases the Coconut Grove area of the 1920s. This beautifully preserved estate was the winter home of James Deering.
- Cocowalk, Coconut Grove’s open-air shopping mall, is a fantastic place to shop, eat, movie theater, and enjoy a uniquely Miami shopping experience.
- The Barnacle, a Florida State Historic Site, contains the oldest standing home in Dade County. Built by Ralph Munroe in 1891, this historic estate has survived several major hurricanes including the Hurricane of 1926 and Hurricane Andrew in 1992.
- The Goombay Festival takes place in Coconut Grove each June, bringing Bahamian culture to Grand Avenue.
- The King Mango Strut is one parade you don’t want to miss, it brings a wild and wacky parade to downtown Coconut Grove on the last Sunday of the year.
The Grove is served by three stops on the Metrorail, connecting the area to downtown Miami.
Major airlines serve the nearby Miami International Airport.
- Coconut Grove Elementary School
- Ponce De Leon Middle School
- Coral Gables Senior High
- Ransom Everglades School
- Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart
- Granada Day School
- Killian Oaks Academy House of Learning