Coral Gables well known for the tree lined streets and a vibrant downtown was founded by George Merrick. Coral Gables residents enjoy a golf course, a waterway, arches, fountains, rotundas, Miracle Mile (downtown Coral Gables) and much more. This quiet and residential area have a thriving business sector (Downtown Coral Gables) where over 150 large multinational corporations including Club Med, Burger King, and Del Monte have decided to make this their home. The Biltmore Hotel, a landmark in the community is located in Coral Gables. Coral Gables also invites residents to fine dining settings with 5 star restaurants in the city. There are various bayfront developments in Coral Gables that are enclosed communities such as Cocoplum, Gables Estates, Gables by the Sea and Deering Bay. These single family homes attract high end buyers who like privacy and security.
The newest addition to Coral Gables is the Village of Merrick Park, a high end outdoor shopping mall with stores such as Neiman Marcus, Tiffany and Co. to name a few.