Doral
Miami Springs
Miami Lakes
Miami Beach
Brickell Avenue
Key Biscayne
Coconut Grove
CoralGables
SouthMiami
Kendall
East Kendall
West Kendall
Southern Dade County
Perrine/Cutler Ridge
Redlands
Homestead

 


Doral

Near Miami International Airport and in the western region of Dade County, the Doral area offers a serene residential lifestyle and close proximity to a first-class hotel and a fast-growing thriving business community.

Doral has been developed as a premiere golf-oriented community. A world renowned spa, country clubs and championship courses surround the picturesque neighborhoods composed of estate homes, townhouses and condominiums which range in price from moderate to expensive.     top

Miami Springs

Miami Springs was named for its fifteen natural underground springs. This small, quiet residential community boasts tree-canopied streets and parkways. Home prices are in the moderate category.

Especially popular with airlines’ employees, Miami Springs is located near Miami International Airport. Recreational facilities include tennis courts, an Olympic sized pool, a public library and a recreational field with a clubhouse. The business section includes specialty stores and restaurants.     top

Miami Lakes

Just over thirty years since dairy cattle grazed on its 3,000 acres, this award winning planned development is particularly appealing to its working residents who commute to Greater Miami and Fort Lauderdale daily. Over seventeen lakes, 6 lake parks, curing streets, cul de sacs, schools, churches, recreation areas and the popular Main Street neighborhood shopping area all contribute to the desirability of this pleasant community.

More than 200 companies are located in Miami Lakes as well as community shopping centers, office buildings and light industrial and warehouse facilities, which make up the business community of the area.

With prices ranging from moderate to expensive, over 23,000 South Floridians call Miami Lakes home.      top

Miami Beach

Stretching ten miles, these connected islands, which were named the "sun and fun capital of the world" by Jackie Gleason, are separated from Miami by a 3-mile expanse of the shimmering water of Biscayne Bay. Since the days of the Honeymooners and "away we go," this Atlantic coastline community has undergone a "sandlift" which restored this paradise to its tropical glory.

Starting at the southernmost end of Miami Beach, watch from renovated apartments and condominiums as luxury cruise ships begin their sea voyages. The famed Art Deco Historic District features Streamline Modern as well as Art Deco styles in the one-square mile area that contains these architectural treasures.

Further north, young professional families are attracted by the Spanish Mediterranean Revival styles that date back to the twenties. Waterfront mansions and elegant estates with private docks attract the "rich and famous."

Recreational opportunities abound and cultural opportunities are plentiful and varied. The population of nearly 100,000 residents enjoy the many parks, community centers, golf courses, tennis facilities and of course, public beaches.

Condominiums on Miami Beach range in price from $40,000 to more than a million dollars. Single family homes can be purchases from $100,000 to 15 million dollars.     top

Brickell Avenue

Just minutes south of Miami, high-rise condominiums stand like mirrored glass and steel sentinels on Brickell Avenue. The breathtaking vistas of the Atlantic Ocean and Biscayne Bay are sought by those who prefer an urban lifestyle.

Professionals, winter residents, and others who enjoy the activities and amenities of "city life" are drawn to Brickell Avenue and its downtown orientation.

Early mornings and evenings are the perfect hours for jogging, walking, and bicycle riding on the wide Brickell Boulevard.

The proximity to downtown and the coveted panorama of gleaming water views make condominium prices relatively expensive.     top

Key Biscayne

Once the home of a legendary coconut grove plantation, this tranquil sub-tropical island was first discovered in 1497. The stormy history of Key Biscayne includes shipwrecks, pirates, Indian attacks, hurricanes, plagues, and wars.

The Rickenbacker Causeway is the Key’s link to the mainland. Only 8 miles from downtown Miami, the 4.5 square mile island offers miles of sandy beaches, the 500 acre Crandon park area, 400 acres of woodlands and the Cape Florida State Park which occupies 406 acres at the southernmost tip of the Key. The historic Cape Florida Lighthouse built in 1825 and restored in 1978, fits naturally with the beauty of the incomparable oasis.

The population of an estimated 12,000 is a colorful tapestry consisting of old-timers, young professionals and transplants from many countries. The common thread that brings them all together is their love of island living.

Single family homes dominate the western bayside of the Key while the Atlantic Ocean side features luxury waterfront villas, condominiums and luxury hotels. Property values continue to escalate. Prices are expensive with older homes that once sold for $9,000 in the 50’s commanding prices from $250,000 today.     top

Coconut Grove

Situated on about three square miles just 15 minutes south of downtown is Miami’s answer to the Left

Bank of Paris and New York’s Greenwich Village. Coconut Grove is a blend of quaintness and

sophistication: simplicity and ultra-luxury.

One of the earliest settlements in Miami, the Grove is home to artists, writers, political leaders, environmentalists, philanthropists, and high-powered executives.

A relazed urban oasis with a village atmosphere by day, the Grove is transformed into a vibrant, colorful, irresistible experience at night. Outdoor enthusiasts take advantage of every opportunity to retreat to the sanctuary of the Grove’s bayfront parks and marinas.

Coconut Grove’s housing prices are generally expensive.     top

Coral Gables

Founded in the 1920’s, "The City Beautiful" was a front runner as one of the first planned communities in the United States. Seventy years later, the city’s residents still enjoy the Spanish Mediterranean architecture and Old World ambience which has been carefully preserved. Elegantly manicured golf courses, curving tree canopied boulevards, miles of weaving waterways and plaza, fountains and courtyards create impressive settings for elegant, distinctive residences.

The international business and financial climate of "The Gables" has attracted over fifty multinational corporations thus earning Coral Gables the distinction of having been cited as one of three global cities along with Paris and Honolulu.

Over 100 restaurants provide a selection of delectable dining experiences which give Coral Gables the reputation of being the gourmet capital of South Florida.

Strict zoning regulations and persistent attention to a master plan can be credited with the consistently healthy property values. While some smaller, more modest homes in the north part of Coral Gables are less expensive, the areas to the south and along Biscayne Bay boasts multi-million dollar waterfront estates. Condominiums and apartments round out the Gables’ housing picture with prices from $100,000 to $15 million dollars.

Coral Gables’ exclusive waterfront communities include: Gables by the Sea, Gables Estates, Cocoplum and Journey’s End.

Cocoplum features four exotic islands which make up an idyllic sanctuary for birds, flora and the residents of the incredibly beautiful setting.

Deering Bay is a private yacht and country club community featuring Miami’s only golf course designed by Arnold Palmer. It is surrounded by an environmentally protected conservation area and will have a selection of luxury residences including condominiums and villas priced from $500,000 to $2+ million dollars.

Gables by the Sea is located at the point where Red Road and scenic Old Cutler Road diverge. This nearly forty-year-old waterfront community features a series of channels which provide access to Biscayne Bay. The manmade canals provided the fill which was used to build up the area of tropical homesites as this southernmost waterfront enclave was developed. Minutes from Miami International Airport, the downtown shopping and business districts of Coral Gables, Gables by the Sea is the perfect description for this unique and special place in the sun.

Gables Estates provides desirable location, gracious lifestyle and protected luxury for the most discriminating. Situated on Biscayne Bay, it is a prestigious, private neighborhood of large, elegant estate homes. It’s enviable location puts its residents within moments from every amenity including fine shopping, gourmet dining, exciting sports events as well as country clubs and recreational facilities.

Journeys End is an exclusive guard-gated setting of 43 densely wooded acres which have been carved into 18 lush 2-acre homesites.

Once the location of the largest estate in South Florida, Journeys End still boasts the former estate of Arthur Vining Davis, the founder of the Aluminum Company of America. Mr. Davis selected this tranquil yet splendidly idyllic place as his "Journeys End."

Fingers of waterways, stretches of curving drives and 2-lighted tennis courts and an exclusive marina with access to Biscayne Bay are there for the privileged few who want to come home to their Journeys End.      top

South Miami

Situated on approximately 2 1/2 square miles, this former agricultural town which was once a railroad stop is now considered a first-rate residential community. The downtown commercial district is an eclectic mix which offers South Miami residents and visitors boutique shops, restaurants, movie theaters, and professional services all within walking distance from most homes.

The landmark Bakery Center is a multi-use commercial building with offices, restaurants, a health club, 7 theaters and the acclaimed Miami Youth Museum which features hands-on exhibits that introduce children to the cultural arts.

A sophisticated Brazilian hotel and restaurant attracts visitors to the University of Miami, patients at South Miami Hospital, local Brazilians, and international visitors who especially enjoy the intimacy and personal attention of a small European-type hotel.

The residential area of South Miami presents prospective homeowners with a variety of architectural styles and prices which range, for the most part, from moderate to expensive. In the popular High Pines area for example, homes are priced from the low $200,000’s to the high $300,000’s.     top

Kendall

Considered progressive and highly desirable, this popular residential suburb continues to expand rapidly as it has done for over two decades. Young professionals, executives and growing families are attracted by the schools, parks, recreational facilities, shopping centers, houses of worship and many amenities which abound in this 80 square mile area of Dade County.

The diversity of the architecture in Kendall provides something for every preference. Whether sprawling ranch, Mediterranean villa, bold contemporary, California wood and glass, pastel Bermuda or traditional, the range of styles is as wide as the range of home prices.

Kendall landmarks include famous Dadeland Mall and the ever-expanding Baptist Hospital. Single family homes, apartments and large condominium complexes are in great abundance providing an attractive selection of affordable housing in this popular area.      top

East Kendall

The established neighborhoods located east of U.S. Highway One (South Dixie Highway) include the Pinecrest and Palmetto area where homes range from $250,000 upward. Large lots, mature foliage and family-oriented neighborhoods make East Kendall the area of choice for the families who reside there. Well-planned and active sports and youth programs and award winning schools further enhance the lifestyles these neighborhoods offer.

The Falls area is also especially popular with neighborhoods of newer, larger homes, excellent schools and the beautiful Falls shopping/entertainment center, a popular attraction for residents and tourists alike.     top

West Kendall

Spacious planned communities complete with well-maintained greenways. pools, clubhouses and recreational facilities are numerous. Single family homes as well as townhomes, condominiums, garden apartments and patio homes are attractive choices for singles, young families and empty nesters.

West Kendall home prices range from $50,000 for some condominiums while townhomes start at about $70,000 and single family homes are offered from $100,000.     top

Southern Dade County

Numerous areas of executive estates have been developed along historic Old Cutler Road. A scenic driver southward reveals family oriented neighborhoods featuring homes priced from $250,000.

Burger King, the Miami based fast-food giant, is headquartered on the east side of Old Cutler Road in its monolithic structure overlooking sparkling Biscayne Bay. Many of the over 3,000 employees of Burger King reside in or around the immediate area.

Also located on the bayside of Old Cutler Road is The Charles Deering Estate, a historic site with 368 acres of rich native ecology including a Tequesta Indian burial mound. The original main house built in 1922 is an example of Mediterranean Revival architecture.       top

Perrine/Cutler Ridge

The Seminole Indians once named this area the "big hunting grounds." Today, that environmental legacy is perpetuated by parks, nature walks and popular areas for water sports including canoeing and swimming.

Though these two areas are relatively small in size, they are filled with subdivisions which appeal to families. Both newcomers and longtime residents enjoy the busy shopping centers and abundance of recreational opportunities, a county golf course, a softball diamond and "tot" centers.

This area is a composite of residential properties, a thriving corporate community and busy shopping centers. Homes are priced from the low $60’s to over $200,000.      top

Redlands

To the west of U.S. One lies the Redland area. Large ranch-styled homes, farms, groves and nurseries are found in this agricultural community. Land values are attractively priced and acreage is in abundant supply.      top

Homestead

Homestead is located thirty miles south of Miami. It is strategically located between two unique ecological preserves- Biscayne National Underwater Park and the world famous Everglades National Park. Farmers using the latest technologies, harvest from these fertile fields, the winter fruit and vegetable market for much of the eastern United States.

One of the most popular and interesting shopping areas in Cauley Square, a 10-acre restored railroad village built in 1904. This state historic site features antiques, craft shops, artisans and a tea room.

The careful development and planning of this area known as the Gateway to the Florida Keys have

There are more than 350 acres of parks within Homestead’s city limits. Home prices range from inexpensive to moderate.      top


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