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 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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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 Keys 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 50s commanding prices from $250,000 today.
Situated on about three square miles
just 15 minutes south of downtown is Miamis answer to the Left
Bank of Paris and New Yorks 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
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
Groves bayfront parks and marinas.
Coconut Groves housing prices are generally
Founded in the 1920s, "The
City Beautiful" was a front runner as one of the first planned communities in the
United States. Seventy years later, the citys 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,
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
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 Journeys 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 Miamis 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
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. Its 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
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.
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
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 $200,000s to the high $300,000s.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
$60s to over $200,000.
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.
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
Homesteads city limits. Home prices range from inexpensive to moderate. top