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About Coconut Grove

The magical mystery and lush tropical beauty of the Village of Coconut Grove has always attracted unique and diverse individuals. Coconut Grove, originally settled in the mid to late 1800’s, has a rich and multi-cultured history.  The exotic landscape and magnificent weather has continued to attract creative and internationally famous personalities such as artists, writers, musicians, and entrepreneurs in an amazing array of fields.

During the real estate boom in the 1920’s wealthy industrialists from the Northeast built grand estates on the Bay in South Coconut Grove and along Bayshore Drive in North Coconut Grove.  Today real estate developers from around the world are building world class condominiums that continue to attract buyers from around the globe and around the corner.   

As you stroll along the bricked sidewalks of the village you can visit trendy art galleries, high end boutiques and a variety of other captivating shops as well as outstanding restaurants and bars.  Conversations in Spanish, French, Italian, German, Russian and Chinese drift from the tables of diners as they enjoy the outdoor cafes.  

Coconut Grove, nestled along the edge of sparkling Biscayne Bay, has been christened the “Small Sail Boat Racing Capital of the World.” Coconut Grove’s distinctive Coral Reef Yacht Club, Biscayne Bay Yacht Club and Coconut Grove Sailing Club host countless regattas on Biscayne Bay.  Sailing boats of all sizes from a small pram of 10 ft. long to Mega Yachts over 100 feet in length travel from around the world to race on the bay and out in the nearby ocean.   

Young families are drawn to Coconut Grove by the exceptional education opportunities.  Prestigious schools like Ransom Everglades offer both middle and upper grades.  Carrollton Catholic Girls School begins at Pre-K and extends through grade 12.  St. Stephens Episcopal Day School features Pre-K through grade 5 just to mention a few.  

Coconut Grove is exciting and progressive yet it retains a sense of history. New “Tropical Modern” residences and charming older Mediterranean style Estates from the earlier 1920’s era share the winding lanes with small enchanting cottages and majestic towering palms, oaks, banyans and more.

Always known as an area of extremes, home prices vary dramatically.

Last year a Bayfront mansion on Crystal Court in the North Grove sold for $13,400,000 on a 20,000 sq. foot lot.  A few blocks to the west on Plaza a small handyman special single family home sold for $61,000.   

Existing condo sales range from $95,000 on Oak Avenue in West Grove to over $8,000,000 for a high floor in the Grovenor at 2627 South Bayshore Drive.

Closings have just begun in the two towering glass “Works of Art” completed by Terra Group at 2669 and 2675 South Bayshore Drive.  Designed by internationally renowned architect Bjarke Ingels, the 98 unit 20 story high “twisting towers” known as the Grove at Grand Bay are the first new condo towers in Coconut Grove for the last decade.  The Real Deal reports developer David Martin shared that about half the buyers are domestic, including “empty-nesters” looking to leave their homes in the Grove, Gables and Pinecrest, yet stay in the area. The remaining 50% are international buyers relocating to South Florida.  Units range in size from the smaller 1,300 sq. foot apartment up to the 10,000 sq. foot full floor penthouse. Prices ranged from about $1,000,000  up to $14,000,000 excluding the penthouse.  

Many thanks to the Park Grove Condominium and The Grove at Grand Bay Condominium for the aerial of the Coconut Grove Coast at the top of this website.  Park Grove has a small selection of exceptional apartments still available. Check them out on this site LuxuryMiamiHomesandGardens.com  for more information about Park Grove.   The Grove at Grand Bay is sold out. There are a few resales. Call me for details.

The exquisite garden photo above on this website is of the Kampong National Tropical Research Gardens that span over 11 lush acres in South Coconut Grove.  The Kampong, originally home to famed horticulturist David Fairchild, is now listed on the National Registry of Historic places. The gardens are a collection of rare and exotic plants Fairchild gathered from around the globe.  Many thanks to my photographer, Claudine Camilo, for her skill and patience with the weather. 

To learn more about Coconut Grove today visit the Coconut Grove Business Improvement /district http://www.coconutgrove.com/ to learn more of the Grove’s early history visit  http://plattproperties.com/. Click “Historic Tidbits” to read ”local lore” of the Grove. Pardon the dust as the original PlattProperties.com is undergoing some changes. 

 Whether you are a Seller wishing market information,  a local buyer ready for a lifestyle change or a newcomer searching for a second home in our tropical paradise I have customized my website just for you.  Please feel free to visit often to search for properties and check out my new developing blog http://www.coconutgroveandcoralgablestrending.com/ .

Please contact me with your questions about selling or buying a home in our incomparable Coconut Grove and Coral Gables area.  I look forward to meeting you soon.   

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  • Anne Platt

    Broker-Associate
    Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate LLC

  • TELEPHONE

    Direct 305-442-2055
    Office 305-667-4815

  • OUR LOCATION

    4000 Ponce de Leon Blvd - Suite 700
    Coral Gables, FL 33146

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