Also known as The City Beautiful, Coral Gables is known for its lush green avenues winding through a residential city, punctuated by civic landmarks and embellished with detailed and playful architectural features. In addition to residential, it is also a major employment center, with almost as many people working in the City as living there. The Coral Gables economy is comprised of local and international businesses, offering banking, investment institutions, health care, and professional services, as well as being the international headquarters for Bacardi and Del Monte Fresh Produce.
Transportation is made easy with a vintage style trolley that connects many of the commercial districts and the Metrorail. With its proximity to Miami International Airport, the Port of Miami, and Downtown Miami it is especially desirable to businesses while also being convenient for executive housing. The Gables is also home to The University of Miami, a research university ranked 50th among the nation’s top institutions by U.S. News & World Report of “America’s Best Colleges” and as well as the City’s number one employer.
From its inception, Coral Gables was designed to be an international City, and is now home to more than 20 consulates and foreign government offices and more than 140 multinational corporations. As early as 1925, City Founder George Merrick predicted Coral Gables would serve as “a gateway to Latin America.” South Florida’s multilingual workforce continually increasing is one of the reasons for its low office vacancy rate. Miami’s tourism and multilingual employment base are just two reasons why major developers are bringing new retail ventures to the region.
The Coral Gables hospitality industry is positioned to support the high-end leisure and corporate traveler, and also has many prominent restaurants boasting more than 100 cafes and restaurants. Excellent municipal services, high quality of life, convenient access, responsible growth and a diversified economy make Coral Gables a highly desirable place to live, work and play.