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Coral Gables, Florida

Community Definition and Identity

The Coral Gables Community of Excellence (CGCOE) geographic area is defined by the City of Coral Gables, Florida political boundaries. Located in the southwest of Miami-Dade County, Florida, the City of Coral Gables includes 12.9 square miles and has a population of approximately 50,000 residents in 2021.

Coral Gables is a mature, fully developed residential and business community with current efforts focusing on re-development. Our population and economic growth are like surrounding cities, but less than the greater, unincorporated areas of Miami-Dade County. Our CGCOE leadership team is currently updating our population and business growth projection estimates, including appropriate comparison communities within Miami-Dade County, Florida, and the United States.


Coral Gables’ founder, George E. Merrick imagined the community identify as both a “City Beautify” and a “Garden City,” with tree-lined avenues, monumental building, civic landmarks, winding roadways, green spaces, ornate plazas, fountains, and enhanced with Mediterranean Revival architecture style.

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