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Coral Gables, Florida

Community Definition and Identity

Coral Gables Community of Excellence (CGCOE) geographic area is defined by the City of Coral Gables, Florida, political boundaries (Figure  P.1-1).  Located in the heart of Miami and 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 2022.  

Coral Gables is a mature, fully developed residential and business community with current efforts focusing on re-development. Our population growth is minimal like surrounding mature cities within Miami-Dade County, but less than the greater, unincorporated areas of Miami-Dade County.   




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.

Key Advantages and Challenges

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