Coral Gables was founded in the 1920s to attract elite Northerners to South Florida. Modeled after turn-of-the-century Venice and Granada and designed with old-world bravado, it offers manicured landscapes, private golf clubs, and stunning Mediterranean architecture. Coral Gables is known for its unique atmosphere—the street signs are made of carved limestone, the streets are named after Spanish cities, and it features beautiful fountains and sculptures in its public spaces. It’s home to regional attractions such as the Biltmore Hotel and Venetian Pool, as well as the University of Miami. Located in central Miami, it features two Metrorail stops within its borders. One of South Florida’s first planned communities, Coral Gables is a pocket of serenity and old-world flavor in the middle of a sprawling metropolis. While it’s easy to get lost in its canopied streets and Mediterranean Revival architecture, residents will also find a bustling financial and cultural district.