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14901 SW 87 Avenue
The Village Palmetto Bay is one of the most sought after areas to live in Miami. With top rated schools, a total of six park facilities, and a recently completed library, who wouldn’t want to live here? One of our listings in Palmetto Bay is located at 14901 SW 87 Avenue. This beautiful and updated 4 bedroom and 2 bathroom home is over 2,400 square feet, and is located just a few blocks from Coral Reef Elementary, and other A-rated schools in the area. Just a short bike ride to Coral Reef Park, the Dade County Public Library off of Old Cutler Road, or a picnic at the Deering Estate. The kitchen has been updated with granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, and wine cooler. This is the ideal home for entertaining. Perfectly situated on a 16,207 square foot corner lot, this home has a great yard with a pool, a two car garage, beautiful landscaping, and room for a boat. Tile and wood floors throughout add to the qualities that make this home perfect for any family looking to live in the friendly neighborhoods of Palmetto Bay. This property is listed for $499,000. Please click here to view more photos of the property. If you would like more information about the property, please click here.
Interested in scheduling a showing for this listing, or wondering what your home might be worth? Please contact us and we will be happy to help you with all of your real estate needs.
1519 Granada Boulevard
Granada Boulevard is one of the most sought after locations in Coral Gables. We can’t tell you how often we see people walking down this Oak-shaded street when we are passing by on our way to showings. In our opinion, Granada Boulevard is the epitome of traditional Coral Gables. Our recently reduced listing located at 1519 Granada Boulevard is unlike most Old Spanish homes in the Coral Gables area. One of the first homes George Merrick built, this 1920’s Old Spanish has four bedrooms and three bathrooms in the main house, plus an additional building on the property that contains a two story two-car garage with two efficiencies on the second floor. Sitting on over 11,000 square feet of tree-filled landscaping, this home boasts over 3,800 square feet of living space, complete with original hardwood floors, French doors, and fireplace. Although perfectly maintained, this home can be updated to support any buyer’s taste. With massive closet space, including walk in closets in the master bedroom, and spacious rooms, any buyer would be lucky to call this beautiful property home! View more photos of the property here. More information on the listing can be viewed here.
Interested in viewing this property, or wondering what your home might be worth? Please contact us to set up an appointment to view or to discuss a complimentary analysis of your home.
Wednesday Open Houses- 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
We will be kicking off this TODAY with 2 open houses for 2 of our listings which we consider to be GREAT family homes in Great locations!
The Ultimate Family Home
This luxurious waterfront home is located in Gables by the Sea one of Coral Gables most coveted neighborhoods. This home has a new price and new look! Come see this beautiful home and appreciate its grand size and bright spacious formal areas. This 5 bedroom/ 5 bath home has everything you expect from a luxury South Florida home.
Exquisite finishings including marble, onyx, granite, and Brazilian teak. Features include soaring ceilings in living room with fireplace, chef’s kitchen with breakfast area, family with a pre-wired sound system throughout, and much more. Wonderful views to the beach-entry pool and ocean access canal. No bridges to bay, extra wide canal, and 100 ft. of sea-wall.
A City that Cares
Coral Gables is not only a city known for its aesthetic appeal, but also security. Along with the Coral Gables Police Department neighbors assist in added surveillance with the Crime Watch program. This program is sponsored directly through the Public Affairs Unit under the Coral Gables Office of the Chief of Police.
The Crime Watch goal is to provide residents, businesses, and visitors with tips for prevention of crime.
Proactive in their goal for increased safety, meetings with neighborhood and business associations are held frequently where crime watch signs are provided. In addition, other programs are offered (most of them at NO COST) such as:
- Park Smart Program: Free “Park Smart” signs to increase awareness of one of Miami’s major theft problems, car burglary.
- National Child Identification Program: (in partnership with American Football Coaches Association) Free identification kits for children in case they are lost or injured.
- Walk Safe Program: Working with Middle Schools, for safer walking routes to and from school
What you can do…
- If you see it, TEXT it: Anonymously report information through text message, in the TO line of your text message window enter 274637 (crimes) and in the message window type tips 139, then the information you would like to report. SEND
- Home and Business Security Checks: On- site security check to evaluate way of reducing the chance of your home and business falling victim to a crime. (no cost)
- Direct Connect for Business’s: Direct alarm wire to Police Department, simultaneously giving notice to the department and your alarm company.(only cost is for initial hook up)
- Data Dot Program: Data Dots free of charge to residents or business owner to place on valuable belongings.
Spreading the Word, For Better Safety
The Coral Gables Citizens Crime Watch participate in community events such as the Jr. Orange Bowl Parade and Farmers Market on Saturdays, where they provide handouts on crime prevention. They also help fund Neighborhood Block Parties where they reach families in a fun and safe environment while providing helpful and useful information.
In closing, if you would like to set up a security program please contact 305.442.1600 ext. 4153
Villa Majorca is a new boutique building in Coral Gables offering an elegant and sophisticated lifestyle for residents. Exclusive, with only 36 apartments and townhomes, it is solely a rental building. Perfect for those with a high standard of living and want little or no maintenance. Also, convenient for the frequent traveler and those who would rather not deal with the obligations of owning. Security and superb amenities, with no hassle of fees.
What can you expect?
Designed for living the ultimate lifestyle in Coral Gables. Residents will receive a complimentary Biltmore Club Membership. In addition there is an in-house limousine service which is available to take you to the Biltmore, Miami Airport, and other destinations.
2-3 bedroom units have a functional layout with up to 2,000 square feet of living area. Features include top of the line appliances and finishings, and an added bonus of 2 balconies in each unit with views of the Miami skyline. Pricing ranges between $2,295-$3,500 per month.
The perks of this building are outstanding. You can expect typical amenites such as gym, pool, sun deck, and more!
When you’re not in the limo, you can enjoy all that Coral Gables has to offer just outside the steps of your home. Located in the the heart of “The City Beautiful” this building is just blocks away from Miracle Mile. Walk to shops, restaurants, and art galleries.
Truly a great addition to the Coral Gables community.
I would be happy to show you what this building has to offer. Please feel free to contact me here.
Every February, in the eclectic and vibrant city of Coconut Grove, South Florida residents look forward to an international gathering of artists, vendors, musicians for the Coconut Grove Arts Festival.
This time of year provides a perfect Florida day for a fun, family event.
Who: Over 360 artists and craftsmen wil have their works on display in various tents.
What: The cost for admission is $10 per day, children under 12 years old are free. (For Grove residents with valid ID, there is a discounted rate of only $5 per day!) No pets or outside beverages are permitted.
When: February 19-21, 2011 (this weekend), 10AM-6PM
Where: The festival runs along the streets of McFarlane Rd, South Bayshore Drive and PanAmerican Drive.
For additional information, visit http://www.coconutgroveartsfest.com/index.php.
The City of Coral Gables is known for it’s variety of restaurants and shops, beautifully manicured public spaces and overall sophistication. One aspect often overlooked is the growing art community within the city.
In an effort to bring together Gables residents as well as visitors and other South Floridians, there is a gathering set up for the first Friday of every month, called Gables Gallery Walk. On this special night, over 4,000 aficionados will walk to local art galleries located within the blocks to the north and south of Miracle Mile, to view works of art by various artists from all over the world. Shuttles are provided as well as free appetizers at occasional stops.
To review the list of participating galleries, see this link, http://www.coralgables.com/CGWeb/fineart.aspx.
After you enjoy the galleries, head over to Giralda Under the Stars, also occuring the first Friday of every month, 6PM to midnight, located on the 100 block of Giralda Avenue between Ponce de Leon Blvd and Galiano Street. Alfresco dining and entertainment will abound at Coral Gables Downtown Restaurant Row where you can get a fantastic dinner and enjoy some live entertainment.
Here is a list of participating restaurants: Bangkok Bangkok II, Castellucio Ristorante, La Dorada, Las Vegas Restaurant, Miss Saigon Bistro, Las Lenas Argentinian Steakhouse, Mister Wings, The Bar, Talavera, Spris Restaurant, Il Grissino, The Local (coming soon).
Click here for more information, http://www.gableshomepage.com/events/giralda-under-stars.
Get your boots, chaps, and lassoe ready because there’s going to be a hoedown! Cowboys and cowgirls will be gathering in Homestead to participate in the 62nd Annual Rodeo Championship. Hosted by the Homestead Rodeo Association, you can expect to see a variety of riding, roping and racing. Bulls and broncos, yeeee haww!
Where: Doc’ De Milly Rodeo Arena at Harris Field, US1 & Campbell Drive
Cost: $15 for Adults, $5 for Children
For more info visit: www.homesteadrodeo.com
Hungry for some action in Coral Gables? Take a tour of tastings. This self- guided tour will lead you through some of the most fabulous private kitchens in North Gables, where you will experience food demonstrations and delicious tastings from some of our most well known local chefs. What restaurants can you expect to participate in this event? Morton’s, Seasons 52, Angelique Euro Cafe, Pardo’s Peruvian Cuisine, Talavera, and Peterbrooke Chocolatier. Hosted by CoralGables@HOME this fundraiser is sure to be a treat.
When: Saturday 9AM- 1PM
Where: Snaidero Kitchens + Design showroom, 4110 Ponce de Leon Blvd.
Cost: $35 in advance, $45 at the door
Feeling romantic? The tale of star crossed lovers is returning to Coconut Grove. This classical production features professional acting, period costumes, live music and dance. Have a picnic while you watch Romeo and Juliet under the stars.
When: Friday 8PM, Saturday 8PM, Sunday 2PM & 8PM
Where: Shell Lumber, 2733 SW 27 Avenue
Cost: FREE! Chairs available for rent $1
For more info visit: www.shakespearemiami.com
Feeling a bit more up- tempo? Enjoy a night of jazzy tunes in the Village of Pinecrest. Listen to the sounds of the Rodriguez Brothers, influenced by Afro- Cuban and traditional jazz elements. These piano and trumpet players, were born in New York and schooled in Miami. Arrive early to enjoy the botanical surroundings and garden delights.
When: Saturday 8PM; Gates open at 6PM
Where: Banyan Bowl in Pinecrest Gardens, 11000 Red Road
Cost: $18 & $23
For more info visit: www.pinecrest-fl.gov
Wondering what those hot pinks snails are?
These snails are slowly but surely making their way through Miami. Displayed first at Art Basel, they’ve made their way from trendy South Beach to the heart of Coral Gables. Resting in places like the Cartagena Plaza, Merrick Park, Biltmore Way, and other locations for us all to see.
Here with a Message
These 8 foot tall snails are not just bold with their color, but with the message they bring. Currently resting in ”City Beautiful”, these over- sized creatures are here to remind us to not just keep our city beautiful, but also our planet. (They’ve come all the way from Europe courtesy of the Cracking Art Group.) Completely made of recycled plastic materials, they are here to promote sustainable living.
They’ve caused quite the stir, some people loving them and others not. Bringing a kind and positive message, I say we enjoy and embrace their stay.
Rumor has it we can expect to spot mini versions of these snails at local Miracle Mile businesses. Keep an eye out for a snail near you.
This Weekend… Hot? Cold? Maybe both!
This Saturday Miami is expected to have some cool weather, but it’s expected to be hot, hot, hot in Cutler Bay. So hot, that our local fire fighters will be there! Chefs will be coming from all over town to participate in the 2nd Annual Chili Cook-off. Residents, businesses, community groups, and even chefs from our fire department will be showing off their secret recipes. Free Chili!
Not a big fan of chili? There will also be contests for the best cornbread and salsa. This is a great event to enjoy with friends and family. There will be live music and children activities. Vote for your favorite dishes and help those hardworking chefs win a cash reward or trophy.
Don’t worry about your mouth watering, there will be plenty of refreshments and other foods available for purchase.
Who: Everyone is welcomed.
When: January 8, 2011 from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Where: Cutler Ridge Park; 10100 SW 200 Street
Why: Because it’s fun!
Let me know what you think of the chili cookoff.