Within the larger city of Miami is a unique little neighborhood. Once a city in its own right, Coconut Grove – a.k.a. “The Grove,” is the hippest, most energetic community in South Florida. For many individuals, finding Coconut Grove condos available for rent or sale, makes the day feel like birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas, Hanukkah and New Years all rolled into one. In fact, this is the ideal place for those who love the beach and enjoy shopping, dining and the liveliness of the nightlife of the district.
Art and Culture
As a tourist or a resident, people enjoy what this neighborhood has to offer. Consider the arts and cultural events occurring annually and daily. One place that is a must-see is the highly underrated Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. It was built for James Deering of Deering Harvester Company fame.
In the 1910s, this Italianate Villa became his winter home. In 1952, it opened as the Dade County Art Museum. The Museum currently displays 2,500 art objects and furnishings within the 34 decorated rooms within the Main House. Visitors can also explore the European-style gardens sprawling over 10 acres as well an orchid collection and threatened primary growth forests covering 25 acres.
For those who interests lie elsewhere, consider going to the Miami Science Museum with its popular laser light shows in the Planetarium. Another option is the annual Coconut Grove Arts Festival. This lively outdoor festival happens for three days every February during President’s Day weekend. Enjoy local artists and live entertainment.
Shopping and Dining
For those who like to dine out, simply step outside your Coconut Grove condos and head for the multicultural CocoWalk, Coconut Grove’s vibrant shopping and dining district. There are national chains and local brands. Sit back and enjoy the parade passing you by from sidewalk cafes, or spend some time wandering through small boutiques and charming galleries. At night, coconut Beach comes alive with college students from University of Miami and Florida International University.
There is truly something for everyone in Coconut Grove. Condos and hotels are ready to welcome all. Come visit for the night life. Take part in the three day annual festival or come stay for a winter or a year. Become part of The Grove where living is truly easy.