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Coral Gables, officially the City of Coral Gables, is a city in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States, located southwest of Downtown Miami. The United States Census Bureau estimates conducted in 2013 yielded the city had a population of 49,631. Coral Gables is home to the University of Miami.MediaThe city of Coral Gables has its own newspaper, Coral Gables News, which is published bi-weekly and is part of Miami Community Newspapers.HistoryCoral Gables was one of the first planned communities, and prefigured the development of the gated community and the homeowners association. It is infamous for its strict zoning regulations. The city was developed by George Merrick during the Florida land boom of the 1920s. The city's architecture is almost entirely Mediterranean Revival style, including the Coral Gables Congregational Church, donated by Merrick. The domed, Catholic Church of the Little Flower was built somewhat later, in a similar Spanish Renaissance style. By 1926, the city covered 10000acre and had netted $150 million in sales, with over $100 million spent on development.Make the most of your holiday in Coral Gables by finding out about its attractions and choosing what to see using our United States trip itinerary planning app.
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