One of the first communities in America, Coral Gables is a charming suburban city situated about eight miles southwest of Downtown Miami. "The Gables" caters to those seeking a more family oriented lifestyle in proximity to plenty of schools, green spaces and activities. There are pedestrian friendly components as well ,with many upscale retailers and restaurants along the main retail strip known as "Miracle Mile". Coral Gables' architecture is know for its Mediterranean revival architecture. There are several landmarks in the city such as the Biltmore Hotel, a National Historic Landmark, Fairchild Tropical Garden, an 83-acre natural preserve exhibit and Matheson Hammock Park, which offers lagoon style beach, marina / boat launch, restaurants, nature trails. These are just some of the amazing gems this community has to offer.