Coconut Grove, is an old community of Miami which has two arteries as its epicenter: Main Hwy and Grand Ave. Its first settlers came from Bahamas and shortly after, they merged their culture with sailors, intellectuals, artists, naturalists and millionaires who gave the “Grove”, as it is also known, its identity. When you get there, take the opportunity to visit Vizcaya Museums and Gardens, an extraordinary European-inspired villa, in front of Biscayne Bay;The Barnacle, a colonial house considered Miami’s National Treasure; Peacock Park, an emblematic park in front of the Bay; The Woman’s Club of Coconut Grove which dates back to 1891; or walk around Brickell Avenue which is full of old mansions. “Miami’s Food Court” is a bohemian zone, ideal for strolling around and eating or drinking in outdoor restaurants; hence the name. You will find a lot of independent stores, including the ones located in the well-known shopping center “CocoWalk”. One of Coconut Grove’s secret is The Kampong, an authentic garden with more than 2,000 species of tropical plants and aromatic varieties planted by the famous horticulturist David Fairchild, who bought the property in 1916 together with his wife Marian, Alexander Graham Bell’s daughter.
Coconut Grove is located in zone 3 of Miami Smith’s map south of Brickell, delimited as follows:
North: Brickell Ave.
South: US 1.
East: Biscayne Bay.
West: Le Jeune Road.