Welcome to The Grove! Born in 1825, it is Miami’s oldest continually inhabited hood. Between the independent book shops and locally owned cafes, there are also newer developments here. For ex, CocoWalk an open-air mall recently totally face-lifted, luxury high-rise condos and a couple of modern hotels (like Mr. C Coconut Grove a 2019 luxury boutique hotel of 100 rooms, each with a terrace). Here are 5 things to do in Coconut Grove.
Viscaya Museum and Gardens
This 20th-century estate includes Italian Renaissance gardens, natural woodlands, and even a historic village. The Villa also includes a museum featuring antique furnishings, most from the 1400s to 1800s.
For whom? Art lovers, architecture buffs, history fans, garden amateurs.
One of the greatest family friendly place in The Grove. The park features a boardwalk bridge with expansive views of Biscayne Bay. Plus, it is the site of annual events. Coconut Grove Arts Festival is one of hem, in February of each year. Then, The nine-acre park offers lots of indoor and outdoor sports, from soccer to softball, football to ping pong.
For whom? Families and sport lovers.
Shopping time at CocoWalk
Shopping is definitely one of the 5 things to do in Coconut Grove! Luxury shopping is a must in The Grove and the commercial complex spread over three floors, houses cinemas, great shops, cafes and a restaurant for every foodie. Don’t miss Gas Bijoux, a jewelry store that was founded in St. Tropez, France. Here, you’ll find stunning handcrafted baubles made in their Marseille workshop and a lot of accessories. You deserve it.
For whom? Fashionistas.
Coconut Grove Cemetery
The cemetery, purchased for $140 in 1913, was initially for Bahamian settlers. It is an essential piece of Miami’s Black history and Bahamian community.
Fun fact: You may recognize this cemetery as the place where the graveyard scenes of Michael Jackson’s Thriller video
For whom? Everyone.
Coconut Grove Farmer’s Market
This market has everything! The variety of organic fresh fruits, vegetables, grains, seeds, and raw vegan foods offered under their tents is extensive. Then, one can find fresh mushrooms, tropical fruits, cactus, vegan meals, sushis, ice cream and so much more. The place to be on Saturday morning.
For whom? Families and pets.
Housing market in this area is booming. Wether it is for rent or for buy, check out all the living in the Grove options here