Coconut Grove Miami - City of Miami neighborhoods

Located south of Brickell Ave. It is a charming district with a very European taste. Coconut Grove features one of the best shopping with Coco walk and its numerous chic and good restaurants. This is very dynamic neighborhood offering numerous fairs and exhibitions. There are a few quality hotels like The Mutiny, and a well develop vacation trend of home rentals. It is a good spot to practice sailing on the Biscayne Bay, however there are no bays.

Coconut Grove is best known for its quietly breathtaking natural beauty, a lush green landscape bordered by the shimmering blue waters of Biscayne Bay. From its beginnings in the late 1800’s, this magical place has attracted tycoons, artists, writers, and musicians galore, and—truth be told—more than its share of kooks, eccentrics, and free spirits.

This is a place that had a public library and a school long before Miami. In fact, Coconut Grove was an incorporated city until Miami—spotting lucrative tax revenues—annexed the little village during a summer in the 1920’s when many of its natives were out of town and evidently unaware of the vote.

Coconut Grove has been a haven of inspiration for such luminaries as Tennessee Williams, Robert Frost and Alexander Graham Bell. Marjory Stoneman Douglas, author of the seminal environmental work River of Grass, lived in the same little Grove cottage for seventy years until she passed away at 108.

Over the years, Coconut Grove has inspired lots of music. Musicians who lived and created here include: Jose Feliciano, Joni Mitchell, Fred Neil, David Crosby, The Lovin’ Spoonful, and Jimmy Buffet. Jim Morrison performed here once, and they are still talking about it.