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Camp Biscayne

Introduction

General Overview

Camp Biscayne is one of the most exclusive gated communities in Miami. Located in Miami’s oldest neighborhood, Coconut Grove, Camp Biscayne is a former winter getaway resort for high-profile guests. Today, it is considered a secluded neighborhood for those who are looking to be surrounded by giant oak trees and the stunning Biscayne Bay. There are only 26 luxury residences within the gated Camp Biscayne enclave, promising exclusivity, privacy, and serenity all year-round.

Coconut Grove is characterized by its tropical atmosphere in perfect harmony with Spanish- and Mediterranean-style abodes. The community takes pride in its greenery, wildlife, downtown strip, bayfront, well-preserved structures, and ivy-coated bricks that contribute to Coconut Grove’s charm.

Location

Coconut Grove in Miami-Dade County is bound by North Prospect Drive to the south, LeJeune Road to the west, South Dixie Highway (US1) and Rickenbacker Causeway to the north, and Biscayne Bay to the east. It is near Brickell and Coral Gables. Miami International Airport is just 15 minutes away.

Real Estate Community in Camp Biscayne

Average Land Area/House Square Feet

The average lot size of single-family homes in Camp Biscayne are 2,290 square feet to 9,702 square feet.

Common Property Types or House Styles

Single-family homes dominate the Camp Biscayne real estate market. Homes typically feature tennis courts, pool decks, outdoor kitchens, and other lavish interior amenities.

Average Market Pricing

Average price of properties in Camp Biscayne is $2,597,000.

Common Design, Construction, or Architectural Types

Coconut Grove homes feature a tropical urban home vibe fitting for a villa sitting right in the middle of a native forest of oaks and mahoganies. Mid-century architecture is also evident in Camp Biscayne.

Meanwhile, homes in Coconut Grove typically feature a classical South Florida style. This can be described as flat roofs for airflow and shade. Old Spanish and Mediterrenean architecture as well as modern styles are the most prominent among residential constructions in the area.

Notable Homeowners

Camp Biscayne used to be the winter resort for the rich and famous in the 1920s. Some of the high-profile guests Alexander Graham Bell and the Rockefeller family.

Living in Camp Biscayne

General Cost of Living

The cost of living in Coconut Grove is 44% higher than the average cost of living in Miami and 43% higher than the national average. Housing is the main driver of Coconut Grove’s score in the cost of living index, with transportation, health care, and groceries coming in next.

Weather

Summers in Coconut Grove are long, hot, and wet while winters are short, comfortable, and mostly clear. Temperatures range from 62°F to 90°F, and it is rarely below 50°F or above 92°F.

Restaurants

Must-try restaurants are located in CocoWalk and Regatta Harbou. The best dining experiences are offered at Mister O1 Extraordinary Pizza, Los Generales Mezcal & Grill, Tigertail + Mary, Bellini, Afishionado, Bombay Darbar, Strada, and Sapore di Mare.

Schools

There are public and private schools serving Coconut Grove. Miami-Dade County Public Schools operates Coconut Grove Elementary School, Dade County Training School, Frances S. Tucker Elementary School, and George W. Carver Elementary School.

George Washington Carver also operates in the neighborhood, although it is located in Coral Gables. High schools Bridgeprep Academy of Arts and Minds and George Washington Carver Senior High School serve the community.

Private schools include Ransom Everglades School, St. Hugh Catholic School, Immaculata-Lasalle High School, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Day School, Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart, Coconut Grove Montessori School, and Vanguard School.

Transportation

Coconut Grove is a walkable neighborhood so it’s not uncommon to see walking and cycling as a mode of transportation.

Parks, Recreational Activities, and Attractions

Vizcaya Museum & Gardens is a 20th century subtropical-style Italian villa sitting on 10 acres of gardens with century-old plants. Meanwhile, Kampong is an exclusive 9-acre botanical garden worthy of a visit too.

Marinas in Coconut Grove include Dinner Key, Grove Key, Grove Isle and Prime. There are also two yacht clubs, Biscayne Bay and Coral Reef.

There are many green spaces and parks in Coconut Grove. Peacock Park is a 9.4-acre park with basketball courts, a softball field, soccer fields, and a playground. Barnacle Historic State Park features a 19th-century home and replicas of two Victorian sailboats.

Coconut Grove Arts Festival, one of the largest outdoor arts festivals nationwide, features over 300 artists showcasing paintings and sculptures and attracts up to 120,000 visitors. Regattas, such as Miami Sailing Week, also happen year-round. Miami Sailing Week happens every March.

Enjoy living in a tropical residence in Camp Biscayne, located in the middle of a native forest of mahoganies and oaks. Get in touch with The Jills Zeder Group at 305.722.5721 or 305.341.7447 to get started.

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