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Journey’s End

Introduction

General Overview

Journey’s End is arguably the most exclusive of the million-dollar gated communities within the Coral Gables enclave. It consists of only 18 lavish estates, all of which are architectural masterpieces in their own rights. The community features lush landscaping, waterfront access through an exclusive marina and boat docks, private tennis courts, and 24-hour security.

Location

Journey’s End is situated just off the scenic Old Cutler Road on Kendall Drive in Coral Gables. Coral Gables is in Miami-Dade County, Florida, located southwest of downtown Miami and is home to the University of Miami. It is near Coconut Grove, South Miami, West Miami, and Little Havana.

Real Estate Community in Journey’s End

Average Land Area/House Square Feet

The average size of homes in Journey’s End ranges from 5,829 square feet to 14,333 square feet. Lot sizes range from 54,587 square feet to 215,555 square feet. Floor plans in Journey’s End can accommodate up to 10 bedrooms, but homes usually have three to eight bedrooms and five to eight baths. Some homes have two storeys while others have only a single-storey structure.

Common Property Types or House Styles

The real estate market in Journey’s End is dominated by luxury single-family homes within expansive lots. Most homes have resort-style pools and boat docks that can accommodate up to 62-feet vessels. In-home amenities typically include fireplaces, circular driveways, and amazing waterfront views.

Average Market Pricing

Journey’s End homes for sale have an average price of $3.9 million. Residences in Journey’s End were built from 1959 to 2016.

Common Design, Construction, or Architectural Types

Most of the structures in the city are in the Mediterranean Revival style. Homes are reminiscent of turn-of-the-century Venice and Granada. The influence of 20th century Spanish architecture is also evident in the home styles. Towering sculptures, elaborate fountains, and manicured landscapes are not uncommon in the Coral Gable properties.

Living in Coral Gables

General Cost of Living

100 is the national average in the cost of living index. Coral Gables scores 165, with housing as the main factor driving the high cost of living in the city. The general cost of living in the city is 66% higher than the Florida average and housing is 208% higher than the national average.

Employment/Job Opportunities

Average household income in Coral Gables is $96,887. Some of the most profitable career sectors are in healthcare, legal, architecture, engineering, and arts and entertainment.

Weather

Warmest months are July and August, with an average temperature of 91°F. Meanwhile, January is the coldest month, with temperatures ranging from 60.1°F to 75.9 °F.

Restaurants

Boutiques, wine shops, and cafes line Miracle Mile while Miami’s best restaurants are on Ponce de Leon Boulevard and Giralda Avenue. There are a few bars on Giralda serving craft cocktails. Notable establishments are Titanic Brewing Company for local beers and Janette & Co. for macarons and French pastries.

Schools

Miami-Dade School District serves Coral Gables. Some of the public schools in the city are Coral Gables High School, International Studies Preparatory Academy, Henry S. West Laboratory Elementary, Coral Gables Preparatory Academy, George Washington Middle School, and Ponce de Leon Middle School.

Private schools in Coral Gables include Gulliver Academy - Marian C. Krutulis Campus, the lower campus of the Riviera Schools, St. Theresa Catholic School, St. Philip’s Episcopal School, French-American School of Miami, and St. Thomas Episcopal Parish School.

Transportation

One of the easiest ways to get around in Coral Gables is to ride the free Coral Gables trolley, which stops at different points of interest in the city. There are metrorail and metrobus stations in Coral Gables connecting the city to the rest of Miami.

Parks, Recreational Activities, and Attractions

Popular landmarks in the city are the award-winning Biltmore Hotel and Venetian Pool, the city’s historic public pool. University of Miami is also situated in Coral Gables.

Coral Gables Museum in the downtown is a must-visit for those who want to learn more about the city. This isn’t a tiny gallery; rather, the grounds are wide and can be explored by foot, on two wheels, or while canoeing.

The Old Cutler Trail has one of Coral Gables’ picturesque landscapes, perfect for bikers and joggers. Matheson Hammock Park is recommended for those who would like to go fishing, hiking, or take photographs.

Other attractions include Actors’ Playhouse at Miracle Theatre, Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park, Coral Gables Art Cinema, and Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden.

If you value privacy, exclusivity, and security, the Journey’s End neighborhood in Coral Gables might just be what you’re looking for. Get in touch with The Jills Zeder Group at 305.722.5721 or 305.341.7447 to get started.

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