I think all below Realtors have provided great insight as to Coconut Grove. Having lived in the Grove for the past 10 years I have come to love all aspects of it and I think only once you arrive and start looking at the different sectors of the Grove will you know what fits more with a place you would call home. As they say in Real Estate...location....location....location and Coconut Grove defenetely offers it, it is situated in the middle of everything you be looking for - minutes to the beach, Coral Gables, Downtown , Key Biscayne, Shops and Fine Dinning.
All the houses are different and with lots of character, streets are full of grown beautiful trees and there is a true sense of community. At least in my neighborhood everyone has been living here for over 8 years so that tells you that people love it and stay for the long term. Another important factor is that even with all the devaluation in Real Estate the houses in the Grove have maintained more value than in other areas, not saying prices have not dropped but it has not been as significant as in other communities.
Good Luck I am sure you will find a great home!
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