Coral Gables, FL
Coral Gables (/krleblz/), officially the City of Coral Gables, is a city in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States, located in the southwest of Downtown Miami. According to United States Census Bureau estimates conducted in 2013, the city had a population of 49,631. Coral Gables is home to the University of Miami. Coral Gables was one of the first planned communities, and prefigured the development of the gated community and the homeowners association. It is famous for its strict zoning regulations. The city was developed by George Edgar Merrick during the Florida land boom of the 1920s. The city's architecture is almost entirely Mediterranean Revival style. By 1926, the city covered 10,000 acres (4,000ha) and had netted $150 million in sales, with over $100 million spent on development.