Coconut Grove, A Small Village In The Big City Of Miami

Real Estate Agent with EWM Realty, International 3028618


Coconut Grove has everything I could ever want for my family,  a place to live that is close to the culture and energy of Miami while having the intimacy of a small village.  Here are a few of my experiences over the past few days that demonstrate why we live in such a special community....

Friday was a particularly busy day and I was trying to wrap things up at the office in time to cook dinner before the Dolphins game.  It was looking as if something was going to give....dinner or football.  But at 6:00 pm I got a call from my neighbor Larry Kritcher (an excellent cook by the way) and said that he had plenty of extras for dinner if we wanted to join them.   I had just enough time to head to Fresh Market grab a bottle of wine and get to the Kritcher's house.  We had a great meal, great conversation and finished just in time for kickoff.  What more could I ask for?

On Saturday morning we went over to Coral Reef Yacht Club for a swim.  Our friends (and past clients) happened to be at the pool with their 3 kids and we had a nice impromptu get together.  As the day went on there were many other friends and families that passed through.  It was good to catch up with everyone before the start of school.

On Sunday in the Grove I ran into some clients of mine who had just moved here from Ireland and it was great to hear that they were settling in, enjoying their children's new school and all of the things that Miami has to offer. 

My wife and I took a nice run through the South Grove after the rains passed late in the afternoon.  The streets were quiet and for the first time there was a slight coolness in the air.

Yesterday I had a breakfast meeting (at Greenstreet) with Gordon Fales regarding a transition school I am hoping to open in the West Grove for adjudicated youth.  Gordon is part of the Coconut Grove Collaborative which is a strong coalition of residents, organizations and community partners to restore and revitalize the West Grove.  We had a great talk about my ideas and he gave me some good input as well as some good points of contact.

So there you have it, being a Coconut Grove resident is more than just an address.  When you move to Coconut Grove you become a member of our tight knit community.  Depending on what street you live on you may get invited to the Kritcher's for dinner, Irivington Avenue's outdoor Thanksgiving party, or a neighborhood bike parade through the North Grove.

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Riley Smith | The Riley Smith Group

Coconut Grove Real Estate Specialist

Direct: 305-342-1623

Office: 305-960-5318


3560 Main Highway, Coconut Grove, Florida 33133

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