Coconut Grove has a rich history dating back to the 1800’s such as a cluster of new residence primarily due to the opening of the Cape Florida Lighthouse in 1825 (below). It also boasted of South Florida’s first hotel later named Peacock Inn and was built in 1882. After the Inn was demolished it was turned into a beautiful waterfront park known as Peacock Park. Also built in the the late 1800's, Plymouth Congregational Church has become one of Miami premire wedding ceremony destinations with its stunning architecture and lush landscape. Initially its own city, becoming incorporated in 1919, Miami annexed it in 1925 under questionable methods.
Coconut Grove is well known as an artsy city and hosts the popular Coconut Grove Arts Festival which attracts some of the top artists from around the world. It also host the Goombay Festival in mid-June honoring its Bahamian ancestry with a week of dancing, food, and music. The area which is known by residences simply as “The Grove” is a popular nightlife spot with an abundance of restaurants, bars, and entertainment.
|George W. Carver Elementary School||Coconut Grove Montessori School|
|George W. Carver Middle School||Carrollton School of the Sacred|
|Coconut Grove Elementary School||La Salle High School|
|Frances S. Tucker Elementary||Vanguard School of Coconut Grove|
|Academy of Arts & Minds||St. Stephen's Episcopal Day School|
|St. Hugh Catholic School|
|Ransom Everglades School|
|Plymouth Cong Pre-School|