In the Curbed “Neighborhood Of The Year” contest, Coconut Grove continues to carry clout, casting aside No. 2-seed Downtown Miami rather easily in the semifinal. As Miami’s oldest continuously inhabited neighborhood, it features a clientele of various ages, from students at the U invading their bars on Thursday nights – looking at you, Mr. Moe’s – to their plethora of art shows throughout the year attracting all sorts of folks from across South Florida.
Monty’s remains one of the better spots to take visiting friends from out of town. High-end condos continue to sprout. Cinépolis in CocoWalk is unquestionably one of the better movie theaters in Miami, with their reserved seating and addition of beer and wine. The Grove also offers extravagant homes built with character, like Mediterranean mammoth La Brisa, which hit the market at a whopping $47.5 million.