Coral Gables, FL
Coral Gables (/krleblz/), officially the City of Coral Gables, is a city in Miami-Dade County, Florida, southwest of Downtown Miami. According to United States Census Bureau estimates conducted in 2005, the city had a population of 42,871. The city's population was 47,401 according to 2012 estimates by the Nielsen Company. 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 (40km2), had netted $150 million in sales with over $100 million spent on development.