Miracle Mile - Not Just For Shopping And Dining Anymore

Starting October 12th, the City of Coral Gables launched what most are calling one of the best ideas The City Beautiful has had yet; Wellness Wednesdays.  Now, locals and guests can shop, dine and exercise on the Mile.

Wellness Wednesdays will be a weekly series to include various forms of exercises such as Yoga, Zumba and Boot Camp hoping to cater to Gables professionals and residents who want an exercise fix near to the office or home.

Classes will be free and scheduled after work between the hours of 6:00 to 7:00 pm (weather permitting) at The Plaza, 150 Miracle Mile; in the vacant lot between BurgerFi and Barnes and Nobles, a courtesy of the McBride Family.

 "Wellness Wednesdays on The Plaza at 150 Miracle Mile is the perfect event and location to incentivize residents and the business community to stay in the Downtown and support their local businesses," said Coral Gables Mayor Jim Cason. 

The City's Wellness Wednesdays program will be hosted in partnership with greenmonkey, a renowned yoga and health studio based in Coral Gables.  Its instructions will teach each class, guiding participants through stress-relieving and invigorating workouts that promote healthy and active lifestyles in a fun, outdoor environment.

Additionally, Gables gyms, restaurants and retailers will be a part of an on-site fitness fair offering beverages, complimentary and for sale, giveaways, promotions, and swag.

Visit Wellness Wednesdays for further details.

The City of Coral Gables is also planning a series of other outdoor events on the same site including "Movies on the Mile" and "Jazz in the Gables".  Can't wait for those as well.

Facts about Coral Gables, Florida - one of the oldest cities in South Florida.  Pioneer George Merrick founded "City Beautiful" as it is referred to back in 1925.  Here, you will encounter tree-lined avenues, monumental buildings, winding roadways, green spaces, ornate plazas, and fountains. Architecturally, the city boasts pristine examples of the Mediterranean Revival style and city planners were inspired by landscape architect Frederick Law Olmstead, who designed New York’s Central Park when considering its horticulture and cityscapes.   

The Biltmore Hotel, world famous and designated a National Historic Landmark, is located in Coral Gables as well.  With its tournament grade golf courses and 5-star hotel rating, it attracts guests from around the world which helps make the area one of the most affluent communities in Dade County.  It has become an international city as well, home to 20 consulate and foreign government offices and over 140 multinational corporations.  It is also home to the University of Miami; a research university and ranked 50th among the nations top-tier institutions in the U.S. News & World Report ratings of "America's Best Colleges." 

As as publication, the median home price in Coral Gables for a single family home is $874,000.