Coral Way, a street created by Coral Gables founder George E. Merrick during the 1920s, defines the Coral Way neighborhood of Miami, Florida. It is located in Miami-Dade County, Florida. Known for its lively namesake strip, Coral Way is lined with banyan trees and dotted with Latin American eateries and bakeries serving Cuban specialties like guava cream cheese pastries. It is home to the Bay of Pigs Museum & Library, which displays artifacts from the 1961 failed invasion of Cuba, as well as long Cuban Memorial Boulevard Park. Homes with art deco and Mission Revival styles line leafy residential streets.
The Coral Way area is best known for its historic urban boulevard along SW 22nd Street (Coral Way). Between SW 37th Avenue and Brickell Avenue, Coral Way is one of the major thoroughfares between Coral Gables and the City of Miami. In 1922, the Coral Way Corridor began with citrus-lined streets; later, streetcar tracks built through the center of the road, connecting Downtown Miami with Coral Gables.
Among the sub-neighborhoods within Coral Way are Shenandoah, Silver Bluff, Vizcaya-Roads, Coral Gate, Parkdale-Lyndale, South Miami, Bryan Park, and Golden Pines. It is surrounded by Little Havana, Downtown Miami, Coconut Grove and Coral Estates. The area covers 6.697 square miles (17.35 km2).
The Consulate-General of Costa Rica in Miami is located in Suite 401 at 2730 SW 3rd Avenue in Coral Way. The neighborhood is home to several parks including Douglas Park, Coral Gate Park, Cuban Memorial Boulevard Park, and Woodlawn Park Cemetery. Coral Way is also teeming with schools including Silver Bluff Elementary School, Coral Way K-8 Center, Frances S. Tucker Elementary School, Merrick Educational Center, José Martí Schools, Lincoln Martí School, and Brito Miami Private School to name a few.
Vizcaya (South Dixie Highway/US 1 and West First Avenue) and Coconut Grove (US 1 and West 27th Avenue/SR9) are the Miami Metrorail stations serving Coral Way. Highway One Road forms a natural border to the south which connects Downtown Miami to South Miami. SW 27th Avenue intersects with Coral Way and serves as north and south main road in the neighborhood.
Coral Way Coordinates: 25°45′N 80°17′W