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Living at Vita at Grove Isle offers the significant advantage of convenient access to some of Miami's finest natural destinations. In this overview, we will spotlight three outdoor spaces where residents can relish the cooler months of the year in Miami.
Standing at the heart of Coconut Grove, Barnacle Historic State Park is a portal to Miami’s frontier era. Once home to Ralph Middleton Munroe, an influential pioneer and naval architect, the park's 1891 mansion and sprawling native grounds encapsulate South Florida's early days.
Amid the dense flora dominating the region historically, guests can meander and envision what drew those first “snowbirds” to nest here each winter. Complementing tours of Barnacle's rich past are special events like yoga, movies and monthly moonlight concerts that encourage lingering across the estate's five acres and connecting with Miami's storied beginnings. For just $2 admission (and an additional $3 if you’d like a guided tour of the residence’s interior) this retreat makes an easy escape.
Situated near Vita at Grove Isle, David T. Kennedy Park provides a 20-acre retreat where locals immerse themselves in the area's natural beauty, engaging in recreation and relaxation against the backdrop of South Florida's distinctive ecology. Mangrove hammocks, tranquil glades, and the porous limestone ridge characteristic of the Atlantic Coastline set the scene for frisbee on the lawn, family picnics under majestic trees, and leashed pets playing at two separate dog parks.
Those seeking exercise can challenge themselves on the outdoor resistance gym and calisthenics stations before cooling off with A.C. 's Icees' famed frozen lemonade—an iconic Coconut Grove treat since 1978. At water’s edge, boardwalks and benches beckon visitors to lose themselves in the grassy landscape and sunrise vistas that once drew early conservationists and authors alike to settle this shore before Kennedy’s preservation efforts protected its habitat for generations to enjoy.
In the heart of Coconut Grove, Peacock Park invites both locals and visitors with its lush greenery and vibrant atmosphere. As a central point of community life, this charming park offers a serene escape from the bustling city. And for those seeking a cultural feast, mark your calendars for the annual Coconut Grove Arts Festival, set to enchant from February 17 to February 19, 2024. This beloved event transforms the park into a canvas of creativity, showcasing a diverse array of artistic talents. Immerse yourself in the natural beauty and artistic vibrancy that define Coconut Grove as a truly unique destination during this exciting festival!
With breathtaking natural settings, it’s easy to see the neighborhood's enduring appeal for those seeking homes that connect residents with the area's natural roots. Schedule a private tour today to discover everything that Vita and its surrounding neighborhoods has to offer.