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My Neighborhood: Coconut Grove

Photographer Nick Garcia has the best eye in South Florida. He’s created some of the most glamorous and indelible images ever to appear in glossy Miami publications, so when he says that his home of Coconut Grove “is a rare jewel,” you can take that to the bank. He’s so tied to Coconut Grove that both his house and his office are located here—five minutes away from each other. “It’s like living in the suburbs but right in the middle of downtown,” he says. “I’m close to anything in Miami. I love that I’m able to walk anytime and feel secure. With all the trees, it offers lovely shaded walks, even in the hot Florida summers. Grand Avenue is fantastic for shopping and dining, and the shopping experience is expanding by the bay. Coconut Grove is a great town to go around by bicycle, and the parks are incredible for exercise. It feels like a slow life experience, but when you want to pick up the pace, everything is right there.”

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