Barbara grew up in the Hudson Valley, New York before moving to South Florida in 1981. She raised her family in the Miami area where she continues to live and work. Barbara’s focus is on helping her clients realize their home ownership dreams. Her experience in sales and marketing, legal background and extensive network within the community enables her to skillfully guide her clients thro... Read More
Journey’s End ln Coral Gables located just off Cutler Drive may be one of the finest enclaves in America. This secluded, private gated community is home to just 18 lovely estates representing some of the best architecture characteristic of South Florida. With tennis courts, 24-hour security, a marina and private boat slips, this little enclave is hard to match anywhere. Ancient Oaks, Banyan and Palm trees and winding canals create a restful natural environment. Just 20 minutes to downtown, Brickell and Miami International Airport, the location is ideal for international residents who travel frequently. Venture into Coral Gables for a night out at one of the lovely restaurants or head into Miami for the symphony, concert or to peruse the galleries in Wynwood and then head home to your private enclave for quiet and solitude.
Lovely porched manors and sprawling spanish villas with lush gardens curve along the streets and along the canals behind protected gates. Wildlife is abundant in this quiet community, and here you can wake to the sounds of one of the many birds native to this area. When one of the coveted homes in this elite community comes onto market it is a rare opportunity. This enclave represents some of the finest prize homes in Miami-Dade County, and if one comes onto market act quickly.
Coral Gables has some of the finest schools in Miami-Dade especially for international families that want to keep open the option of being educated in Europe open for their children. With a wide selection of excellent private and award-winning top rated public schools including gifted and internationally recognized programs, it’s really just a matter of finding the right fit for your child. Preschool options include: Gables Montessori School, The Growing Place, Banyard Day School and Granada Day School. Coral Gables is home to the highly prestigious, excellent college preparatory school Gulliver Academy and Gulliver Preparatory School serving grades K-12. Other great private school options include Riviera Day School and Riviera Preparatory School, Saint Philip's Episcopal Academy, Saint Theresa Catholic School, Saint Thomas Episcopal Parish School and The French-American School of Miami.
There are also excellent public school choices for Kindergarten through 12th grade. The A-rated magnet International Studies Preparatory Academy is the only school in the U.S. to offer an international studies program based on an agreement with the governments of France, Italy and Spain. There is also the George W. Carver Middle School, which is recognized by the French, German, Spanish, and Italian governments and accredited by France and Spain. It’s also a Blue Ribbon A-rated magnet school. Ponce de Leon, serving 6-8, is dedicated to producing global citizens, offers a gifted program and has a fully authorized Baccalaureate Middle Years Program. Coral Gables Preparatory Academy is another Blue Ribbon School that offers a gifted program. Additional excellent choices include: David Fairchild Elementary School, George W. Carver Elementary School, Henry S. West Laboratory School and Sunset Academy. Public and charter high School options include International Studies Preparatory Academy for 9th through 12th grades and International Studies High School for 9th through 12th grades. In sum, when it comes to education Coral Gables offers families top notch local options.