Universtiy of Miami Miller School of Medicine Medical School Education & Admissions

Coconut Grove Living

Cocowalk, Coconut Grove

Coconut Grove lies between the undergraduate campus and the medical school. It has a lot of history as a city of Miami-Dade while maintaining a modern vibe in the Cocowalk area.

For those without a car, houses and apartments can be found within walking distance of Cocowalk. There’s even a continuously running shuttle to the Metrorail.

Pros Cons
Coconut Grove’s business and shopping district has a distinct ambience Better to have a car (or roommate with a car) to get to school/metro
Great places nearby to eat and shop US-1 traffic
Urban/suburban feel Some less desirable, less safe areas.
Cheaper rent  

Living / Cost

  • Generally small houses, townhouses, condos, apartments – no high rises
  • Most buildings are a little older; some new places
  • Less expensive than newer areas (like South Beach and Brickell)


  • A car is highly recommended to get to/from school or the closest Metro station. However, there is a Coral Gables Trolley that goes to the Douglas Road Stations.
  • Public transportation: Metro goes directly to school.

What’s Nearby

  • Cocowalk (area of bars, restaurants, shops, etc.)
  • Banks, gas stations, grocery stores, everything
  • TONS of variety
  • The water! (not the beach, but still beautiful).
  • Parks to walk dogs, run, and play Friday night kickball.
  • Lots of restaurants and places to shop
  • Everything you could need

Overall Feel

High energy area.
Relaxed, friendly neighborhood feel
Lots of residential streets for running, walking your dog/kids, etc.
Safe, but don’t walk around alone at night

Popular Coconut Grove Housing

Most students in the grove rent houses.
Some students also rent apartments.