The City of Doral is a picturesque postcard community known for their internationally recognized links that attract an array of property hunters looking to sow down new roots in one of the world’s most iconic golf destinations. Lending homage to a kaleidoscope of five-star restaurants, high-end storefronts and lush parks, there is something for everyone of all ages to enjoy including hidden gem eateries that are unlike any other in South Florida. But what makes this quintessential resort community ultra-exceptional is its charming palm-tree lined neighborhood feel offering local amenities such as the Doral Trolley and balmy tropical grounds featuring pedestrian friendly trails, bikeways, shaded playgrounds, basketball courts, tennis courts and volleyball courts.
Located in the western portion of Miami-Dade County, just northwest of Miami International Airport, Doral is one of the top addresses in Miami to invest in real estate due to its proximity to the airport and nearby position to international trading companies. An ideal community for professionals and business executives due to its seven-mile vicinity to Downtown Miami, the population in this dreamy neighborhood continues to grow with a surge of developed estates and luxury townhomes. In addition, a surplus of exclusive gated communities has made Doral a real estate hot bed. Popular developments include but are not limited to: Doral Colony, Doral Dunes, Doral Estates, Doral Estates Villas, Doral Gardens, Doral Isles community (designed by Lennar), Doral Palms, Doral Sands, Modern 45, Modern 60, Modern 75, Neovita – Single Family Homes, Neovita – Townhomes and Vintage Estates.
Thrilling food and sporting events are in abundance and take place throughout the year. Attracting championship happenings such as the World Cadillac Championship in 2015 at the Trump National Doral Golf Course and the annual Doral Wine & Food Festival, there is no shortage of exciting pastimes to discover. In 2008, Fortune Small Business and CNN Money ranked Doral as 51 on a list of 100 cities with the best mix of business advantages and lifestyle appeal in result of the city’s thriving hospitality venues, exceptional parks, world famous golf courses and prosperous financial institutions and businesses. A town to live well and do well, there is no better community in South Florida to work, invest, learn and play.
Breathtaking scenery with tropical flora native to South Florida is just one of the reasons Doral has been coined one of the top golf destinations in America. Elegant and sumptuous private clubhouses to match these decorated championship courses create an undeniably heavenly space. Drawing attention to pros and novices alike, Doral has been dubbed a home to PGA-level golf tournaments with prodigious names such as Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus and Phil Mickelson practicing teeing off in Trump National Doral and Costa De Sol Golf Club.
Trump National Doral, although boasting a luxurious resort, is most recognized for its four advanced courses including Blue Monster, Golden Palm, Red Tiger and Silver Fox. The Blue Monster designed by golf course architect Gil Hanse, stretches 7,590 yards and is the most whimsical course on property featuring the famous 18th hole, ranked one of the most difficult. A bucket list golf destination since inception in 1962, there is nowhere more cutting-edge than Trump National Doral to hit the links, with state-of-the-art amenities such as the True Spec Golf fitting lab and the Rick Smith Golf Performance Center.
Outside of Trump National Doral is the tradition-rich Costa Del Sol Golf Club. The only major golf course in the area that’s not a part of the Trump National Doral, this spacious course stands as one of the most alluring grounds in South Florida due to its palatial surroundings. Nestled inside the oldest residential community in Doral, Costa Del Sol Golf Club spans 18 holes and reaches 6,273 yards. A public golf course first opening in 1974 and designed by ASGCA Architect Robert E. Cupp, this emerald landscape offers advanced facilities including a driving range, putting green with practice bunkers, full service pro-shop and on-site restaurant and bar.
But for golfers looking to hone their skills, Topgolf Doral is the premiere entertainment complex for friends and family to practice their swing using micro-chipped balls. A 240-yard outfield featuring dartboard-like targets in the ground is available to all players. Stimulating competition, players can compete for the most points followed by a celebratory dinner at Topgolf's sprawling restaurant and swanky lounge.
There is a profusion of low-key and high-end restaurants in Doral that span from family-run stomping grounds to laidback outposts featuring approachable menus and multicultural fare. Top ranked eateries include Amalze, Maido Japanese Restaurant, Pepito’s Plaza, Dragonfly Izakaya & Fish Market, La Esquina del Lechon, Bulla Gastrobar, Kokai Sushi & Lounge, Chuy’s, Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant, El Arepazo and Il Forno Ristorante. CityPlace Doral is also home to a wide range of old and new restaurants such as Brimstone Woodfire Grill, Granier Bakery, Novecento, Suviche, Tap 42 and Vapiano.
And while this expansive culinary scene continues to grow in the area, craft breweries are developing at equally competitive speeds. Beat Culture Brewing Company, MIA Beer Company, Biscayne Bay Brewing BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse and Tripping Animals Brewing Co. have jumpstarted a vibrant beer culture that’s inventive and wildly fun. Between locally owned, operated and sourced breweries presenting new concoctions on tap daily to one-of-a-kind taprooms garnering a cult-like following, Doral has pioneered an artisanal brew destination that’s made it one of the most sought-after cities for hospitality aficionados.
Outside of restaurants and bars, the malls in Doral promise more than an authentic shopping experiences with eye-catching mix-use developments that also cater to groovy art installations. CityPlace Doral, known as the epicenter for next generation shopping, is a parade of pedestrian walkways interconnected to elite boutiques, upscale restaurants and dynamic entertainment venues. Miami International Mall lends residents the affordability to 140 plus storefronts featuring everything from MAYORS to Swarovski and Sephora. And located only a half a mile away is Dolphin Mall where locals can indulge in deals and steals with over 240 plus outlet shops.
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