Coral Gables is one of the first to adopt the Historical Resources Ordinance, which helped preserve local landmarks and historical buildings. It houses one of three National Landmarks in Miami-Dade County: The Biltmore Hotel. Properties including Venetian Pool, Coral Gables Merrick House, and Coral Gables City Hall are listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Coral Gables residents’ safety is one of the top priorities of the government. The city has a fully accredited Police Department, Class 1 Fire Department, and received the highest Building and Zoning Department rating.