The City of Coral Gables, Florida, incorporated in 1925, is America's first comprehensively planned city whose predominantly Mediterranean Revival character was inspired by Spanish and Italian architecture. Monuments centuries old became the inspiration for both residential and commercial architecture, and "antique" gateways reminiscent of ancient triumphal arches, which brought the visitor to an impression of a community steeped in tradition. Today the citizens of Coral Gables pay close attention to the monuments of yesterday and have provided for the identification and protection of its unique heritage through the enactment of an Historic Preservation ordinance. Truly a diamond of Miami-Dade County, Coral Gables is located in the heart of the county featuring broad, tree-lined avenues, fountains, golf courses and architecturally interesting villages. It is a heartbeat of multinational business, historic preservation and cutting edge technologies both in residential and commercial real estate.