Hurricane Season: Merrick Manor’s Inland Coral Gables Location Protects Luxury Building from Storms, Flooding

Hurricane season is underway, and experts predict an active 2021 for named storms. Merrick Manor, with its elevated inland location in Coral Gables, is significantly better suited to withstand wind, rain and flooding than nearby areas in Miami including Brickell, Downtown Miami and Miami Beach.

NOAA projects between 13 and 20 named storms (winds of 39 MPH or higher), of which 6-to-10 could become hurricanes (winds of 74 MPH or higher) – including 3-to-5 major hurricanes (category 3, 4 or 5 with winds of 111 MPH or higher). Miami-area residents should all be preparing for potential wind and flooding.

In Coral Gables, Merrick Manor’s inland location and high elevation make the luxury building an appealing and cost-effective alternative to those flood-prone cities. NOAA considers Merrick Manor to have a low risk of impact from flooding.

Merrick Manor’s lobby is at an elevation of 13.17’ NGVD (National Geodetic Vertical Datum). In other words, Merrick Manor’s lowest point is still more than 13 feet above the baseline for ground elevations.

For comparison purposes, the minimum elevation in the City of Coral Gables is 5.5’ NGVD. Miami-Dade County has a minimum elevation requirement of 7’ NGVD.

Located at 301 Altara Avenue, the 10-story, 227-residence Merrick Manor’s pet-friendly amenities and lifestyle truly cannot be beat. Merrick Manor also has a Zillow Walk Score of 77, making it “very walkable.”

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices EWM Realty is the exclusive residential sales and marketing representative for Merrick Manor.

For more information about the residences at Merrick Manor, visit the Sales Gallery on the ground floor of the building at 301 Altara Ave., Coral Gables, FL 33146 – or contact the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices EWM Realty team by calling (305) 779-6870. The Sales Gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday through Friday and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.