8390 Sw 132nd St, Pinecrest
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In Pinecrest, people love the peace and order of the community. There are a lot of well-manicured lawns, sculpted shrubs, and multi acre home lots. The law and zoning enforcement here are very strict which results in a peaceful neighborhood where rocking the boat is frowned upon. Residents usually just hop on their bikes and ride around looking at some of the largest houses in the southeast USA.
Pinecrest was originally founded as a staging area for the Overseas Highway, which connects Florida's Keys to the mainland United States. In the 1960s, Miami experienced rapid suburban expansion, resulting in increased popularity for Pinecrest among people who wanted to live away from city center hustle and bustle. Today, Pinecrest is known for its amazing tennis courts and schools as well as its serenity
WHAT TO EXPECT
Pinecrest's main road is US1, which offers easy access to grocery stores, car dealerships, and other businesses. Away from the main thoroughfare, you'll find serpentine streets lined with private residences and sprawling mansions. Pinecrest's stringent landscaping regulations mean uniform blocks of beautiful greenery year round. You'll always have room to breathe here - never feel crowded or boxed in!
Looking for ways to have fun while spending time with the kids? There are lots of great options in Pinecrest, including tennis courts at Dante Fascell park, kayaking on the bay at Matheson Hammock and strolls through Pinecrest Gardens. For adults looking for something relaxing, there is no better place than Pinecrest. With a serene atmosphere and many activities for children, this is the perfect family-friendly neighborhood!
The progressive local government promotes an environmentally-friendly philosophy, and local zoning laws are strictly enforced. This has led to a tidy, ordered community with gorgeous gardens and landscaping.
Pinecrest's quiet, safe streets are perfect for walking or biking. Many locals use this mode of transportation as their main way to get around the village. The Pinecrest People Mover is a free bus that connects neighborhoods and schools with major transit systems, including metro buses into downtown Miami. Many residents commute into Miami during the week where traffic can be awful- it can take upwards of 20 minutes just to get there!
Residents of Pinecrest love to spend time outdoors, and the warm climate is great for enjoying their village. They especially enjoy riding bikes around the beautiful streets, taking in the huge mansions and picture-perfect gardens.
Evelyn Green Park and Coral Pine Park are popular gathering places for picnics, sports, and parties. Pinecrest Gardens is the center of community life where people can come together to celebrate numerous events.
The Miami-Dade Public School System provides Pinecrest with a number of high quality options for education, including Pinecrest Elementary and Miami Palmetto Senior High School. There are also many private schools nearby, including the American Academy of Pinecrest and Gulliver Academy. For higher education, students can choose from nearby universities such as the University of Miami and Florida International University, or attend Miami-Dade College.
WHAT NOT TO EXPECT
There are limited nightlife and entertainment options, especially on weeknights.
Pinecrest is an affluent suburban village in Miami-Dade County with a population of just under 19,000. With a total area of less than 8 square miles, Pinecrest is a small but welcoming neighborhood that features picturesque tree-lined streets, beautiful houses on large lots, and a friendly, peaceful atmosphere.
Although Pinecrest is within easy reach of downtown Miami and Coral Gables, it retains a tranquil feel, with very little city noise and traffic congestion. Pinecrest attracts those who are looking for a community where social events and gatherings are the focus.
Pinecrest is home to some of the most expensive mansions in the county. The architecture varies widely, as each house was custom built for its owner. Some modest Florida-style properties can be found in the area for less money.
Pinecrest attracts wealthy residents who enjoy its proximity to downtown Miami, without the hustle and bustle of city life. Much of the real estate consists of large single-family homes on multi-acre lots.
There are many prestigious gated communities in Pinecrest. Arabesque is one such community, featuring 18 individually designed homes with beautiful landscaping. The Arboretum Estates is another such neighborhood, boasting 12 luxury homes with features like gourmet kitchens and private pools.
The French Village is a community of luxury townhomes. They were built in 2007 and feature beautiful arched windows, marble floors, and elevators.
YOU’LL FALL IN LOVE WITH
Pinecrest is designed from the ground up to ensure that its residents are happy and comfortable.
Pinecrest's art scene is thriving, with public art installations and murals everywhere. A popular stainless steel sculpture by local artist, Santiago Medina, can be found here as well as in other parts of the village. Permanent displays at Pinecrest Gardens showcase the best in local artistry, while new pieces are cycled through on a regular basis.
The village of Pinecrest is home to many cultural events and festivals. Pinecrest Gardens is often the venue for these community celebrations, including the fantastic farmers market held every week. Outdoor movie nights are another popular event that draws people from all over the region. The park’s amphitheater hosts concerts throughout the year, as does nearby Winter Park's renowned Ernest Hemingway Museum. These events help keep Pinecrest culturally vibrant and strong ties within its community solidified.
Pinecrest's main business strip, US-1, runs through the center of town and is home to many local shops and restaurants. The Pinecrest Town Center is a popular place for everyday errands, while The Falls offers an outdoor shopping mall experience with well-known stores and lots of dining options.
Coral Gables is the perfect place for Pinecrest residents to shop when they are looking for upscale brands or just need a break from hectic life in Miami. The Miracle Mile area in Coral Gables offers fantastic boutiques, galleries, and local restaurants while Shops at Merrick Park has high-end retailers like Tiffany & Co., Gucci, and Jimmy Choo.
The Farmers Market in Pinecrest is a popular place to purchase local produce, artwork, crafts and food. The award-winning Pinecrest Garden Farmers Market is held every Sunday from 9 am - 2 pm, and has ample on-site parking and is best to get there early.
The Chili Cook-off is an annual event held at Pinecrest Gardens and provides a not-to-be-missed country-style hoe-down. There are loads to do and see at this well-attended festival, including live music, line-dancing, and a mechanical bull.
Pinecrest Gardens is a paradise for the little ones, with a petting zoo, splash n play, and playground to keep them entertained.
Evelyn Greer Park offers multipurpose athletic fields, a gazebo and a community center. The shaded playground is a great place to get out a picnic, and the Leslie Bowe Hall is home to classes, workshops, and birthday party facilities.
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