The Village of Pinecrest, although only incorporated in 1996, has long been a draw for those looking to get out of the hustle-and-bustle of Miami without compromising accessibility. It also has the reputation for having one of the best k-12 public school options and for its easy access to some of the top private schools as well. Homes can range from a $500,000 duplex to a $5 million dollar mansion on an acre or more of land.
While architectural style and home prices range considerably, large, acre-plus lots and park-like neighborhoods are Village hallmarks. Pinecrest offers a suburban feel while still convenient to highways, expressways, and fabulous urban amenities along its US-1 corridor. A wonderful addition to the Village and its extensive park system is the acquisition and transformation of the former Parrot Jungle facility. This beautiful and historic Miami institution, now known as Pinecrest Gardens, is the crown jewel of the Village. It is home to a state-of-the-art library and community center, an art & theater venue, playing fields, workout facilities, a water park, children’s petting zoo and nature trails. The Village of Pinecrest is located in between 88th Street (Kendall DR) to the north and SW 136th Street to the south. The western border is US-1 to Red Road (sw 57th AV) to the east.
“I have lived in Pinecrest with my family for 7 years and I truly enjoy living here. My daughter attends a local elementary school and I love living nearby – we walk or ride bikes nearly ever day! It’s a true community feel. I also love my yard!!! We live on a ½ acre lot and have a vegetable and fruit garden and plenty of space for our kids to run and play – something I couldn’t have had in some of the other neighborhoods nearby. We take good advantage of the parks & amenities – going to the library, playing tennis at Coral Pine and exercising at at the community center (when I find the time!). One of our favorite things to do is to attend the farmer’s market at Pinecrest Gardens on Sundays where we buy great local veggies, tasty pasteries & empanadas and, of course, Zak the Baker’s bread!”