Pinecrest is a suburban village in Miami with a very small population. The village is located south of Downtown Miami and is considered as one of the most beautiful residential areas in South Florida.
The South Florida Business Journal recognized Pinecrest as one of the ten best places in Florida for “quality of life” in 2011. Such rankings has made Pinecrest one of Miami’s many desired places to live. The village is very family oriented and tranquil but however is still within close enough proximity to the usual high energy lifestyle of Miami.
The most prized possession of Pinecrest is the Pinecrest Gardens which is a stunning community park that offers various programs such as summer camps. Pinecrest Gardens hosts art shows, special events and concerts all year round. The Farmer’s Market is a weekly event held at the park as well. The Park also includes: a Splash ‘N’ Play water playground, a petting zoo, a historical botanical garden and venues for indoor and outdoor informal and formal affairs.
The Wayside Market is another popular attraction in the small town. The market sells local tropical fruits, shakes, fresh juices and snacks.
Who doesn’t love shopping? Pinecrest as with many other Miami cities offer world class shopping options no matter how small the town may be. There are many shopping areas in Pinecrest including: American Girl, Best Buy, Sports Authority, The Falls, Bloomingdale’s and Simon Shopping Destinations.
Beach options are countless in and around the city of Pinecrest. The closest beach to Pinecrest would be the Matheson Hammock Park Beach which a great place to revel in the beauty of South Florida. Persons can also take a longer drive to Hobie Island Beach and explore all that South Florida has to offer on the journey. Hobie Beach is well-known for windsurfing in Miami so if you love to surf this is a great beach to visit. The location of Hobie beach also offers some of the most beautiful sky-line views that South Florida has to offer.
Miami and South Florida is lined with luxurious, beautiful homes and Pinecrest is no exception to this. Pinecrest is a small paradise in the suburbs and has a ranch-style, lushly landscaped character to some of the homes in the village. Pinecrest is one of the many beautiful luxurious residential havens in the South Florida region.
Statistics reported on city-data.com is that the estimated median house or condo value in 2012 was $604,427. Houses in Pinecrest can range from $389,000 to $2,550,000 and apartments/condos can range from $195,000 to $4,199,000.
As is typical in any city in Miami there are countless restaurant options in and around Pinecrest to suit anyone. Some of the most popular ones are: Anacapri, Balans, Atelier Monnier, Big Tomato, My Ceviche, Offerdahl’s, Old Lisbon Restaurant, Panera Bread and Pollo Tropical.
- Pinecrest Elementary School
- Miami Palmetto High School
- Palmetto Elementary School
- Howard Drive Elementary School
- Palmetto Middle School