Welcome to the Village of Pinecrest
Drive your desire to create the ultimate South Florida retreat inside the Village of Pinecrest. Conveniently located south of Downtown Miami and Miami International Airport and bounded by US-1, Red Road, SW 136th Street and the C-2 Canal, this beautiful neighborhood encompasses eight square miles and is widely recognized as one of the most luxurious residential areas to reside in nationwide.
Incorporated on March 12, 1996 and one of thirty-four municipalities in Miami-Dade County, Pinecrest is home to approximately 19,300 residents and continues to grow rapidly due to its premiere quality of life. Boasting a family-friendly environment, residents sleep soundly knowing their safety is priority with a full-service police agency, The Pinecrest Police Department, which is also one of seven Public Safety Answering Points (911) in Miami-Dade County. The perfect counterpoint to big city living, it is no surprise that Pinecrest was named the ninth best city to live in nationwide by USA Today in January of 2019, widely known for its tightknit ambience and deeply comfortable aura.
History of the Village of Pinecrest
Pinecrest is steeped in charm and historical significance. Originally evolving as a suburb in the 1930s, Pinecrest erected as a worldwide tourist destination with the construction of Parrot Jungle and Gardens from uninhabited land filled with tropical avocados and mango groves. An area once dense with pinelands and sun-shooting summer tipped arrows, this exotic community transformed into a postcard-perfect destination to visit and live with spacious ranch homes on large lots. Today, Pinecrest embodies the idyllic place to connect with family, friends, and nature.
Exceptional Living in the Village of Pinecrest
Michael has expansive knowledge about this specific community with 20 plus years of experience, named the #1 real estate agent for total sales volume in the Village of Pinecrest in 2018 and 2019, with sales exceeding $48 million. When driving through Pinecrest, it is hard to miss one of Michael’s blue ONE Sotheby’s International Realty signs either in front of a home already sold or currently marketed for sale. And with properties consistently retaining their value, Pinecrest has advanced from a balmy tropical backdrop to a sanctuary suburban village where spacious and airy lots, many spanning over 40,000 square-feet, are limitless and outdoor spa-inspired aesthetics come out to play.
Capturing the "la dolce vita" lifestyle, backyard amenities often include lush landscaping, edible gardens, exhilarating pools, summer kitchens and expansive lounging space ideal for a mid-summer night’s soiree or al fresco dinner party. Architectural design styles range between midcentury modern homes, subtropical bungalows, new construction properties and specifically classic 1950s ranch homes. The homes in Pinecrest are also faceted with all the latest trends and conveniences available, with many homes equipped with smart-technology and even wellness control systems.
Today, exceptional 10,000 square-foot homes are replacing historic properties to provide the highest and best use of land. Price points vary from $1 million to $8 million.
Family-Oriented Atmosphere in the Village of Pinecrest
Pinecrest offers the best of the best in Miami living with a charming restaurant scene, including the popular Samurai Sushi & Japanese Steakhouse and the eponymous farmer’s market located at Pinecrest Gardens (formerly the home of Parrot Jungle). Representing the apex of luxury, residents can indulge in exclusive tennis clubs such as the Royal Oaks Tennis & Wellness Club and Royal Palm Tennis Club catering to players of all ages with an award-winning Junior Program.
However, Pinecrest’s allure remains in its family-oriented environment boasting quaint bike trails, sprawling local parks, top-ranked schools, the Pinecrest Branch Library and Pinecrest Community Center featuring a gym, playground, large jogging track and piano, ballet and art classes. Pinecrest is also home to some of the most prestigious public and private schools in the state, including Pinecrest Elementary School, Palmetto Elementary School, Palmetto High School, Westminster Christian School, St Louis Covenant School, Palmetto High School, Gulliver Preparatory School and Palmer Trinity School.
University of Miami, known for its School of Law, Miami Herbert Business School and Miller School of Medicine, is a short drive away.
Botanical Gardens in Pinecrest
South Florida has a rich history of colorful botanical jungles. Pinecrest Gardens, celebrating this vibrant antiquity with over 1,000 varieties of rare and exotic tropical plants and palm trees, lends locals and visitors a glimpse into nature’s beauty through education and community service in addition to year-round festivals, plant shows and cultural performance. One of the most eclectic and popular happenings is the Pinecrest Gardens Farmers Market, taking place every Sunday from 9am to 2pm. One of two farmers markets in the area, including Wayside Market which is home to the iconic strawberry milkshake, this namesake destination offers a selection of organic produce, fresh flowers, plants and trees, coffees, smoothies, spices, teas, local honey and prepared food items like pizza and a bounty of BBQ, each sourced from local purveyors and sustainable farms. Pinecrest Gardens is also home to the artisanal Juan Valdez Café with a beautiful dine-in restaurant overlooking the tranquil gardens.
Shopping Experiences in Pinecrest
Besides Pinecrest Gardens, locals can also find commercial storefronts like Publix, Whole Foods, Target, Milam’s Market and outdoor cafes and boutiques located on US-1. For a traditional shopping mall experience, Dadeland Mall and The Falls are in proximity with 55-acres of over 100 designer storefronts, restaurants, and the Regal UA Falls Movie Theater. Miracle Mile, The Shops at Sunset Place and Shops at Merrick Park are also close by providing the perfect contrast to an afternoon spent in a Technicolor landscape of gardens. Here, residents can walk through a parade of open-air design-forward boutiques while indulging in artful eats that are equally decadent and delicious.