Pinecrest Real Estate

Green, Suburban Living in Pinecrest

City living isn’t for every resident, especially if open spaces and tall trees define your environment of relaxation and tranquility. For this reason, Pinecrest has long been one of the top choices for Miami-area residents, who are able to keep the ample amenities of the city at arm’s length—close enough to enjoy without becoming the defining feature of life.

The relatively new Village of Pinecrest was incorporated in 1996, though it had been an established enclave dating back to the mid-1900s. Throughout its early history, it was defined by sprawling ranch homes and equally expansive lots, many of them several acres in size. The open spaces meant that several Pinecrest residences kept horses and planted mangos or avocados.

Even in its modern incarnation, Pinecrest remains a determined suburban of Miami, with about 18,000 residents inhabiting eight square miles southwest of Coral Gables. While lots may have shrunk and avocado groves diminished—but not disappeared—space and privacy remain central attractions to Pinecrest residents, as do the ability to cycle, walk, and enjoy public parks and gardens in total oblivion to the city just miles away. The Pinecrest farmers’ market is an accurate reflection of the city’s agricultural heritage.

The focus on environmental quality has had natural outcomes. Pinecrest regularly qualifies as a Tree City USA, and Pinecrest Gardens is a 14-acre botanical garden (formerly Parrot Jungle) that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It also serves as the primary open space of the Village of Pinecrest. Throughout the village, residents enjoy dense tree cover and widespread plantings.

Convenience comes in the form of several grocers, including Whole Foods and Publix, as well as exceptional shopping opportunities at Dadeland and The Falls. Within Pinecrest and nearby, shopping plazas include ready access to delicious bakeries and cozy coffee shops, as well as doctors’ office and urgent care centers.

Infrastructure and village services are equal to the other quality of life elements available in Pinecrest. Pinecrest Elementary and Gulliver Preparatory represent two of the region’s finest schools, and police and fire services have a reputation as some of the best responders in the county.

Traveling to or from Pinecrest is easy via the Plametto Expressway, which terminates in the center of the village. The village is located just east of U.S. Highway 1 (Pinecrest Parkway/South Dixie Highway). Pinecrest is a thirty-minute drive from Miami International Airport. Just fifteen minutes farther away, you can travel to Miami Beach to the north or Key Largo to the south.

The village council’s vision is an honest and alluring summation. It states the desire to sustain “a vibrant Village that builds a sense of community spirit and pride with fiscally responsible government, the highest quality municipal services and infrastructure, a responsive and efficient staff, and innovative leaders who engage residents.” Experience suburban living at Pinecrest with Saggio Realty.

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