The village extends from the Snapper Creek Canal to 136 Street on the Southern boundary and from US1 to Red Road.
Incorporated in 1996, the village of Pinecrest follows a council-manager government composed of a five-member Village Council.
It has a rich history dating back to the early 1900s. Railroad tycoon Henry Flagler used US1 and Southwest 102 Street as his staging area for the construction of the Overseas Railroad to the Florida Keys.
By 1930s, the surrounding areas of the community began to flourish. To attract more tourists, Parrot Jungle and Gardens was built in 1936.
Today, the site is home to the Pinecrest Gardens that serves as the community’s prime attraction. It is also known as South Florida’s Cultural Arts Park that features more than a thousand varieties of exotic tropical plants and trees.
The park also hosts a number of recreational and cultural activities like South Motor Jazz Series, Horticultural Series, Green Market, and Art in the Gardens.
The beautiful community boasts of several recognition including Community of Respect, Playful City USA, and recognized by South Florida Business Journal as among the best places in Florida for “quality of life.” For its steadfast commitment to community forestry, the village is also among the Tree City USA communities recognized by the Arbor Day Foundation.
The village has its own newspaper, The Pinecrest Tribune, which publishes news twice a week.
Residents benefit from the village’s People Mover, a free bus service that transports everyone around the neighborhood.
The village also has Pinecrest Community Center in 5855 Killian Drive. The center is an avenue for community meetups and other recreational activities for the whole family. Various programs for health and fitness, dance, arts, and music are available for both children and adults.
The neighborhood has five village parks maintained by the Parks and Recreation Department. Coral Pine Park has a recreation center, all-purpose field, and six lighted tennis courts.
Flagler Grove Park is a 3-acre dedicated park that offers a lighted youth soccer field and playground. Evelyn Greer and Suniland Park is both have batting cages, tot lot, multi-purpose field, and a recreation center. Veterans Wayside Park has a freshwater lake and open recreation areas.
The affluent neighborhood is also near The Falls, one of the biggest open air shopping centers in Florida located on US1 and southwest 136th Street.
Its proximity to Palmetto Bay gives residents proximity to a number of restaurants in the South Dixie Highway.
Pinecrest Real Estate
Homes for sale in the neighborhood are predominantly ranch style homes built on beautifully landscaped large lots that formed the foundation for the community’s lush character.