Pinecrest, Florida, in Miami Dade county, is 9 miles SW of Miami, Florida. The village is considered part of the Miami metropolitan area. Pinecrest has a population of 19,055.
The area which is now known as Pinecrest has been developing since the time it was used as a staging area by railroad tycoon Henry Flagler, during the construction of the Overseas Railroad to the Florida Keys. The development of the village received a major boost when the Parrot Jungle was created in 1936. It went on to become famous among tourists all over the world. The 1950s and 1960s witnessed the building of ranch style houses which become an essential part of the village's residential character. Pinecrest was incorporated in March 1996. It has a Council-Manager form of government.
Pinecrest and nearby Attractions
- Pinecrest Gardens
- Flagler Grove Park
- Coral Pine Park
- Evelyn Greer Park,
- Veterans Wayside Park
- Suniland Park
The village of Pinecrest has beautiful landscapes dotted with natural streams and towering banyans. It is a wonderful place to relax and de-stress oneself. Residents and tourists love spending time exploring the gardens. The village also organizes various activities regularly for the entertainment and education of its people.
Air travel is available from the Kendall-Tamiami Executive Airport.
Pinecrest Higher Education
Adult education opportunities are provided by Miami-Dade Community College.