Welcome to Pinecrest
A family-friendly neighborhood with beautiful homes and a quiet, suburban atmosphere.
Pinecrest is a family-friendly neighborhood just south of Coral Gables and is considered one of the most beautiful suburban areas in South Florida. Since Pinecrest's evolution revolved around the area's first tourist attraction, Parrot Jungle and Gardens, this luxury residential community has blossomed with nature and wildlife in mind. There are many gorgeous parks in Pinecrest, and there is always some event, art show, or festival going on in town.
What to Love
- Upscale residential community
- Several beautiful parks
- Many cultural events and festivals
- High quality of life
- Quiet, peaceful, and suburban
- Best and highest-rated Public Schools
People and Lifestyle
One of the primary reasons people are attracted to Pinecrest, particularly families, is because it's one of the few Miami suburbs renowned for its classic suburban peace and quiet. There isn’t much nightlife here. Not only are the homes and tree-lined streets beautiful and serene to look at, but this is a kid-friendly location with excellent schools and an abundance of parks.
Residents appreciate the quiet, subdued way of life, and with so many outdoor resources and recreational opportunities, locals are always out riding bikes or walking through the pedestrian-friendly area.
Dining, Shopping, and Entertainment
Enjoy a glass of wine paired with savory Italian food at Anacapri
, a cozy family-run eatery nestled in a local strip mall. Their chicken masala and gnocchi dishes are customer favorites. Apizza Brooklyn Resto + Vino
serves gourmet brick-oven pizza topped with housemade mozzarella and whatever toppings you'd like. Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza
is a casual chain known for its charred-crust pies and wings.
Pinecrest is home to several international restaurants and cafés. If you're craving ceviche, Dr. Limon
is a must. This Peruvian restaurant is a Pinecrest staple. Apart from Dr. Limon, Daily Bread
is a Middle East kitchen specializing in Greek, Mediterranean, and Lebanese cuisine. 1111 Peruvian Bistro
is another Peruvian favorite. Build your own sushi rolls and teriyaki at Miyako
You'll have a hard time resisting the sweet smells emanating from French artisanal bakery La Boulangerie Boul'Mich
. Pick up some pastries on your way home. Your family will thank you! French Bakery
is a bakery and wine boutique in Miami serving freshly made coffees, lunch specials, pastries, sandwiches, macarons, and more. Another popular local bakery is the 24-hour Cuban-American bakery chain Pinecrest Bakery
is a cute outdoor marketplace where you can stock up on fresh produce and even grab a fresh fruit smoothie from the market juice bar for the road! Try something different at Diced
, a healthy casual eating experience specializing in nutritious choices like grilled proteins and veggies.
Pinecrest also has several popular chain restaurants for an upscale night out, like PF Changs
or casual spots like Five Guys
. Roasters' N Toasters
is a New York-style deli in Miami ideal for lunches.
Things to Do
There are so many fantastic and well-maintained parks in South Florida that it's hard to figure out the best ones to visit, but in Pinecrest, the 10-acre Suniland Park
is considered a favorite among parents. With a covered playground, a stunning coral gazebo, and a recreation center, Suniland has plenty to do.
Evelyn Greer Park
is another 10-acre space with a gazebo, free Wi-Fi throughout, batting cages, a play area, and a recreation center. Coral Pine Park
is slightly smaller than Evelyn Greer or Suniland Park, but it's a natural green space with six lighted tennis courts and an all-purpose field. Located in the Village of Pinecrest, it's an idyllic spot for a family picnic or barbecue.
The Pinecrest Farmers Market
is an excellent place to spend a weekend morning. You will find a variety of items here — including unusual things you won't find anywhere else, like uncommon fruits or vegan specialties. Vendors sell everything from fresh produce and ceviche to arts and crafts.
There are two botanical gardens in the area: Pinecrest Gardens
and Fairchild Tropical Gardens
. Pinecrest Gardens has a fascinating history as the original site of the theme park Parrot Jungle. Today, the gardens encompass more than 14 acres of vibrant, lush foliage. Also known as the South Florida Cultural Arts Center, the gardens showcase natural attractions in addition to hosting year-round community events and festivals.
Fairchild Tropical Gardens is larger, with more than 80 acres of tropical gardens, coastal and rainforest habitat. It is one of the country's premier botanical gardens.
The Miami-Dade County Public Schools
system serves Pinecrest students. Private schools in the area include Gulliver Preparatory, Bet Shira Congregation, Kendall United Methodist, Pinecrest Presbyterian, Temple Beth Am, and St. Louis Covenant School.