South of Coral Gables, The Village of Pinecrest became an affluent neighborhood in the late 1990s after many mansion and ranch-style homes were being built on large lots. The size of the lots laid the foundation for the landscaped community today. Its progressive mindset initiated a Green Action Plan for infrastructure and schools.
PEOPLE & LIFESTYLE
Residents love the spacious lots and being close to many parks and bike trails. They have access to a public library, community center, and canals. One of the reasons the strong community of Pinecrest is popular is because of the outstanding public schools.
PARKS & NATURE
There are five public parks in Pinecrest for residents to choose from. Suniland Park and Evelyn Greer are the two largest. They are equipped with recreation centers as well as athletic fields for soccer, football, and basketball. Residents who rather spend the day on the lake can visit Veterans Wayside Park as well.
The Village of Pinecrest is surrounded by many restaurants so whatever you’re looking for, you are bound to find. Indulge in generous portions of northern Italian cuisine at Trattoria Luna or head over to Miss Saigon Bistro for a warm bowl of pho.
On Sundays, the Green Market is one of Pinecrest Gardens popular weekly events. Find everything from fresh produce, Zak the Baker baked goods, Babe Froman meats to flowers and succulents for the house. If you’re looking for a new outfit, The Falls isn’t too far away. Retailers include Bloomingdales, Michael Kors, Sephora and Apple.
• Pinecrest Elementary School, grades PK4 - 5
• Palmetto Elementary School, grades PK4 - 5
• Palmetto Middle School, grades 6-8
• Miami Palmetto Senior High School, grades 9 - 12
• Gulliver Preparatory Academy, grades PK3 – 12
• Riviera Day School, grades PK – 5
• Alexander Montessori Schools, grades PK – 5