High Pines is one of the most coveted neighborhoods in Miami-Dade County, thanks to its scenic tree-lined streets, family-friendly atmosphere, proximity to the excitement of South Miami as well as the top schools in the area. Homeowners have a variety of choices when it comes to housing options, from charming single-family homes to luxury condominiums.
High Pines is an unincorporated community in Miami-Dade County. It is bound by South Miami, Coral Gables, and Ponce-Davis. The neighborhood is within walking distance to different restaurants, shops, hospitals, a public library, a Metrorail station, and the University of Miami.
Real Estate Community in High Pines
Average Land Area/House Square Feet
Luxury homes sit on expansive lots, with a minimum size of 1,312 square feet. Typical homes have at least three bedrooms with two baths. However, the more high-end residences have six bedrooms. Homes can have up to nine bedrooms.
Common Property Types or House Styles
There are varied housing options within High Pines. Property types include luxury single-family homes, 1950s bungalows, townhouses, and condominiums.
Average Market Pricing
High Pines homes for sale typically have a price tag ranging from $600,000 to $2,000,000. Some homes have fireplaces, swimming pools, wood floors, and large balconies.
Common Design, Construction, or Architectural Types
There are varied architectural styles in High Pines, and there is no single style that stands out. Some of the styles present in High Pines are modern, urban resort, 1950s bungalow-style, and ranch-style.
Living in High Pines
General Cost of Living
The cost of living in the neighboring communities of South Miami and Coral Gables are significantly higher than the national average. Housing is the biggest factor that contributes to the cost of living difference.
In the nearby city of South Miami, the median household income is $62,305, Meanwhile, the median household income in Coral Gables is $96,887. The most profitable industries in High Pines’ neighboring communities are healthcare, legal, architecture, engineering, arts and entertainment, management, business, financial, and law enforcement.
High Pines has a tropical monsoon climate. The tropical rainy season is marked by May and runs through October. Dry season starts in November and lasts through April. Interestingly, Miami Beach is the only mainland US city to never experience freezing temperatures.
Since South Miami and Coral Gables are just minutes away from High Pines, residents have a long list of dining options just a stone’s throw away from their exclusive enclave.
Boutiques, wine shops, and cafes line Miracle Mile while Miami’s best restaurants are on Ponce de Leon Boulevard and Giralda Avenue. There are a few bars on Giralda serving craft cocktails. Notable establishments are Titanic Brewing Company for local beers and Janette & Co. for macarons and French pastries.
There are many dining options in South Miami, from casual eateries to fine dining spots. Japanese and Italian restaurants are popular in the area. Cuban restaurants, such as Casa Cuba and Mojita Grill, are also big in South Miami.
Other must-try restaurants are The Deli Lane Cafe & Sunset Tavern, Two Chefs Restaurant, Cafe Bonjour, Boiling Crab, Khoury’s Mediterranean Restaurant, and Marhaba Mediterranean Cuisine.
Schools serving High Pines are controlled choice schools, meaning parents have the liberty to choose the educational institution where they will enroll their child. These schools are Sunset Elementary, Coral Gables Preparatory, and George Washington Carver Elementary. Students are required to reside within the designated controlled choice boundary of the chosen school.
Other schools designated for High Pines residents are Ponce De leon Middle School and Coral Gables Senior High School.
Metrobus and Miami Metrorail serve South Miami. Free shuttle is provided by South Miami. There are nine stops within the downtown, running during specified hours from Tuesdays to Saturdays.
One of the easiest ways to get around Coral Gables is to ride the free Coral Gables trolley, which stops at different points of interest in the city. There are metrorail and metrobus stations in Coral Gables connecting the city to the rest of Miami.
Parks, Recreational Activities, and Attractions
Popular landmarks in Coral Gables are the award-winning Biltmore Hotel and Venetian Pool, the city’s historic public pool. University of Miami is also situated in Coral Gables.
Matheson Hammock Park is recommended for those who would like to go fishing, hiking, or take photographs. Other attractions in Coral Gables are the Old Cutler Trail and Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden.
In South Miami, visit Bougainvillea’s Old Florida Tavern, home to late-night live music locals love. There’s also The Shops at Sunset Place, the go-to mall of South Miami residents.
Another shopping destination is Dadeland Mall. It carries brands such as Macy’s, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Nordstrom. There are also plenty of dining and recreation options at Dadeland Mall.
There will never be a shortage of parks in South Miami. Some of the must-visit parks are Palmer Park, Fuchs Park, Marshall Williamson Park, and Jean Willis Park. Vizcaya Museum and Gardens is also a must-visit site in South Miami.
The family-friendly enclave of High Pines is waiting for you. Get in touch with The Jills Zeder Group at 305.722.5721 or 305.341.7447 so we can help match you with the property that best fits your needs and lifestyle.