Pinecrest is considered one of the most upscale zip codes in the United States, distinguished by expansive homes with manicured lawns and tranquil streets. This suburban village has a population of around 19,446 and a total area of 7.54 square miles.
Pinecrest is located in Miami-Dade County, between US1 and Old Cutler road. It is home to Pinecrest Gardens, an outdoor recreational area that’s dubbed as South Florida’s Cultural Arts Park.
Real Estate Community in Pinecrest
Average Land Area/House Square Feet
The average square footage of homes in Pinecrest is 3,450. The lots are spacious, and most homes come with expansive outdoor spaces and grand driveways.
Common Property Types or House Styles
Most of the residential properties in Pinecrest are large single family detached homes, but there are also a number of Pinecrest condos for sale. Homes perfect landscaping, manicured front lawns, and tree-lined streets characterize the neighborhood of Pinecrest.
Average Market Pricing
The average home price in Pinecrest is around $1.47 million. There are quite a few Pinecrest homes for sale that are priced over $4.2 million.
Common Design, Construction, or Architectural Types
Most homes in Pinecrest have lot sizes of nearly one acre or more, although homes with lot areas of around ⅓ acre are also found here.. Home styles vary, including neo-colonial Mediterranean revival, contemporary, and more.
Considered as one of the most luxurious neighborhoods in Miami, Pinecrest has its own share of celebrities who have made the community their home. Zion of reggaeton duo Zion & Lennox lives in a Roney Mateu-designed estate in Pinecrest. It features an open plan design, offering unobstructed views of the backyard and pool.
Lamar Odom, a former Los Angeles Lakers player and reality TV star, previously owned an 8,600-square foot home complete with a pool, spa, gourmet kitchen, and its own tennis court. Other NBA players such as Dwyane Wade, Chris Anderson, Anfernee Hardaway, and Tyler Johnson also used to own estates in Pinecrest or are still living there today.
Living in Pinecrest
General Cost of Living
The cost of living index in Pinecrest is 202.6, more than twice the US average. Housing costs are the biggest factor in the cost of living difference. Groceries and transportation are a little above the national average while utilities fall a little below the national average. Overall, the cost of living is high but the residents enjoy Florida’s no income tax status.
The median household income is around $157,000 higher than the national median household income of around $69,000. Employment rate in Pinecrest is also high. The largest economic sectors in Pinecrest are finance and insurance, wholesale trade, health, legal, and management.
The weather is most pleasant during the months of February, December, and March. The hottest month is August, with an average temperature of 89.8°. The coldest night time temperature is around58.5°.
Residentscan easily drive to South Miami or Coral Gables for a wide variety of dining options.. There are also quite a few dining spots within Pinecrest worth noting such as Atelier Monnier, a French bakery and wine boutique, and Apizza Brooklyn, serving gourmet brick-oven pizza.
For Asian favorites, head to Pho 79 Pinecrest, Miyako of Dadeland Japanese Restaurant, and Samurai. Italian and European fare are available at Original Big Tomato, the Cheese Course, Anacapri, and Trattoria Luna.
The top public schools serving Pinecrest are School for Advanced Studies - South, School for Advanced Studies - North, Archimedean Upper Conservatory, School for Advanced Studies - Wolfson, and Mast Academy. There are also private schools, including Gulliver Preparatory School, American Academy of Pinecrest, and St. Louis Covenant School.
Most Pinecrest residents use their private vehicles to get around, but the village is also served by Metrobus and has a free transit bus service known as the Pinecrest People Mover that connects various neighborhoods and schools
Parks, Recreational Activities, and Attractions
Homeowners are attracted to Pinecrest’s laidback lifestyle, where biking, trips to the farmer’s market, and family picnics are the popular activities. Dante Fascell Park is great for sports like tennis while Matheson Hammock is best for kayaking and enjoying the bay.
Probably the most famous attraction in Pinecrest in Pinecrest Gardens, where residents love taking a leisurely stroll and just breathing in the fresh air. The park features over 1,000 varieties of exotic tropical plants and trees, natural streams, sinkholes, and caves. Wine tasting and jazz concerts are held at the amphitheater.