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Overview

Introduction to Pinecrest, Florida

Pinecrest, Florida, in Miami Dade county, is 9 miles SW of Miami, Florida. The village is considered part of the Miami metropolitan area.

Pinecrest History

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.

Pinecrest Activities

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.

Pinecrest Transportation

Air travel is available from the Kendall-Tamiami Executive Airport.

Pinecrest Higher Education

Adult education opportunities are provided by Miami-Dade Community College.

People

Total Population 19,174
Male Share of the Population 48%
Female Share of the Population 52%
Senior Citizens 13.1%
Employed Population 16+ 8,946
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 58.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 64.7%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $155,603
% Above Poverty Level 93.5%
% Below Poverty Level 6.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 29 minutes
% Working from Home 10.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.3%
% Using Public Transportation 6.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 17.5%
Median Gross Rent $1,278
Median House Value $784,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 51.6%
US/American 0%
English 4.1%
Irish 4.3%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Pinecrest Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 0 miles E of Kendall, Florida (center to center)
Nearest Large City 9 miles SW of Miami, Florida
County Miami-Dade
P.O. Box Zip Codes 33256
Phone Area Codes 305
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 25.677
Longitude -80.308

Pinecrest Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station MIAMI INTL AP
Distance 9.6 miles
Jan Temp 60 to 77 F
Apr Temp 68 to 84 F
Jul Temp 77 to 91 F
Oct Temp 72 to 85 F
Annual Precip 58.5 inches
Station PERRINE 4 W
Distance 10.2 miles
Jan Temp 55 to 76 F
Apr Temp 63 to 83 F
Jul Temp 72 to 90 F
Oct Temp 68 to 85 F
Annual Precip 61.5 inches
Station ROYAL PALM RANGER STN
Distance 27.3 miles
Jan Temp 56 to 78 F
Apr Temp 62 to 85 F
Jul Temp 73 to 91 F
Oct Temp 70 to 87 F
Annual Precip 55.5 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Pinecrest, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Gables by the Sea (33156)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Coral Gables 50,059 $131,520
Kendall 76,267 $77,237
South Miami 12,156 $81,009
Sweetwater 20,739 $34,420
Virginia Gardens 2,957 $53,942
West Miami 6,400 $45,397

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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