Pinecrest is an upscale suburban village located about 30 minutes from downtown Miami via U.S. 1 N. During the 1900s, an area of land located at U.S. 1 and Southwest 102 Street was used as a staging area during the construction of the Overseas Railroad to the Florida Keys. In the 1930s, Pinecrest experienced steady growth, and the community began to center around Parrot Jungle and Gardens, which were two of the village's first tourist attractions. Over the years, Parrot Jungle and Gardens became world-famous, even getting visits from people such as Sir Winston Churchill. Another popular tourist attraction that contributed to the growth of Pinecrest was the Miami Serpentarium which featured all kinds of serpents, lizards, and other types of reptiles and amphibians. Nevertheless, it closed in the mid-1980s. During the 1950s and 1960s, Pinecrest experienced a residential boom as neighborhoods were developed with the construction of ranch-style homes on one-acre plots. This laid the foundation for village's rural character. In the 1990s, Pinecrest experienced a period of rapid growth, and this inspired a movement of sorts to incorporate the area. During the same period, affluent people were building mansions in the area, which became the driving force behind its incorporation on March 12, 1996.
When people are looking to purchase a house in Pinecrest, Florida, they’re usually attracted to the area for its temperate weather conditions, white sand beaches, turquoise ocean water, the palm trees, and, of course, the numerous amenities available for residents and tourists to enjoy. You have places like the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden located at 10901 Old Cutler Road in Coral Gables. This 83-acre botanic garden extensive collections of rare tropical plants including palms, cycads, flowering trees, and vines. Fairchild also acts as a laboratory, a learning center, and a facility for conservation research. Its mission is to preserve Florida's biodiversity as well. For history buffs, you can learn about the history of the Florida railroad at Gold Coast Railroad Museum 12450 SW 152nd Street offering you a glimpse of how locomotive technology progressed throughout history. It houses around 30 historic trains including classic engines like the Florida East Coast "113” and railroad cars such as the Western Pacific "Silver Crescent.” In addition to that, there are is an abundance of natural spaces in the Miami-Dade County area. One great example is Pinecrest Gardens a 20-acre park in Pinecrest and the original location of the Parrot Jungle. The park offers a butterfly exhibit, botanical gardens, swan lake, petting zoo, popular splash-n-play area, and children's playground.
Real estate in Pinecrest includes Ranch, Art Deco, Classical American, Modern, Italianate, Colonial, Mission-Revival, Cottage, Tudor, Craftsman, Spanish-Mediterranean, Spanish-Ranch, and many others. Single-family homes for sale in Pinecrest range in size from three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 3,080 square feet to eight bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, and 14,322 square feet. Furthermore, available properties in Pinecrest include condominiums and condos from one bedroom, one bath, and 980 square feet to two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,060 square feet. In addition to that, you can find lots for sale in Pinecrest for those looking to build new construction. Can’t find what you’re looking for in Pinecrest? We can help you find something more your style in one of our neighboring communities. If you’re interested in learning more about real estate options in Pinecrest, please contact us today for further details.
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