Pinecrest is recognized as one of the most beautiful residential areas of Miami. The Village’s charm can be attributed to its natural beauty and area schools which are singled out as the best in the county. Residents enjoy a unique hometown rural atmosphere and also benefit from the many amenities of the Greater Miami area. The new Pinecrest Community Center is a state-of-the-art recreational center that serves as the hub of the community. Amenities incl: a running/ walking track, soccer field, library, health and fitness center, classrooms, and so much more. It is adjacent to the old Parrot Jungle, now Pinecrest Gardens Park, perfect for afternoon walks, seasonal Farmer’s Markets, or birthday parties. A new, free shuttle is now available to residents.
The Village of Palmetto Bay is a vibrant community where residents enjoy its beautiful surroundings and family-oriented atmosphere. Palmetto Bay offers unique recreational opportunities, which includes an extensive park system—dubbing Palmetto Bay the “Village of Parks,” and bay access for all to enjoy! Restaurants, lodging and markets are available to residents and visitors. Additionally, the Village is home to excellent public schools. With Coral Reef Park at the center of the community, this 50 acre park features a 1.1 running trial, baseball fields, football, soccer, tennis courts, playground area that is perfect for the entire family. Deering Estate is a beautiful park along the bay that is perfect for picnics and nature tours along with Food and Wine festivals, concerts, and Village events of all kinds.
The City of South Miami, dubbed “The City of Pleasant Living”, is known for its shaded residential neighborhoods, numerous parks and lively Downtown filled with historic buildings, restaurants and unique shops. South Miami is a wonderful place to live and has much to offer businesses and visitors. South Miami is also host to The 40th annual South Miami Art Festival, that has become a nationally recognized 2 day event. Vibrant shopping, great dining and entertainment are abundant with a little “town feel”. It is truly “The City of Pleasant Living.”
Coral Gables is a pedestrian – friendly city that offers loads of restaurants and gourmet shops, as well as many notable international retail stores. Coral Gables landmarks include Venetian Pool, and the Biltmore Hotel. It has an “old world” feel. The city is also the home to the University of Miami.
Coral Gables was developed by George Edgar Merrick during the Florida land boom of the 1920’s. It was one of the first planned communities and homeowners association. It is well known for its strict zoning regulations for its residents. There are many fine homes that are of the Mediterranean Revival Style. Its location is approximately four miles from Miami International Airport. It is a prospering city in Miami-Dade County.
Coconut Grove, or “The Grove” as it is referred to by locals, has the small village quality that makes it the perfect setting for outdoor festivals and events. Its most prominent of these is the Coconut Grove Arts Festival. Others include the King Mango Strut (which began as a parody of the Orange Bowl Parade), Taste of the Grove Food & Wine Festival, the Goombay Festival (which transforms Grand Avenue into a Caribbean Carnival celebrating Bahamian culture) and The Great Grove Bed Race (with homemade, themed beds on wheels rolling down the streets of the downtown area).There is also an old fashioned picnic on July 4th on the grounds of the Barnacle Historic State Park. The Grove is also known for its varied restaurants and open air cafes. It’s a great place for strolling.
Miami Beach has been one of the United States premier beach resorts since the early 20th century. The Art Deco Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. This is the largest collection of Art Deco architecture in the world and consists of hotels, apartments and other structures built between 1923 and 1943. South Beach, also known as SoBe, is one of the more popular areas of Miami Beach. Lincoln Road is nationally known for outdoor dining, bicycling, rollerblading and shopping and is the home of galleries of well known photographers, artists and designers. Each year SoBe hosts many different types of exhibitions and events.
The Village of Key Biscayne is located a few miles from the mainland and is connected to Miami via the Rickenbacker Causeway. It is a quiet community surrounded by nature and has acres of lovely Atlantic beach, as well as beach area on the Biscayne Bay side. . It hosts 5 public parks and has a full service Community Center with a gym and pool. The Village Green is popular as it has multi-use open fields, a jogging course, and a tot lot with a splash fountain, a bandstand, and a small shade pavilion. Crandon Park is the host of the Sony Ericsson Open at the Tennis Center. It is wonderful to visit the lighthouse on the most southern point located at Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park.