Interest in Pinecrest was first generated with the opening of two major tourist attractions outside of Miami, Parrot Jungle and Miami Serpentarium. Both were extremely popular and set the stage for the growth of Pinecrest as a residential community. Residential development took hold in the 1950s and 1960s, and the early community took shape around ranch homes on large, green lots. These first Pinecrest homes defined the beautiful, rural landscape of Pinecrest today.
Parks & Recreation
Now, one can spend time enjoying the local environment of large parks and locally managed gardens or take advantage of nearby Miami for entertainment. Community sports are popular and parks have facilities for tennis, baseball, football, soccer, basketball, walking and bicycling. There are three large parks, nine-acres or larger, and three smaller parks, not including the Pinecrest Gardens.
Miami area residents also enjoy their professional sports. Basketball fans can watch the Miami Heat play at Talking Stick Resort Arena, or hockey fans can support the Florida Panthers at the BB&T Center. Hard Rock Stadium is home to professional football and baseball, the Miami Dolphins and the Florida Marlins. Just next door to Hard Rock Stadium is the Calder Race Course, which has live horse racing April through August of each year.
Art and history enthusiasts will enjoy Miami's large cultural community. The The HistoryMiami Museum is dedicated to preserving the history of Southern Florida and the Caribbean, as well as educating the public. The collection includes both rare and mundane objects and artifacts, which shed light on the development of Southern Florida culture. For performing arts, one may visit the Miami Ballet, or the Florida Grand Opera. Big name, popular culture entertainers also perform periodically at American Airlines Arena and the Hard Rock Arena.