Incorporated in 1996, the village of Pinecrest is conveniently located just 20 minutes south of downtown Miami and the Miami International Airport. Covering approximately eight square miles, the community is considered to be one of the most desirable residential areas in South Florida. The appeal of the village as a family-oriented community is enhanced by the excellent reputation of local schools. Newcomers will discover in Pinecrest a unique, hometown rural setting that offers an enviable quality of life in close proximity to the world-class amenities of Greater Miami. In addition to community college opportunities, higher education is available close to home at Florida International University and the University of Miami. Nearby communities in the Pinecrest area that expand the available amenities include South Miami and Kendall.