City of Pinecrest

Pinecrest information

In the 1930s, the area’s growth continued and the community began to evolve around one of the first tourist attractions established in the Miami Sepentarium on US 1vicinity - Parrot Jungle and Gardens. The Parrot Jungle was founded in 1936 by Franz and Louise Scherr on twenty-acres of property located at Red Road and Southwest 111 Street and over the years became a world famous tourist attraction whose visitors included Sir Winston Churchill. The Miami Serpentarium, another popular tourist attraction, was located on US 1 for many decades prior to closing in the mid-1980s. During the 1950s and 1960s the area flourished with the development and construction of ranch-style homes on acre lots which laid the foundation for the community’s rural and lushly landscaped residential character. Rapid growth and local issues during the 1990s inspired a movement led by residents Evelyn Langlieb Greer and Gary Matzner to incorporate the area. The Village of PinecrestPinecrest's Founding Village Council was officially incorporated on March 12, 1996. Greer was elected the first mayor and was succeeded, after serving two terms, by Matzner in 2004. The founding Village Council, including Greer, Cindie Blanck, Barry Blaxberg, Leslie Bowe, and Robert Hingston, are credited with establishing well-regarded municipal services including police, parks and recreation, building and planning services, and public works.

Pinecrest Public schools

Palmetto Elementary
Pinecrest Elementary
Palmetto Middle
Miami Palmetto Senior High

Pinecrest Private schools

Bet Shira Congregation
Gulliver Preparatory
Kendall United Methodist
Pinecrest Presbyterian
St. Louis Covenant
Temple Beth Am

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