Pinecrest, Miami-Dade County, Florida

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Pinecrest is a suburban village in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States. The population was 19,055 at the 2000 census. As of 2004, the U.S. Census Bureau estimated the population to be at 19,432.[3] Pinecrest is governed by a five member Village Council and operates under the Council-Manager form of government.

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Geography

Pinecrest is located at 25°39′43″N 80°18′27″W / 25.66194°N 80.3075°W / 25.66194; -80.3075 (25.661931, -80.307557).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 19.6 km² (7.6 mi²). 19.5 km² (7.5 mi²) of it is land and 0.13% is water.

Community projects

Pinecrest's projects since 1996 include the addition of several new parks, development of Wi-Fi technology and beautification projects which included thousands of trees being planted, unique street signs being posted Village-wide, and roads being repaved. In 2008, the Village Council dedicated the new Flagler Grove Park and the long-awaited Community Center at Pinecrest Gardens. The Pinecrest branch of the Miami-Dade County Library System opened adjacent to the Community Center in October 2008.

Pinecrest Gardens

Pinecrest Gardens is the crown jewel of the village's park system. The park also offers various programs including summer camps. The park is located on the former site of the world famous Parrot Jungle.[5]

History

During the 1900s, Miami pioneer and railroad tycoon Henry Flagler used the property at U.S. 1 and Southwest 102 Street as a staging area during the construction of the Overseas Railroad to the Florida Keys.

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