Jason Pappas

Broker Associate












The Village of Pinecrest was incorporated in 1996. One of the areas first focal points which attracted both tourist and new residents was the Parrot Jungle which was opened by Franz Scherr in 1936. His idea of allowing birds to fly free became exceptionally popular over time and now houses 1,100 tropical birds and 2,000 different plants and flowers. Pinecrest purchased Parrot Jungle's 20 acres in 2002 to build Pinecrest Gardens. Parrot Jungle relocated to Watson Island and has changed its name to Jungle Island.  

The area thrived in the 50's and 60's. Arial photos taken in 1951 (here) and 1968 (here) illustrate the rapid growth from fruit groves to ranch-style homes. The Village of Pinecrest is well known in Miami for its thriving landscape and acre lots. Since being incorporated, the village has focused on supplying superior police, parks and recreation, services, and public works to its residents.    





Public:                                                                    Private:

Palmetto Elementary                                              Bet Shira Congregation        

Pinecrest Elementary                                             Kendall United Methodist

Palmetto Middle                                                     Pinecrest Presbyterian

Miami Palmetto Senior High                                  St. Louis Covenant

                                                                              Gulliver Preparatory

                                                                              Temple Beth Am





Total Population: 19,223                                        Male:   9,558

Average household size:  3.11                               Female: 9,665

Median Family Income:    $144,315                        Median Age: 38.4

Owner Occupied Units: 4,788                                 Under 5 years old: 918

Renter Occupied Units: 1,390                                 18 year and over: 12,718

Vacant Housing Units: 533                                      65 years and over: 2,166

 Median Value: $827,200


pinecrest area map and location

Sources: US Census,

Jungle Island