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Pinecrest, Florida

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Pinecrest is a village located in Miami-Dade County, Florida. As of the 2000 census, the village had a total population of 19,055. As of 2004, the population recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau is 19,432 [1]. Pinecrest is governed by a five member Village Council and operates under the Council-Manager form of government. Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... County slogan: Delivering Excellence Every Day Location of county in the state of Florida County Seat Miami, Florida Area  - Total  - Water 6,297 km² (2,431 mi²) 1,257 km² (485 mi²) 19. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ...

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Geography

Pinecrest is located at 25°39'43" North, 80°18'27" West (25.661931, -80.307557)GR1. The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...


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. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is the area equal to a square with sides each 1 mile long. ...


Community projects

Pinecrest's projects since 1996 include the addition of several new parks, deployment 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. Wi-Fi (or Wi-fi, WiFi, Wifi, wifi) is a set of product compatibility standards for wireless local area networks (WLAN) based on the IEEE 802. ...


Mayor

Gary C. Matzner
Gary C. Matzner

The current mayor of Pinecrest is Gary C. Matzner. He is serving his first four-year term. A leader in the movement to incorporate the city, he ran for mayor unopposed in November 2004 elections. Image File history File links Gary Charles Matzner, Esquire. ...


History

During the 1900s, Miami pioneer and railroad tycoon Henry Flagler used the property at US 1 and Southwest 102 Street as a staging area during the construction of the Overseas Railroad to the Florida Keys. The community of Kendall soon sprang up on the west side of the railroad tracks near US 1 and S.W. 98 Street. As residents continued to move into the area, the Kendall community expanded to both sides of the tracks. Although the area was not incorporated, officials wanted to delineate town boundaries; thus the naming of S.W. 88 Street as North Kendall Drive and S.W. 104 Street as South Kendall Drive (only S.W. 88 Street has kept its name). // Events and Trends Technology Lawrence Hargrave makes the first stable wing design for a heavier-than-air aircraft Orville and Wilbur Wright make the first documented flight in a powered heavier-than-air aircraft Mass production of automobile Wide popularity of home phonograph Panama Canal is being built by the... Henry Morrison Flagler (January 2, 1830 – May 20, 1913) was a United States tycoon, real estate promoter, railroad developer and Rockefeller partner. ... Florida East Coast Railway train traveling on an Overseas Railroad (Key West Extension) railroad bridge. ... Palm trees in Islamorada The Florida Keys is an archipelago or cluster of about 1700 islands in the extreme southeast of the United States. ...


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 vicinity – Parrot Jungle and Gardens. Parrot Jungle was founded in 1936 by Franz and Louise Scherr on 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 idea for Parrot Jungle began after Scherr, who owned and operated a feed and supply store in Homestead, Florida, became intrigued with the idea of building an attraction where birds would “fly free.” To bring his vision to life, he rented twenty acres of hammock land for an annual fee of $25. Parrot Jungle was built as a winding nature trial dug through the coral rock and hammock land, indigenous to the area. All the natural plants were left undisturbed. The entrance was built on Red Road. // Events and trends The 1930s were described as an abrupt shift to more radical lifestyles, as countries were struggling to find a solution to the global depression. ... A tourist attraction is a place where tourists, foreign and domestic, normally visit. ... Today Parrot Jungle Islands trademark Jungle Theater at night. ... The Right Honourable Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill, KG, OM, CH, TD, FRS (30 November 1874 – 24 January 1965) was an British statesman, best known as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom during the Second World War. ... Homestead is a city located in Miami-Dade County, Florida, USA nestled between Biscayne National Park and Everglades National Park. ... This article deals with the most common use of the word hammock, a sling for sleeping or resting in. ... // Headline text Headline text Headline text Headline text Bold text Orders Scleractinia Corals are gastrovascular marine cnidarians (phylum Cnidaria; class Anthozoa) existing as small sea anemone-like polyps, typically forming colonies of many individuals. ...


The attraction opened on December 20, 1936, to about 100 visitors. Each paid 25 cents admission to see and hear Scherr talk about his birds, trees and flowers. Since 1936, Parrot Jungle has attracted over a million visitors and became a world-famous tourist attraction. On December 17, 2002, the Village of Pinecrest purchased the Parrot Jungle with the aim of developing the site as Pinecrest Gardens. On March 8, 2003 the Pinecrest Village Council dedicated Pinecrest Gardens and officially opened it to the public as the Village’s newest municipal park. The actual attraction moved to a new waterfront location on Watson Island between Downtown Miami and South Beach. It was relaunched as Parrot Jungle Island. Today Parrot Jungle Islands trademark Jungle Theater at night. ...


The Miami Serpentarium, another popular tourist attraction, was located on US 1 for many decades prior to closing in the mid-1980s. The 1980s in its most obvious sense refers to the decade between 1980 and 1989, however in a pop cultural sense The Eighties sometimes includes at least some aspects of 1979 and 1990, or more or less the era between the end of the Disco era of the 1970s and...


During the 1950s and 1960s the area flourished with the development and construction of ranch-style houses on 1 acre (4,000 m²) 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. // Events and trends This map shows two essential global spheres during the Cold War in 1959. ... The 1960s in its most obvious sense refers to the decade between 1960 and 1969, but the expression has taken on a wider meaning over the past twenty years. ... Ranch-style houses are also called American ranch or California rambler. ... The 1990s refers to the years 1990 to 1999; the last decade of the 20th Century, but in an economical sense The Nineties is often considered to span from the fall of the Berlin Wall in November 1989 to the 9/11 attacks in 2001. ...


The Village of Pinecrest was officially incorporated on March 12, 1996 and adopted the name "Pinecrest" from the Pinecrest Elementary School. 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, Robert Hingston, together with Village Manager Peter G. Lombardi, are credited with establishing well-regarded municipal services including police, parks and recreation, building and planning services, and public works. 1996 (MCMXCVI) is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... An Australian park A park is any of a number of geographic features. ... The notion of internal improvements or public works is a concept in economics and politics. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there are 19,055 people, 6,250 households, and 5,062 families residing in the village. The population density is 975.8/km² (2,527.8/mi²). There are 6,403 housing units at an average density of 327.9/km² (849.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the village is 90.30% White, 1.72% African American, 0.12% Native American, 4.53% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.31% from other races, and 2.02% from two or more races. 29.66% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 6,250 households out of which 47.6% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.0% are married couples living together, 8.7% have a female householder with no husband present, and 19.0% are non-families. 15.1% of all households are made up of individuals and 4.9% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 3.04 and the average family size is 3.39. Marriage is a relationship between individuals which has formed the foundation of the family for most societies. ...


In the village the population is spread out with 31.4% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 27.2% from 25 to 44, 25.5% from 45 to 64, and 10.2% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 93.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 89.4 males.


The median income for a household in the village is $107,507, and the median income for a family is $122,526. Males have a median income of $88,091 versus $35,806 for females. The per capita income for the village is $51,181. 4.1% of the population and 2.4% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 3.3% of those under the age of 18 and 3.5% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


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