The Neighborhood of Pine Tree Drive
The Pine Tree Drive neighborhood is a Miami Beach neighborhood on Pine Tree Drive from 23rd and 63rd streets. Home too many historical luxury waterfront estates built during the 1920’s and 30’s, it is a secluded, lush and shady enclave. Named after the pine tree canopy that covers over 18-blocks of the road, it is one of the beaches most loved and desirable neighborhoods. You will see lovely examples of moderne, Art Deco, Mediterranean Revival architecture, and Miami Modern style. Homes on the east side of Pine Tree Drive have access to the ocean through the intracoastal waterway. On the west side, tranquil, winding streets and beautiful homes are waiting for you to discover them. A great neighborhood for families. You need to check it out to get it’s one-of-a-kind feel.
Here are just a few things that make the Pine Tree Drive neighborhood stand out:
Quiet Community: The Pine Tree Drive neighborhood is known for its winding roads, estates walled by greenery and hedges, and wonderful Mid-century architecture. Residents enjoy a tranquility and peace that is truly special on Miami Beach.
Scott Rakow Youth Center: If you’re a teenager, this is a wonderland of activity. It even has an ice rink – in Miami Beach! And there is much more; outdoor swimming pool, six bowling lanes, gymnasium, arts and crafts center, game room, media room, fitness center, music room and computer lab. Not a teen – don’t worry. The youth center is open to all ages so even the seniors can get into the action.
Pine Tree Park: A beautiful waterfront park that inspires long walks, picnics, and daydreaming. Plus, your dog will love the gated doggy parks where he or she can make friends and do some serious sniffing.
Location, location, location: The Pine Tree Drive neighborhood is a rare beauty. Though disconnected from the many Miami Beach scenes, it has amazing access to them. South Beach and Mid Beach are merely a few feet of bridge away. And across the causeway, you have Downtown Miami and all the fun pockets north of it, from Wynwood to the Upper East Side. It’s a smart place to live.
A short history of the Pine Tree Drive neighborhood:
- Pine Tree Drive got its name from, well, the pine trees which line this historical roadway.
- Planted in 1910 by pioneer John Collins to protect his mango and avocado groves from the wind, these Australian Pines are not indeginous to South Florida.
- The average lifespan of an Australian Pine is 40-50 years. Some of Pine Tree Drive’s shady monsters are over 100 years old and 100 feet tall!
Restaurants & Attractions
Some of our favorite places to dine around Pine Tree Drive:
41 Pizza & Bakery: This is your neighborhood pizza place. A kosher establishment, you can believe everything is freshly homemade; from the bread to the cool array of sandwich options. Also – if you have vegetarians and pescatarians in the household, you will make them very happy – there are great options for them too.
L’Edito French Restaurant: What’s it like to have a finalist from the European television show “Top Chef” cook for you? You’re about to find out. This French establishment, run by Chef Christophe and his wife, brings you fresh exciting variations of French cuisine, tasty dishes created specifically to wake up your palette. Consider yourself woke.
Mama Joon: Tucked in the Life House Hotel, Mama Joon is on the serene Collins Canal. Flavors here come from Lebanese cuisine with a Mediterranian simplicity. You’ll find a lot of vegetarian options, but all the food is wholesome and clean. Try the Za’atar and Chili, Homemade Manoushe and Beet Hummus. It will make your tummy happy.
Cafe Avanti: Traditional Italian food – in a romantic setting. With freshly-made pasta as the foundation, try all the wonderful things they top it off with, from Osso Bucco to veal it is delicious and satisfying. Cool note – they have a full bar for cocktails and anything else you can dream of.
Favorite things to do in and around Pine Tree Drive:
Arthur Godfrey Road: Named after the famed radio and television broadcaster and entertainer, 41st street is a perfect date-night or family night walk with casual places to stop, eat and drink – from ice cream to coffee, to a menagerie of meal items, you’ll have a tough time choosing your destination.
The Bass Museum: In the world of contemporary art, the Bass stands like a giant monolith in the art world. But it’s much more than a gallery, you can learn about art history, learn to paint or enroll your kids for art camp. Community trumps all at the Bass.
Lincoln Road: If Arthur Godfrey is too tame for you, take the family to Lincoln Road. Dozens of restaurants, shops and people-watching opportunities as you walk towards the sandy beaches of South Beach. Just being there makes us feel hip. A popular tourist spot, you’ll be out partying with the world. Instagram moments galore.
Pine Tree Drive Demographics
- There are over 150 residences on Pine Tree Drive
Distance to popular areas
Design District: 4.8 miles
Midtown: 5.1 miles
Wynwood: 5.6 miles
Downtown Miami: 8.7 miles
Brickell Center: 9.1 miles
Miami Beach (South Beach): 3 miles
Miami International Airport: 10.4 miles
Aventura Mall: 19.1 miles
Ruth K. Broad Bay Harbor Kindergarten to 8 Center
Nautilus Middle School (6-8 grades)
Miami Beach Senior High School (9-12 grades)
St. Joseph’s School – Grades PK-8
Yeshiva Elementary – Grades PK-8
Lehrman Community Day School – Grades PK-5
Le Petit Papillon Montessori School – Grades PK-5
Von Wedel Montessori School – Grades PK-2
Are you in love with the Pine Tree Drive?
Email or call me (305.318.8557) to learn more, talk about what’s available and hopefully visit a few of these amazing homes. I can’t wait to show you around.