Pinecrest is an affluent neighborhood south of Miami. Though the city was only founded in 1996, the area itself is rich in south florida history. Bordered by Coral Gables, South Miami, and Palmetto Bay, Pinecrest is nationally recognized as a "Tree City USA", "Playful City USA", as well as a "Community of Respect." In 2011, Pinecrest was named by the South Florida Business Journal as one of the ten best places to live in Florida for the "quality of life". The high quality civil services, large lots, and top rated public schools make Pinecrest an appealing neighborhood for families.