Pinecrest, FL
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Living in Pinecrest


Pinecrest is a medium-sized village located in the state of Florida. With a population of 19,651 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Pinecrest is the 139th largest community in Florida.

Pinecrest home prices are not only among the most expensive in Florida, but Pinecrest real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Pinecrest is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 96.40% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Pinecrest is a village of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Pinecrest who work in management occupations (23.57%), sales jobs (16.65%), and office and administrative support (8.24%).

Also of interest is that Pinecrest has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 12.19% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Because of many things, Pinecrest is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Pinecrest really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Pinecrest perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

One downside of living in Pinecrest, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.87 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

Despite being a small village, Pinecrest has a lot of people using the subway to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the subway are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

If knowledge is power, Pinecrest is a pretty powerful place. 61.56% of the adults in Pinecrest have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Pinecrest in 2010 was $72,069, which is wealthy relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $288,276 for a family of four.

Pinecrest is an extremely ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Pinecrest home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Pinecrest, accounting for 46.88% of the village’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Pinecrest residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Pinecrest include German, English, Russian, Irish, and Italian.

Pinecrest also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 34.89%.

The most common language spoken in Pinecrest is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.