Pinecrest was incorporated on March 12, 1996 and is one of thirty-four municipalities  in Miami-Dade County. Pinecrest is home to approximately 18,388 (2020 Census) and is conveniently located south of Downtown Miami and Miami International Airport. Pinecrest encompasses approximately eight square miles and is recognized as one of the most beautiful residential areas in South Florida.

The Arbor Day Foundation awarded Pinecrest the Tree City 2022 Growth Award for its continuous efforts to improve the urban forestry program and protecting tree canopy. The Village was recognized as the top place to live in South Florida by Niche, and the Pinecrest Farmers Market was voted Best Farmers Market by the Miami New Times in 2021.  Pinecrest is governed by a five member Village Council and operates under the Council-Manager form of government. The Pinecrest Municipal Center is the Village's seat of government and is located on US 1 at 12645 Pinecrest Parkway. Regular business hours are Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4:30 pm. Access to the Police Station is available 24/7.