10 Things To Do In Miami In October

I love October in South Florida.  Not only does the weather start to tease with occasional cooler, drier temperatures, but it is the official start of our art season.  Although we now have cultural activities year-round with our monthly art walks, museum exhibits, and great musical programming at the Arsht Center and venues throughout South […]

Aventura, Coconut Grove, Coral Gables, Florida Life, Miami Beach, Palmetto Bay, Pinecrest, Things To Do
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Properties Close To Public Transportation Popular During and After The Recession

Properties that were in communities near public transportation with frequent routes did 42% better in maintaining their value than those that were not near public transportation.  As real estate sales in Miami continue to rise, neighborhoods near public transportation are some of the areas with the tightest inventories. Many communities, such as Brickell and Coral Gables, have added trolleys […]

Brickell/Downtown Miami, Buying, Coral Gables, Miami Beach, Neighborhood News, Palmetto Bay, Pinecrest, Selling
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Tomorrow is Fee-Free P.L.A.Y Day At Deering Estate

Looking for something to do with the family this weekend?  Start out tomorrow with a fee-free P.L.A.Y  Saturday at Deering Estate in Palmetto Bay.  P.L.A.Y stands for Preservation, Learning, Adventure, Year-Round and the day incorporates all of these in a beautiful, bay-front setting.

Palmetto Bay, Things To Do
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Bike 305 Aims To Form An Interconnected System of Greenways, Bike Lanes and Trails

I recently visited Ecuador and enjoyed running on the Chiquinan Trail, a 20 km bike and running trail converted from an old railway trail. While I was running, I thought it would be great if Miami-Dade had something similar.  I was thrilled to find out it does, though most of it is still in the […]

Coconut Grove, Coral Gables, Florida Life, Key Biscayne, Palmetto Bay, Pinecrest, Things To Do
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Which Is Better Transportation Mode: Rail or Express Toll Lanes on US 1?

The Village of Pinecrest is hosting a town hall meeting at Pinecrest Gardens to discuss the proposed MDX US 1 Express Toll Lane project.  Anyone who travels on US 1 (also known as Useless 1) from Miami to communities south, has experienced the frustrating traffic and knows that relief is needed.  As proposed, the current […]

Buying, Neighborhood News, Palmetto Bay, Pinecrest
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Green Corridor Extends From Cutler Bay to Miami Shores

A green corridor comprised of Cutler Bay, Palmetto Bay, Pinecrest, South Miami, Coral Gables, Miami and Miami Shores has been formed to assist in financing energy related improvements to property.  Formaly named The Property Assessed Clean Energy District (PACE), this new corridor will enable businesses and residents to finance energy related improvements to their properties […]

Brickell/Downtown Miami, Coconut Grove, Coral Gables, Neighborhood News, Palmetto Bay, Pinecrest, South Miami
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Tomorrow Is Fee-Free Day At Deering Estate

If you have never been to the Deering Estate, or if it has been a while since your last visit, take advantage of tomorrow’s free admittance to get acquainted or re-acquainted with this beautiful historic estate.   Enjoy a variety of activities and programs, stroll through the house and grounds, and visit the Artist Village and […]

Neighborhood News, Palmetto Bay, Things To Do
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Pinecrest Recognized As A 2012 Playful City By KaBoom

KaBoom, a national non-profit whose “mission is to create great playspaces through the participation and leadership of communities”, will be awarding Pinecrest its Playful City USA Recognition at the Village Council’s June 12 meeting. Other cities in Miami-Dade County that were recognized include Coral Gables, Palmetto Bay, Doral and Miami Lakes.  KaBoom’s recognition makes these […]

Coral Gables, Neighborhood News, Palmetto Bay, Pinecrest
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Best Open House I Saw Today

Today I toured homes for sale in a variety of price ranges in Pinecrest and Palmetto Bay.  This 4 bedroom 3.5 bath pool home at 6822 SW 144 Terrace gets my “Best Open” vote for today. It is on a quiet street in Palmetto Bay and the clean lines and tastefully, understated decorating throughout the […]

Buying, Palmetto Bay
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MDX Considering Express Lanes on US 1 from Datran to Florida City

Yesterday I attended a Tier 1 workshop put on by MDX to explain the US 1 express lane project development and environment study.  Considering how large this proposed project is and how many residents and businesses it will have an effect on if it goes through, there were not a lot of people in attendance. […]

Neighborhood News, Palmetto Bay, Pinecrest, South Miami, The Falls
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