South Florida boasts other fine cities and villages in the Miami-Dade county area. There is the Village of Key Biscayne, island paradise and former Presidential retreat. Then you have the mediterranean styled City of Coral Gables, known for its sophistication and its endless list of fine dining establishments. The Village of Pinecrest (where I grew up) is known for its large, lushly landscaped yards and beautiful homes. The schools in Pinecrest have such an excellent reputation that families with children often look to Pinecrest as an ideal place to settle and raise their kids. Last but not least is exclusive Fisher Island, just across Government Cut from South Beach. Fisher Island is home to the proverbial rich and famous.